Angelina Jolie beats Emma Watson to become top woman icon

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2015 17:15 IST

Angelina Jolie has been voted as UK's top feminist icon, leaving behind Emma Watson among others in the run.

In a nationwide poll conducted by Fashion house Rose and Willard, the 39-year-old activist and actor emerged as a winner, thanks to her amazing work which includes her campaign against rape as a weapon of war through her role as UN Special Envoy, the Mirror reported.

Harry Potter actor and fellow UN Goodwill Ambassador, Watson, who had recently launched her HeForShe gender equality campaign, ranked 2nd in the poll.

Heidy Rehman, founder of, said that they were "driven by the empowerment of women and celebration of their femininity", and Jolie symbolized it perfectly.

She added that the poll represented that brand of feminism currently being favored by the public, and Watson was another exciting example of it.

Top 10 celebrity feminist icons are:

1. Angelina Jolie
2. Emma Watson
3. Caitlin Moran
4. Jennifer Lawrence
5. Germaine Greer
6. Taylor Swift
7. Cara Delevingne
8. Patricia Arquette
9. Beyonce
10. Charlotte Church

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