Queen Elizabeth Makes Angelina Jolie a Dame

The actress was recognized for her humanitarian efforts.

ByABC News
June 13, 2014, 6:18 PM

— -- Angelina Jolie is an Oscar winner, an activist, a mother of six and now, an honorary dame.

Queen Elizabeth made the actress an honorary dame in the annual British Honors, ABC News has confirmed. The event marks the Queen’s official birthday, which is tomorrow.

Jolie, 39, has been made a dame of the British Empire - one of the highest honors awarded by Britain - for raising global awareness of violence against women as the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. However, because she is a foreign citizen, she cannot be addressed as "dame," and the award was given on an honorary basis.

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"To receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to," Jolie said in a statement. "Working on PVSI and with survivors of rape is an honor in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."