Posted: March 31, 2015 03:08 AM
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 actress 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' actress and fellow UN Goodwill Ambassador, Watson, who had recently launched her HeForShe gender equality campaign, ranked 2nd in the poll. Heidy Rehman, founder of www.roseandwillard.com, said that they were "driven by the empowerment of women and celebration of their femininity", and Jolie 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
10. Charlotte Church
Source: The Times of India