Angelina Jolie, at the 20th Annual Critics Choice Awards, has been named the world's most admired woman
Jolie beat out the likes of Queen Elizabeth II in a YouGov poll of 25, 000 people in 23 countries
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai came in second, while Hillary Clinton nabbed third place
Angelina, 39, has just directed Unbroken, a critically-acclaimed film about the Second World War and has been travelling around the world visiting war zones since 2001.
In second place was 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Talban and won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The youngest Nobel laureate, Yousafzai is an advocate for education and women's human rights in her native Swat Valley in Pakistan, after blogging for the BBC beginning at age 11.
Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, rounded out the top three.
The poll was conducted across 23 countries, with each nation producing different results.
The Queen was widely admired along with Michelle Obama, who came in fifth and surprisingly Celine Dion who took the sixth spot, ahead of Oprah Winfrey at seven and Julia Roberts who was eighth most admired woman.
Though The Queen only ranked fourth internationally, among British voters, she came out on top
Canadian singer Celine Dion (left), Julia Roberts (middle) and Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi also ranked among the world's top 10 most-respected females
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi came in at nine, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel was tenth most admired globally.
The list shows how many people regard celebrities more highly than politicians.
And close behind Merkel are Taylor Swift and Beyonce Knowles at 11th and 12th place. India's Sonia Gandhi is 13th, just in front of Jennifer Lawrence.
Kate Middleton comes in 15th in the worldwide results but in the UK she was voted sixth, just after Helen Mirren (fourth) and before Aung San Suu Kyi.
Michelle Obama and her husband, President Barack Obama, were named on the most admired female and male lists, respectively
MOST ADMIRED WOMEN (WORLD)
1. Angelina Jolie
2. Malala Yousafzai
3. Hillary Clinton
4. The Queen
5. Michelle Obama
6. Celine Dion
7. Oprah Winfrey
8. Julia Roberts
9. Aung San Suu Kyi
10. Angela Merkel
MOST ADMIRED WOMEN (UK VOTES)
1. The Queen
2. Dame Judi Dench
3. Malala Yousafzai
4. Dame Helen Mirren
5. Duchess of Cambridge
6. Aung San Suu Kyi
7. Angelina Jolie
8. Angela Merkel
9. Hillary Clinton
10. Michelle Obama
Rounding out the top most-respected women worldwide were Oprah Winfrey (left) and Angela Merkel (right)
For UK voters, the SNP leader and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made it as the ninth most admired woman, behind Ellen DeGeneres at eight and Julia Roberts who was voted into tenth place.
And when it comes to the men, Bill Gates took top honours as the most-respected man internationally, while Stephen Hawking was voted first by Britons.
Prince William was more admired than his brother, coming in in fifth place (after Richard Branson), while Harry was eighth most admired.