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This week, you worked your 40 hours, watched some World Cup, hit up a yoga class, and felt pret-ty accomplished. Well, Angelina Jolie, the mother of all one-uppers, just headed up a global summit on ending sexual violence and got a royal title from Queen Elizabeth II. No big deal.
As part of her birthday honors, the Queen made Jolie an honorary dame in recognition of her anti-rape campaign and other diplomatic services.
"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 PSVI [Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative] 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."
Though Dame Angelina Jolie does have a nice ring to it, given her American heritage, the star's title is in name only. London-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis, however, has been upgraded to a knight. (That's Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, then.) Homeland actor Damian Lewis also earned an O.B.E. title, and Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith has joined the exclusive Companions of Honour list.