She is the Queen of Tinsletown and has just
been made an honorary dame.
But Angelina Jolie kept a low-key look for her first outing after the news as she was spotted arriving at Heathrow airport with Brad Pitt and several of their children.
The 39-year-old actress was kitted out in an all-black ensemble as she made her would out of the car and carried some of her belongings into the London airport on Saturday morning. The Maleficent star wore a black waterfall cardigan over black trousers and she added height with black heels.
She accessorised with a large black handbag while her fiance Brad was seen in a beige ensemble.
The couple seemed to be joined by their eldest son, Maddox, who wore a backwards baseball cap by urban brand, The Hundreds.
It is thought that the Foreign Secretary William Hague nominated Angelina to receive the surprise accolade as part of the Queen’s birthday honours.
The suggestion is plausible as the pair have been working closely together at a summit on rape in London over the past week.
But eyebrows were raised at the headline-grabbing damehood, which seals two years of growing friendship between the A-list actress and Mr Hague.
As an American citizen, it is highly unusual that Miss Jolie has received an honour from Britain.
Foreigners are occasionally awarded them – there was an honorary knighthood for Bob Geldof, who is Irish, after Live Aid.
The honour to Miss Jolie, a UN Special Envoy, recognises her ‘extraordinary’ work to stamp out rape as a weapon in war zones, culminating in a landmark international summit in London to tackle the menace.
Mr Hague said she thoroughly deserved the award because she had ‘made a real difference and achieved lasting results’, referring to the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative the pair launched in 2012.
Miss Jolie said: ‘To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.’
She becomes an honorary Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.
It is awarded to those who ‘render extraordinary or important non-military service in a foreign country’.
It can also be conferred for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.