Emma Watson Named ‘Cosmopolitan’ Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Emma Watson has been named Feminist of the Year in a new Cosmopolitan poll.

The Harry Potter star became a women’s rights heroine following a heartfelt sexual equality speech she made at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign at the United Nations in September .

The actress rallied feminists all over the world with her stirring commentary on rights and equal pay, and her celebrity fans were quick to applaud her for her well-presented argument.

Now she has been rewarded with the top spot on the fashion website’s top ladies list, compiled by ForWomen.org.

Watson has beaten out transgender actress Laverne Cox, newswoman Rachel Maddow, Beyonce and Cher.

The top 10 2014 feminists, according to Ms. Foundation voters are below:

1.Emma Watson
2.Laverne Cox
3.Rachel Maddow
6.Amy Poehler
7.Tina Fey
8.Meryl Streep
9.Mindy Kaling
10.Ann Curry

Let us know your thoughts on the ladies that made the list in the comments below!

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