Hollywood actresses celebrate women’s progress in film, politics

25 Oct, 2016 10:27 pm

A host of female stars have turned out to celebrate the Elle “Women in Hollywood” awards in Beverly Hills as the U.S. election, which could provide the United States with its first female president, draws near.

Actresses Felicity Jones and Lupita Nyong’o as well as “Twilight” co-stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning hit the red carpet on Monday for the annual awards that celebrate the contribution of women to the film industry.

Many of the actresses touched on the U.S. election, just two weeks away, which could see Hillary Clinton become America’s first female president.

“I think the power and the presence of America on the international stage in the world it will really be sending an amazing message if there is a female president,” said British actress Helen Mirren.


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