This star was named Avon's first-ever Honorary Chairperson more than four years ago and has been the Global Ambassador of the brand ever since. The foundation, dedicated to empowering and improving women's lives, focuses on finding a cure for breast cancer and an end to domestic abuse. "Although the problem may seem insurmountable," Witherspoon says, "there are ways for women and men everywhere to help bring an end to violence against women across the globe."
How to help: avonfoundation.org
Who knew the Lara Croft franchise would have inspired such social change? When Jolie was filming the flick in Cambodia in 2000, she was struck by the humanitarian crises happening at refugee camps around the world. In the 10 years she has served as UNHCR's leading Goodwill Ambassador, she has visited refugees in more than 20 countries. Her goal? To protect the refugee's rights and help them restart their lives.
How to help: unhcr.org