Women are taking on a more important role in politics even though politics are usually associated with men. In some countries, it takes a great deal of courage for women to speak up, become public figures and stand for the values they believe in. Female politicians have to maintain a very stern image in order to be taken seriously but we could not help noticing these top 10 beautiful female politicians from all over the world.
10. Alina Kabaeva
Alina Kabaeva was a very successful rhythmic gymnastic and even participated in the 2010 Olympics. She retired from sports in 2007 and became a member of the Public Chamber of Russia in 2005. She represents the United Russia Party in the Russian Duma and became the Chairman of the National Media Group’s Public Council in 2008. There is a rumor about her being secretly married to President Vladimir Putin but the Kremlin simply said this was a private matter and the President himself would announce it.
9. Mara Carfagna
Mara Carfagna started her political career in 2004. She became a member of the Chamber of Deputies for the party Forza Italia in 2006. She was appointed Minister for Equal Opportunity in 2008 and has spoken against crime, prostitution and introduced the idea that stalking was a crime. Even though she opposes gay marriage, she tried passing a law against homophobia. She is well-known for her past as a topless dancer, her modelling and even participated in the 1997 Miss Italy contest.
8. Yuri Fujikawa
Yuri Fujikawa is a politician in Hachinoe City, Japan. She comes from a political family and started a career as a model before turning to politics. She was elected in 2007 but did not stop her modelling career. She is definitely drawing attention to herself by posing for pictures and even by releasing a DVD where she can be seen in a swimsuit. We don’t know if she is counting on the controversy to further her political career or plans on going back to modelling.
7. Huma Abedin
Huma Abedin has been a staffer of Hilary Clinton’s for years. She is the wife of Anthony Weimer, a former Democratic Congressman. She worked as a travelling chief of staff during Hilary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She also worked as Deputy Chief of Staff while Clinton was a member of the State Department. She currently works with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and directs a team that works on helping Hilary Clinton return to the private life.
6. Eva Kaili
Eva Kaili was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She was a journalist and an anchorwoman for Mega Channel between 2004 and 2007. Besides working as a journalist, she launched a political career and became the youngest member of hte Thessaloniki City Council in 2002. She was elected a member of the Hellenic Parliament in 2009. She is also a member of the NATO Parliament Assembly and of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.
5. Sethrida Geagea
Sethrida Geagea spent 11 years of her life fighting for the withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon. Her husband Samir Geagea was imprisoned in 1994 and his party, the Lebanese Forces Party, was disbanded. Sethrida Geagea continued the fight by encouraging resistance to the Syrian forces. She fought again for Lebanon’s freedom in 2005 with the March 14 Movement. She is currently a member of the Lebanese Parliament and of the Lebanese Maronite League.
4. Yulia Tymoshenko
Yulia Tymoshenko was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010, which means she was Prime Minister twice. She is nicknamed the Gas Princess because she made a fortune from the oil and gas industry in the 1990s. She joined Yuschenko in 2004 to lead the Orange Revolution and a successful political career followed. However, she was condemned to seven years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement. She was released just after the 2014 Maiden Revolution.
3. Rathika Sitsabaiesan
Rathika Sitsabaiesan is currently a member of the Canadian House of Commons. She is the youngest member of Parliament in the greater Toronto Area and she is the first person of Tamil-origin to be elected to federal parliament in Canada. She was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Mississauga. She is associated with the New Democratic Party and is currently working on forming an All Party Parliamentary Committee to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka.
2. Mercedes Araoz
Mercedes Araoz was the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism from 2006 to 2009. She was going to run for president in 2011 with the Peruvian Aprista Party but ended up withdrawing her candidature to protest against her own party, taking a stand against corruption. A politician named Del Castillo was going to run for Congress on the Peruvian Aprista Party ticket. Key evidence of his actions was lost and the investigation delayed, which meant the Party was able to back Del Castillo. Mercedes Araoz decided to withdraw from the presidential race and the Peruvian Aprista Party found itself without a presidential candidate.
1. Eunice Olsen
Eunice Olsen is number one on our list of the top 10 beautiful female politicians. She was born in Singapore from a Chinese mother and a father of Portuguese and Swedish decent. She won the Miss Singapore Universe pageant in 2000 and started working for different organizations, including the Singapore Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity or Worldvision. She was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore in 2004. Her role was to draw attention to topics such as youth and volunteering but she ended up working on a much broader range of issues, including sex education, compulsive gambling, making public transportation accessible to the disabled or passing legislation against child sex tourism. She remained in Parliament until 2009 and has somewhat disappeared from the public eye after continuing her work with association or become a brand ambassador for a few products.
This list of the top 10 beautiful female politicians is non-exhaustive. More women are able to make it into the tough world of politics, which means we should see many more beautiful female politicians in the future.