Natalie Portman named children's charity ambassador
Natalie Portman has signed up as an ambassador for a charity helping youngsters in developing countries.
Black Swan star, who became a mother for the first time last year (11),
was unveiled as the latest spokesperson for Free the Children on
Tuesday (03Apr12), and she is proud of her latest role.
She says, "As a mother and the organisation's newest ambassador, I am
grateful to Free the Children for giving me the opportunity to channel
my passion and love of children into meaningful action that furthers the
education and leadership of young women for years to come. I hope
others join me in supporting this important cause."
Portman, who is also the face of the Dior cosmetics brand, has chosen
one of the company's lipsticks to be sold in support of the charity,
with proceeds going to fund scholarships for girls' secondary education
in Kenya. The lipstick launches in the autumn (12).
The actress helped raise money for the organisation last year (11) by
donating a dress she wore to a red carpet event to the cause, and also
backed their The Power of a Girl fundraising initiative to improve
educational facilities for young females.
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