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The Top 13 Celebrities of 2013

By Chris Gardner Slide 1 of 10

Choosing the top celebrities of the year is no easy task. But fortunately for us, these 13 stars made it seem less like a chore and more like a beautiful exercise in honoring the 2013 personal and professional achievements of an accomplished set of bold-faced names. Keep reading to see who made the cut ...Angelina JolieThe Oscar-winning mother of six dropped a major bombshell in The New York Times on May 14, when she revealed in an op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy due to a heightened genetic risk for breast cancer. While the news was a major surprise, her intentions for disclosing the surgery were not. "I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience," wrote the 38-year-old, whose humanitarian efforts are as widely publicized as her Hollywood work. Speaking of, Angelina Jolie next stars in "Maleficent" followed by a directorial outing with "Unbroken."
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