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Teri and Linda bask in glory at Women's Awards

November 29, 2005
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Desperate Housewives mingled with political leaders and catwalk queens this week when the Women's World Awards were staged in Germany. Wisteria Lane's Teri Hatcher and Canadian model Linda Evangelista met up with former Pakistani premiere Benazir Bhutto and French screen siren Catherine Deneuve for the glitzy gala in Leipzig. The annual prize giving recognises women who have stood out in their chosen fields while also making an important contribution to society. And Teri, who is well-known for her commitment to charity work, confessed to feeling a little overwhelmed after former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev handed her the best actress gong. "It is a great honour," she said. "It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level. It is remarkable that something as simple as television can empower us to create change and awareness in the world."

Linda, who was looking characteristically radiant in an elegant black creation, went along to pick up the style icon trophy, while design guru Donatella Versace was likewise on hand to collect the world fashion award.

"I consider myself very lucky to have a job I love and which has given me so much," said the Italian star. "For this reason it will be even more important for me to do everything I can in favour of important causes and those who need help."

Among the other big names basking in glory were Catherine Deneuve, who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. British songstress Lisa Stansfield took home the prize for artistic talent, while physically challenged artist Alison Lapper received the world achievement gong.

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The Desperate Housewives actress picks up her gong. "It is truly a privilege to be able to support all women's causes on a global level," she said
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This year's winners (from left): actress Catherine Deneuve, former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto, journalist Sabine Christiansen, Linda Evangelista, Teri Hatcher and charity worker Margarete Gehring. Physically challenged British artist Alison Lapper and songstress Lisa Stansfield appear in the front row
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