With Women's Day coming up, we look at some women in power who make our hearts skip a beat!
The gorgeous Hina Rabbani Khar has made headlines for more than just her good looks ever since her appointment as Pakistan's foreign minister
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Dimple Yadav, wife to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh, is also a pretty change to the local scene. She's a Member of Parliament, representing the district of Kannauj
She may be the butt of several jokes, but Sarah Palin is undoubtedly a stunner. Palin ran for the position of American Vice-President and she was also the first woman governor of Alaska. However, due to her conservative views, Palin was criticized by the voter and she resigned from the governor's post in 2009.
The Russian gymnast-turned-politician is quite the looker. The Olympic gold medallist Alina Kabaeva became the State Duma from the United Russia party in 2007. She also grabbed headlines for dating President Vladimir Putin and it was also rumoured that the two had tied the knot in a secret ceremony. Putin sure chose his 'mistress' well!
The Italian beauty Mara Carfagna topped Maxim magazine's World's Hottest Politicians poll. Mara, who is now the Italian minister for Equal Opportunity, was once a TV actress and model. Even Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admitted on a talk show, that he would have married her if he was unmarried. Well, judging by his recent antics, he may soon be single to pursue this beautiful lady!
Yuri Fujikawa is known as 'Belle Councilor' in Japan because of her svelte figure. At the young age of 20, she became a member of the Hachinohe city assembly, but ruffled quite a few feathers by dressing up in revealing outfits.
Peruvian bombshell Luciana Leon entered politics at the tender age of 14, when she became general secretary of the Aprista Party's youth wing. A Spanish newspaper voted her as the world's most beautiful female politician in 2009. However, her family's been in the news for all the wrong reasons, with one scandal even leading to the resignation of Peruvian Prime Minister Jorge Del Castillo Galvez.
The glamorous Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko is a real sight for sore eyes. Yulia has twice been the prime minister of Ukraine. Her signature style is braid crown she wears for most of her public appearances.
Ruby Dhalla is a Canadian of Indian-origin who's bagged a seat in the Canadian parliament. She is a chiropractor and has even worked in a little-known Bollywood movie 'Kyun? Kis Liye'. Ruby has represents Brampton-Springdale in the Canadian parliament, and makes head turns with low-cut dresses at public events.
When she was accused of misusing government funds, politician Anna Galojan posed nude for Playboy in protest! Let's just hope Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev don't look to her for inspiration for their next demonstration!
Nicknamed the 'Sarah Palin of Israel', Orly Levy is the Deputy Speaker of the unicameral legislature of Israel. As every Israeli citizen is required to be part of the armed forces, Orly was joined the air force. Before joining politics, she was also a model and TV host.
The Austrian parliament just got hotter with swimmer Vera Lischka on board. Vera Lischka was elected to the upper house of the Austrian parliament in 2003. The politician also holds the coveted European title in the 50m Breaststroke swimming category.
The 44-year-old Lebanese politician Setrida Geagea is the media's darling for her striking personality. The gutsy lady was at the forefront during the Lebanon uprising against Syria. Though her husband was arrested, Setrida fought for several years to get him released without losing her composure, which makes her bold as well as beautiful.
We don't know what those Italians are eating for breakfast, but it must be good, as yet another lady in power from the country features on our list. Michela Vittoria Brambilla spices up the parliament with her sexy cardigans and fishnet stockings. And, no points for guessing, she was a favourite of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
At 18, when most teenagers are just coming to terms with their power to vote, Julia Bonk achieved much more by becoming the youngest member of German parliament. However, she's not much of a role model after she admitted to doing drugs and supports the bid to make marijuana legal