Washington, Dec 31: Actresses Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith have topped the New Year's Honours list, which for the first time features more women than men.
Around 611 women make up the majority (51 percent) of the list, while the previous highest proportion was 47 percent, the BBC reported.
Former Wimbledon champion Ann Jones and football boss Karren Brady became CBEs, while Gavin and Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones becomes an MBE in the honour list.
DJ Pete Tong received an MBE and composer and conductor Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who is Master of the Queen's Music, became a Companion of Honour.
Other prominent women included actress Lynda Bellingham, singer Katherine Jenkins, writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, Cathy Court, Sarah Russell and
the founders of parenting website Netmums.com, who all received OBEs.
However, tennis star Andy Murray, Britain's first Wimbledon men's singles champion for 77 years, and footballer and celebrity David Beckham failed to make it onto the list. (ANI)