Amal Alamuddin Is Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2014

by Jackie Willis 10:40 AM PST, December 15, 2014
Playing Amal Alamuddin Is Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2014

It appears Mrs. Clooney was more fascinating than her famous husband this year.

George Clooney's new wife, 36-year-old British attorney Amal Alamuddin, was named Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2014 on Sunday night.

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Though Walters did not interview the actor's new bride, she did refer back to her 1995 interview with Clooney -- who was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 -- where he said, "I’m never going to get married again."

She then played a clip from her 2006 interview with the Hollywood heartthrob where he revealed that the women he dates no longer expect to marry him after his '90s chat with Walters. "You did my work for me," he said.

Years later, Clooney is a married man, and the world is fascinated by the woman that landed the once eternal ladies' man. Walters notes that upon marrying Clooney, Alamuddin is up there with Jackie Onassis, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton when it comes to being praised (and scrutinized) for everything she says, does and wears.

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Giving a little background on Clooney's bride, Walters points out that she was born in Lebanon and moved to London as a child. She attended Oxford, got a law degree at NYU and was a clerk for then-federal judge (now Supreme Court judge) Sonia Sotomayor.

She went on to become a well-known human rights attorney, representing such names as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan.

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Alamuddin met the 53-year-old actor at a charity event in Italy this past year -- and the two quickly fell in love. They were married in Venice, Italy on Sept. 27.

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