Amal Clooney attends a meeting with Greek Culture Minister Kostas Tassoulas in Athens on Oct. 14, 2014, in Athens, Greece. Getty Images

Before 2014, the name Amal Alamuddin was largely unknown. Now the human rights lawyer lawyer and new Mrs. Clooney has been named Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of the year.

The former Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney tied the knot this fall in Venice, celebrating the nuptials with a weekend of events attended by many celebrities and captured by photographers.

Walters described their wedding as perfect, including Amal's wedding gown designed by the late Oscar de la Renta.

A fascinating woman indeed -- seeing as how she managed to snag one of the world's hottest bachelors.

Also making Walters list are Taylor Swift, Michael Strahan, David Koch, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, George R.R. Martin, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris and Scarlett Johansson.


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