The one-time presidential hopeful, revealed her clashes with the Russian President when she was Secretary of State as well as exactly what happened when she telephoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election win.
Speaking at the London’s South Bank Centre, she said of Mr Putin: “He doesn't like women very much - or at least that's my impression.
“From the way he behaves around women, the way he talks to women, he is dismissive and condescending."
The former First Lady, 69, made a series of revelations during a book tour promoting her memoirs titled ‘What Happened’.
Mrs Clinton also claimed the current US President Donald Trump, whom she ran against for the White House, wanted to be just like Mr Putin.
She said: "Trump is still trying to please Putin. He likes that whole authoritarian thing - you know, the bare chest. I think that's his aspiration."
Speaking about her call to admit defeat in last November’s presidential election, Mrs Clinton said: "It was really terrible. It didn't last long, there wasn't much to say. He was surprised. He sounded stunned but incredibly ecstatic. You could tell he thought he'd never be receiving that call, and I never thought I'd be making it."
Speaking about Mr Trump on Sunday at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Mrs Clinton admitted to TV presenter Mariella Frostrup she “did not want to go” to his inauguration speech and called it “dark, divisive and dangerous”.