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All about Angelina Jolie, one of the most beautiful women in the world as well as successful actress and former ex-wife of Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie, is an actress known worldwide for her beauty and character that over the years has led her to be the center of attention several times.
Angelina Jolie, age, achievements and private life
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Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles on June 4, 1975, to an actress mother and an actor father. The latter is the well-known Oscar winner Jon Voight with whom Angelina has always had a very difficult relationship. The surname Jolie was chosen as a middle name by her mother, it means pretty and Angelina took it to distance herself from her father.
The adolescence of the young girl is difficult. She is self-mutilated and, mocked by her classmates for her look, she ends up abandoning her acting classes. She then decided to start modeling and also appeared in many videos. At 16, she changed her mind and resumed her acting classes, then started acting alongside her father, with whom she has a complicated relationship.
After several appearances in films by her brother, director James Haven, it is with a low-budget film, Glass Shadow, in 1993, that the career of the actress really starts. In 1995, she gets her first leading role in the film Hackers.
Then with George Wallace in 1997 and Woman of Dreams in 1998, two critically acclaimed biographical films, the career of Angelina Jolie takes a new momentum. The actress, known for her many tattoos that force filmmakers to be creative during love scenes, reached the peak of her fame with 60 seconds (2000) and her interpretation of the video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Propelled to international stardom, the sultry Angie has since established herself as one of Hollywood’s most famous and highest-paid actresses.
In 2000, she won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for James Mangold’s A Stolen Life.
The actress then undertook a radical change of image.
The filming of Tomb Raider, in Cambodia, made her aware of humanitarian causes. In 2001, she became an ambassador for the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and conducted more than 40 missions in the field.
She distinguished herself by going on several occasions to conflict zones, notably in Iraq, in the Darfur province of Sudan and in Libya during the Arab revolutions of 2011. Her loyalty to the refugee cause for more than ten years led to her appointment in April 2012 as UNHCR Special Envoy. An exceptional position that allows her to represent the UNHCR at the diplomatic level.
Angelina Jolie’s greatest commercial successes were the comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) and the animated film Kung Fu Panda (2008). In 2008, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Dramatic Role for Michael Winterbottom’s Unconquered Heart. She then played Christine Collins, the lead role in Clint Eastwood’s film The Exchange, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
On the private side, Angelina Jolie in 2004, on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie met Brad Pitt. The actor has an immediate love at first sight. For her, he divorced the actress Jennifer Aniston in October 2005, and adopted Maddox (born in August 2001) and Zahara (born in January 2005), children that the actress had herself adopted. The whole world nicknamed them the Brangelina.
The couple enlarged the tribe with the birth of their daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, on May 27, 2006, in Namibia and the adoption of a boy from Vietnam, Pax Thien (born in November 2003), in March 2007. On July 12, 2008, the actress gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne, in Nice. Two years after their engagement, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in their property of Miraval estate in the south of France, on August 23, 2014. In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.