Angelina Jolie has packed more in the 31 years of her life than most people do in a lifetime. Angelina, recognized as one of the most beautiful women on this planet, was born on June 4, 1975. On the professional front her latest achievement includes working with her current flame Brad Pitt on a film based on the life of Daniel Pearl. In her private life, she has given birth to a girl in May 2006 in Africa; the baby has been named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt. Come to think of it, any name less exotic than this would not have done for this daughter of a mother who herself is defined as an exotic beauty with a pout that sets pulses racing.
Angelina had acting in her blood; she is the daughter of academy award winner Jon Voight. Her mother is Marcheline Bertrand. She started acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute from the age of 11 and was a fashion model for some time and then did a few music videos before she turned her sights on acting. Angelina actually cut her acting teeth in five student films directed by her brother James Voight.
In her short acting career, Angelina has garnered three Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Oscar. Angelina won at the Globes in 98’ 99’ and 00’ for her roles in George Wallace; Gia; and Girl, Interrupted. The last mentioned film also landed her an academy award.
Cyborg II: Glass Shadows, released in 1993, was her first commercial film; she next starred in Hackers. This role got her some critical acclaim. Angelina and her co-star from the film, Jonny Lee Miller got married in 1996. The marriage was to last till February 1999. Angelina has worked with top-notch acting talents including
John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Denzel Washington, and Cate Blanchett.Angelina and Billy Bob Thornton took marriage vows in 2000, exchanged vials of blood, and divorced in 2002. In 2001, Angelina starred opposite Antonio Banderas in Original Sin and further fuelled male fantasies with her portrayal of Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. That film established Angelina as an actress for
the masses and the classes and she is now one of the top paid actresses in Hollywood.
Angelina was the voice of Lola in Shark Tale in 2004 and played mother to Colin Farrell in the epic Alexander. All the attention showered on her till then was only a preparation for what followed when the paparazzi got a whiff of something brewing between
Angelina and Brad Pitt. The couple got hounded across the globe and Angelina had to take the blame for being responsible for Brad and Jennifer Aniston’s split. Since then, Brad has adopted Angelina’s children Maddox and Zahara and the power-couple; dubbed Brangelina, make for a happy twosome.
Two things that add to the Angelina mystique are the numerous tattoos on her body and her declaration of being bisexual. She has a cross on her lower front hip and a cross on her thigh; a dragon on her lower back and the letter H on her left wrist. Regarding her bisexuality, Angelina declared that she had a sexual relationship with Jenny Shimizu, her co-star from Foxfire.