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1. Angelina Jolie (°1975), The Actress & UN Humanitarian Worker
Angelina Jolie Voight, better known as Angelina Jolie, was born on Wednesday, June 4, 1975. She is a famous American actress known worldwide not only for her acting but also for her humanitarian work. So far, she has won one Oscar, 3 Golden Globe awards and 2 Screen Actors Guild awards. Angelina is also the former Goodwill Ambassador of UNHCR. She has been awarded by the UN Correspondents Association with “Citizen of the World Award”. She is also the recipient of “Global Humanitarian Award” awarded by UNA-USA in 2005.
2. Angelina Founded The Jolie-Pitt Foundation
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, founded by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt contributes towards humanitarian causes not only in the USA, but all around the globe. Funding has been widely made in third world countries like Cambodia, Namibia, Ethiopia. Due to her humanitarian efforts in Cambodia, Jolie was made a citizen of Cambodia in 2004.
3. Wedding Ring Designed By Brad Pitt Himself
Angelina Jolie’s current husband Brad Pitt proposed to her by giving her something special to remember. “Brangelina” (the name given to Angelina and Brad by the media) had been in a relationship for about seven years, so the proposal had to be unique. With the help of Robert Procop, the jeweler, Pitt designed a diamond ring that took almost a year to make. The ring was specially made to fit the Jolie’s hand.
4. The Daughter Of Hollywood Actor Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie is the daughter of famous Hollywood actor Jon Voight. Jon Voight is an Oscar winner and three time Golden Globe awards winner. Angelina and her dad had a fairly poor relationship throughout their lives, following her father’s infidelity. It is a little known fact that Jolie made her first appearance in a movie alongside her dad in “Lookin’ to Get Out”, which was released in 1982. The two cleared their differences in 2007 and have since moved on.
Video: Film In 1982
5. Rules Of The House: 1/3, 1/3, 1/3
An intelligent wife must know how to run things around the house. This holds true for Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. She commits herself to a very important rule: Spend 1/3 of what you earn, give away 1/3 of your earnings and finally save the remaining 1/3 of earnings.
6. Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing
The song “Wild Thing”, originally performed by the band “The Wild Ones”, is written by Angelina Jolie’s uncle James Wesley Voight, better known as Chip Taylor.
7. Angelina Jolie Is One Of Hollywood’s Most Paid Actresses
Angelina Jolie is one of the highest paid Hollywood actresses. She was ranked on top of the Hollywood’s most paid actresses during the years 2009 and 2011.
Video: Film in 2008
8. The Jolie-Pitts Children
Angelina Jolie takes care of her large family. The family consists of Brad and Angelina along with their six children. Three of them are adopted namely Maddox, Pax and Zahara. They have been adopted from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia respectively. Brad and Angelina have three biological children namely Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
9. First Pictures Of Her Twins ‘Knox & Vivienne’ Sold For $14 Million (Goes To The Jolie-Pitt Foundation)
Babies of celebrities are so famous these days that magazines are willing to pay the celebrities in millions to get the first snap of babies. Angelina and Brad’s twins Knox and Vivienne’s snaps were no different. Their first picture was made public by People and Hello! magazines. They paid the couple a whopping $14 million in exchange for the pictures. The money went to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
10. Angelina & Tattoos: 14 & Counting …
Angelina has a fascination with tattoos. In total, she has 14 tattoos on her body.
11. Her Childhood Dream Job? To Become A Funeral Director
Most kids want to be a doctor, an engineer, a painter or a businessman as they are growing up. Angelina, however, was different. While she was growing up, she aimed to be a Funeral Director as an adult.
12. Angelina Jolie Also Starred In Many Music Videos
Angelina has starred not only in movies but also in many music videos with renowned singers like Meat Loaf, Lenny Kravitz and the Rolling Stones.
Video: With The Rolling Stones In 1997
13. All PR Is Directed By Ms. Angelina Jolie Herself
It has become more of a fashion in Hollywood to have a publicist give out statements on your behalf. However, Angelina Jolie is said to be the only A-lister in Hollywood who does not have a publicist to represent her and her PR activities. She deals with her own public image.
14. Angelina Jolie, The Pilot, Can Fly Private Planes
Isn’t it fascinating when your girl can do things that the majority of the other girls cannot? Well Brad Pitt must surely feel proud to have Angelina in his life. The woman can fly planes. She has a Private Pilot Certificate with Airplane, Single Engine and Land rating. Not only that, she will be one of the fortunate people to view earth from space by flying on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
15. Angelina Jolie’s Unique But Strange Pets Collection
Girls are commonly scared of reptiles, insects and other such creepy creatures. However, Angelina used to have strange pets as a kid like Vladimir (a lizard), Harry Dean Stanton (a snake) and Harry (a rat).
16. Reloading Her Gun As Lara Croft
Because of the fact that Angelina Jolie is left-handed, it required the production team of “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” to come up with special guns for Jolie so they could be easily reloaded.
17. 80% Of Lara Croft’s Stunts Are Done By Angelina, Not A Stand-In
Angelia Jolie is no ordinary woman. She is a Hollywood actress that performs most stunts herself. As Lara Croft, Angelina Jolie performed almost 80% of the stunts.
Video: Lara Croft In 2001
18. Famous Godparents Jacqueline Bisset & Maximilian Schell
Angelina Jolie does not only have a famous dad but she also has famous Godparents. Her godparents are actress Jacqueline Bisset, who has starred in movies such as Casino Royale, The Deep, Class and actor Maximilian Schell who won the Oscar for the movie Judgment at Nuremberg.
19. Young, Profound Relationship As A Teenager
At age 14, Angelina Jolie was in a serious relationship with her boyfriend and often compares it to being married. The two had an option to live either on the streets or at Jolie’s mother home and hence decided to reside at Jolie’s mother home. Their break up, at the age of 16, had a profound effect on Angelina and thus she committed herself to acting.
20. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Extramarital affairs are never good. Angelina had an affair with Brad Pitt when he was married to actress Jennifer Aniston, allegedly during the making of the movie ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’. This created a lot of buzz and the story became a hot cake for media.
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