Today is Angelina Jolie’s, who is named as World’s Sexist Person Alive, special day. Yes, today, the international sensation turns 40! We know what a great human Angelina is. We all know that the actress isn’t just a pretty face and is much more than that. We have all heard about her great deeds for the society and her humanitarian work. Yes, it’s all in the news but hardly anyone knows the road the actress walked. Do we really know who Angelina Jolie really is?
From her stage in life where she was depressed and on the verge of giving up to building herself up and soaring higher in life, we take you on a beautiful journey. On her birthday, let’s take a trip down the memory lane and recall Angelina’s beautiful, inspiring journey so far. Take a look!
Lived With Her Boyfriend At The Age Of 14
Angelina’s mother was a very careful woman. She allowed Angelina to live with her boyfriend in her own bedroom when she was 14 so her mother can prevent her from going outside, partying and potentially turning to drugs. Her mother used to sleep in the bedroom next to her.
Angelina Wanted To Become A Funeral Director
In her early teens, the actress dropped out of Lee Strasberg Theater Institute after two years of enrolment to become an undertaker or a funeral director. The actress even went on to study embalming. But after her break up with her boyfriend, the actress returned back to acting school.
Her Modeling Career
At the tender age of 16, Angelina Jolie was signed with Finesse Model Management. In her modeling shoots, the actress usually only wore dark clothes.
Fighting With Depression
As a teenager, Angelina found really hard to connect with people emotionally. Due to which, she started to cut herself. The actress later revealed, “For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me.”
Citizen Of Three Continents
We all know that Angeline Jolie is an American by birth, but did you know that she also has citizenship in two other continents? Yes, the actress was awarded Cambodian citizenship by Cambodian king in honour of her conservation work in the country. For her honest preservation of truth in the Bosnian war through her directorial movie, Angelina was granted European citizenship and is an honorary European citizen.
During the filming of Hackers, Jolie fell in love with her co-star Jonny Lee Miller. Jonny was Angelina’s first boyfriend after her first two-year old relationship in her early teens ended. The two got married in 1996. The wild at heart, Angelina attended her wedding dressed in black rubber pants and a white T-shirt covered in Angelina’s blood. Yes, the actress wrote her groom’s name in her own blood on her tshirt and wore it to her wedding. In 1997, the two separated and got divorced in 1999.
Later, the actress married actor Billy Bob Thronton, who she met on the set of Pushing Tin, on May 2000 in Las Vegas. Angelina and Billy wore vials of one another’s blood around their necks. In 2003, the two got divorced.
During the shooting of her film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Angelina and Brad Pitt, who then was married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, fell in love. It was rumoured that Angelina was the cause of Brad and Jennifer’s divorce. However, the actress made it clear that when Brad was married to Jennifer, she didn’t have an affair with him. In 2006, Angelina confirmed that she was pregnant with Brad’s baby. In 2014, the two got married.
Angelina has total 6 kids. 3 of them are adopted, while 3 of them are with her husband Brad Pitt. In 2002, Angelina adopted her first child Maddox. In 2005 she adopted her daughter Zahara from an orphanage in Addis Abada Ethiopia. In 2006, Angelina gave birth to her first daughter, Shiloh with her husband Brad Pitt. In 2007, Angelina adopted a son Pax, from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2008, the actress gave birth to twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. The first photographs of her new born twins happens to be the most expensive celebrity photographs ever taken and all the money that Angelina and Brad received were donated to a charity.
Apart from her lips, the actress is famous for her tattoos. The actress has about 17 tattoos. Her tattoos consist Latin proverb, “what nourishes me destroys me”, the Tennessee Williams quote, “A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages”, a twelve-inch tiger, a Buddhist Sanskrit prayer of protection and the actress also has geographical coordinates indicating the birthplaces of her children. The actress earlier also had her ex-husband, Billy Bob’s tattoo, which is later got removed. Angelina has covered or lasered several of her tattoos.
The actress won her first Golden Globe Awards in 1998 For Best Supporting Actress for George Wallace. Then in 1999, she again won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her film Gia. Then Screen Actors Guild Award for being Outstanding Female Actor for Gia in 1999. The actress won Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance as Outstanding Supporting Female Actor in Girl, Interrupted. Apart from that, the actress was nominated at a lot of prestigious award shows.
Her Fascination With Blood And Knives
Angelina Jolie has a massive fascination with blood and knives. The actress has a hobby to collect different types of knives and first edition books.