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Top 10 Surprising Facts About Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie‘s personal life has often been the subject of media attention. Her marriages to actors Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thornton, and Brad Pitt have been widely publicized.

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Her dedication to humanitarian causes earned her numerous accolades, including the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This article covers some of the most surprising facts about Angelina Jolie that you might not know.

Angelina Jolie Surprising Facts

1: Her father, Jon Voight, is an Academy Award-winning actor

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Angelina Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, into a family entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Jon Voight, is an Academy Award-winning actor, and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also an actress.

2: Jolie’s adolescence was turbulent

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Despite her Hollywood lineage, Jolie’s adolescence was turbulent. She struggled with self-esteem issues, depression, and a sense of not fitting in. Her distinctive sense of style, including her penchant for black clothing and fascination with knives, often made her an outcast.

3: Her road to stardom wasn’t instant

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Although Angelina Jolie started acting at a young age, her road to stardom wasn’t instant. She appeared in several small films and music videos throughout the early ’90s, but it wasn’t until her role in the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted” that she achieved widespread acclaim.

4: Her performance in “Gia” earned her a Golden Globe Award

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Before her breakthrough, Angelina Jolie had notable performances in films like “Hackers” (1995), “Foxfire” (1996), and “Gia” (1998), the latter being an HBO biopic in which she portrayed supermodel Gia Carangi. Her performance in “Gia” earned her a Golden Globe Award, showcasing her potential to the industry.

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5: Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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In 2001, she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Her dedication to refugee issues has taken her to over 30 countries, often visiting war zones and displaced persons camps.

6: She received Global Humanitarian Award from the United Nations Association of the USA in 2005

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Angelina Jolie received the Global Humanitarian Award from the United Nations Association of the USA in 2005. She was also promoted to the rank of Special Envoy to the High Commissioner in 2012.

7: Her directorial debut with the documentary “A Place in Time” in 2007

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She made her directorial debut with the documentary “A Place in Time” in 2007. Her first feature film as a director, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), received critical acclaim for its raw portrayal of the Bosnian War.

8: Angelina Jolie holds great love for Tattoos

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Angelina Jolie’s love for tattoos is well-known, and each piece of body art holds significant personal meaning. She has over 20 tattoos, including coordinates of the birthplaces of her children and a Buddhist Pali incantation for protection.

9: She had undergone a preventive double mastectomy

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In 2013, Jolie made headlines with her op-ed in The New York Times, where she revealed she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. She made this decision after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene, which significantly increased her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

10: Angelina has a Multinational Family

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Angelina has six children, three of whom were adopted internationally. Her adopted children include Maddox from Cambodia, Zahara from Ethiopia, and Pax from Vietnam. She also has three biological children with her former husband, Brad Pitt: Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.