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One of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [2000]

She is extremely close to and protective of her older brother, James Haven. He often accompanies her to awards shows, and she used his name as inspiration in the "Where's Jamie?!" scene in Girl, Interrupted (1999).

Has the letter "H" tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, which is a reference to two people she is close to who have this letter in their names: her brother, James Haven, and Timothy Hutton. She got the tattoo when she was dating Timothy but since their break-up she now says it's only for James.

Has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" on her left forearm.

Was married to Jonny Lee Miller in a black leather pants and a white blouse. On the white blouse, she painted her husband's name in her own blood (across the back).

Tattoos include the Japanese sign for death, two pointy black American Indian symbols, a dragon, and a large black cross.

Daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Niece of Chip Taylor.

Collects knives and has an interest in mortuary science.

Angelina and her brother, to whom she is very close, publicly spoke out to deny false rumors that the two were having an incestuous relationship. [2000]

Began modeling at age 14 and had a childhood dream of becoming a funeral director.

Named the world's sexiest woman in Swedish magazine Café.

Goddaughter of actress Jacqueline Bisset.

Has the Latin phrase "Quod me nutrit me destruit" ("What nourishes me also destroys me") tattooed across her stomach.

Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland after her visits to Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Pakistan. [August 2001]

"Introducing Angelina Jolie" in opening credits of Love Is All There Is (1996) suggests delayed release as Jolie already had at least two major screen roles by 1996.

On her father's side, she has German and Slovak ancestry. Her mother was of approximately one half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, and one quarter Polish, descent. Angelina also has a remote Huron ancestor, her maternal eight times great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha, who was born, c. 1649, in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec. Angelina's paternal grandparents were Elmer Vojtka, later Elmer Voight, and Barbara Kamp, while Angelina's maternal grandparents were Rolland Frederic Bertrand and Lois June Gouwens.

Ranked #87 in Premiere magazine's 2002 annual "Power 100" list.

In role as goodwill ambassador, she visited Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand to check on conditions of 9,000 refugees from bordering Myanmar. [May 2002]

In late 2002, she announced that she was in talks to portray the late porn star Linda Lovelace.

Voted the 3rd Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire magazine. [September 2002]

She is the woman most American males would like to date on New Year's Eve, according to a survey by movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. Results of the survey showed her in the top spot with 35 percent of respondents saying she would be their number one pick for a hypothetical New Year's Eve candlelit dinner. Rival star Catherine Zeta-Jones gained second spot in the online survey conducted by Blockbuster in November 2003. The survey had 31,969 responses.

Named "The sexiest woman alive" by the Swedish evening newspaper "Aftonbladet". [2003]

Voted #9 in the 2004 FHM UK list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World.

One of her favorite television series is King of the Hill (1997). She also enjoys the Game Show Network and Animal Planet.

She was voted #2 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties".

Graduated from Beverly Hills High School at age 16, the same school as Lenny Kravitz. She also went to school with Michael Klesic and Bahar Soomekh.

Ranked #6 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World". [2002]

Voted #1 star most men would like to kiss under the mistletoe in a poll for Sky Movies.

Used to own several pet reptiles, including two snakes. Therefore, she had no problem shooting the snake scene in Alexander (2004).

Attended elementary school at William O. Schaefer School in Tappan, New York. She graduated from El Rodeo elementary school (1989).

Her father starred with her godmother Jacqueline Bisset in Murder on the Bridge (1975), which was directed by her godfather Maximilian Schell.

Voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Mother, in a poll for website

Consulted with real-life FBI profiler Robert K. Ressler for her role in Taking Lives (2004).

In 2003, she was the first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.

Ranked #2 on Mr. Blackwell (aka Richard Selzer)'s Worst Dressed List. [2000]

Named Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive. [2004]

Named Most Beautiful Woman in People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. More than 500,000 readers were polled. [2005]

She was made an official citizen of Cambodia by the King for her ongoing efforts to help the environment there. [August 2005]

Was nominated for Worst Actress at the Razzie Awards for four straight years from 2002 to 2005, but each time was beaten by another of her fellow nominees.

Performed her own stunts in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and received cuts from the chandelier scene as a result. She also set fire to her silk pajamas on the chandelier while she was doing her bungee jumps in the house. She was taken to a hospital with minor burns but resumed filming the next day.

Named #7 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.

Ranked #1 in E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.

Gave her Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, and Critic Choice Award to her mother. She felt she didn't need to hang on to awards.

Her godfather Maximilian Schell always gave her a doll as a birthday present, from her first to sixteenth. Sometimes it was a modern doll, made of plastic, sometimes it was an old and precious one, made of wood or porcelain.

Gave her mother the nickname "Great Lady".

One of the first actresses to win three consecutive Golden Globe Awards in three different categories: "Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries": George Wallace (1997), "Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries": Gia (1998), "Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture": Girl, Interrupted (1999). Coincidentally, all her roles were based on real people.

Ranked and voted #3 by Ask's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2006.

One of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. [2006]

Named #1 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.

Has tattoos of the coordinates representing the birth countries of each of her kids (she even has the coordinates of France tattooed on her arm twice, one each for Knox and Viv), which cover up the Billy Bob Thornton tattoo. [June 2006]

Holds a Private Pilot Certificate with the Airplane, Single Engine, Land rating. This means that she is qualified to fly any single-engined aircraft based on land (i.e., no seaplanes) under visual flight rules only (i.e., no instrument qualifications yet so she cannot fly in conditions requiring instruments).

Has a fondness for Liverpool Football Club because her son Maddox "only wants to play for Liverpool".

She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.

Was the cover girl for the much anticipated issue of Forbes magazine, in which appeared the infamous Celebrity 100 list. [June 2006]

Named #4 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2006 list.

Became the third actress to join the coveted $20 Million Club (after Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz), when she signed to do Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) for that amount.

Is a huge fan of author Ayn Rand.

Named #2 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.

Is left-handed and therefore had to have guns specially made so that she could reload them easily for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).

Her mother Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer in Los Angeles after a 7½ year battle. [January 2007]

Chosen the greatest sex symbol of all time in the British television show "The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols". [February 2007]

Was on the Time 100, a list of the world's 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. [2006]

Ranked #12 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.

Is an alumna of the Lee Strasberg Institute as are Frank Miranda, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Sally Field.

Ranked #33 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. [2007]

In 2007, Forbes magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $20 million.

Moved to New Orleans with Brad Pitt and their four children. [2007]

In 2006, after the birth of her daughter Shiloh, she sold the first pictures of her newborn for $4,100,000. She later donated the profits to charity.

Ranked #3 in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. [2008]

The first male to hold Jolie in his arms was Charley Boorman. He served as a pageboy at the wedding of Jolie's parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand during the shooting of Deliverance (1972), and later happened to be present during the delivery of Jolie. Boorman was just 8-years-old and Jolie was but an infant. Today, Boorman quips that his epitaph should read: "I was the first man to get his hands on Angelina Jolie".

She was considered for the role of Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell (1989), which went to Tiffani Thiessen.

Since becoming a Goodwill Ambassador in 2001, she has visited over 20 countries.

In an interview about her movie Changeling (2008), Angie revealed that although her mother's name was Marcheline, everyone called her "Marshmallow", because she was such a softie.

Went to Beverly Hills High School with writer/actor Quincy Rose, son of Mickey Rose, and Antonia Bennett, daughter of Tony Bennett and Ashley Hamilton, son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart.

Friends with Gwen Stefani.

Voted in first place in a poll to find the 100 Greatest Sex Symbols for Britain's Channel 4. Elvis Presley was runner-up. [July 2009]

Victoria Bonya named her daughter after her.

When Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton first married, the couple moved into the Beverly Hills home formerly owned by Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. [2000]

She was considered for the role of Natasha Rushman/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010) after Emily Blunt dropped out of the project, but Scarlett Johansson was cast instead.

Replaced Charlize Theron as Elise Clifton-Ward in The Tourist (2010) shortly before filming began.

She was originally cast as Dagny Taggart in Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) before being replaced by Charlize Theron, who in turn was replaced by Taylor Schilling.

Was six months pregnant with her daughter Shiloh when she completed filming The Good Shepherd (2006).

Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Shiloh in order to begin filming A Mighty Heart (2007).

She was considered for the role of Ryan Stone in Gravity (2013), but Sandra Bullock was cast instead.

Was born Angelina Jolie Voight, however she dropped her surname "Voight" and began using her middle name "Jolie" as her stage name (2002). Jolie means "pretty" in French.

Ranked #90 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World". Previously, she ranked #70 in 2010, #14 in 2009, #9 in 2008, #8 in 2007, #4 in 2006, #3 in 2005, #9 in 2004, #32 in 2003, #32 in 2002, #61 in 2001, and #68 in 2000.

Was named after costume designer Angela Alexander who designed costumes for the film The All-American Boy (1973) that her father Jon Voight starred in. Jon and Angela became good friends on the set, and he was fascinated when she told him her original Greek name was "Angeliki", which in Greek means "Angelic Messenger of God". During the film's shoot, Jon Voight came to Angela on the set and told her that one day if he and his wife (then actress Marcheline Bertrand) ever had a daughter he was going to name her "Angelica". They had only had a son at the time; Jolie was born two years later. Although he originally named her Angelica, a year later after his divorce with Marcheline, she began calling her "Angelina".

Was two months pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne when she completed filming Changeling (2008).

Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in order to begin filming Salt (2010).

Ranked #10 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time. [2011]

Mother of six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt. Their three oldest children are adopted: sons Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt (b. August 5, 2001, adopted by Jolie on March 10, 2002 and by Pitt in early 2006) and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt (b. November 29, 2003, adopted by Jolie on March 15, 2007 and by Pitt on February 21, 2008), and daughter Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (b. January 8, 2005, adopted by Jolie on July 6, 2005, and by Pitt in early 2006). Their three younger children are their biological: a daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (b. May 27, 2006) and twins, a son Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt (b. July 12, 2008).

Delivered all her biological children via scheduled Caesarean sections.

Was a guest writer for The Economist's special edition The World (2008). In an article entitled "A Year for Accountability", she stated that, "accountability is perhaps the only force powerful enough to break the cycle of violence and retribution that marks so many conflicts... Common sense tells us that when risks are weighed, decisions are made differently. When crimes against humanity are punished consistently and severely, the killers' calculus will change.".

Jolie wrote an Op/Ed newspaper article titled "My Medical Choice" that was published on May 14, 2013, in The New York Times in which she revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction because she is a carrier of a "faulty" gene, BRCA1. Her doctors advised her that that gene, along with her family history of breast cancer (including her mother's death at age 56) made it much more likely that she would have developed breast cancer (the medical estimate was that she had an 87% risk of breast cancer), so she elected to have the surgery as a preventative measure.

Her maternal aunt, Debbie Martin, died from breast cancer at age 61. [May 2013]

She handpicked Lana Del Rey to perform the song "Once Upon a Dream" as the main theme for Maleficent (2014).

Was the 116th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted (1999) at The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) on March 26, 2000.

She was awarded Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to United Kingdom foreign policy.

Greatly admires Johnny Depp. She worked with him on The Tourist (2010).

Is one of 15 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of California. The others are Fay Bainter, Gloria Grahame, Jo Van Fleet, Liza Minnelli, Tatum O'Neal, Diane Keaton, Sally Field, Anjelica Huston, Cher, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marcia Gay Harden and Brie Larson.

Underwent a preventive double mastectomy, two years later had reconstructive surgery including breast implants. [February 2013]

In a multilingual household, her kids speak French and according to Angelina they all have their own respective languages. Shiloh is learning the Khmer, Pax is learning Vietnamese, Maddox is learning German and Russian, Zahara is focused on French, Vivienne is learning Arabic, and Knox is learning American Sign Language.

She and Brad Pitt married in California on August 14, 2014 and in southern France on August 23, 2014.

Filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on September 20, 2016.

Counts Sidney Lumet's The Hill (1965) as a film that had a particularly profound effect on her. A great admirer of Lumet's filmmaking style, Angelina keeps a copy of his book "Making Movies" (1995) as her frequent film reference bible.

Her former realtor is the late Elaine Young.

Had her ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer which runs in her family. [March 2013]

Developed Bell's Palsy and hypertension. She cured this with acupuncture. [2015]

Breastfed her children Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt until they were all 10 weeks old.

Received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (1993).

Her kids used to attend a Lycée (French school) but now have their own private teachers.

With Brad, Maddox and Zahara (as infants), she appeared in Mario Testino's photo book "Let Me In".

Has never worked with Nicole Kidman, as they have often competed for the same roles.

In preparation for filming her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011), about the Bosnian War, Jolie watched the multiple award-winning Bosnian war film Remake (2003), based on the true story of a famous screenwriter - Zlatko Topcic.

In preparation for her role in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Jolie had meetings with and interviewed dozens of British World War II veterans and aviators in order to adapt the proper mannerisms of her character. She also modified the screenplay by adding small amounts of slang that were used during the period.

As of 2018, has never appeared in a Best Picture Oscar nominated film.

Bosnian war film Remake (2003) is one of her favorite films.

Is mentioned by name in Travie McCoy's 2010 song "Billionaire" (featuring Bruno Mars).

For the occasion of her marriage to Brad Pitt, Angelina wore a dress designed by Donatella Versace.

Considered the last real movie star before technology became successful and allowed people to become famous much easier.