Angelina Jolie Hot Photos Biography
Angelina Jolie is an American film actress and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is often named as one of the world’s most beautiful and sexiest women. Though being young, Jolie has already received three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and an Academy Award. Jolie’s personal life is always in the spotlight.
Before she became famous
Angelina Jolie Voight was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 4, 1975 to Oscar-winning actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. Jolie has a brother James Haven. She’s the god-daughter of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. She’s of Slovak and German origin on her father’s side and of French Canadian on her mother’s side. She is said to be part Iroquois, though her farther once claimed Bertrand is “not seriously Iroquois,” and that they merely said it to enhance his ex-wife’s exotic background.
Her parents separated in 1976, and Jolie and her brother were raised by their mother in Palisades, New York. As a child Jolie regularly saw movies with her mother and later explained that this had inspired her interest in acting. When she was 11, the family moved back to Los Angeles and Jolie decided she wanted to act and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and appeared in several stage productions. Other alumni of the Lee Strasberg Institute are Frank Miranda, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Sally Field.
Jolie went to Beverly Hills High School (later Moreno High School), and later she recalled her feeling of isolation among the children of some of the area’s more affluent families. Jolie’s mother survived on a more modest income, and Jolie often wore second-hand clothes.
At school Angelina Jolie was teased by other students for her distinctive features, for being extremely thin, and for wearing glasses and braces. As a teen Jolie was experimenting and trying to find herself. She tried herself at modeling. Her first attempts proved unsuccessful. She started to cut herself; later commenting, “I collected knives and always had certain things around. 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.”
At 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and dreamed of becoming a funeral director. During this period, she wore black, dyed her hair purple and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriend. Two years later, after the relationship had ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few blocks from her mother’s home, she returned to theatre studies and graduated from high school.
Though Angelina Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in the 1982 film Lookin’ to Get Out, Jolie’s acting career began in early 1990s with the low budget production of Cyborg 2 (1993). Angelina played Casella “Cash” Reese, a near-human robot, designed to seduce her way into a rival manufacturer’s headquarters and then self-detonate. Before doing Cyborg, Jolie had also acted in five student films for the USC School of Cinema, all directed by her brother, James Haven. Though being estranged from her father Jon Voight Angelina began to learn from him, as she noticed, his method of observing people to become like them. Their relationship during this time was less strained, with Jolie realizing that they were both “drama queens”.
Jolie’s most prominent role during early years of her career was as Kate “Acid Burn” Libby in her first Hollywood picture, Hackers (1995), where she met her first husband Jonny Lee Miller. The New York Times wrote, “Kate (Angelina Jolie) stands out. That’s because she scowls even more sourly than [her co-stars] and is that rare female hacker who sits intently at her keyboard in a see-through top. Despite her sullen posturing, which is all this role requires, Ms. Jolie has the sweetly cherubic looks of her father, Jon Voight.” The movie failed to make a profit at the box-office, but developed a cult after the release.
Her next film was 1996 comedy Love Is All There Is, a modern-day loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set among two rival Italian family restaurant owners in the Bronx, New York.
Jolie’s big scree debut in Looking To Get Out
In the road movie Mojave Moon she was a youngster, named Eleanor Rigby, who falls for Danny Aiello (The Shoemaker), while he takes a shine to her mother, Anne Archer.
Another small movie that got her good notices was Foxfire (1996), Jolie played Margret “Legs” Sadovsky, one of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond in the film after they beat up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. The Los Angeles Times wrote about Jolie’s performance, “It took a lot of hogwash to develop this character, but Jolie has the presence to overcome the stereotype. Though the story is narrated by Maddy, Legs is the subject and the catalyst.”
In 1997, Jolie starred with David Duchovny (The X-Files) in the thriller Playing God, a film about a surgeon who lost his medical license and is hired by guys from criminal world to do operations on wounded Mafiosi. Jolie’s character, Claire, is girlfriend of one of the criminals. The movie was not received, and the reviews noted that “Angelina Jolie seems too nice to be [a criminal's] girlfriend”.
The same year she appeared in the TV movie True Women, a historical romantic drama set in the West, and based on the book by Janice Woods Windle.