Angelina Jolie Biography

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There is no doubt that Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous women in the world. Her acting may have put her in the spotlight, but it 's her beauty and resistance to cultural norms that have made her a supercelebrity. There have been rumors that she has had new tattoos. The public 's seemingly endless curiosity about her personal life has made her a tabloid fixture. Yet her truly impressive humanitarian work goes virtually unnoticed-usually eliciting nothing more than a fleeting mention. So in honor of her philanthropic efforts, we present "The Secret World of Angelina Jolie." It 's fairly well known that after the adoption of her eldest son, Maddox, from Cambodia, Jolie announced that she would live there part-time so Maddox wouldn 't…show more content…
Jolie played Christine Collins, a mother whose son reappears after his kidnapping. Collins is sure the returned boy is not the one to whom she gave birth, and her fight reveals a police conspiracy. In 2009, Jolie received her first Oscar nomination for best actress for her role in the film. Jolie went on to earn the lead role in the action-packed Salt (2010), about a CIA agent, Evelyn Salt, who is on the run after being accused of being a Russian spy. That same year, she played the mysterious Elise Clifton-Ward in the espionage flick The Tourist alongside Johnny Depp. In 2014, the actress enjoyed the rewards of shaping a major blockbuster, both starring in and executive producing Disney 's Maleficent. Jolie portrayed the sorceress title character, with the film taking on a woman-centered revisionist approach to the main villain from the animated classic Sleeping Beauty (1959). With U.S. critics divided on the Maleficent 's merits, the project nonetheless worked box office magic, earning around $240 million domestically and an additional $517 million…show more content…
The actress said she decided to undergo the surgery after learning that she carries a gene known as BRCA1, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie stated. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." By late April 2013, Jolie added, she had completed several months of medical procedures, including a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in
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