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born 1975

Apart for her films, Angelina Jolie is probably best known for her championship of children's rights + a full house with her own six children {three adopted}. But the actor and filmmaker's own childhood was anything but gilded. Her father ~ with whom she has a strained relationship ~ left when she was a toddler, and she had a tumultuous adolescence marked by drug use, depression + self harm. All of which fueled the tabloids during her early career. Her breakout success as a mental patient in Girl, Interrupted proved emotionally taxing, and she took a brief break from acting. 

Since then, she seems to have found balance, moving from in front of the camera to behind it as a screenwriter + director. And, Angelina's openness about her experiences ~ and overcoming them to focus on helping others ~ makes her a role model for millions. She now lends her energies to raising awareness through her issue-driven films, and to protecting other children, through legal aid + refugee rights activism, as well as her role as a UN Special Envoy.

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her quotes

all quotes by Angelina Jolie Pitt (11)

"Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of."

My Medical Choice | may 2013

"I do not feel any less a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice."

My Medical Choice | may 2013

"It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live."

My Medical Choice | may 2013

"I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer."

My Medical Choice | may 2013

"I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared."

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery | march 2015

"There is more than one way to deal with any health issue. The most important thing is to learn about the options and choose what is right for you personally."

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery | march 2015

"The beautiful thing about such moments in life is that there is so much clarity. You know what you live for and what matters. It is polarizing, and it is peaceful."

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery | march 2015

"It is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue."

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery | march 2015

"Seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power."

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery | march 2015

"Different is good."

Kid's Choice Awards | march 2015

"Cause a little trouble. It's good for you."

Kid's Choice Awards | march 2015
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