5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Angelina Jolie
There is almost nothing that superwoman Angelina Jolie (estimated net worth 178 million euros) doesn’t do and definitely nothing that she can’t do. Being a mother of six kids, an actress, director and UN ambassador, the 42-year-old seems to be quite busy. There are still a few things that you might not know about Angelina Jolie yet.
1. Angelina Jolie isn’t her full name
Angelina Jolie, like most of you probably know her these days, was originally born Angelina Jolie Voight. Jolie is actually only her middle name. Being the child of two Hollywood actors, Angelina never wanted to be defined by her parent’s name and success so she decided to simply omit it. Her parents are actress and model Marcheline Bertrand and oscar winner Jon Voight.
2. Career start through music videos
She acheived her first great success in 2001 starring as Lara Croft in the hollywood blockbuster Tomb Raider. Playing different roles in further action movies like “Wanted”, “Mr & Mrs Smith” and “Salt”, it becomes clear how she obviously feels well playing these roles full of action. What many people don’t know is that she starred in quite a few music videos at the beginning of her career, including “Stand by My Woman” by Lenny Kravitz (1991), “Anybody Seen My Baby” by The Rolling Stones (1997), in which she can be seen decently dressed stripping in a corset, and “It’s About Time” by Lemonheads.
3. Original different career aspiration
Even though she went to an acting school in her teens, her career aspiration completely differs from her current profession. After loosing her grandfather and experiencing a disappointing funeral, she wanted to become an undertaker. After this life-changing experience of a memorial service she knew that undertakers should be communicating differently with the surviving dependants.
4. Preference for bloody affairs
It’s pretty obvious that Angelina Jolie has a predilection for blood. At her wedding with former husband Johnny Lee Miller, she wore black leather pants and a white t-shirt onto which she wrote her spouse’s name using her own blood. During her second marriage with Billy Bob Thornton both of them wore little ampoules filled with blood of each other as a very special token of love around their necks. Even the 10+ years relationship with fellow actress Jenny Shimizu was defined by exotic sexual practices. The results still embellish their arms.
5. Pilot with a license and a big heart
As already stated Angelina is a real superwoman – with a big heart. Besides the fact that she donates one third of her income to aid organizations, the UN ambassador got herself a flying license – even if it’s only valid for single-engined planes and flights under a clear sky. She did the flying license in order to being to help people in distress and fly them out to hospitals and to transport food to remote crisis areas.