Fast Facts on Angelina Jolie and How she Managed to Lose Weight

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Angelina Jolie

Many would argue that there are not many actresses as talented as Angelina Jolie. But the actress who made the movie, Tomb Raiser, come alive with her character as Lara Croft, has lived a life outside the screens that you would never imagine.

The Los Angeles star was born on June 4, 1975, and her parents named her Angelina Jolie Voight. Her parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, just like her, are movie stars. Hence, it was no surprise when they enrolled young Angelina Jolie for acting class at Strasberg Theater Institute. Angelina continued through to college, however, and graduated from New York University.

While she was famous for her acting prowess, Angelina got more famous in the American movie industry for her off-screen romances. She has been married three times throughout her life. In 1995 she married Hackers co-star, Jonny Miller, and divorced him in 1999. Jolie married actor, Billy Thornton, an Academy Award-winner after Johnny. The marriage lasted for only three years.

Fast Facts About Angelina Jolie

If you love Angelina Jolie as much as we do, here are facts about her that you should never forget:

  • Her full name is Angelina Jolie Voight and she is presently 45 years old.
  • Her parents and her brother, James Haven, are all actors.
  • Angelina traces her ancestry to Germany, Slovakia, France, Canada, Dutch, and Iroquoian India.
  • Her acting career began at the age of six when she appeared on stage with the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
  • Her first acting role, however, was in 1982 in the movie “Lookin’ to Get Out” where she acted alongside her father.
  • As a teenager, Angelina Jolie struggled with depression, self-harm, and drug abuse.
  • Her first major lead role was in 1993, in the movie Cyborg 2.
  • Tomb Raider (2001), where Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft won her international fame.
  • Angelina Jolie is left-handed.
  • She is 5’8″ in height.
  • She has at least fourteen tattoos on her body.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Controversies

After Billy Thornton, the marriage-unstable actress, Angelina Jolie, met Brad Pitt met during the making of the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004. At the time of their meeting, Brad Pitt was married to star Jennifer Aniston.

His marriage with Jennifer came to an end with his affair with Angelina Jolie, creating a big Hollywood scandal that fans termed “Brangelina.” This scandal couldn’t stop the couple from getting the Hollywood Couple Fame, anyway.

They became engaged in 2012 and with a few friends and family, they got married in France. This union was devoid of the media or interviewers seeking information from their personal life.

Angelina’s Love for Kids

In 2002, Angelina Jolie adopted a son from Cambodia and named him Maddox. Three years on the line, she made another decision to adopt a daughter, which she named Zahara. Angelina’s love and affair with Pitt were at its peak at this time and many thought the couples were starting a more consolidated family life. Well, it looked like it because Brad filed the paperwork to adopt both of Jolie’s children to also be his.

In order to avoid the incessant paparazzi and the unnecessary attention from the media, the couple fled to Namibia. There, they gave birth to their first biological daughter, Shiloh. This was in 2006.  Following Shiloh in March 2007, the couple adopted a 3-year-old boy from a Vietnamese orphanage and called him Pax Thien.

Angelina gave birth to her next set of biological kids (twins) in 2008 in France. She named them Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline. The first images of the twins were sold and provided with rights. It was sold for $14 million, making it the most expensive baby celebrity images ever taken.

Jolie’s Split with Brad Pitt

In September of 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for the divorce of Brad Pitt and requested to have full physical and parental custody of their six children, sparking media frenzy.

The couple’s controversial custody battle played out publicly with several allegations labeled against Pitt for drinking and going verbally and physically abusive on one of their children. However, after investigations by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services and the FBI, there were no signs of physical abuse. This did nothing to parry the divorce, anyway. Later that year, the couple divorced.

In 2018, Angelina Jolie was quietly and secretly dating an older-looking real estate agent. While some news outlets spotted them together, they believed the relationship wasn’t serious. A few months later, probably distracted or stressed, Jolie was on the verge of losing custody of her six children after she denied Brad Pitt from seeing them.

According to court documents, the judge on their case declared the kids’ lack of a healthy relationship with their father “harmful,” and threatened to award Pitt primary custody if things didn’t change. The judge suggested some steps the estranged couple could take, including providing Brad with the cell phone number of each child. The judge also outlined a summer visitation schedule where Brad will follow Jolie to London to film Maleficent II.

Health Issues and Weight Loss

Angelina experienced personal loss in 2007 when her mother died of ovarian cancer at 56, after fighting the disease for years. Her grandmother also died from cancer. As it is, Angelina carries a gene known as BRCA1, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. Her doctors estimate that she has an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of cancer.

In late April 2013, Angelina Jolie disclosed how she completed months of medical procedures, which included a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery. She had developed Bell’s palsy, which led to damage to the facial nerve and caused her face to droop. She also underwent acupuncture that helped her recover from the paralysis. Throughout the period of her marriage battle and health journey, Jolie lost a lot of her weight.

Angelina disclosed to a news outlet that She’s barely 100 pounds presently, and people around her can barely remember the last time she ate a full meal. Now, she’s down to a mere 76 pounds, so far away from the days when her curvier sexy frame allowed her to play roles like Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

Would you like to see how Angelina Jolie is doing presently? Here’s her latest Instagram post!

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Conclusion

Angelina Jolie is everything you need in an actress to consider her a goddess – beauty, skills, and compassion. Life has not been especially fair to her behind the screens, however. Having married three times, struggling to take care of six children on her own, and battling with the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie is no longer the curvacious, full-lipped, smoking-hot actress you were well acquainted with.

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