She got into the public eye by playing Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2011. After that Angelina Jolie played in many other movies like Gia, Girl, Interrupted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Now she is the most famous actress in Hollywood. She won an Academy Award, three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Besides acting she is a director too. She directed Unbroken and In The Land of Blood and Honey. But that’s not all, she’s a humanitarian and she represents the UN as an Ambassador. And certainly the most interesting thing about Angelina Jolie is her relationship with Brad Pitt, people are obsessed with “Brangelina”. You may think that you know everything about her, but the best part and the most interesting things about Angelina are those little-known facts that we know. We are gonna introduce you to 10 interesting things you didn’t know about Angelina Jolie.
10. Suicidal thoughts
Angelina Jolie had a nice childhood, but in her teens she suffered from suicidal depression. She has been quite open with this topic in interviews and she frequently talked about it. She said that she had problems with depression when she was trying to get modeling assignments as a teenager. She would harm herself with sharp objects because she felt some kind of relief. Cutting herself and feeling the pain made her feel alive. The depression faded away along her teen years and she managed to make an impressive career.
9. She lived past 40
Angelina Jolie never believed she is going to live past 40. The reason for that is her mother’s death in 2007. Her mother died after an eight-year battle with ovarian and breast cancer. Her aunt and grandmother also died from this horrible disease. The pain that was caused by watching her loved ones die was the reason Jolie did a double mastectomy in 2013.
8. Weird childhood crushes
Angelina had two interesting crushes when she was a kid. She liked Spock from Star Trek and Anthony Perkins from Psycho. This may sound as a surprise but for anyone that knows Angelina personally, they are not. She was always a strange, dark and mysterious woman.
7. Music video roles
Few people know about this but Angelina Jolie starred in a few music videos. And those music videos were from big stars, she appeared in Meat Loaf’s “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through”, Lenny Kravitz’s “Stand by My Woman” and The Rolling Stones’s “Anybody Seen My Baby”. This was her trying to establish herself in Hollywood. And she managed to get her name out there because everyone notices her beauty and talent in these videos.
6. She had to lose weight when she was a teen
When she played the role of Gia Carangi, she was connected to the role because she was a troubled model as well. In her teens, she tried to be a model but that experience was terrible for her. They told her she had a lot of problems and needs to fix them. She was told she needs to lose weight and she was thin already. She failed the modeling thing but maybe it’s a good thing because she’s a movie star now.
5. Baby photos worth a fortune
Everyone was excited when Angelina and Brad Pitt started their relationship. And everyone was even more excited when Angelina became pregnant. They welcomed their daughter Shiloh into the world in 2006. And two years after that in 2008 she had twins. Both times baby photos were sold for an astonishing price. Shiloh’s photos were sold for $4.1 million and twin photos were sold for $11 million. All of the money went to charity.
4. She doesn’t have a publicist
Angelina is smart enough to represent herself. She doesn’t have a manager or a publicist, she plans her events and meetings by herself. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an interview, a photo shoot, a meeting or even directing movies, Angelia can do it all.
3. She got married in blue jeans
Back in 2000 after a two-month relationship with Billy Bob Thornton. The wedding was everything but romantic. The two of them run away to get married. Angelina didn’t have a wedding dress, she wore blue jeans and a simple grey shirt.
2. A funeral director?
Before she became a movie director Jolie wanted to become a funeral director. We must admit that’s not shocking at all because Angelina is known for her dark roles at her beginnings. She said that she planned to be a funeral director if the acting thing didn’t work out. When she was a teen, her grandfather died and she was upset with how the funeral was organized. She said that’s not a strange or eccentric thing, it’s just like any other business.
1. Are Rosie O’Donnell and Angelina Jolie romantically linked?
Jolie and O’Donnell appeared together on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Satelite. After the show, Rosie thought that something was there between them. She said that she got Angelina’s phone number from her and that they talked a few times. They also planned a dinner, but that never happened. O’Donnell said that Angelina is scary and sexy at the same time and that she dreams about her a lot. Till this day Angelina never publicly commented these rumors.