Angelina gets quite a bit of attention, being in the spotlight is something she's had all of her life. In today's article we are going to explore some of the most interesting facts, and aspects of Angelina, that I could find.
The news today on Brangelina, or for better words, Angelina and Brad, have been buzzing about Angelina's pregnancy. She looked absolutely gorgeous at the Awards Ceremony, showing off her glamorous babybump.. and it got the gossip spreading about she and Brad, like wildfire in all the gossip columns, and net groups.
One report was on about Brad, and how he announced they were having twins, and they were both focused on having their babies on American soil, in Illinois or Los Angeles, as their last birth was in Namibia, and Angelina had a c-section under dangerous conditions.
Another source dispels that, saying Angelina is having another daughter. She is not having twins, and she and Brad bought a house in France. It also says that they have had the children studying French, to prepare them for the big move. Angelina wants her baby born on French soil, to honor her nearly departed mother who is of French-Canadian origin.
I did a little digging, and according do IMDB this is what I discovered.
Angelina Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand really is of French-Canadian origin, but she is also of Native American Haudenosaunee Iroquois descent on her mother's side. The Irquois reside in Quebec Canada, and are well known for introducing maple syrup to the Canadians. Angelina's mother was born in Chicago Illinois, USA. And her father Jon Voight, was of Czech and American descent was born in Los Angeles. And Angelina was born in Los Angeles as well.
Whether the rumours are true or not, about where Angelina and Brad are planning to have their baby, will naturally be determined after the baby is born. And the same goes for the twins, or sex of their new child. People are also saying that Angelina and Brad bought a house in Illinois, and have moved there from New York.
Firstly, I'd like to say, that Angelina's been my hero for many years. Her virtues, and ambitious nature certainly has earned her some stars throughout her career. And I'm not talking about the 22 times she's been on the honor role for being voted the Sexiest Woman Alive, or Smartest Woman Alive, or even The Hottest Hottie Alive. She ranked number 35 on askmen.com this year, but they have all good things to say about her.
I'm talking about heart. Angelina, if I had to vote on Best Friend for a Life-time, she would be the one. From everything I have ever read on her, and all the interviews I have seen her in, she has that special quality of loyalty and she seems utterly devoted to those close to her, and she really cares about people.
Being a Good Will Ambassador with UNHCR, and being the first citizen to win that award, which is what first drew my attention to Angelina Jolie. For someone who can easily make 20 million for starring in a movie, she certainly doesn't hold herself up on a pedestal and blindly forget the less fortunate in the world. Her good deeds certainly don't go unnoticed, and her Big Heart, compels her to continue on in her charity works. She doesn't simply feel empathy for a few short moments and the moments pass, she is passionate about what she believes in, and goes out there and does something about it.
Recently she had put a plea for the refugee's in Iraq that need help. And she no doubt won't just make a plea, she'll do something about it.
Did you know that Angelina donates 1/3 of her earnings to Charity? That's the words right out of her own mouth. She saves 1/3, lives off 1/3, and donates 1/3 to charity.
She donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
She and Brad Pitt welcomed daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27, 2006 in Namibia, Africa. The government in Namibia is offering citizenship to her new daughter.
In August, 2005 was made an official citizen of Cambodia by the King for her ongoing efforts to help the environment there.
In role as goodwill ambassador, visited Tham Hin refugee camp in Thailand, May 2002, to check on conditions of 9,000 refugees from bordering Myanmar.
As everyone knows she's famous for adopting children. Angelina, and Brad Pitt are parents of four children, with Angie pregnant with possible twins.
Their kids names are, Zahara, Maddox, Pax, and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who is their first biological born.
In 2005 she adopted a Ethiopian girl named Zara, Zara was to be an orphan due to AIDS, but the child's mother couldn't afford to care for her and put her up for adoption. Angie named the girl Zahara Marley Jolie.
Angie and Billy Bob Thornton, adopted a refugee boy from Cambodian named Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie, he was born on August 5th, 2001 in Cambodia. His original name was Rath Viboland since their split, Angelina took custody.
They say when Angelina was working on Lara Croft, and was filming in Cambodia was quite taken with the beauty of the country, and was setback by the shock of the poverty. It was what inspired her to adopt a child from Cambodia, and also what inspired her to donate 1/3 of her future earnings to charity.
Angie and Brad adopted a three-year-old Vietnamese boy named Pax Thien Jolie born November 29, 2003, who was initially named Pham Quang Sang. Because the Tam Binh orphanage does not allow unmarried couples to adopt, Jolie adopted Pax as a single parent, with Pitt later adopting his son domestically. Pax was abandoned outside a Ho Chi Minh City hospital shortly after his birth.
Angelina gave birth to Brad Pitt's daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27, 2006 in Namibia, Africa, where she had complications, and an emergency c-section under dangerous conditions. They named their baby, Shiloh, and that name is copywritten so don't copy Angie's name, she won't be impressed. Now they are on their second biological child, or twins as rumor has it.
Brad adopted Angelina's children, and they all have the surname of Jolie-Pitt.
Cool Stuff About Angelina Jolie.
Number one: She has said time and time again, she and Brad were not a couple, or having an affair when they filmed the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004. The movie premiered in 2005. Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, and their divorce was finalized in 2005. Angelina has been quoted to say, that her mother had been hurt by adultery, Ange would never touch another woman's husband. Brad's break-up with Jennifer Aniston created quite a controversy, and both have moved on with their lives, and are both happy. And all three of them were scheduled to host together last month, and all went fine. It took people a long time to accept Brad and Angelina's union, but as their family grows, so does their bond, and the public rooting for and loving Brangelina.
Now with that unpleasantness out of the way, let's take a look at the wicked cool facts about Angelina.
She was born on June 04th, 1975 in Los Angeles.
She started modelling at age 14, and was a Model in London, New York, and LA.
Majored in film, at the New York University.
Actress Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell are her godparents.
She collects knives and has an interest in mortuary science.
Growing up she wanted to be a mortician, and has been quoted to say
‘If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.'
She is a natural blond. Her blond grew in darker as she got older, and she had her hair-dyed brunette at a young age.
Jolie means pretty in French.
In the year 2000 Angelina married actor Billy Bob Thornton, reportedly they each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks. Angie wore black leather pants, and a white t-shirt where she wrote his name on the back, with her own blood.
She was married to Billy Bob Thornton when she filmed Lara Croft, in the film Tomb Raider.
Angelina was one of the first actresses to win 3 consecutive Golden Globes in 3 different categories.
Best Supporting Actress in a Mini Series. George Wallace 1997 for TV.
Best Actress in a TV Movie or Mini Series of Gia in 1998 for TV,
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for ‘Girl', Interrupted in 1999. Coincidentally, all her roles were based on real people nomination, and she additionally earned a SAG Award.
2002. I'm drawn to kids that are already born. I think some people are meant to do certain things, and I believe I'm meant to find my children in the world somewhere and not necessarily have them genetically.
Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you've got no matter how much it takes.
Her tattoos are interesting don't you think? They all hold significance to her personally, and here's what I found out, that some of them mean.
She's had about 19 tattoos, some of which she has covered up.
1. H Tattoo
An H, tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, signifying the H, in her brother's last name. Actor James Haven, the two are very close.
2. Buddhist Sanskirt Symbol.
The Japanese sign for death, now covered up by a prayer symbol for her son which are Buddhist Sanskirt symbols.
3, & 4. American Indian Symbol.
Two pointy black, American Indian symbols on her lower back.
A dragon on her left hip, now covered up by a Latin Cross. She woke up after a hot night out in Amsterdam, and woke up with a funny looking dragon, which she later covered up.
6. Large Black Cross.
A large black cross on her lower stomach, and hip. (Cover-up cross)
7. Latin Phrase.
The Latin phrase "Quod me nutrit me destruit" ("What nourishes me also destroys me") tattooed across her stomach with the black cross.
She had a window on her lower back, which she covered up, as she said when she got it she felt like she was on the inside looking out, and now she lives on the outside.
Has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages." on her left forearm. To cover up her tattoo she shared with her ex Johnny Lee Miller, which was the Japanese symbol for courage.
10-13. The Coordinates for her Chidren's Birth Places.
Has tattoos of the coordinates representing the locations where she adopted Maddox and Zahara, and where she gave birth to Shiloh on her left arm, which cover up the Billy Bob Thornton's name on June 2006. The Coordinates are:
Maddox: N11° 33' 00, E104° 51' 00
Zahara N09° 02' 00; E038° 45' 00
Pax N10° 46' 00 E106° 41' 40
Shilo S22° 40' 26 E014° 31' 40.
14. XIII the Roman Number 13 is on her left arm.
15. She has the Arabian symbol for ‘Strength of Courage' on her right forearm.
16. Know Your Rights. Beneath her neck, between her shoulders on her back.
17. A large Asian Tiger on her lower back.
18. A Dragon Under the Tiger
19. An M on the palm of her hand, symbolizing her deceased mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
That's all I could find out, she's probably had more since, and she's always changing them as her desires and hopes and her life changes and grows.
Angelina has been featured, Rated Number one as Sexiest Woman Alive, Hottest Hottie, Smartest Woman, or made the top ten list 20 times since the year 2002.
1) She ranked #2 in 2000 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dressed List.
2) Named the world's sexiest woman in Swedish magazine Cafe'.
3) Ranked #6 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002.
4) Voted the 3rd Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
5) Was named "The sexiest woman alive" by the Swedish evening newspaper "Aftonbladet in 2003.
6) She was voted the ninth sexiest woman in FHM UK's top 100 sexiest in 2004.
7) Named Esquire Magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2004.
8) Voted #1 star most men would like to kiss under the mistletoe in a poll for Sky Movies.
9) Voted Hollywood's Sexiest Single Mother, in a poll for website Date.com.
10) She was voted #2 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
11) Named Most Beautiful Woman in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People 2005 issue. More than 500,000 readers were polled.
12) Named #1 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement in 2005.
13) Ranked #1 in E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
14) She is the woman most American males would like to date on New Year's Eve, according to a survey by movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc.
15) Was the cover girl for the much anticipated issue of Forbes Magazine, in which appeared the infamous Celebrity 100 list June 2006.
16) Named #4 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2006 list.
17) Voted #1 star most men would like to kiss under the mistletoe in a poll for Sky Movies.
18) 2007 - Ranked #33 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
19) In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $20 million.
20) #34 2008 askmen.com Sexiest Woman Alive.
Now that's only scratching the surface of the Internationally Recognized and loved Angelina Jolie. We didn't even cover her great movies, but then again, her movies are only a small piece of the greatness of Angelina Jolie, it's what she does besides acting that makes her so great.
Congrats on your babybump once again to Angelina and Brad. Hoping you are having twins, and a happy life.