Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, is the daughter of actors Marcheline Bertrand and Jon Voight. Her brother is James Haven, and godparents Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. Age 14, Jolie began working as a model for Finesse Model Management agency, so that appeared on the runway in Los Angeles, New York and London. Shortly thereafter, appeared in several music videos including Meat Loaf ( "Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through"), Antonello Venditti ( "Alta Marea"), Lenny Kravitz ( "Stand by My Woman") and The Lemonheads ( "It's About Time"). When she was 16 years returned to the theater, where he played his first role.
28 March 1996 Angelina married British actor Jonny Lee Miller, whom she met a year earlier on the set of Hackers (1995). During the wedding ceremony was dressed in black leather pants and a white shirt on which his blood had written the name of the groom . The next year, Jolie and Miller went into a state of separation, February 3, 1999 and divorced.
Less than a year later, on May 5, 2000, Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thornton, whom she met while shooting the movie Pushing Tin (1999). As a result of frequent declarations of passionate love and its public presentation of such by wearing the neck bottles with the blood of a partner, both their relationship became one of the favorite topics of the press Sidewalk]. Jolie and Thornton divorced on May 27, 2003. Beginning with the 2005 relationship with actress Brad Pitt became one of the most commonly reported themes in the gossipy world's press.
Jolie is currently one of the world's most recognizable stars of Hollywood. According to studies, Q score after receiving the Oscar in 2000, Angelina recognize about 31% of Americans, while in 2006 it was already 81% of respondents. In 2006, marketing research firm ACNielsen, conducted in 42 countries, showed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the opinion of companies around the world's most desirable brands and promoters of their products.