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Biography: Anjelina Jolie

Posted by mandyf on November 22, 2008

On June 4, 1975 Anjelina Jolie Voight entered the world in Los Angeles California. Anjelina is the daughter of famed thespians Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. her connection to fame hardly ends there though as she claims Jacqueline Bisset and maximilian Schell as her god-parents. With Voight’s Slovak and german roots and Bertrand’s French Canadian and Iroquois roots (Although Voight disputes her Iroquois heritage) they combined to produce a child that grew to be considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Life wasn’t always the Hollywood fairy tale for Jolie as her father left Bertrand in 1976 leaving her to raise Anjelina nd her brother alone. Bertrand gave up acting and moved her kids to Palisades, New York. Voight wasn’t completely out of his childrens life however and Anjelina made her screen debut in a film with him in 1982 called Lookin’ to get out. In 1986 the family moved back to Los Angeles where Anjelina entered the Lee Strasberg Institute where she began developing her acting skills over her two year enrollment appearing in several stage productions but not doing any screen work. After leaving Strasberg, she entered Beverly Hills High School where Anjelina had a less than good experience. With her distinctive features and the fact she often wore second hand clothing due to her mothers income which was described as modest, Jolie was often the kid left behind and the butt of jokes.

This however is not the odd portion of her teen years. Jolie has stated she spent much of her time dreaming of becoming a funeral director in those years. She presented as a cross between a goth and a punk and sported purple locks to complement her black wardrobe. it was also then she moved out and rented a gagrage apartment a few blocks from her mother which isn’t so unusual except she was only fourteen and had a live-in boyfriend. Jolie still today looks back saying that at heart that is who she will always be. This was all made possible because at only fourteen she had signed on with Finesse Modeling Management and was working in both the U.S. and Europe. She also began getting screen time in music videos for Meat Loaf, The Lemonheads, Lenny Kravitz, and Antonello Vendetti. At age 16 she returned to stage acting making her re-entry to the world as a German Dominatrix.

She beagan helping her brothers aspiring career by appearing in five of his student films while he was attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts. it wasn’t however until 1993 she….READ THE REST HERE: http://www.helium.com/items/1244362-anjelina-jolie


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