Trivia

  • Angelina is a mother of six.
  • Angelina first got the title UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador or Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency in August 2001 and in April 2012 she became a Special Envoy.
  • In 2003 was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN’s Correspondents’ Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.
  • Angelina now has a manager but didn’t have a publicist untill 2007 and now she doesn’t have one unless she really needs one in specific and very hectic periods. She said a bit jokingly that she never really got along with any publicists.
  • Beside one of her bathroom sinks there is a plaque that reads, ‘Some Days it’s not worth chewing through the leather straps in the morning.’
  • She has over 30 tattoos.
  • Had childhood dream of becoming a funeral director.
  • Her favorite Disney character is Dumbo the flying elephant, she has said that she cried when he was able to fly.
  • Has tattoos of the coordinates representing the locations where she adopted or gave birth to all her kids.
  • Gave her Oscar Statuette, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critic Choice Award to her mother and brother.
  • She graduated from El Rodeo elementary school in 1989.
  • Graduated from Beverly Hills High School at age 16.
  • In her teens Angelina studied at the Strasberg Institute.
  • Majored in film at New York University.
  • When she was younger she had a snake called Harry Dean Stanton, a lizard called Vladmir and a hamster. She also had two small poodles and a pet rat named Harry together with Billy Bob Thornton.
  • Made her stage debut playing a German dominatrix in “Room Service”.
  • Her favorite feature about herself is the way her veins take shape on her forearms.
  • Replaced Charlize Theron as Elise Clifton-Ward in The Tourist (2010) shortly before filming began.
  • Jolie is actually her middle name, her father Jon Voight gave both her and her brother James Haven a middle name which could also be used as a surname if they wanted to change it later on in life. In 2003 Angelina finally deleted her fathers name; Voight. So now her last name really is Jolie and it means “pretty” or “lovely” in French and Angelina means “pretty little Angel”.
  • Quit acting for six months after the filming of Gia (1998).
  • Knows how to tango.
  • Says she never goes anywhere without her Blistex.
  • Had an obsessive crush on Dr. Spock when she was younger.
  • Used to smoke Parliament Lights cigarettes and Marlboro reds, but is hasn’t been seen smoking for many years now.
  • Is the niece of Chip Taylor, who wrote the famous song “Wild Thing”.
  • Has dabbled with drugs such as cocaine, E, LSD, and heroine but vows never to touch them again.
  • Used to think that Cherrios were the “greatest food in the world.”
  • The favorite movie of her father’s is Anaconda (1997).
  • She is very close to and protective of her older brother, James Haven. He often accompanies her to awards shows, and she used his name, or at least his memory, as inspiration in the “Where’s Jamie?!” scene in Girl, Interrupted (1999).
  • Collects knives and has an interest in mortuary science.
  • On her father’s side, she has German and Slovak ancestry. Her mother was of approximately one half French-Canadian, one quarter Dutch, and one quarter Polish, descent. Angelina also has a remote Huron ancestor, her maternal eight times great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha, who was born, c. 1649, in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec. Angelina’s paternal grandparents were Elmer Vojtka, later Elmer Voight, and Barbara Kamp, while Angelina’s maternal grandparents were Rolland Frederic Bertrand and Lois June Gouwens.
  • Her father starred with her godmother Jacqueline Bisset in End of the Game (1975), which was directed by her godfather Maximilian Schell.
  • Consulted with real-life FBI profiler Robert K. Ressler for her role in Taking Lives (2004).
  • She was made an official citizen of Cambodia by the King in August 2005 for her ongoing efforts to help the environment there. And her son Maddox has a forest named after him.
  • Performed her own stunts in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and received cuts from the chandelier scene as a result. She also set fire to her silk pajamas on the chandelier while she was doing her “bungee jumps” in the house. She was taken to a hospital with minor burns but resumed filming the next day.
  • Her godfather Maximilian Schell always gave her a doll as a birthday present, from her first to sixteenth. Sometimes it was a modern doll, made of plastic, sometimes it was an old and precious one, made of wood or porcelain.
  • Holds a Private Pilot Certificate with the Airplane, Single Engine, Land rating. This means that she is qualified to fly any single-engined aircraft based on land (i.e., no seaplanes) under visual flight rules only (i.e., no instrument qualifications yet so she cannot fly in conditions requiring instruments).
  • Has a fondness for Liverpool Football Club because her son Maddox “only wants to play for Liverpool”.
  • Is left-handed and therefore had to have guns specially made so that she could reload them easily for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).
  • In 2006, after the birth of her daughter Shiloh, she sold the first pictures of her newborn for $4,100,000. She later donated the profits to charity.
  • Angelina has revealed that although her mom’s name was Marcheline, everyone called her “Marshmallow”, because she was such a softie.
  • When Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton first married, in 2000 the couple moved into the Beverly Hills home formerly owned by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.
  • Was 6 months pregnant with her daughter Shiloh when she completed filming The Good Shepherd (2006).
  • Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Shiloh in order to begin filming A Mighty Heart (2007).
  • Was named after costumer designer Angela Alexander who designed costumes for the film The All-American Boy (1973) that her father Jon Voight starred in. Jon and Angela became good friends on the set, and he became fascinated when she told him her original Greek name was “Angeliki”, which in Greek means “Angelic Messenger of God”. During the film’s shoot, Jon Voight came to Angela on the set and told her that one day if he and his wife (then actress Marcheline Bertrand) ever had a daughter he was going to name her “Angelica”. They had only had a son at the time; Jolie was born two years later. Although he originally named her Angelica, a year later after his divorce with Marcheline, she began calling her “Angelina.”.
  • Was 2 months pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne when she completed filming Changeling (2008).
  • Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in order to begin filming Salt (2010).
  • Delivered all her biological children via scheduled Caesarean sections.
  • She handpicked Lana Del Rey to perform the song “Once Upon a Dream” as the main theme for Maleficent (2014).
  • Was made a honorary Dame by Queen Elizabeth II on June 13, 2014 in London.
  • Under gone a preventive double mastectomy, two years later had reconstructive surgery implanting breast implants.
  • In a multilingual household her kids speak French and according to Angelina they all have their own respective languages. Shiloh is learning the Khmer, Pax is learning Vietnamese, Maddox is learning German and Russian, Zahara is focused on French, Vivienne is learning Arabic,and Knox is learning American Sign Language.
  • She and Brad Pitt married in California 14 August 2014 and in southern France 23 August 2014. She filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on September 20, 2016.
  • Counts Sidney Lumet’s The Hill (1965) as a film that had a particularly profound effect on her. A great admirer of Lumet’s filmmaking style, Angelina keeps a copy of his 1995 book “Making Movies” as her frequent film reference bible.