Mother of six Angelina Jolie, who turned 43 this year, embraces getting older. “Wisdom, understanding, clarity of thought – all the things that come with age are also beautiful and feminine qualities. “I’d like to think we all get better with age – men and women.” Looking in the mirror these days, Angelina says she sees her mother Marcheline Bertrand looking back, which “warms her”. An actress and humanitarian like her daughter, Marcheline, who died from ovarian cancer in 2007, is the reason Angelina was drawn to fragrance house Guerlain.
Before being unveiled as the face of its new perfume Mon Guerlain last year, the Oscar-winning actress hadn’t appeared in a beauty campaign for ten years, but when chief executive Laurent Boillot flew out to Cambodia to discuss the opportunity, Angelina was reminded of her mother’s love of a particular Guerlain face powder. “She hardly ever wore make-up, but she saved this powder for special occasions,” she tells us. “I grew up thinking of Guerlain as this very fancy French brand.” Having directed last year’s Golden Globe and Bafta-nominated First They Killed My Father, Angelina returned to acting this year, voicing one of the characters in Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and filming Maleficent 2 in the UK. HELLO! caught up with her ahead of the launch of a eau de toilette version of Mon Guerlain to find out more about the new fragrance and how the brand is paying tribute to her mother.
Angelina and William Hague has written an article for the English magazine The Telegraph, writing about the urgent subject warcrimes, read full article in our press archive.
The UN General Assembly is viewed each year through the prism of speeches by world leaders at the marble podium.
But the UN exists for the millions of people worldwide who will never set foot in its corridors: the “men and women of nations large and small” whose equal rights to justice and security are enshrined in the UN Charter.
In principle, the UN belongs as much to the poorest refugee as it does to any President or Prime Minister. In practice, the interests and priorities of powerful member states determine which violations of human rights are addressed and which continue unchecked.
World leaders gathered at the UN this week should recommit to the principle that there can be no long-term peace and security without accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
This is a matter of self-interest as much as idealism. The erosion of the rule of law in any part of the world eats away at the foundations of our long-term security. Peace settlements that give amnesty for crimes against civilians perpetuate insecurity. Don’t take us on our word, look at history.
Angelina along with several other actresses has written their own love letter to the French director for ‘Interview’ magazine and you can read the all the letters in the press archive and Angelina’s letter below.
Angelina Jolie, Actress and director
When I think of Agnès, I think of us sitting barefoot on the floor after a screening of one of her films, talking about life and laughing. How do I do her justice? She is a woman in full, who combines grace and intellect with an irresistible sense of fun and lightness of spirit. She has learned to find joy in life and she transmits that to everyone around her. She’s not interested in conforming to anyone else’s idea of what a woman or an artist should be, and her independence of mind is part of what makes her so distinctive. I think her impact will continue to grow with time. People often speak of how she broke new ground for women filmmakers—and she has—but to discuss it that way is to limit her contribution. She broke new ground as an artist, period.
Angelina wrote an article for CNN in her role as a UNHCR Special Envoy and you should really read this, in Angelinas own words.
Angelina Jolie: A tale of two refugee girls
Refugee families endure innumerable forms of mental and physical anguish, including the pain of being unable to provide their children with food when they are hungry or medicine when they are ill or injured. But I have also seen how much it weighs on refugee parents when they are unable to send their children to school, knowing that with each passing year, their life prospects are shrinking and their vulnerability is growing.
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that rising numbers of refugee children are not receiving an education. While the implications are grave, our response should not be to despair but instead to see an opportunity.
The global refugee crisis is a major challenge for our generation. But the task is not hopeless. Refugees themselves are not passively waiting for help, but are actively searching for ways to be part of the recovery of their countries. Education is a key to helping them to do this.
The contrasting lives of two Syrian girls I have met brought this home to me vividly.
The first was a young girl who arrived in Lebanon with her five siblings when she was 11. Her mother had been killed in an airstrike, and the children were separated from their father. There was no parent to put food on the table, so she spent her days collecting garbage to sell for miniscule amounts of money and doing the back-breaking labor of fetching water and cooking and cleaning so her siblings could go to school.
She had to set aside her dream of becoming a doctor, and at 14, she married and become a mother. Today, she still cannot read or write. Even if the war ended tomorrow, she has been robbed of her childhood and the future she might have had.
Read full article in the press archive.
Several magazine scans from 2018 have been added to the gallery and they are all listed below. We scanned the new Swedish magazine Mama for you as well and translated their exclusive interview with Angelina for the site, enjoy!
Hello (UK) – September 10, 2018
Grazia (UK) – August 27, 2018
People (US) – August 27, 2018
Mama (Sweden) – August 2018
Hello (UK) – July 9, 2018
People (US) – July 2, 2018
US Weekly (US) – July 2, 2018
Grazia (UK) – May 28, 2018
Hola (US) – May 1, 2018
Look (UK) – April 2, 2018
Hello (Georgia) – April 2018
On the surface she is a superwoman, but even a Hollywood mom is vulnerable. In an exclusive interview with Mama, Angelina Jolie tells about life as a single parent, the divorce of Brad Pitt, about the operations and about having a heart bleeding for a burning world.
It’s easy to believe that Angelina Jolie is a super woman. She is one of Hollywood’s best-paid actors, she has a flourishing career as a producer, scriptwriter and director and she puts both the strength and the money to make the world a better place. In addition, she is a mother of no less than six (!) Children.
But everything is not as perfect as it looks on the surface, she tells when Mama’s Tina Jøhnk Christensen meets her during the filming of the Disney film “Maleficent 2” in London. Even a superwoman puzzles and struggles to make life go together.
“I do not think it’s easy for any woman to catch up with both family, work and herself. The most important thing for me has been to try to prioritize. At the top of the list are the children always. Their happiness and health are always the most important. I try to build their self-esteem so that they become six strong individuals, who are humble and thoughtful at the same time.
Read full interview in the press archive!