We’ve collected some surprising facts about Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s most famous actresses! Only the most hardcore fans will know ALL of them; click further to learn some fun tidbits about Angelina Jolie!
In the spotlight since birth
Born on the 4th of June, 1975, Angelina Jolie has been in the spotlight since birth. Her parents Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand were both successful actors, so she appeared in photos in the press from a very young age. Here we see her with her father when Angelina was only four hours old!
Angelina appeared in her first film at age 7
Growing up with actor parents, it is no surprise that Angelina Jolie made her screen debut at the young age of 7. Angelina appeared in ‘Lookin’ to Get Out’ alongside her father in 1982.
Angelina loves reptiles
Growing up, Angelina’s favorite kind of animal was the reptile. She even had a lizard and a few snakes as pets, and she still loves them to this day. In an interview on the website MovieWeb, the actress spoke about working with snakes during the film ‘Alexander’, saying, “I love ‘em, I suppose I like the thing that everybody doesn’t. I think they’re magnificent creatures…”
Modeling at age 14
Angelina didn’t get into acting on a regular basis right away. Instead, starting at age 14, she began her career in modeling.
Angelina is a natural blonde
We would never guess it, but Angelina Jolie is actually a natural blonde!
“My natural color is dark blonde. But when I was four or five, my mother dyed my hair dark brown, and she decided to keep it that way. And I stuck with that,” Jolie told the German magazine Das Neue.
Angelina wasn’t popular growing up
Angelina was not the It girl in school. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jolie said, “At school, I wasn’t that popular person; I was a punk.”
Angelina and brother James both dropped their father’s surname
Angelina Jolie and her older brother James Haven have always been very close. Since they didn’t have a good relationship with their father, John Voight, the siblings decided together to drop their last name, ‘Voight.’ They chose to use their middle names as their last names instead.
Angelina and brother James are CLOSE
While it is good to have a close relationship with your siblings, Angelina and her brother James were known for being EXTREMELY close. They often appeared at events together in the late ’90s and early 2000 and were photographed hanging all over each other and even kissing on the lips. Angelina even had to fight the press over rumors that she was having an affair with James.
Angelina is a pilot
Angelina is a woman of many skills. In the year 2004, she earned her pilot’s license and can fly small private planes. Jolie owns a Cirrus SR22 and occasionally takes it out for a spin. In an interview with People Magazine, Jolie said she mainly learned to fly to impress her son Maddox.
“Every time Mad sees a plane, he’s amazed… (So I thought) if I could actually fly a plane by the time he’s 4, I’ll be like Superman to him.”
Angelina is not on Facebook
Angelina and her kids are not on social media. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ in 2018, Jolie said, “I’m not on Facebook, and none of my children are on Facebook. Nobody’s even asked to be.”