Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie: Some lesser-known facts about her

 | Updated: Jun 03, 2021, 06:12 PM IST

Angelina Jolie turns 46 today and we bring you some lesser known facts that you may not know about Hollywood's most famous diva.



After her divorce with Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie starred in a movie titled 'Foxfire' with Jenny Shimizu, who is a lesbian. In an interview, Angelina revealed that she was so attracted by Jenny that they ended up dating and then Angelina came out as bisexual.


The pilot girl

Daughter of two Hollywood actors, Angelina Jolie knows how to fly a plane. She got her pilot’s license in 2004, which allows her to fly small private planes. She also own a plane name Cirrus SR22. 


Brother-sister duo

Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven are close and share a good relationship. The duo was once spotted kissing in public and that led to rumours that she was having an affair with her brother James. 


Global Family

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a total of 6 kids together -- Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne and Knox, 11. Maddox, Zahara and Pax were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, respectively. The remaining three are their biological children.

Their oldest child Maddox was adopted when she was still married to Billy Bob Thornton. 


Award winner

Angelina Jolie is two-time Academy winner. She won Best Supporting Actress for her work in 'Girl, Interrupted' in 2000 and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2013. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her part in 'The Changeling'.


Hard times

In 2003, she was told that she has genes that would almost guarantee that she would have breast cancer in future. In order to cure that, she had a double mastectomy (a surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer) and to make sure she would never have a chance of getting breast cancer.

After her mastectomy, she wrote an article about her experience in the New York Times and became an advocate for Breast Cancer education.


A Tatoo Lover

Angelina Jolie is a tattoo lover. The 'Maleficent' actress was used to getting a tattoo for every serious relationship she had. When she was dating Billy Bob Thornton, she had his name tattooed on her shoulder, which was later hidden by her kid's name which she adopted with her now ex-husband Brad Pitt.

Jolie has at least fourteen tattoos on her body.


Sexy women on planet

Angelina Jolie has been voted multiple times in magazines of all over the world as one of the most beautiful and sexy woman on the planet. In 2003, a magazine carried a survey, asking men if they could pick any woman in the world to go on a New Year’s date. A whopping 35% of them mentioned Angelina Jolie, making her the first choice.