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Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Angelina Jolie

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If you are an Angelina Jolie fan, you already know all about her numerous tattoos, her adopted and biological children, and the controversy surrounding the beginning of her relationship with Brad Pitt. But even if you think you're an Angie expert, you may not know this cool Angelina Jolie trivia!

The Angelina Jolie life story has had many twists and turns, and she continues to add new and interesting chapters every year. Born to Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, Jolie grew up demonstrating early signs of acting talent and a flair for finding her way off of the beaten path. Since then, she hasn't hesitated to follow her heart, which sometimes put her smack dab in the middle of the controversial spotlight.

So who is the real Angelina Jolie? Facts that a basic Angelina Jolie biography might leave out, we've gathered here. Did you know about her history of love for Dr. Spock, her butterfly knife skills, or her early desire to be a funeral director? What about her whirlwind relationship to Billy Bob Thornton? You may know she’s had a rocky relationship with her dad, but did you know that Brad Pitt helped her patch things up?  

Here’s your chance to weigh in on the Angelina Jolie wiki. Add your own Angelina Jolie facts vote up the most interesting stories, anecdotes, and quotes!

  • She Has Serious Butterfly Knife Skills

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    She came to her action roles quite honestly, having been an avid weapons collector since youth. During the promotion of Gia, she demonstrated her knife skills on Conan's show. Impressive. 
  • She Was Featured in Several ‘90s Music Videos by Top Groups

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    Look for a 16-year-old Jolie in several music videos from 1990s. Lemonhead’s “It’s About Time,” Lenny Kravitz’s “Stand by My Woman,” Rolling Stone’s “Anybody Seen My Baby,” and Meat Loaf’s “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through.”

    Jolie was a preferred featured player in many music videos. 
    Source: Moviefone


  • She's Had Her Ovaries and Breasts Removed

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    Angelina Jolie's history will include something remarkable. The actress, director, and mother had her ovaries removed in 2015 in a preventative move to reduce her risk of ovarian cancer. Doctors discovered some indicators of pre-cancer during a scan. 

    Jolie had a double masectomy in 2013 after doctors discovered the BRCA1 gene during a screening. The BRCA1 increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancer but only by about o.25%. Jolie said that a mutation in the gene made her risk of breast cancer 87% and ovarian cancer 50%. "I did not do this solely because I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation," Jolie clarified in a New York Times essay. Jolie lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to cancer. 

    Pitt tells interviewers that he thinks his wife is sexy after her breast removal.  

    Sources: Business Insider, New York Times Essay 
  • She Sold Pictures of Her Twins for $14 Million, Then Donated the Money to Charity

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    If you’re going to have pictures of your kids taken by paparazzi, you might as well make some money off of them and give it the money to charity. People and Hello! magazines paid the super star couple $14 million with the funds going to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. 

    Source: Celebrity Fun Facts