Every A-list actress has her own fascinating history and for mega-celebrity Angelina Jolie, that history is extra twisty. There are plenty of dark facts about Angelina Jolie, the child of actor Jon Voight, with whom she has long had a contentious relationship. Jolie made her name as a wild child, having notoriously experimented with drugs, gotten married a bunch of times, and even creepily made out with her own brother.
Her more recent years as a formidable acting talent and Special Envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, as well as her family-focused private life, may have led many to forget the morbid marrow at the heart of Angelina Jolie. But we should never forget the other dark Angelina Jolie facts that are the salty to her now sweet disposition. Here's all the reasons why no matter how saint-like Angie gets, she'll always be the dark-minded, knife-wielding, blood-wearing actress who captured our black hearts long ago.
She Exchanged Blood With Then Husband Billy Bob Thornton For Wearing Around Their NecksVideo: YouTube
Angelina and her second husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton, were creepily close. They made no secret of their shared interest in limo sex and wearing vials of the each other's blood.
Thornton told The Hollywood Reporter:
"She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one. Same thing. From that, [according to the tabloids] we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks. And we were vampires and lived in a dungeon."
She Was Married In Rubber Pants And A Bloody T-ShirtPhoto: Hackers/Shout! Factory / YouTube
Angelina Jolie has married three times. Her first spouse, Jonny Lee Miller, married her in 1996. They met while filming the 1995 film Hackers. The two were only married for three years but their wedding was certainly strange. She reportedly donned rubber pants and a T-shirt with Jonny Lee Miller's name scrawled on it...in blood. The two have remained close over the years.
She Was Sexually Adventurous (And Kinky) From A Very Young Age
Always very open about her sexuality, Jolie once claimed she was "was very sexual in kindergarten." While those early years were just games played by children, she has admitted that she first became sexually active at an unusually young age for most women. She started having sex at age 14.
Her eagerness for sexual emotion wasn't always met, and she told OK! that early on in her sexual exploration she introduced knife play. She told the magazine:
"I had started having sex with my boyfriend and the sex and the emotions didn’t feel enough. I was no longer a little girl. In a moment of wanting to feel closer to my boyfriend I grabbed a knife and cut him. He cut me back."
Her Backup Plan If Acting Failed Was To Be A Funeral Director
Jolie's always been drawn to the dark side, so it was no big surprise when she revealed in 2011 that she always wanted to be a mortician. This fascination grew out of discontent with the way her own grandpa's funeral was handled.
Jolie said, "“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral." She even took an at-home course on the subject while in her teens and got a mail-order certificate.