Born June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, Angelina Jolie Voight (yes,
Jolie is her middle name, which she used so she didn't have
to bear the burden of her father's name, Jon Voight) has become
one of the 'in' women in Hollywood. Daring to be different,
perhaps to the point of being bizarre, Jolie (incidently meaning"pretty
le girl" in French) has starred in many big budget films of
late and has catapulted herself from model daughter of a famous
acting pair to a top billed actress in her own right. There
are many press accounts though of her having a distant relationship
with her father, the New York Post's Jennifer Tung reports in
an interview with Jolie, mentioning her father's name caused
the normally outspoken actress to fall silent, lose eye contact,
and become distant. She does praise her mother Marcheline Bertrand
and brother James Haven Voight, in fact acting in five films
at the USC School of Cinema, of which her brother directed.
Her first notable film was the internet ground breaker film
Hackers in 1995. Angelina had her most memorable role perhaps
in the film Gia, which profiled the life of the bisexual and
heroin addict Gia Carangi, who also died from AIDS. At the time,
it has been said that Jolie who tends to absorb herself in her
roles, may have gotten too much into this one according to worried
friends. Her breakout year though for big budget films occurred
in 1999, with roles in Girl, Interrupted (released nationally
in 2000) in which she co-starred with Winona Ryder, and The
Bone Collector, which also featured Denzel Washington. Her latest
release is Gone in 60 Seconds, in which it is rumored Angelina
was caught nude in the sack with co-star, and married, Nicolas
Cage. Just after will be Dancing in the Dark, which is said
to contain graphic nudity which Jolie insists "I'm going to
fight for them not to cut any of it." The sex life of Jolie
also may be considered bizarre. Besides her admitted affection
towards death and the macabre, Jolie sports several scars from
playing with knives (including an X on her arm, a slice on her
stomach and a nick on her neck), or as she puts it "You're young,
you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; s--- happens."
She also has spoken of using knifes in sexual play. Its unknown
whether that played a factor in the recent 1999 divorce of Jonny
Lee Miller whom she married in 1995. Although doubtful as the
marriage started out in the same fashion, with Jolie's wedding
garb being a white shirt with her husbands name painted across
the back... in her own blood! Jolie also has admitted several
times to being bisexual, although besides Miller, she's been
romantically linked to Timothy Hutton, whom she dated for about
a year. Angelina's most recent hook up ended up in marriage.
The lucky man is Billy Bob Thornton, whom she met on the set
of Pushing Tin. The two married in a small Las Vegas wedding.
It was reported that Angelina checked herself into UCLA for
psychological examination only four days prior to the wedding.
There have been many reports that the marriage is doomed, noting
that this is Billy Bob's fifth attempt at marital happiness.
Left behind in this relationship was Laura Dern, who had thought
she was going to marry Billy Bob. Dern's mother told the Enquirer
"Billy Bob Thorton is a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I'm shocked.
Billy Bob told me he wants my daughter to be his wife and I
know they've talked about having kids. I don't know how to make
sense out of it." Nevertheless, Angelina claims it is true love,
saying Billy Bob is the love of her life. She's also told friends
that he is "the biggest in Hollywood" which is especially important
since Angelina has said "I love sex! I never get enough, I need
it more than anyone I know." Jolie sports many tattoos, one
of which was an H on the inside of her wrist. That and perhaps
many other tattoos are ones Angelina is rumored to want to have
removed, though she did it again when she got a 'Billy Bob'
tattoo just before marrying the actor.