She is so controversial that everyone has an opinion on her life, her career, her family and everything she does. Angelina Jolie is stunning, beautiful, smart, both angelic mother and demonic temptress. Her talent is obvious: she worked as a model and actress since she was a child, she won three Golden Globes in a row (besides other awards and nominees) and if you've seen at least one of her movies, you can't deny her charm.

Angelina Jolie is in the center of attention these days because of her relationships with Brad Pitt and of course because of "A Mighty Hear", her new movie. Her life has been covered by popular media ever since her career breakthrough in 1999, but she was not stranger to show business since she was a child. Angelina is a daughter of actors Marcheline Bertrand and Jon Voight. She had studied in Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, she tried to make a career in modeling at age 16 and she even performed in several music videos before starting a serious career as an actress. She had played roles of rebel teens and problematic persons in TV movies ("True Women", "George Wallace", "Gia"). This experience gained her Golden Globe and SAG awards and helped her career to jump to the next level.

In 1999 she appeared in two movies that made her one of the top actresses of the world. She played a police officer along with Denzel Washington in "The Bone Collector". This part along with the complicated role of harsh sociopath girl in "Girl, Interrupted" stunned every critic that year and left no more doubts of Angelina's talent. She is mostly known for the "Lara Croft" movies where she appeared as adventurous bounty hunter. This character is even called female Indiana Jones. Angelina Jolie performed her own stunts for these movies and gained an image of sexual heroine. Her biggest success was action comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" were she played secret assassin who finds out her husband is assassin as well. Angelina Jolie is also interested in more dramatic characters: she played complicated women in movies "The Good Shepherd" and "A Mighty Heart".

Angelina Jolie often appears on the lists of most beautiful and sexual women. Her body is perfect and she has never tried plastic surgery so far which is uncommon for actress these days. In fact, the shape of her lips is very popular among lovers of plastic surgery. Her body is decorated with 13 tattoos that help her to create the eccentric image. The earlier roles she played formed her image as the "cool girl", however the later movies disclosed Angelina as mature women.

Angelina's relationships with men were always followed by media because of her crazy temper during her twenties. She had her first husband Jonny Lee Miller's name written on her shirt with blood on their wedding day. This marriage hadn't lasted for long, but the second choice was in the center of gossips even more. Both Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were eccentric and dared to demonstrate their feelings in the publicity for the joy of photographers. Their used to carry each others blood in phials on their necks and Angelina used to have his name tattooed. However, this marriage didn't turn out well and they divorced in 2003. She tended to hide her current relationships with Brad Pitt, but she was attacked by media a lot and finally she confirmed the love affair in 2006. She gave birth to their daughter the same year. Angelina and Brad also bring up three adopted children from the third world countries.

Besides Angelina's career and personal life, she is well known for her humanitarian work. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees even named her a Goodwill Ambassador because of the work she done for this organization. Angelina is concerned with refugees from all around the world; she travels a lot to help them, she makes donations for various funds regularly, she even works to promote the need of humanitarian work on the political level.