Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

by Dennis Abrams
     
 

As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight, often overshadowed her. But Jolie soon came into her own. Initially hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she later won an Academy Award, along with a reputation for being an actress of uncommon

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As a child, Angelina Jolie was teased about her unusual looks, and while making her way in the acting world, her Academy Award-winning father, Jon Voight, often overshadowed her. But Jolie soon came into her own. Initially hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, she later won an Academy Award, along with a reputation for being an actress of uncommon commitment and bravery. Today, Jolie is also known as one of the world's best-known humanitarians, traveling the globe as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and bringing aid to refugees in many troubled regions. The daughter of a broken home, she grew up to create her own version of a modern family. Read more about her unique life in Angelina Jolie.

Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139099
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Chelsea House Women of Achievement Series
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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