Angelina Jolie

Overview

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...

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Overview

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: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Women of Achievement Series
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 988,408
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An Eye-Opening Experience 7

2 Child of Hollywood 16

3 Growing Up Hollywood 28

4 Learning Her Craft 40

5 Critical Acclaim 51

6 Angelina Discovers the World 68

7 Mother Goodwill Ambassador, Superstar 82

8 Falling in Love with Mr. Smith 98

9 Having It All 113

Chronology 127

Notes 131

Bibliography 137

Further Resources 139

Picture Credits 140

Index 141

About the Author 146

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