Angelina Jolie: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Kathleen A. Tracy

By Kathleen A. Tracy

Angelina Jolie has understandably created a mystique within the eyes of the general public. a unprecedented attractiveness and expert actress, she has already earned an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy award. Her unconventional own lifestyles, in spite of the fact that, has continually drawn as a lot consciousness as her performing abilities. over the last decade, enthusiasts have watched her evolve from Hollywood's rebellious wild baby - notorious for her daring tattoos and surprising two-year marriage to actor Billy-Bob Thornton - to a mom and devoted human rights suggest. jointly she and Brad Pitt have followed 3 overseas youngsters, sparking an adoption pattern between different celebrities. top identified for portraying robust, edgy ladies in movie, Jolie exudes her personal energy off-screen as she gracefully balances the pressures of relations lifestyles, humanitarian efforts, and a flourishing career.This particular biography features a chronology of vital occasions, illustrations, and a bibliography of print and digital assets. excellent for fanatics and basic readers seeking to research extra approximately one in all latest such a lot fascinating and sought-after celebrities.

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She isn’t a model who just had some problems. This girl did not go back to Oklahoma and live a different kind of life. She died,” he emphasized. “Everybody thinks the worst thing that could happen if you send your teenage daughter to New York to be a model is she wouldn’t be successful. ”13 Jolie was fresh off her Golden Globe for George Wallace when Gia premiered on HBO. It was clear that Angelina had arrived. Ed Martin wrote in USA Today, “Jolie is dazzling as the doomed beauty . . Her performance is a remarkably consistent mix of steely strength and crippling vulnerability.

16. As heard by Kathleen Tracy, Golden Globe Awards, 1998. 17. Angelina Jolie, interview by Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NBC, January 29, 1998. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 5 THE SPLASH Unfortunately, there are few layered, interesting film roles for women, especially young actresses in the early phase of their careers. As more female filmmakers nudge their way into the business, there seems to be an effort to correct this, but the very nature of the film business makes change difficult.

She had modeled a few times in Philadelphia and had done some work for Gimbels. When she was 17, Gia was out dancing at a mostly gay club called DCA when stylist and would-be photographer Maurice Tannenbaum asked if he could take some pictures of her. At the photography shoot, Gia met a woman who knew Wilhelmina Cooper, a former fashion model who owned one of the world’s top modeling agencies. The woman took Gia to New York to meet Wilhelmina, where Gia announced herself by carving her name in the receptionist’s desk with a switchblade.

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