One of the biggest stars on the planet, Angelina Jolie has had many ups and downs, was declared a homewrecker by some and became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the age of 26.
Check out some of Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments, from her red carpet antics and her controversial statements to the choices she made in her personal life.
Directing Brad Pitt
The two movie stars have kept their careers apart even since meeting and falling in love on the set on “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, but they’ve got two new projects coming up.
Angelina wrote and directed the upcoming film “By the Sea”, in which she stars along with her husband, and he’s already “in negotiations” for her next feature film, “Africa”. Does Angie make Brad audition?
The Double Mastectomy
One of Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments, her announcement that she had undergone a double mastectomy made headlines around the world and drew attention to the importance of preventive measures when it comes to cancer. Since she has a BRCA1 gene mutation that also caused her grandmother, mother and aunt to die of breast or ovarian cancer, the actress has also announced that she’s also planning a preventive oophorectomy.
The actress and director has been plagued by anorexia rumors for a long time, and they returned when she showed up in Sydney to promote her second directorial effort, “Unbroken”. Japanese actor Miyavi told The Huffington Post that her gaunt appearance was a result of the film’s production: “I was surprised how skinny she got. You know, she was not eating much. I felt so bad I was the only one who got fat during filming.”
Oscars Dress Controversy
Few movie stars manage to turn a red carpet moment into a major meme, but one of Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments got plenty of attention. At the 2012 Academy Awards, the actress showed up in a Versace dress with a thigh high slit and really worked it on the red carpet. After “The Descendants” writer Jim Rash parodied her in his Oscar acceptance speech, all everyone cared about the next day was her dress.
Adopting as a Single Parent
Angelina Jolie’s bad girl image started to change when she started the adoption process of a Cambodian orphan named Maddox. The actress was married to Billy Bob Thornton, but ended up splitting from him and adopting as a single parent. Jolie would go on to adopt two more children with her new partner Brad Pitt.
The Drug Video
Shot in the late ‘90s, but released in 2014, a video that depicted the actress pacing around her apartment and talking on the phone ended up as Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments. The footage wast taken by Franklin Meyer, who claimed he sold her cocaine and heroin.
Revealing Her First Pregnancy
Keeping her first pregnancy a secret was certainly difficult for one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but Angelina managed to surprise with a big baby bump when she was photographed in 2006, five months pregnant with her daughter Shiloh. Another shocking moment was her decision to give birth in Namibia, and then donating the proceeds from selling the first baby pictures to UNICEF.
The Blood Controversy
One of Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments was the reveal that she and husband Billy Bob Thornton were wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks. He later explained to The Hollywood Reporter that “she thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one.”
Coming Out as Bisexual
Angelina made major headlines in 2003, when she told Barbara Walters that “If I fell in love with a woman tomorrow, would I feel that it’s okay to want to kiss and touch her? If I fell in love with her? Absolutely! Yes!”
Kissing Her Brother
After winning her first Academy Award, the actress locked lips with her brother, James Haven, in one of Angelina Jolie’s most shocking moments. Their close relationship started many rumors, but later their former nanny explained that it was just sisterly love.