why is she famous?
Angelina Jolie starred in thrillers like The Bone Collector and Taking Lives, blockbusters such as Gone in Sixty Seconds and Tomb Raider, and bombs like Alexander. She's also famous for her headlining way of life. From her well-documented marriage to fellow actor Billy Bob Thornton to her need to constantly tattoo her body, Angelina is famous for her personal and professional life.
Born June 4, 1975, Angelina Jolie Voight, daughter of Oscar winning actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, used her middle name as her last name (the French translation of beautiful), probably in order to succeed, independent of her father's success as an actor. At age 11, Jolie began studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, six years after making her film debut in Lookin' to Get Out, starring her father.