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The “wild girl”, the battered teenager who worked in a funeral home, the most vulnerable of the celebrities: portrait of Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (Photo: EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT)
Angelina Jolie (Photo: EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT)

His present seems to be adjusting to what he represents for the top-notch film industry. Over time he focused on his career, which each director asks. today Angelina Jolie (46) prepares for the premiere of The Eternals, the superhero movie in which he will have a starring role.

However, and beyond what seems to be a wonderful present, surrounded by her children Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, and the twins Knox and Vivienne-, his life story is full of drama. Separate from Brad Pitt, in what is the most expensive and lengthy divorce between celebrities, now looks at life from another perspective.

If we focus on that period with Pitt, the estrangement occurred in 2016. And while they have been legally divorced since 2019, the final word has not yet been said. Everyone can redo their love life and will not incur an illegality for justice, but there are still issues to be resolved. The most controversial: the sentence was recently ruled, with the shared custody of the children.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split up in 2016
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split up in 2016

Beyond what the judge in the case said, complex days will come. Pitt got what he wanted, which is not what Angelina, who wanted the tenancy to be hers alone, was asking for. In between, the boys always said they wanted to stay with the mother. Without going any further, Maddox – who is now of age – dispensed with his paternal surname, angered by the actor’s treatment of his mother.

Emotional ups and downs and health problems were present throughout her career as an actress, a profession in which she shines every time she appears. When he focuses on the role they ask him to bring out his ability to interpret, as happened in several projects. in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider he put the body and practically did not use double risk despite the dangerous scenes. He won two awards oscar and three Golden Globe Awards, among the most important, although on its ledge it holds many others.

If we go back to his adolescence, when he still did not know what the future would hold, he faced anorexia, bulimia and depression. Disorders that accompany it to this day, and for which it makes a great effort to overcome them and get ahead. In this sense, in periods when it is not in fullness, they become present and surpass it. During these stages he usually does not leave his house if it is not necessary. He prefers not to cross paths with the paparazzi and find himself on the front pages of the yellow press.

Angelina Jolie in her early modeling career, in which she did not prosper (Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie in her early modeling career, in which she did not prosper (Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

When he was studying what in Argentina is known as high school, he tried to venture into the world of modeling, but he did not have the success he sought. This added a new item for her peers to continue to mock her. And they increased Angelina’s low self-esteem

While she was a student without too many learning problems, the school stage was one of the most difficult she went through. There was a moment when she wanted to give up, but she finally moved on, against all that frightened her, against the self-flagellation. “For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself off and feeling the pain might have made me live the feeling of some kind of liberation; it’s somehow therapeutic for me,” he said in an interview during 1999.

Years ago, Cis Rundle, who was her nanny, revealed how she was as a girl. He took care of her for eight years and lived closely all the inconveniences that Angelina went through. “It was a wild girl. He liked to experience the pain by putting his fingers on the hot wax. Then, in her teens, she was abused by her peers, she was mistreated,” she said in RadarOnline.

“I once took her to the hospital because she didn’t eat anything. Marcheline (her mom) was very worried, but in the end he managed to overcome anorexia“Rundle said, adding, “I’m very proud of her.”

The death of his mother, in 2007, caused him great pain from which he struggled to recover (Photo: Shutterstock)
The death of his mother, in 2007, caused him great pain from which he struggled to recover (Photo: Shutterstock)

All those experiences made him transform his personality. He began to respond to grievances with punches and insults. From the age of 14 until he finally finished school, his problems became the bad behavior. That applied young woman was no longer. Although he fulfilled the tasks, he lived in constant struggle with his companions and even with his friends. He even changed his clothes. There was an instant, at its most rebellious, that threw away all his clothes and had only black clothes.

However, further back in time, Jolie did not associate this way of behaving with the suffering she suffered, but with a lifestyle. In a moment, before you turn 18, he worked in a funeral home: he was in charge of directing the courtships. “Still those times are in my heart. I loved being a punk girl, full of tattoos“, he recalled.

He talks about the drawings, and on his skin there are more than 20. Each represents a period of their life. One of the most striking is a Latin phrase: Me quod me nutrit destruit, whose translation would be Everything that feeds me, destroys me.

Angelina Jolie with five of her six children
Angelina Jolie with five of her six children

As she climbed as an actress, her life was being prosecuted. Certain aspects were being left aside, but against bulimia and anorexia he fought and struggled every day. Her context and genetics do not help her: on one occasion she commented that skipping a meal, just that, already makes her lose weight; you constantly need to maintain a rigorous diet. When life plays a trick on you, being able to maintain balance becomes complex.

In 2007 he went through deep grief over the loss of his mother. There, once again, the problems that we have been deploying in these lines, reappeared like sharp blades. He went into a great depression and spent several months without leaving his home. “His death changed me.. Losing the warmth and love of a mom is like this as if someone suddenly took away a blanket that protected you from everything“.

Angelina Jolie prepares for the premiere of The Eternals (Photo: Twitter @MarvelDato)
Angelina Jolie prepares for the premiere of The Eternals (Photo: Twitter @MarvelDato)

In 2016, in the midst of her divorce from Brad Pitt, when they were still living under the same roof, she had to be hospitalized because of her worrying general condition. As reported by the magazine The National Enquirer, when he interned he was weighing 35 kilos. “He goes several days without eating and Brad is very worried. His life is at risk, he needs a solution immediately,” was the information provided by the media at the time.

Beyond all that, your countenance changes when you are with your children. The biggest are the ones that are pending and do not leave it alone. And besides, the work gave him back the desire.

At the same time, the charitable causes he embarked on a long time ago are his wire to the ground. Their humanitarian side is always latent, whether it’s donating their time as money. Without going any further, a third of what it earns goes to different NGOs that it loves.

Jolie’s life will continue along these paths, with ups and downs, always with that internal struggle not to fall. In this sense, supported by her closest family, her children, those unconditional people who are her breadwinner when depression appears. It’s not easy. But she knows she’s not alone.


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Helen Hernandez is our best writer. Helen writes about social news and celebrity gossip. She loves watching movies since childhood. Email: Helen@oicanadian.com Phone : +1 281-333-2229

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