Angelina Jolie for ELLE Magazine

Posted on May 15, 2014

Miss Angie is here to serve you some world class muthafuckin FACE.


Angelina-Jolie-ELLE-Magazine-June-2014-Issue-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“Maleficent” star Angelina Jolie covers the June 2014 issue of ELLE magazine in Saint Laurent photographed by Hedi Slimane.

On what she used to think her life would be like: “I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person,” Jolie says. “Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.”

On how her relationship with Pitt has evolved over the past eight years: “You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy. After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”

On casting her daughter Vivienne in “Maleficent”: and how she and Pitt feel about the kids getting into show business: “For young Aurora, they needed a child who wouldn’t be fazed by the Mistress of All Evil hissing “I don’t like children” in her face. “And my little Vivienne—we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she doesn’t care. […] Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn’t keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn’t [glorify it either]—we wouldn’t make it a good thing or a bad thing. But I would really prefer they do something else,” she says. Anyway, “after two days of it, Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again.”

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She’s never been good at fashion modeling, but she doesn’t need to be. She’s what the camera is here for, not what she’s wearing. That’s the difference between a star and a model. And it’s why we don’t have many supermodels anymore too.

Granted, these outfits couldn’t possibly be any more generic. But then again, why bother putting her in something frou-frou? It’s all about the face with this one.

Oh, and we’re calling it now: half their kids will be in show business by 2025.



[Photo Credit: Hedi Slimane for ELLE Magazine]

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  • marlie

    She looks pretty striking here. Great photos.

  • Mothra

    And a smile! finally a smile! Also, who is surprised she and Brad have only been together for 8 years? Why does it seem like it is been 28 years?

    • Ganoc

      8 years is 28 years in Hollywood terms…

      • TAGinMO

        Right, which may be why she used the phrase “all these years.”
        In the real world, “all these years” is way past 8.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Her face is mesmerizing. And that laughing photo? Win! More mesmerizing than a a Matt Bomber crotch shot.

  • leahpapa

    She and the mister do an ASTONISHING job of walking the enigmatic/approachable line. That last shot is so “Look! She laughs! And they totally go to McDonalds and stuff,” but the face on the cover is all “People don’t look like this. If I were a human being would I have this face? All shall love me and despair.” Their pole dance is one for the ages, kids. Even Jay and Bey gotta respect.

    • leahpapa

      Oh, that story about her kid being the only one who couldn’t be shaken by her costume and acting is a golden piece of image-building: it allows her to have put her kid in her movie without looking like Mama Rose *and* reinforces how attached her child is to her. Fair play to you, madam.

      ETA: I am certain there were dozens of little blonde moppets whose mothers were threatening to kill their puppies if they so much as winced at the sight of a horned woman with radioactive eyes hissing at them. All I can think of is the flashbacks to Jenna’s childhood on “30 Rock” and her backwater stage mother cajoling a performance out of her: “Honey, you’ve got to get closer to the gator. We drove 11 hours to get here, and you’re not getting any younger.”

      • alyce1213

        They’re milking that story for all it’s worth — it’s been going around for months now, I’m surprised she repeated it for the interview.
        No I’m not. I don’t dislike her, I’m just cynical.

        • leahpapa

          I feel like that’s something that TLo’s tutelage has shifted in me, whereas I was once more credulous and focused on whether I “liked” a celebrity, I’m more cognizant of how much energy goes into the manufacture and management of an image, and that all we really know of a celebrity is that image (my favorite is when the image is, “I’m super authentic and genuine! There’s no image here; you know the real me”). And the Jolie-Pitts’ invisible image-production-and-maintenance circus is extraordinarily skillful; too approachable and you lose that je ne sais quoi, literal unknowability that defines a star; too aloof and you look like a snob or a b*tch. (Right now J Law is working the approachable side of the street pretty hard, but I think that’s leading to a bit of a backlash; Reese goes for prim and aloof, and she gets on a lot of Irrational Hate lists,)

          Also, I gotta respect Angelina’s involvement with the UN refugee orgs and the disclosures about her BRCA gene/health, which have, by association with her celebrity, elevated those issues into popular consciousness. If we accept that all celebrity is image (and maybe not everyone does), some images can do more to help the common good than others. I may sound cynical and negative, but she’s been to a refugee camp and I haven’t, so I need to give credit where it’s due.

          • alyce1213

            I agree, and I also give her all the credit and respect for using her celebrity for good works, which I believe is a sincere effort.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Well said.

          • shopgirl716

            I think her work with these organizations is sincere and demonstrates her understanding of how to use her celebrity. Hm, we have nine years to see if TLo is right about the kids being in show business.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            I’d like to believe that motherhood has sincerely changed her, and that’s why she is working so hard to rehab her image from heroin using sex kitten having sex with Billy Bob Thornton in a limo. But who really knows what’s up with her and Brad. I was a Jennifer Lawrence Stan until today, when TLo slapped me around a little and made me wake up to reality– what we see of these celebrities is all the result of a team working around the clock on their images. We believe or do not believe them based on how much we want to believe them. Empirically, Angelina *IS* doing humanitarian works. She gets credit for that even if everything she does in life is because she is a fame monster.

          • AnaRoW

            I think that attitude’s a little too cynical for my tastes. Yes some of them have teams but even then they can’t really make someone into something they’re not. Maybe that would have worked a long time ago when studios had complete control of the actor’s life, career and could tell the rags what to print but now it’s a lot different. Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina are probably a lot like what we see just much less perfect.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            I think that people can have multiple personae even when they’re not famous, depending on what their job and personal life is like and how good they are at controlling what comes out of their mouths. Now imagine you have a team of publicists and handlers. Your public persona would be even more cultivated. Maybe that’s cynical, but remember that these people are actors, first and foremost, selling the brand that is themselves. They have a vested interest in how they are perceived. Angelina Jolie wants to make the transition from hot young ingenue to respected grand damme/director. I think she’s engineered it perfectly, and I have to admire her for it.

          • formerlyAnon

            remember that these people are actors, first and foremost

            This is the heart of it. Even teen actors moving up from regional community theater to local commercials are hyper-aware of their self presentation, and any actor with any formal training is analytical about their every physical manifestation. By the time you’ve garnered a national or international audience, maintaining a public persona has got to be as automatic as brushing your teeth. Like anybody, I forget this sometimes, watching them go through the paces, but you really can’t, for long, once it’s occurred to you.

          • demidaemon

            Well said.

      • sk8tfan

        I remember reading that in order to make sure Margaret O’Brien cried during the snowman scene in Meet Me in St. Louis, her mother told Margaret that her pet dog had died.

    • Denise Alden

      “All shall love me and despair.” Nailed it!

      • Alloy Jane

        I’ve liked Angie since Foxfire, but I while I admire her altruistic side and enjoy her as entertainment, she doesn’t read to me as hypnotic. Flying my nerd flag hard, but she’s no Galadriel/Azshrara. Cate Blanchette has that quality, which is why she was so perfect in the role. The only other female celebrities that give off that hint of “dark, unknowable power disguised by immense beauty” are Tilda and Rihanna. I know Tilda isn’t regarded as traditionally beautiful, but she’s impossible to ignore. You can stick her in a room full of scantily-dressed starlets and she’d outshine them all.

        • formerlyAnon

          Having just watched Only Lovers Left Alive I will offer the opinion that Ms. Swinton out-shone everybody else in the piece, evaluated for beauty and magnetism. As that includes T. Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska, no small feat.

  • sienna elm

    I love the shot of her laughing! She’s even more beautiful and it makes her feel more real.

  • Lolo Andre

    Wearing black even in editorials. Seriously when was the last time she wore color. Nevertheless she will always shut me up with her face and attitude

    • kimmeister

      Well, it could be charcoal or aubergine, it’s hard to tell.

    • SEPA_Q

      What am I missing? The whole thing is shot in black and white. There might be color (of some sort), but we don’t see it.

    • AnaRoW

      She wore a bright red dress to some event last year. I remember being surprised TLo didn’t pounce on that since it’s such a rare occurrence.

  • cherryblossom

    She is the most gorgeous creature. Wow.

  • Melanie

    Wow. I often forget just how stunning she is.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      true. same here.

  • Emily Giovanni


  • Betsy

    She is other-worldly beautiful and Brad is her genetic equal.

  • @Biting Panda

    She’s quite lovely. I know Hollywood is a bullshit machine, but she has such Hepburnesque qualities about her, I find her to be more genuine than some of the others.

    • Anna

      She really is a fabulous actress, but I have to admit, she hasn’t been in anything memorable for a loooong time. The closest thing was Changeling, but that still didn’t have the genuineness of her early performances. Maybe when the kids are older, she’ll produce a more focused performance.

      • alyce1213

        I think she’s consciously uncoupling with acting — for the most part, Maleficent being THE role custom-made for her. She’s seriously moving into directing and producing as her primary job, along with the humanitarian work and motherhood. I read something about a project with Brad in the works, but I don’t know if that’s as producers, actors, directors, or all of the above.

        • FrigidDiva

          I love the fact that you found somewhere else to use “conciously uncoupling” and I definately agree. I think she’s evolving into a more behind the scenes star.

  • altalinda

    She sure is giving face. When I was at the newsstand this afternoon, that cover grabbed my attention.

  • deelup

    Can’t stand the cover. So over the mouth slightly parted, cheeks sucked in thing everyone does. The other pictures are fab.

    • 3boysful

      I just tried it–cannot suck in cheeks and open mouth simultaneously. I knew it. Genetically defective.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        If I tried that one of two things would happen: Mr. B3 would start laughing hysterically and I would then choke as I laughed at him laughing at me.

  • roxyturtle

    She looks seriously amazing here and I love whatever filter they used to make these photos look so ‘soft’ even though they’re in greyscale.

    • PaolaT

      I don’t mean to be rude, but as a photographer, of food, not of fashion, I do find it sad when people suggest that we just ‘use a filter’ to create particular photography effects. What you’re seeing is fabulous, pitch perfect lighting.

      If you Google Hedi Slimane’s photography, he is known for this high contrast, minimalist B&W style (which perfectly suits Angelina’s high contrast, minimalist, B&W looks). Minimalism like this is entirely dependent on masterly use of lighting and is all the more impressive because he’s primarily known as a fashion designer, not a photographer.

      • roxyturtle

        I didn’t mean ‘use a filter’ as in a Photoshop or post-photo filter, I was attempting to compliment the photographer but obviously did a poor job of it.

        • PaolaT

          I realised you were being complimentary and hesitated to post my reply because I didn’t want to make you feel bad, but it’s a bone of contention with me and many other photographers, because we get that filter thing ALL. THE. TIME. As a word of advice, if ever you want to compliment a photographer just talk about ‘the fabulous use of light’. It will work every time and we will love you forever #shallowIknow

          • formerlyAnon

            Tangential to topic, but not entirely afield – I LOVE it when people with expertise post on here and are willing to take the time to explain something I don’t know and often, wouldn’t even know to ask about.

        • Alloy Jane

          Don’t feel bad, you expressed yourself in the language you had available to you. It is unrealistic for professional artists to expect the average enthusiast to know jargon or technique. There’s a way to steer a novice towards understanding what you do, and it isn’t through shaming. I’m from the classical music world, so I know from elitist snobbishness. I don’t care how many people tell me that they love Für Elise, or Clair de lune, or if they butcher pronunciations, or if they say “off-key” when they mean “out of tune,” I’m not going to be precious about my field. It is more important to me to cultivate enthusiasm for it than to make someone feel like a noob for not knowing what I know or even understanding the amount of work that it takes to be a [insert artistic profession here]. I’ll stop now because this is one of my soap box issues and I could go on for ages about it.

  • Sonia Perez

    Besides THAT face, which would stop any living thing dead in its tracks, what do you guys think of her tattoos? I am not saying this in a judgey way. I really want one or some. I really think tattoos look good on her. It doesn’t take away from her or make her look “trashy”. Do you think it’s just how one carries themselves that help one not to look trashy with tattoos? Or is it just her? Can she pretty much get away with any look? I am thinking that the fact that she dresses in simple clothing, mainly black and white is the reason she looks good with tattoos (and the placement of the tattoos too).

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Some people just rock the fuck out of tattoos. In a lot of ways it’s like a garment… the wearer can wear the garment, or the garment can wear the wearer.
      Having said that, I rock the fuck out of tattoos myself and find them totally beautiful. A great deal of tattoos these days are more on the “art” side than the “trashy” side anyway.

      • Sarah

        I rock the fuck out of tattoos too. I do it by looking like I’ll whup anybody who says different. It’s very effective.

        • alyce1213


          • Sarah

            I am not a bit scary. I am, however, a firm proponent of owning your look. If you’ve been very subcultural for most of your life, you have to be.

          • alyce1213

            I kid you, honey.

          • Sarah

            I know. I wanted to make sure nobody thought I was an ass-whupper. I might slap a fool, but no fisticuffs for me.

          • decormaven

            You stand up for what you believe. That’s what I love about you.

    • Alyssa

      I think it’s a combination of how one carries themselves, as well as the types of tattoos they get. I have 4 tattoos, and they all have significant meaning to me. I think if you’re contemplating getting one, make sure it is meaningful to you and you won’t regret it. Placement is obviously key as well.

    • Alicia

      I know plenty of women who look very classy with tattoos – it’s partly the quality of the work and partly the bearing of the woman.

    • hyperionic

      Personally I think her tattoos ARE pretty trashy. She mainly pulls them off because she has such exotic looks.

      • Nikko Viquiera

        What? This statement is all sorts of wrong.

        • formerlyAnon

          Edited out as adding nothing of value. Sorry.

    • Lori

      In the words of the late Ricky Nelson, you can’t please everyone so you got to please yourself. If you want a tattoo get one that means something to you, in a spot that you want it, rock the hell out of it and if people don’t like it point out that it’s not their body and they can look somewhere else if it bothers them.

      That said, don’t cheap it. Tattoos are one of those things were you get what you pay for. It makes no sense to try to save a few bucks on something that will cost way more to remove than it does to have put on.

      • demidaemon

        Great advice. It goes, in a way, for clothes as well.

    • alyce1213

      I like artful tattoos, scribbles and numbers not so much (actually not at all). Reminds me of . . . you know.

      • Truthiness2U

        I like that she has the latitude, longitude of her children and Brad. If you’re going to get a tattoo, beyond just the pretty ones (and I have seen some really gorgeous ink) why not keep is simple and meaningful? After all, you could be stuck with it forever (not everyone can afford laser surgery to remove them). I mean, Angie doesn’t have to worry about the cost, but others? Yeah, might want to think about putting the names of loved ones on them. Or worse…those fans that put the faces of their fave celebs on their bodies. Oy to the vey.

    • formerlyAnon

      I am neutral on her tattoos – though I’d probably like ’em if I knew her & the story behind them. But she’s so beautiful her tats look insignificant on her skin, to me.

      I am disposed to like anyone’s tattoos that have a personally meaningful story behind them, whether or not I am privileged to know it. I don’t always find them “aesthetically pleasing” – so unless someone’s tats are striking me dead with their beauty/positive impact (and I know that’s a subjective judgement) I mostly try strenuously to have no opinion on someone’s tats. This is, of course a compensation for the fact that I am terribly judgmental and mostly am unimpressed with most tats UNTIL I know the personal story behind them – which, of course is mostly NONE OF MY BUSINESS – and I mostly don’t know.

      “Trashy” or not is, IMO, about 20% the quality of the work, 10% how cliched the art is, and 70% (or more) in the background and prejudices of the observer, which you can’t control. So I wouldn’t worry about it.

  • Sobaika

    She’s so beautiful. But i have to say – I think she is better than the wide-eyed-lips-parted-I’m-so-lost posing.

    • SugarSnap108

      I agree — and that’s why I hate the cover. Love the last two shots, though.

    • jspark

      Yeah, she’s better than the sparrow pout. Leave that for the Sarah Hylands of Hollywood.

    • Spicytomato1

      Agreed. That pose is so gimmicky and she’s the last person who needs gimmicks to enhance or play up her beauty or sex appeal. Mouth closed on the cover would have been so much better, imo.

  • Alyssa

    She is so strikingly beautiful, and I love the quote on her daughter about her daughter.

  • FibonacciSequins

    There’s just no need to wear attention-getting clothes when you look like that. Great photos.

  • Sarah

    Ooh, I like that bit about driving each other “beautifully crazy.” I am very aware of that phenomenon. Unless she means driving each other regular crazy and being really really handsome/gorgeous. Like, “You look STUNNING when you leave the toilet seat up.”

    • FibonacciSequins

      In my world, that’s exactly what she means.

      • Sarah

        In my world, it means that nobody on the planet could possibly make me so insanely irritated and keep me from walking out the door forever, so it must mean I love the shiz out of you.

        • FibonacciSequins

          I like that interpretation too. But it just makes me laugh to think of Angelina screaming, “You left the toilet seat up again, you gorgeous man!”

          • eowyn_of_rohan

            “Goddamnit, you forgot to feed the dog, you hot little piece of man meat!”

          • FibonacciSequins

            You got the wrong kind of milk again, you sexy hunk!

      • TAGinMO

        My upvote is for your screenname. Bravo, sir or madam. :-)

        • FibonacciSequins

          Very kind of you!

    • Kitten Mittons

      Oh, I like your interpretation much better.

      “Darling, I could slap your exquisitely formed cheekbones when you conveniently forget to pick up the dog poop.”
      “I know, my Sweet. I do it on purpose to get under your perfectly dewy skin”

      • Sarah

        You forgot to clean the lint trap before you loaded the dryer, you exquisite creature!

    • kimmeister

      “There has to be more to life than being really, really, really ridiculously good-looking.”

      • kmk05

        I’m sorry, I’m driving by to say that I genuinely laughed really hard at this and now people are looking at me funny from their cubicle. DERELICTE!

    • jay

      I feel like this could be a really effective marital therapy technique – kinda like how they used to teach the sandwich technique (say something nice, then give criticism, then say something nice.)

  • alyce1213

    “. . . drive each other beautifully crazy.”
    Of course.

    • Carolyn

      My eyes have rolled back into my head after reading that.

    • formerlyAnon

      They’ve been together less than a decade. With all those kids and their travel schedules, they’re probably only at about real time year 4 or 5 in the non-linear curve that measures “intensity of sexual attraction/excitement of sex life” of a serious relationship. In that context, “beautifully crazy” might be objectively accurate.

  • &theJets

    Those are some good genes right there. She is gorgeous no matter what!

  • Qdahling

    I had to re-scroll over these a couple of times. She is rocking the shit out of that pantsuit. I just think she’s gorgeous, I know she makes many people nauseous- but she is out of this world beautiful to me.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The third picture, with her in the skirt, is my favorite. So much fierceness.

      • alyce1213

        That shot is everything.

  • Alloy Jane

    I would like to form a line of all the photographers who tell their subjects to stare open-mouthed at the camera. I want to line them up, and slap them with a plate gauntlet. And then I want to take Terry Richardson and go all Office-Space-on-the-fax-machine on him. Why the hell is a woman’s magazine making a grown woman give blow job face for a cover???

  • ktr33

    these are really really good PHOTOS. That’s what’s going on here. B&W suits her, too.

  • LuisaNL

    damn you, angelina, you look amazing.

  • Imasewsure

    She’s kind of awesome, ain’t she? Props to our Angie.
    Hope she got to take the clothes with her too. So much in her wheelhouse they should be in her closet as well


    She looks gorgeous, but too skinny. I hope she is well.

  • Danielle

    You could slice bread on her cheekbones.

  • Denise Rambo

    It’s almost hard to believe that a face that beautiful is human and not computer-generated.

    • kimmeister

      She and Aishwarya Rai are the two that make me think, “How is it possible that people who look like that exist in the same universe as us regular folk?”

  • schadenfreudelicious

    That pantsuit is fabulous…and i normally dislike a platform shoe but those i would happily take…I am still bemused about my encounter with her in an elevator last week..and I can most assuredly say that she truly is as stunningly beautiful in person as in photos..

    • Lori

      Did she do something bemusing in the elevator other than be stunningly beautiful?

      • schadenfreudelicious

        I actually had a very brief conversation with her and she shook my hand, i am sure i walked around London for the rest of the day with a rather dazed look on my face :), The woman has presence no question.

        • Lori

          Very cool.

          • schadenfreudelicious

            It was, i have cocktail party conversation fodder for the summer! :)

  • EveEve

    “Of course you want to Be me, but don’t even THINK about doing me, cuz I haz deep, deep love for Brad.”

  • bluefish

    She looks fabu! Love the fotos — glad she’s making it through. I’ve long been fascinated by her wrists — they really are spectacular. Last photograph sensational.

  • MilaXX

    Half the kids are is showbiz now since 3 of them are in the movie.

    • Alicia

      With her whole “we are artists, the kids travel with us, travel is an education” schtick, they are going to have to go into showbusiness because they will be unemployable for anything else.

      • Glammie

        It’s not quite like that. My understanding is that they all attend the French-American school which has the same curriculum at the same pace worldwide. The kids attend the school where they are at a given time. I think, though, the Jolie-Pitts don’t like to publicize this for privacy/security reasons.

    • Laylalola

      I didn’t see this before I commented — yes, and in addition to three of them in this movie (Viv, Pax, and Zahara), Shiloh appeared in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and a quick Google search shows Maddox appeared in World War Z. The only one that apparently hasn’t made his debut is Knox (but I only did the most surface search).

  • mjude

    I adore her.

  • B_C_J

    Sometimes the gods do come down from Olympus & deign to show their face to the mortals.

  • nannypoo

    She looks animated and pretty.

  • julnyes

    She has a leonine quality to her features that I find quite mesmerizing.

  • Myra Amler

    What a bone structure.

  • greymain

    I truly love this woman.

  • NMMagpie

    Not even looking at the clothes…

  • Laylalola

    I think most of their kids already are in movies — in addition to Viv in Maleficient, Zahara and Pax have roles at least as extras. And I’m pretty sure one of their children was in Benjamin Button too (I want to say it was Knox but it must have been Shiloh).

  • Tricia Rose

    I can’t get past her face to begin to look at the clothes… was she even wearing clothes?!

  • Kelly Ann

    That’s one of the most perfect things I’ve ever read on a fashion blog: “She’s what the camera is here for, not what she’s wearing. That’s the difference between a star and a model. And it’s why we don’t have many supermodels anymore too.”
    Brava, uncles!

  • israel8491

    Honey, your cheekbones are showing.

  • KinoEye

    The clothes don’t matter when you can give FACE like that. Incredible.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Here’s what they should do with an Angie photo spread: no shots below the shoulders. Just jewels and hats and FACE. Run it in November, just earrings, necklaces. That would make jewelers extremely happy.

  • crash1212

    That last picture might be the best one of her ever. She actually looks….human? What a face.

  • Vera

    And that’s why the Uncles call it “pulling a Jolie.” Say what you will. She is stunning.

  • bizarro

    I agree that she is gorgeous, but her obvious image management bugs me. She’s done great charity work and advocacy, and while I greatly respect that, I can’t help but thinking that it is totally self-serving. A true humanitarian just does good stuff and doesn’t brag about it.

    • alyce1213

      True humanitarians who are not celebrities have the ‘luxury’ of remaining anonymous. Her fame is what brings attention to issues of which the public would not be aware. Totally self-serving? I think that’s way harsh. I think it’s a win-win. Good image for her-good works for humankind.

      • bizarro

        I hear you. I didn’t mean to be harsh, just my opinion. Her work doesn’t seem completely authentic to me, that’s all. It seems as avery calculated way to improve her past image.but since I don’t know her, I suppose it’s inappropriate to comment on her motives.

        • alyce1213

          Fair enough. I think, too, that the organizations she works for are (at least) equally responsible for exploiting her fame, but if it’s for a good purpose, I’m okay with it.
          I’m fully aware this is written by her press agent:

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I have a really dumb question. Why does she look so healthy and filled out here, and so gaunt and waxy on the red carpet? Is she that Photoshopped or what? I honestly thought these pictures were from 10 years ago when they showed up in my feed.

    • somebody blonde

      I think that in black-and-white, it’s harder to tell that her skin tone on the red carpet has been kind of sickly-looking lately.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Her cheekbones look amazing both in live action and in pics, but her face looks rounder in these photos than it does when she’s on the RC. I noticed in the last pics TLo posted that her face looked surprisingly square lately. Not so here. 10+ years ago, she had this lovely oval face, with some softness both to her cheeks and her body. Lately she’s been so angular. That’s why these pics looked old to me. They definitely ‘shopped out her natural face lines and creases, which also contributed to the younger look.

  • somebody blonde

    Her face is amazing, but it’s downright magical when she smiles. I live for the moment in the Maleficent trailer when she says “I shall bestow a gift on the child” and her smile just appears like a goddamn spell.

  • bluefish

    Just came back to be a witch and say that, while I think she’s tops, I wish she would get off the I never thought I would find love and have children thing. Ja basta! You are considered by many the most beautiful and alluring woman on the planet. The idea that you would never find love or a man to make babies with — please. She’s been cranking this meme out for years now. Keep it moving. The chances of her not being able to pick and choose, love wise, and having to struggle somehow to have children is very kind of faux Snow White. Own your Maleficent, woman! I don’t know if the quotes are the result of dumb questions but I’d love to see her cut loose a little and cut it out. She looks amazing. Love the cigarette pant suit in the last unbelievable photo.

    Lest we forget — Kudos to the photographer. Stellar.

    • formerlyAnon

      Ya know , I actually believe (well, as much as I believe any celebrity canned story trotted out over & over) there’s truth in the “never thought I’d be here.” Thinking you can get a (or any) partner you want is a far, far, distance from thinking you can forge a working, enduring relationship and/or successfully parent. And the extremely attractive people I’ve known have been absolutely capable of being fucked up and/or insecure about their capabilities.

      • bluefish

        I did think better of this after I wrote it, realizing that of course there is a big difference between being able to attract and being able to nurture, sustain and endure so, yeah, unfair and a bit harsh. She’s like the current version of Liz Taylor back in her glory days in terms of beauty, sizzle, and mega-coverage. Plus power coupling. I wish sometimes she’s lighten up on the Donna Reed routine — not that it’s any of my business at all. Ridic, no? Some odd segment of the population still seems to revel in maligning her for having “stolen” Brad away from Jennifer. I’m definitely not one of those but wonder sometimes if AJ feels like she has to present this goody two shoes character all the time now as if to atone for something that happens every day all over the globe–and that happens, really, to be no one’s fault in particular. Who knows? And why on earth do I care?

        She is very very beautiful and the camera loves her. I can see why Oliver Stone went out of his mind over her during filming of “Alexander,” a camp classic. She’s a super-star — give us a little spice now and again. But glad she is happy and enjoying having a husband and family.

        These are probably the most stunning photos I’ve seen of her. Cheerios!

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I agree with everything you’ve said, for what it’s worth. I think she WAS cutting loose earlier in her career, with all the blood and bizarre comments and public snogging. I’m not sure what made her do a 180 on all that, whether she adopted to get away from it or she got away from it because she became a mother, but since then, she and Brad have been working this “perfect family” image super hard. The deeply cynical side of me wonders how much of it is stunt-relationship, because their new image is well-suited to a Hollywood power couple trying to break into the acting/directing side of things. They were both coming off images as a Lothario/sex kitten–not conducive to being taken seriously. The bottom line is, I don’t think we really know a damn thing about either of them in any real way. They are so well handled, manicured, managed, and agented. They also both churn out the same scripted stories about themselves over and over again. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

  • Boop

    She’s beautiful. I love her so much more in fashion shots like this rather than on the red carpet, where she looks like an automaton. I hear she’s a really cool lady in person too.

  • Jen

    She’s so beautiful when she smiles.

  • Glammie

    Yep, I don’t think her kids would know how to be civilians and survive outside the fame bubble. It would take some serious adjustment to be a nobody like most of us. The three biokids will have an entree just because people will be curious about what happens when you mix the genes of two insanely pretty A+ types. That said, I wish them all well. Being the kid of a celebrity has some real difficulties–the ones I’ve known personally were real screw-ups. There’s something about the situation that makes for a real challenge.

  • CPK1

    who has a face like that? Unreal

  • SorayaS

    I know it probably costs 3 months rent but can someone please tell me who makes the gorgeous chunky bracelet she wears so I can stalk it (but never buy it). I’ve gone off the Jolie-Pitts but this editorial is exquisite.

  • VicksieDo

    All she needs is that face and hair, she is the most beautiful woman on the earth right now, IMO. I can’t wait for Maleficent!!

  • understateddiva

    She looks great in leather pants! When an editorial shows a touch of her darker side, it wins.

  • SweetJess MeanGreen

    The clothing = boring
    The article = boring
    The pictures = boring

    Wake me up when they adopt a black sister for Zahara.

  • LadyVimes

    Dat bone structure. Goodness.

  • AndieJay

    I am uncritically in awe of her and I’m just always glad to see her picture wherever it appears. Not very useful of me, but there it is.

  • aesteve212

    Patsy Stone on the cover of Hello magazine! That is all I can think of when I see that cover shot.

  • Jecca2244

    that part about her daughter being her shadow is pretty cute.

  • flamingoNW

    Gosh I wonder how much money little Vivienne made playing that role? Answer: a ton

  • kipper

    Her whole body hangs off those cheek bones!

  • gloriana232

    Love the suiting.

  • Man Dala

    Her whole bone structure hangs from her cheekbones. Amazing.

  • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

    If half of their kids will be in show business, I think they’ll turn out alright. Ms. Jolie has aged elegantly.

  • Tarquin

    Hmmmm. I’m not a fan of these pictures. All I’m getting is “Natalie Portman’s drug-addled older sister”. Soz.

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  • JynxTheCat

    When all the rest have faded from memory, this one will stillbe relevant. They will talk about her like they do Audrey and Marilyn. On face ALONE she is memorable, but she will be a legendary star long after we are all dust. Mark my words. This is one of those who have IT period. Doesn’t matter if youlike her or not. no one like Taylor. many hated Monroe…special is special.