Happy Birthday, Angelina Jolie! From bad girl to doting mother
As far as celebrity transformations go, there have been few as dramatic as that of Angelina Jolie.
The ‘Wanted’ star was once famous for her unconventional behaviour, which included sharing a passionate kiss with her brother James at the 2000 Oscars and wearing her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood in a vial around her neck.
But after 12 years, six children, countless movies and an enduring love with a certain actor named Brad Pitt, Angelina has evolved from a wild rebel to a doting mother and humanitarian.
"I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy,” she told Parade magazine in 2010.
“I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren't there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in."
Nowadays the actress is quite content spending time at home with her children Maddox, 10, Pax, nine, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, as well as campaigning for numerous causes incuding UNICEF, ONE Campaign, and UNHCR..
Earlier this year she and Brad announced that they are to marry after seven years together, now as Angelina prepares to turn 37 Monday (June 4), Starlounge takes a look back at her incredible transformation
BY TAMARA HARDINGHAM-GILL AND CINZIA ROSSI / STARLOUNGE