20 Facts About Angelina Jolie That Have Nothing to Do With Her Love Life

It's easy to get caught up with Angelina Jolie's love life, but there's so much more to this absolute queen than the people she's been with. Angelina Jolie's life, film career, and humanitarian work speak for themselves. Here are 20 facts about Angelina that you should think of when her name pops into your head.


  • Six: The number of children Angelina has (her kids' names are Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, Zahara Marley, Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Leon, and Vivienne Marcheline).
  • 27: The age at which Angelina adopted her eldest son Maddox, initially raising him as a single mother.
  • Five: The number of countries where her children were born (Maddox was born in Cambodia, Pax in Vietnam, Zahara in Ethiopia, Shiloh in Namibia, and Knox and Vivienne in France.

  • 17: The number of tattoos Angelina has.
  • 2011: The year she admitted on 60 Minutes that she was somewhat lucky to be alive after a risky, bad-girl flavored youth. "'I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous and I did the worst, and I, for many reasons, I shouldn't be here.'," she said.
  • 2014: The year in which she was made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth.
  • 60: Percent higher risk women have of developing ovarian cancer when they have mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Angelina wrote about her genetic testing and subsequent decision to have a double mastectomy in 2013. Many doctors have said this could increase knowledge of genetic testing and options, saving the lives of countless women.

  • 2001: The year Angelina first witnessed humanitarian issues while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in Cambodia. It was also the same year Angelina began her humanitarian work, earning her the title of UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Two: Number of countries in which she holds citizenship; she became a Cambodian citizen in 2004.
  • 1 million: The amount Angelina donated, in dollars, to refugee efforts in Afghanistan before becoming a Goodwill Ambassador.

  • Seven: Age at which she appeared in her first film, acting alongside her father John Voight in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out.
  • Six: Number of major awards she has won for her work in film.
  • Two: Number of times she has been nominated for an Academy Award.
  • One: Number of times she has won an Academy Award, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1999's Girl, Interrupted.
  • 48: Number of films Angelina Jolie has acted or directed, according to IMDb.

  • Five: The number of films Angelina has directed, including Unbroken, By the Sea, and the acclaimed 2017 thriller First They Killed My Father.
  • 10: Number of major awards for which First They Killed My Father was nominated.
  • 1928: The year that Christine Collins, a Los Angeles mother, lost her son, a story told by Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood in 2008's The Changeling.

  • 11: Number of trips Angelina made between 2011 and 2015 to visit Syrian refugees spread across five different countries.
  • Three: Number of years in a row Angelina has been named the "World's Most Admired Woman" according to a survey of 37,000 people in 35 countries.