Angelina Jolie

From Hollywood wild child to Academy Award winner to U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to acclaimed filmmaker, actress Angelina Jolie underwent a series of metamorphoses over the course of her much-storied life and career. Both strikingly beautiful and exceedingly talented, Jolie - who was the daughter of Jon Voight - earned her first acclaim in the television movie "Gia" (HBO, 1998). She quickly developed a reputation for her outrageous off-camera antics, leading to a tabloid fascination that blossomed with her high-profile marriage to Billy Bob Thornton. After winning the Oscar for "Girl, Interrupted" (1999) and starring in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001), Jolie transformed herself into a celebrity humanitarian, traveling to war-torn parts of the world like Cambodia and Darfur. Around that time, she adopted an orphaned child from Cambodia, setting a precedent for other high-profile adoptions from Ethiopia and Vietnam. After splitting with Thornton in 2005, she became a tabloid fixture after beginning an affair with co-star Brad Pitt while filming "Mrs. and Mrs. Smith" (2005) with Pitt, leading to his scandalous divorce from Jennifer Aniston and the tabloid perception of Jolie as a homewrecker. Soon dubbed "Brangelina," the ever-growing family - the couple had six children in total - were a constant fascination around the world. (After marrying in 2014, Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.) Throughout, Jolie continued to star in a wide variety of films like "The Good Shepherd" (2006), "A Mighty Heart" (2007), "Changeling" (2008), "Wanted" (2008) and "Salt" (2010). With high-profile voice acting roles in hits like "Kung Fu Panda" (2008) and its sequels, as well as the title role in the skewed fairy tale "Maleficent" (2014), Jolie maintained her status as one of Hollywood's most bankable actresses, while moving into a respected career as a director with efforts like "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (2011), the biopic "Unbroken" (2014) and the marriage drama "By the Sea" (2015).