An award-winning biographer goes behind tabloid headlines to provide coverage of topics ranging from the A-list actress's childhood under father Jon Voight and teenage entry into celebrity to her relationship with Brad Pitt and humanitarian contributions.
“I like to collect knives,” says Angelina Jolie, “but I also collect first-edition books.” At first glance, she seems to be someone without any secrets, talking openly about her love life, sexual preferences, drug use, cutting, and tattoos - and why she kissed her brother on the lips in public. And yet mysteries remain: What was really going on in her brief, impulsive marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and is going on in her partnership with Brad Pitt? What is behind the feud with her father, actor Jon Voight? What drove her to become a mother of six children in six years? And - perhaps most puzzling of all - how did she become a respected UN Goodwill Ambassador and the “most powerful celebrity in the world” on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list? The answers that Andrew Morton
has uncovered are astonishing, taking us deep inside Angelina's world to show us what shaped her as a child, as an actress, and as a woman struggling to overcome personal demons that have never before been revealed.
In this spellbinding biography, Morton draws upon far-reaching original interviews and research, accompanied by exclusive private photographs, to show us the true story behind both the wild excesses of Angelina's youth and her remarkable work with children and victims of poverty and disaster today.