Today to continue with my series on women and in particular feminist women we will look at the life and times of
Today we will conclude the feature on Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie is not only a great actress and director she is a wonderful humanitarian and contributor to the great works for women’s issues around the world.
Angelina Jolie started acting at 4 years old. She did many small parts but only really started her professional career in 1993. Her breakthrough as an accomplished actress came about in 1998 -2000. Her supporting role in “Girl Interrupted” She won her third Golden Globe Award, her second Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Variety noted, "Jolie is excellent as the flamboyant, irresponsible girl who turns out to be far more instrumental than the doctors in Susanna's rehabilitation."
International success: 2001–2005
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) made her an international superstar. The second Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), gave her one of Hollywood’s largest salaries. I will not elaborate on all her work as she has starred in many movies over the years but the information is out there on the worldwideweb.
It was the filming of Lara Croft in Cambodia that impacted upon Angelina Jolie and her humanitarian involvement. The experience lead her to contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to go on field trips to Sierra Leone and Tanzania. What she discovered in these refugee camps moved her deeply. She returned to Cambodia and also visited Afghanistan and Pakistan. She donated one million dollars to an international UNHCR emergency appeal. She covered all costs related to her missions and shared the same rudimentary working and living conditions as UNHCR field staff on all of her visits. Jolie was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva on August 27, 2001.
Angelina Jolie has adopted children from some of these poor countries. She built a house in Cambodia which led to the constructing of a millennium village. She has build schools in other underprivileged countries as well.
Angelina Jolie co-chairs several humanitarian organizations iwhich specialize in providing free legal counsel to immigrants, flood relief, legal protection against violence towards women and more. She has donated millions of dollars to agencies which will seek out and prosecute against war rape.
Angelina Jolie has won different awards for her humanitarian work. The following youtube link is shows Angelina Jolie accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 Governors Awards in the Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 16.