Bday girl: Rare photos of Angelina Jolie over the years
From rebellious teen to distinguished philanthropist and mother
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Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's greatest enigmas. She started out as the wild daughter of a famous actor, so used to the spotlight that she had no qualms about displaying her rebellious behavior for the world to see. Over the years, she fought against addiction, eating disorders, and self-harm to become one of the most famous and respected actresses in the world. She is perhaps even better known for her philanthropy and work with the UN, as well as her large family, which includes three children adopted from countries that inspired her. Her relationship with Brad Pitt added to her mystique as she became one half of Hollywood's biggest super couple, but she somehow maintained privacy for herself and her family. Although her marriage came to an end in a rather messy fashion, she has managed the situation with her trademark poise and grace.
Let's take a look back at the rollercoaster of a life she has lived so far, through a series of rarely-seen photos. Click through the gallery to get started.
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