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Angelina Jolie, Before and After

The beauty evolution of the ‘Girl, Interrupted’ star.
Angelina Jolie before and after

When it’s your job to report on red carpet events, you’re used to seeing photos of the world’s most beautiful women. But every so often, you come across a celebrity whose beauty is on a whole other level—and you completely understand why she is famous. Heck, she was born to be famous, with that unique arrangement of facial features.

I put Angelina Jolie in this category. After more than two decades in the spotlight, she’s not one of those “relatable,” “girl next door” celebs, like Jennifer Lawrence or Brie Larson. I think of her as an old-school, aspirational kind of starlet. She’s not like you or I, and she knows it.

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The question is—did she always look this way? To find out, I dug way back in the photo archives, before she became a mom to six kids, before Brad Pitt, and before Billy Bob Thornton.

Angelina is 46 now, and this is how her look has evolved from 1997 until today.

From 1997-1999: Hollywood Wild Child

Angelina Jolie HBO 25th Anniversary Celebration 1997
Angelina Jolie Playing by Heart Los Angeles premiere 1998
Angelina Jolie The Bone Collector Los Angeles premiere 1999