20 Female Icon Celebrities Little Kids Can Look Up Too

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Angelina Jolie

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When people hear the name Angelina Jolie, they may still think of her affair with Brad Pitt while he was married to Jennifer Aniston. But when they stayed together for seven years and then got married with six children (had three children and adopted three intentional children) — people started to warm up to Angelina again. During her Pre-Brad years, she was known as one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. Her popularity went down after the Brad-Jennifer divorce but boiled over once people her enjoying married/mom life and going out of her way to help others. In fact, Angelina is perhaps more well-known now for her extensive humanitarian efforts than her acting career. She is always donating millions and traveling globally to fight for children and women’s rights. She is a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador (UNHCRA)– using her celebrity platform to meaningfully influence positive change for immigrants and refugees worldwide.

As if all that wasn’t enough, in 2013, Angelina also took on cancer — choosing to have a preventative double mastectomy in order to decrease her 87% chance of developing breast cancer due to a BRCA1 gene. She later had reconstructive surgery to replace removed breast tissue. Angelina is as fierce as the characters she plays and a wonderful mom to her kids.

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