We would always encounter the word heroine especially in a novel, series or film. This word pertains to a woman who possesses great qualities; kind, passionate, courageous and is easy to sympathize with. Such qualities that would make any man and sometimes women themselves, to admire and idolize. It is rare to see a heroine who represents both the cool guy and the charming woman. But surely, Angelina Jolie is a great epitome of that word.
Angelina Jolie is a name that resonates with heroism and philanthropy in the hearts of many. Over the years, she has proved herself as an ultimate heroine. Not just through her acting prowess but also through her activism, humanitarian work, and fearless spirit.
So here are Angelina Jolie moments that would proved she’s an ultimate heroine
Jolie’s acting performances is a chef kiss
Starting with her acting career, Angelina Jolie has played some of the most iconic and empowering female characters on the big screen. From the action-packed role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. To the fierce and determined Maleficent. Jolie has portrayed women who are strong, independent, and unafraid to take on challenges.
As a proof of her courageous nature to take on challenges, she once portrayed a character that was originally for a man. In her action film, Salt, the character of Evelyn Salt was supposed to be played by Tom Cruise. And Evelyn should have been a man if not for Angelina Jolie.
What makes her even more admirable and amazing is how she clapped back to her critics and haters. She always has a way to prove that she is not just a beautiful face and sexy body. And she’s not even opening her mouth to answer, instead letting her talent prove them wrong. Having won an Academy Award, three Golden Globe and an Oscar, what more can she do to prove her endless talent in acting?
Our heroine is a fan of humanity. She loves helping other people
For sure, many of us idolize Jolie for her talent in acting and producing films. For her sexy body and of course, her lips. Who wouldn’t, right? But her physical appearance is just the tip of the things that are admirable about her. Because aside from these obvious things, she has a heart of gold and a heart for the people in need.
Back in the year 2000, while filming for her film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, she witnessed the humanitarian crisis in Cambodia. And the fire to help started to ignite which caused her to venture into the world of humanitarian activities. Later, she became a Goodwill Ambassador of UNHCR. She visited countries, aided and raised awareness about the plight of the refugees, and advocated their rights and well being. She also donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes. Jolie also used her status and platforms to raise more awareness and funds.
This A-lister has also been a vocal advocate for women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, and the fight against sexual violence in conflict. Well, she is a powerful feminist that is not afraid to question the norms and stereotypical culture of the society. Jolie has been putting efforts to ensure that these people get the life they deserve if not better.
Jolie may not be the kind of heroine everyone expects. A damsel in distress who needs saving from a prince charming. But the way she raises her voice for the sake of other people makes her even more admirable.
Her life is an open book. And she’s not afraid to be read.
Her action of heroism does not end with her helping other people or by the actions she takes in order to help them. But also about the way she lives her life. Her life story is like an urban tale, everybody knows it. Her pains, struggles, issues and success is like a public matter that everybody wants to take part in. But, Jolie will always be Jolie as she would never let these affect her. Instead, she used it to inspire other people and raise awareness to serious matters like mental health and drug abuse.
Jolie has been open about her struggles with mental health and has used her own experiences to advocate for mental health awareness and support. She encourages other people to seek help whenever it is needed.
Another thing that is very admirable to this ultimate heroine, is she’s never afraid to be alone. Jolie has been in three marriages and well, three divorce. She’s not afraid to be labeled as a single mother, in fact, she’s thriving and doing a perfect job raising her six children.
But perhaps one of Angelina Jolie’s most heroic moments came when she made the decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. After discovering that she had a high risk of developing breast cancer, she decided to let it go. In a 2013 op-ed in The New York Times, Jolie wrote about her decision to undergo the surgery. Stating that she hoped to encourage other women to be proactive about their health and consider genetic testing if they have a family history of cancer.
Well, she is definitely right when she says that removing a part of a woman, would never make you any less of a woman. In fact, it would definitely makes you stronger and braver.
She encourages her children to embrace who they are
In a generation where parents became the first person to judge their children, Angelina Jolie once again bends the norm. Well, she’s a badass heroine for a reason.
This ultimate heroine has also been a fierce advocate for her children, adopting children from different countries and raising them to be empathetic, global citizens.
Jolie accepts her children for who they are. In fact, three of her six children were adopted from different countries but she loves them just as equal. Jolie is seen bringing her children to every award show she’s invited. She let them wear whatever they wanted, especially Shiloh who was put in the center of the media for wearing what was labeled as ‘boys’ clothing. When she was being labeled as a manipulative and controlling mother for letting her daughter wear anything she wants, Jolie remained unbothered.
And that makes her the ultimate queen that she is.
In her speech in 2015 Kids Choice Awards, Jolie said that being different is good. And that causing a little trouble, especially for children, is good. And without a doubt, this is the perfect clapped back to the people questioning her parenting style towards her children.
“Don’t fit in… don’t ever try to be less than what you are, and when someone tries to tell you that you are different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud.”
Angelina Jolie is an ultimate heroine, not just because of her on-screen performances, but also because of her tireless advocacy for important causes. And her willingness to use her platform and influence for good. Jolie is a role model for women and girls around the world. Jolie sets the record so high, so women would not settle for less than they deserve. And her impact will be felt for generations to come as an ultimate heroine.
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