ON THIS DAY: 18th May, 1997
The CBS miniseries staring Angelina Jolie, True Women, premieres on television nation-wide.
ON THIS DAY: 16th May, 2011
Angelina Jolie attends the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Brad Pitt’s film Tree of Life
ON THIS DAY: 16th May, 2004
Angelina Jolie hosts We Are The Future concert in Rome, Italy
“My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”