The tribute to Angelina Jolie to his mother: his death changed me


On the occasion of the celebration of the Mother’s day in the united States, Angelina Jolie he dedicated an affectionate remembrance in tribute to his mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 56 after a tough battle against ovarian cancer.

“I lost my mother thirty years,” wrote Jolie, of 44 years, in a letter published in ‘The New York Times’. “When I look back to that time, I check to see how much I changed his death. It was not sudden, but yes that changed a lot in my interior. Lose the love and the warm embrace and gentle of a mother is like someone starting a blanket”.

  Jacqueline Bisset and Marcheline Bertrand. (Getty)
Jacqueline Bisset and Marcheline Bertrand. (Getty)

The mother of six children, recalled how the separation of Bertrand the father of Jolie, the actor Jon Voight, affect your future in the interpretation and the forced focus on the tasks of motherhood. “When my father had an adventure that changed his life. His dream of a family life faded. But I still like to be a mother”, recalls the ex Brad Pitt.

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“Their dreams of becoming an actress were dashed when it was found, at the age of 26 years, raising two children with a famous ex, which cast an elongated shadow over his life,” added the winner of two Oscars. “After his death, I found a video of his performance in a short. It was good. Would have had a great future”.

Several years after the death of her mother, Jolie became a small tattoo in the right-hand side: the letter W in reference to the song of the Rolling Stones, ‘Winter’, which her mother sang to her when she was a baby.

Last month, Jolie spoke about being a mother in the magazine ‘Time’. “I was not a young man very stable. In fact, I never thought I could be the mother of no one“said the actress, who has Maddox, 18 years old, Pax, 16, and Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.

  Jolie, on a trip with the UNHCR to Colombia last year. (Getty)
Jolie, on a trip with the UNHCR to Colombia last year. (Getty)

Jolie, who is special envoy of the High Commissioner United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR), reflected also on the time that has passed getting to know other mothers in different places of the world.

“This Mother’s Day, I think of the mothers refugees that I have met, living in poverty and displacement. All of them began their journey of motherhood with the promise of doing everything possible to protect your child. Give his life if necessary,” he wrote. “And if you are defeated and silenced, few things are more tragic. Through the refugees, I have come to believe that a mother is the loudest person on earth. The softness of your skin is misleading. It is a force driven by love and loyalty. There is No one more powerful.”