Angelina Jolie's ethnicity is Slovak and German on her father's side and French-Canadian, Dutch, German and Czech on her mother's side. She was born in Los Angeles, California, to Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, and her brother is actor James Haven.
Jolie is the niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and is goddaughter of Jacqueline Bisset. After their parents' split in 1976, both Jolie and Haven lived with their mother who had given up her acting career to care for her children. Jolie had trouble fitting in with her classmates as a kid because her mother's income was more modest than the affluent crowd. As an adult, she has been named the most beautiful woman several times by various magazines.