By Shari Miller
Published: 07:24 EDT, 19 May 2013 | Updated: 08:43 EDT, 19 May 2013
So alike: Angelina will play her mother Marcheline, who died from cancer in 2007 and from whom the actress inherited the faulty BRCA1 gene
Angelina Jolie will play her own mother in a biopic of the late actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died from cancer in 2007.
The Oscar-winning actress, who last week revealed she had undergone a voluntary double mastectomy, will star in the film produced by Plan B, the production company set up by devoted partner Brad Pitt.
Like her daughter, Marcheline devoted herself to humanitarian causes, including helping women Afghan refugees and launching the Give Love Give Life organisation to help fight gynaecological cancers.
When Marcheline died from ovarian cancer aged just 56, it came as a huge loss to the talented actress, who has much in common with her mother.
But just a few years later, those similarities took on a more sinister tone when Angelina discovered she had inherited the faulty BRCA1 gene.
Doctors told the mother-of-six that she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent chance of ovarian cancer as a result of the gene.
She then elected to undergo a double mastectomy, a decision Brad described as ‘heroic’.
He said: ‘‘Having witnessed this decision first hand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic.
‘I thank our medical team for their care and focus.
‘All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children.
‘This is a happy day for our family.’
Angelina, 37, has announced she also now plans to have a hysterectomy and oophorectomy, where the ovaries are removed to further decrease her chances of developing cancer.
She said: ‘I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer was higher than my risk of ovarian cancer and the surgery is much more complex.”
The procedure would rule out any further children for her and 49-year-old Brad. They already have three biological children: daughter Shiloh and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
They are also parents to their adopted children Maddox, 11, Pax, nine and eight-year-old Zahara.
Heroic: Brad, shown with Angelina in February 2012, praised his partner’s courage after she decided to have a voluntary double mastectomy
Marcheline, who was raised in Illinois by a French-Canadian father, married Midnight Cowboy star Jon Voight when she was a 21-year-old actress.
After the births of son James in 1973 and Angelina in 1975, she quit her acting career.
However, she and Voight split in 1976 due to his infidelity.
Angelina grew up to be a wild teenager, and her mother was no disciplinarian, permitting the 14-year-old Angelina to bring her boyfriend to live in their home.
Loving family: Brad Pitt and the couple’s six children have supported Angelina Jolie while she recovered from her procedure
Marcheline was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999, the same year as Angelina’s Hollywood breakthrough in the film Girl, Interrupted.
Marcheline’s final wishes were said to be that Angelina would marry Brad, and she chose the name Pax, which Angelina gave to the Cambodian boy she adopted six weeks after her mother’s death.
Marcheline is also remembered in the middle name of her granddaughter Vivienne.
Writing in the New York Times last week, Angelina paid an emotional tribute to her mother.
Humanitarian: Angelina, pictured here with Foreign Secretary William Hague on a trip in March to the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise awareness of warzone rape, supports a number of charitable causes like her mother Marcheline
She wrote: ‘My mother fought cancer 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.’
Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte – ink chase business card
Encouraged in order to the website, in this occasion We’ll show you about keyword. And after this, here is the initial image:
How about impression earlier mentioned? will be that will wonderful???. if you feel consequently, I’l d teach you a number of graphic once again beneath:
So, if you wish to receive all of these amazing shots about (Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte), press save link to save these images to your pc. They are all set for down load, if you want and want to take it, just click save badge in the web page, and it’ll be directly downloaded in your computer.} At last in order to get new and recent image related to (Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte), please follow us on google plus or save this website, we try our best to provide daily update with fresh and new photos. Hope you like staying right here. For many updates and recent news about (Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte) photos, please kindly follow us on twitter, path, Instagram and google plus, or you mark this page on bookmark area, We attempt to give you up-date regularly with all new and fresh photos, enjoy your exploring, and find the best for you.
Thanks for visiting our site, contentabove (Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte) published . Today we’re pleased to declare we have discovered an awfullyinteresting nicheto be pointed out, that is (Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte) Most people searching for specifics of(Tintenjagd-Visitenkarte) and of course one of them is you, is not it?