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Full NameMarcheline Bertrand
First NameMarcheline
Last NameBertrand
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
NationalityAmerican
Birth CityBlue Island, Illinois
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeTaurus
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTom Bessamra
No Of Children2
Date of BirthMay 9,1950
Age71 years

Marcheline Bertrand was a former actress, producer, and humanitarian. 

She is also famous for being a mother to Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie.

Marcheline Bertrand with her daughter Angelina Jolie.
Marcheline Bertrand with her daughter Angelina Jolie. Source: Instagram

She gave up on her dreams after her marriage

Marcheline gave up on her dreams of becoming an aspiring actress after her marriage. 

She was married to Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight at the age of 21

She was the second wife of veteran actor Voight

He was previously married to fellow actress Lauri Peters on 30th April 1962 but parted ways in 1967

After her marriage on 12th December 1971, she devoted herself to raising her children. 

After 11 years, she landed a small supporting role in Looking to get out, followed by another comedy film, The Man, who loved Women.

Marcheline Bertrand with her ex husband Jon Voight.
Marcheline Bertrand with her ex husband Jon Voight. Source: Pinterest

Separated from her ex-husband before the divorce

Following her ex-husband's extra-marital affair, she separated from her husband in 1976

In 1978, Marcheline filed for divorce, which was finalized in 1980

Angelina was just a year old during their separation, which led to a tumultuous relationship with her father. 

Angelina avoided her father for years. 

However, they reconciled in 2001 when they both starred alongside each other in 2001's movie Tomb Raider.

But unfortunately, it could not last long, and Angelina removed her middle name. 

They did not reconcile until the death of her mother.

Marcheline Bertrand with her ex husband Jon Voight and children.
Marcheline Bertrand with her ex husband Jon Voight and children. Source: Youtube

Great source of inspiration for her beloved children

After divorce, she became a single full-time mother to her two beloved children James and Angelina, who are now accomplished, actors. 

Her elder son James was born on 11th May 1973, while her daughter Angelina was born on 4th June 1975

As a mother, she wanted her kids to know what it is to have a life as an artist. 

She would take her daughter to auditions and wait for her in the cars for hours to make her daughter feel good. 

She gave up everything she could.

Marcheline Bertrand daughter Angelina Jolie and son James Haven.
Marcheline Bertrand daughter Angelina Jolie and son James Haven. Source: YouTube

Remarried 

After her divorce, she once again found love and was in a relationship with documentary filmmaker Bill Day

They remained in a live-in relationship for 11 years

During the time, they collaborated and launched the production company under the name Woods Road Productions

She was dating activist and musician John Trudell after breaking up with Bill

She worked as executive producer for creating a documentary on John Trudell.

Later, she tied a knot with Tom Bessamra in 2002. They remained in marital bliss until her death. 

However, her former husband never remarried after divorcing her.

She died following the long battle of Cancer

Marcheline was diagnosed with ovarian cancer while she was 49

She created a charitable institution, Give Life Give Love, to create awareness about the disease. 

However,  Marcheline could not survive the ovarian and breast cancer. 

After fighting the battle for almost a decade, she took her last breath on 27th January 2007 at Cedars-Senai Medical Center in Los Angeles

She was 57 at the time, and Angelina was in her thirties

The same dreadful disease claimed the life of her mother and sister.

Net worth

Marcheline laid the foundation for her children. 

Angelina, who has achieved a milestone in her career, is still one of Hollywood's most demanding actresses. 

She has amassed an extravagant net income of:

 Year Net Worth
Angelina Jolie 2020$120 million

Age 

  1. Marcheline was born on 9th May 1950.

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Updated On Sun Feb 21 2021 Published On Fri Feb 05 2021 By shaumya

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