From the the satin and sheer slip dresses of the Nineties and the leg-popping Atelier Versace moment of 2012 Oscars to the Saint Laurent deconstructed tuxedo at the 2014 BAFTA Awards, and her most recent appearances wearing spookily embellished gowns for the Maleficent 2 publicity tour, Jolie commands a red carpet camera like no other.
Since becoming a mother, it's now not unusual for the actress to bring along her brood of six children to premieres, award ceremonies and charity galas.
On April 20, 2021, Jolie spoke about how she navigates her career while raising her children, who she co-parents with her ex husband Brad Pitt following their 2016 separation. Jolie said she is now more selective about the projects she chooses and has opted more for acting work rather than directing because this allows her to spend more time with her family.
'I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that's not made it possible for me to direct for a few years,' the actor told Entertainment Weekly. 'I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. That's really the truth of it.'
A month later, she described her brood as 'cool people'. 'We're such a team so I am very, very lucky,' Jolie told E!'s Daily Pop. 'I'm always the one who worries but I don't worry about them. They're cool people.'
On May 12 the actor opened up to Lorraine Kelly on her ITV show about how she's spent more time at home in recent years, noting: 'The last few years I haven't been able to direct. I've been home much more. I've done a few films but I've been mostly been home.
'They're very important years to be home. It's a certain time for our family when I've needed to be home but these are the years when they're really growing into adults. I'm happy to be there and try to make sure... I do the best that I can.'
Here are all the times Angelina Jolie's kids have scrubbed up and won the red carpet just like their mother always has, with a brief introduction to the large family.
Angelina Jolie's children
Angelina Jolie has six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
On November 18 Jolie was photographed walking the red carpet with her son Pax, 17, and Shiloh, 15, at the premiere of Paper & Glue in Los Angeles. The trio were joined by the artist JR.
The mother and children looked casual, with the actor wearing a simple black midi dress, Shiloh dressed in a black hoodie and jeans and Pax wearing a checked shirt and jeans.
On October 27 the actor walked the red carpet at the London premiere of her upcoming Marvel Studios' film Eternals with five of her children, minus Pax.
For the occasion the 46-year-old's daughter Shiloh, 15, borrowed her black-and-white Dior dress, worn by the award winner two years before. The teen up-cycled the look by shortening its length, gathering the straps and embellishing the top.
On October 18 the proud mum stepped out on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere for her film with her brood.
For the occasion the family wore a range of neutral outfits in shades of black, beige and brown. However, we couldn't help but notice the actor's daughter Zahara was photographed wearing her mother's 2014 Academy Awards dress - an Elie Saab Couture champagne-hued gown.
'My kids are all mixed with vintage, and in my old Oscars dress,' Jolie told Entertainment Tonight. 'We did all vintage and upcycled my old stuff.'
We can't believe how much they've grown!
In her exclusive essay for ELLE's September issue this year, Jolie wrote of her pride for her children.
'I could not be prouder of my sons for the men they are becoming, the way they respect their sisters and are respected by them...,' she penned.
'I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds. You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn’t matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn’t strong. There is nothing more attractive – you might even say enchanting – than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions.'
Maddox is Angelina's first child, who she adopted from Cambodia in 2002 when he was seven months old. Now, 18, he recently enrolled at university in Seoul, South Korea - something Jolie said makes her so proud of him.
Fifteen-year-old Pax was adopted by Jolie from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam when he was three years old in 2007. The teen attended the 2018 Golden Globes with his mother last year.
The first daughter for Angelina came with the arrival of Zahara, who the Lara Croft actress adopted from Ethiopia in 2005. Now, 14, Zahara attended the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premieres with her mother sporting what is reportedly her own jewellery designs.
In September 2021 the teenager walked the red carpet with her famous mum at Variety's Power Of Women gala in Beverly Hills.
The 16-year-old wore a white blouse, ivory-coloured trousers and trainers, while her mother was dressed in a hazelnut-coloured pleated high-neck dress, while honoree poet Amanda Gorman stunned in a strappy floor-length pink number.
Angelina gave birth to her first child with ex-husband Brad Pitt in Namibia in 2007.
Angelina and Brad's youngest children are twins, their son and daughter Knox and Vivienne who were born in Nice, France in 2008.
When Vivienne, now 11, was five she starred in Angelina's film Maleficent as the young Aurora to Elle Fanning's character. However, Angelina recently said that her youngest daughter's stint as an actress was short-lived.
'Vivienne still can’t believe I made her a princess,' Angelina told People. 'She likes her overalls, I can’t put her in a dress. So she’s like, "How could you make me a princess?"'
Angelina clarified that none of her children want to follow in their parents' footsteps into Hollywood, instead having expressed desires to work in the humanitarian or business fields.
Now you're familiar with the members of the A-List clan, here's all the times, they've joined their mother on the red carpet - starting with the most recent:
Angelina Jolie's Kids On The Red Carpet
October 2019: (From Left to Right) Angelina, Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh and Knox attend London premiere for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Angelina, Shiloh and Zahara attend Rome premiere for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Angelina, Zahara and Maddox attend Tokyo premiere for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
September 2019: Angelina, Knox, Zahara, Pax, Vivienne and Shiloh attend LA premiere for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
March 2019: Angelina, Knox, Zahara, Vivienne and Shiloh attend premiere for Dumbo
February 2019: Angelina, Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox attend screening for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Angelina, Shiloh, Zahara, Maddox and Pax (joined by artist Prune Nourry) attend MoMa premiere
February 2018: Angelina, Shiloh and Zahara at the Annie Awards
January 2018: Angelina, Shiloh and Zahara (joined by human rights activist Loung Ung) at National Board Of Review Awards Gala
October 2017: Angelina, Shiloh and Zahara at the premiere for The Breadwinner
Angelina and Pax at the Golden Globes
September 2017: Angelina, Vivienne, Shiloh, Knox and Zahara at Toronto Film Festival (TIFF)
Angelina, Maddox and Pax at TIFF
Angelina, Maddox, Pax, Vivienne, Knox and Shiloh at TIFF
Angelina, Maddox and Pax at the First They KilledMy Father New York City premiere
March 2015: Angelina, Zahara and Shiloh attend Kids Choice Awards
November 2013: Angelina, Brad Pitt and Maddox attend the Board of Governors awards
June 2013: Brad Pitt, Angelina, Maddox and Pax attend premiere for World War Z
December 2009: Brad Pitt, Angelina and Maddox at the premiere for Invictus
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