Angelina Jolie, one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses, took to Instagram to post a rare message about her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who would have turned 73 on May 9th. While Jolie herself is not active on social media, she made an exception to express her heartfelt emotions about her mother, who passed away in 2007 after a long struggle with breast and ovarian cancer.
Angelina Jolie took to Instagram to post a rare message about her late mother.
In her emotional post, Jolie shared a vintage photo of herself as a child with her mother, taken in the early 1980s. The photo shows a young Jolie with blonde hair, wearing a white summer dress and a beige straw hat, adorably posing next to her stunning mom. Jolie accompanied the throwback snap with a sincere message where she noted that her mother would have turned 73 on May 9th and that she continues to carry her in her heart.
This a message to all women
Jolie also used her post as a platform to raise awareness about cancer prevention, revealing that she had undergone a double mastectomy in 2013 as a preventive measure, due to her family history of cancer. She urged all women to take the time to look after themselves and go for mammograms, blood tests, or ultrasounds, particularly if they have a family history of cancer.
The Oscar-winning actress also shared a touching anecdote about her mother’s love for Jimi Hendrix, revealing that her mother would always sign her letters “Kiss the Sky,” a phrase that took on new meaning after her passing. Jolie’s post was met with an outpouring of support from her fans and fellow celebrities, including actress Shannen Doherty, who is battling cancer herself.
Jolie’s tribute to her mother is a poignant reminder of the importance of cherishing loved ones and taking steps to prevent and fight cancer. The actress’s decision to use her platform to raise awareness about cancer prevention is a testament to her humanitarian spirit and her commitment to making a positive impact on the world. As Jolie wrote in her post, “Strength to those who are fighting at this very moment for their lives and the lives of those they love.”