Angelia Jolie is opening up about the empowering message she has for her daughters. The mother-of-six stars in Elle magazine's March issue with two of her girls, Shiloh, 11, and Vivienne, nine. The Oscar winner admitted that she is teaching her daughters the importance of having an individual voice. “I tell my daughters, ‘What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others,’” the actress shared.
VIEW GALLERY Angelina stars on the cover of Elle Magazine's March issue Photo: Andres Kudacki
“Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms," she added. “A life of service is worth living.” The First They Killed My Father director shares four other children, Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, and Knox, nine, with her ex-husband Brad Pitt.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees noted that she is the only member of her household who was born in the United States, making her family a vision of the American dream. “It’s only because we are a country based on people of different backgrounds and faiths coming together that I can have this family,” Angelina said. “My daughters have the freedoms they have because of being American. And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Particularly other women.”
VIEW GALLERY Inside the magazine, the actress is pictured with daughters Shiloh and Vivienne Photo: Getty Images
For decades, Angelina has been on the front lines of women’s rights against sexual violence and abuse. Helping to expand counseling programs and encourage laws – Angelina credits the women who did the work before her. “I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today,” she said. “Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in your daily life and educate yourself on your own rights, to solidarity with other women around the world.”