Angelina Jolie pretty much has it all – if we don’t mention the high-profile Brad Pitt split. She has a great career, she looks flawless at 41 years of age, she’s raised six children and she’s an internationally-known humanitarian. To cap it all off, though, she looks utterly fantastic whenever she walks the red carpet. Here are 20 of her best looks over the years.
20. Premiere Women in Hollywood Luncheon, 2004
Angelina has been slaying it for a long time, however. Indeed, back in 2004, she wore a gorgeous floral dress to the Premiere Women in Hollywood Luncheon and had the pre-social media era internet falling over itself to ascertain what it was. It in fact turned out to be a creation from Australian designer Collette Dinnigan.
19. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Hollywood premiere, 2004
Indeed, 2004 was a very good year for Angelina’s looks. At the premiere of her movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow she wore an embellished white Jill Stuart dress. Her shoes and handbag, however, were red – matching the carpet.
18. Mr. and Mrs. Smith California premiere, 2005
There was an awful lot of controversy surrounding Angelina Jolie and co-star Brad Pitt by the time that Mr. and Mrs. Smith wrapped. Hence, you might have expected Angelina to dress down for the premiere. She did not. Instead, she wore a bad-girl leather Versace gown.
17. The Good Shepherd New York premiere, 2006
By 2006 Angelina was happily partnered with Brad, and he accompanied her to the premiere of her movie The Good Shepherd in December of that year. It was in fact their first red carpet appearance as a couple. And they did not disappoint; Angelina, for example, wore a beautiful, sparkling Reem Acra dress.
16. Ocean’s Thirteen Cannes premiere, 2007
When Angelina stepped onto the red carpet at Cannes in May 2007 to support Brad’s film Ocean’s Thirteen, she went for something a little more colorful than usual but no less attractive. She wore a full-length yellow Emanuel Ungaro dress.
15. Kung Fu Panda Cannes premiere, 2008
The day after Angelina announced to the world that she was pregnant with twins, she made an appearance at the Kung Fu Panda premiere wearing a floaty green Max Azria dress. It flattered her growing baby bump perfectly.
14. Inglourious Basterds Cannes premiere, 2009
When Brad Pitt premiered his film Inglourious Basterds at Cannes in May 2009, Angelina came along as well. She rather upstaged him, though, wearing a beautiful pink Atelier Versace gown which for some brought to mind the image of a Greek goddess.
13. Inglourious Basterds Hollywood premiere, 2009
Meanwhile, when Basterds premiered in Hollywood later that year, Angelina decided to go in a completely different direction. This time she wore a sexy, clingy black leather dress from Michael Kors.
12. Salt Japan premiere, 2010
Angelina pulled out all the stops for the Japanese premiere of her 2010 movie Salt. She wore a stunning black Atelier Versace dress with a leg slit and an opening at the back to show off her tattoo. The Huffington Post described it as “provocative.”
11. Golden Globe Awards, 2011
Angelina loves dresses that shimmer and sparkle. Hence, for the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2011, she chose an utterly gorgeous Swarovski-encrusted backless turquoise gown from her old favorite Atelier Versace.
10. The Tree of Life LA premiere, 2011
Angelina doesn’t often wear solid red, but when she does it looks spectacular. When she attended the premiere of Brad Pitt’s film The Tree of Life in May 2011, for example, she wore a one-shoulder Jenny Packham dress that left everybody impressed.
9. Golden Globe Awards, 2012
Angelina combined white and red to great effect at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2012. She wore red lipstick that matched the collar of her Atelier Versace dress and took a matching purse along. Many media outlets in fact called her the best-dressed woman there.
8. In the Land of Blood and Honey Berlin premiere, 2012
Meanwhile, for the premiere of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, in Berlin in February 2012, Angelina pulled something really special from her closet. She wore a long-sleeved Jenny Packham gown covered in golden beads. Fitting indeed for Hollywood royalty.
7. In the Land of Blood and Honey Paris premiere, 2012
Indeed, the classy dresses kept coming on the promotional trail for In the Land of Blood and Honey. When the film had its Paris premiere, Angelina arrived in a statuesque white gown with a rose statement, made by luxury brand Ralph & Russo.
6. Academy Awards, 2012
Angie was back to letting her sexy side show at the 2012 Oscars. She wore a strapless Atelier Versace dress made of black velvet with a soaring slit along the thigh. In fact, she reportedly chose it by noting her potential dress options down on paper and pulling one out of a hat!
5. World War Z Berlin premiere, 2013
Come 2013, Angelina made an important announcement. After discovering that she had a high risk of breast cancer, she had had a double mastectomy. People applauded her bravery and noted that it hadn’t changed her one bit. Indeed, she looked amazing in the white Ralph & Russo strapless dress she wore to the World War Z premiere.
4. Academy Awards, 2014
Angelina always dazzles at the Oscars. For the 2014 ceremony, she wore a shimmering sheer Elie Saab Couture dress. “Angelina Jolie has yet again stolen the show tonight,” Vanity Fair announced.
3. Maleficent Hollywood premiere, 2014
In the movie Maleficent, Angelina played a wicked witch. So when it came to the film’s May 2014 premiere, she dressed for the part. Indeed, she wore a pitch-black Atelier Versace made of rubberized silk.
2. Critics Choice Awards, 2015
Angelina showed up to the Critics Choice Awards in January 2015 looking as though she’d taken a dive into liquid silver. Her shimmering short-sleeve Atelier Versace dress was subsequently a massive hit.
1. By the Sea Hollywood premiere, 2015
Angelina not only produced, wrote, directed and starred in By the Sea, but she also showed up in a gorgeous dress to its premiere! Furthermore, the sparkling silver Atelier Versace number was quite reminiscent of, well, the sea.