13 MARCH 2009

Whether playing tomb-raiding Lara Croft or Wanted's tough assassin Fox, Angelina Jolie is not one to shy away from doing her own stunts. And this week the mum-of-six was back in the thick of the action, scaling the side of a New York building for her latest role in Salt.

Sporting a blonde wig and a grazed knee – thought to be makeup – the Hollywood beauty could be seen hanging from the side of a building in an exciting scene from the upcoming thriller.

Angelina's aerial antics were not the first stunts she has performed for the film. Earlier in the week she was dodging through traffic on the streets of Washington for her role as a CIA operative fighting to clear her name after she's accused of being a Russian agent.

And while the 33-year-old actress has been involved in many action-packed shots for the production, there have been reports that she requested some of her dramatic stunts were scaled down in case she fell pregnant with partner Brad Pitt midshoot.

Photo: PA
Action woman Angelina hangs from the side of a bulding for her dramatic new role in Salt
Photo: Rex
The mum-of-six - who reportedly asked for her stunts to be scaled down in case she fell pregnant - has also been seen running around the streets of Washington