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Angelina on her late mother: I feel 'in contact with my mother when I look at my children'

October 7, 2014
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Angelina Jolie has opened up on her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, revealing she feels "in contact with my mother when I look at my children". 

"I can feel her influence over me then. I see that my way of raising them resembles the way she raised my brother and I. It's more apparent with my daughters Shiloh and Vivienne. Therefore, yes, my mother is there, present in this influence, all the time." The actress, who married Brad Pitt in an intimate ceremony earlier in 2014, added that as a mother Marcheline was: "was very soft but could move mountains for her kids.

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"That's something I always admire in women: that mix of softness and strength."

As seen exclusively in HELLO! magazine, Brad arranged for a special surprise for Angelina during the ceremony, having a dedication to Marcheline engraved inside the chapel where the pair stood to take their vows. Speaking to Marie Claire, Angelina continued: "She was half Indian, and I remember that as a small girl, she took me to a dinner for Amnesty International.

"She always tried to understand the complexity of the world. She had a great heart which was sensitive to the world's violence."

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To celebrate their special day, it was recently revealed that Angelina bought her new husband Brad an exquisite timepiece as a wedding gift. 

The Maleficent star chose to mark the couple's union with an incredibly rare 1952 Patek Philippe platinum watch, a legendary design by one of the most respected Swiss watchmakers, worth £ 2million, according to The Mirror. News of the romantic gesture came to light when a friend reportedly took the chronometer to be given the final touch – a personal inscription. The timepiece was adorned with the words: "To Roly from Nessa," according to the reports. 

Rolly and Nessa are the characters that Angelina and Brad play in By The Sea, the film the duo are currently shooting – and which the actress is also directing – in Malta.

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