The actress posed for these shots at the tender age of 16 - but there's nothing tender about her flirty, sexualized attitudeAngelina Jolie has been working as a fashion model since the time she was 14, however not much of the work she did at the time became mainstream. As a result, these shots of her - taken when she was only 16 and released by In Touch together with a video of the same photo shoot - may come across as racy and slightly shameless, given that they were taken 17 years ago, in 1991. By today's standards, when anorexic-chic teenage supermodels are taking over the world before turning 16, it may not look as much - however, this is Angelina Jolie we're talking about, one of the sexiest, most controversial women in the world. Any kind of glimpse into her early life, looks and habits is welcome - all the more so since it involves her fooling around in a swimsuit.
Of course, given Angelina's history of posing for racy, nude shots and her ultra-hot, occasionally X-rated past (that involves ample drug abuse and steamy affairs with her cast-mates and not only), these semi-nude shots come across as positively tame. What strikes us immediately is the fact that the beautiful 16-year-old Angelina does not look too different from her current self - in any case, she retains her haughty composure and a pout that would make the usually unhappy-looking Victoria Beckham turn green with envy. The sensual modeling shoot depicts a fresh-faced Angelina who seems to sport the normal weight for a teenager, and not the emaciated frame she's had for a few years now. However, Jolie stated several times in past interviews that as a teenager she was often laughed at for being too thin.
In the accompanying video, Angelina does nothing more spectacular than talk about her interest in fencing and boxing and confesses "I could never do team sports." She also admits she collects Celtic swords and that one day, she dreams of having a weapon room to host her entire collection. All in all, there's nothing controversial about the interview, no reference to lesbian sex or the actress' bouts of depression, that she later admitted made her cut herself. In fact, the most spectacular part is the mere fact that we're dealing with a teenage, beautiful and not altogether that different Angelina - which, admittedly, is enough to send her die-hard fans into a frenzy. Enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for more Angelina news.