LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 10: Angelina Jolie attends a photocall for “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 10, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Angelina Jolie, that timeless beauty, has posed nude for Harper’s Bazaar magazine — in a typically classy, stunning way. 

Draped in a gauzy white sheet, the only other thing she’s wearing is winged black eye makeup. It’s almost like a wedding veil, only the “bride” underneath is nude, a striking tattoo decorating one shoulder and with her arms crossed over her breasts. 

The interview inside is just as revealing. Jolie speaks of her desire to live outside the US as soon as all of her children are 18 — but also had what might have been a dig at Brad, saying “Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.”

Maddox is already 18, other children Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne are 15, 14, 13 and 11 respectively. 

Angelina Jolie and her children Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh and Knox attend the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil European Film Premiere at the Odeon IMAX Waterloo in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Jolie spoke about her physical scars from a double mastectomy and from having her ovaries removed, and also about “the invisible ones [that] are harder to wrestle with.”

“Life takes many turns. Sometimes you get hurt, you see those you love in pain, and you can’t be as free and open as your spirit desires. It’s not new or old, but I do feel the blood returning to my body.”

She thanks her kids for helping her feel like her true self, and says it’s equaIly important that her kids feel the same, and feel comfortable in saying, “Here’s who I am, and what I believe.” 

“We can’t prevent them from experiencing pain, heartache, physical pain, and loss. But we can teach them to live better through it.”

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“Labeling people and putting them into boxes isn’t freedom. Difference and diversity are what I value most—in my family and in others. I don’t want to live in a world where everyone is the same, and I imagine that’s true for everyone reading this. I want to meet people I’ve never met before and learn things I don’t know. The challenge today is to embrace our differences. And not to be fooled by efforts to divide us or make us fear others. We’re seeing a retreat of values worldwide.” #AngelinaJolie opens up in our December 2019/January 2020 issue. Tap the link in our bio to read now. Photography by @solvesundsbostudio Styling by @patrickmackieinsta Hair by #malcomedwards Makeup by @thevalgarland Manicure by @chisatochee

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The deeply spiritual Jolie also reflected on her upbringing and how her charity work helped her to see the world differently. 

“In my youth, I focused on what I didn’t have. But as I traveled in my early 20s, my awakening was realising the freedoms I had in comparison to many people around the world. I’d experienced a childhood free of war. And since then I’ve had the freedom to build my family, to create art, and to play the characters I have. It’s one of the reasons I’ve invested in schools for girls in different countries.”

And she spoke about the night her (obviously very cool Mum) drove her to get her “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages tattoo” when she was 20. “I was with my mom one evening, and I was feeling lost. I was restless—always. I still am. We were driving to dinner, and she talked about spending time with Tennessee Williams and how much she loved his words. She told me he wrote that, about the wild at heart. We drove to a tattoo parlour, and I got it inked on my left arm. What she did for me that night was to remind me that the wild within me is alright and a part of me.”

thoughts?