Happy late birthday to Angelina Jolie! On Saturday, the mother of six turned 41. For this special occasion, we share a collection of photos taken by photographer Harry Langdon 26 years ago at one of Jolie’s first photo shoots. She was only 15 at that time, but the photographer didn’t know that. He was told she was 18.


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“Normally before I begin a new session I find out more about the background of a new client. My Representative that time, withheld her real age from me since they thought if I knew, that may inhibit the way I worked with her. I was told and thought she was 18, and judging from her sensuality, it was a matter of very quickly gaining her trust. Never coming on in any way, because once a photographer crosses that forbidden line, the subject will become inhibited. So Angelina just ‘came on to the camera’.  No restrictions.  I just kept my cool and allowed her to perform. Hardly saying anymore than “turn right, turn left”. No conversation was necessary.” – Harry told Bored Panda.

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Angelina Jolie was 15 years old at one of her first photo shoots

Photo by Harry Langdon

But the photographer, Harry Langdon, was not aware of that…

Photo by Harry Langdon

In an interview with Bored Panda, Harry said:

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Normally before I begin a new session I find out more about the background of a new client.”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“My Representative that time…”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Withheld her real age from me”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Since they thought if I knew…”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“That may inhibit the way I worked with her.”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“I was told and  thought she was 18”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“And judging from her sensuality…”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“It was a matter of very quickly gaining her trust.”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Never coming on in any way, because once a photographer crosses that forbidden line, the subject will become inhibited.”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“So Angelina just ‘ Came on to the Camera’ .” – Harry said

Photo by Harry Langdon

“No restrictions.”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“I just kept my cool and allowed her to perform.”

 

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Hardly saying anymore than…”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Turn right…”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“Turn left”

Photo by Harry Langdon

“No conversation was necessary.”

Photo by Harry Langdon