Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s most beautiful women, possesses the style prowess to match her high-profile looks. A veteran of the red carpet, Jolie is capable of creating universal buzz just by slipping the camera a little leg or a bewitching smile. Her extraordinary beauty plays a role in her latest movie, Maleficent, a Disney production that appeals to all ages. Maleficent, a fairy who fancies herself “Mistress of All Evil,” is inspired by the 1959 Disney original, but this time she gets to share her side of the story. This summer blockbuster and sure-fire hit guarantees dozens of enviable and laudable red carpet appearances by Jolie, but before the premiere strikes we open the style file on Angelina to investigate her best red carpet appearances from the last few years.
Discover 21 of her most stunning and inspiring looks in the Style File gallery, and click here for an interview with the beautiful actress.
Jolie tends to stick to neutrals with feminine decorative elements, and this ivory Ralph & Russo column gown is the perfect example of her preferred red carpet aesthetic.
A gleaming silk dress by Atelier Versace peels away to reveal a crimson lining – symbolic of the fragility and sensuality that Jolie possesses.
Although the little black dress is standard red carpet fare, Jolie never fails to impress with the dramatic versions she favors, like this Atelier Versace beaded gown.
Jolie’s gown is draped and flattering in a sweet shade of taupe that softens her regal look ever so slightly.
A crystal-encrusted bodice is balanced with a flowing velvet skirt and matching velvet shawl for a look that is both fetching and mature.
We love when Jolie rocks the sculptural look, especially because it radicalizes her silhouette and makes her stand out like she should.
Jolie looks like she’s headed straight to a party at Gatsby’s house in this Jazz Era-inspired gown by Elie Saab Couture.
She usually tames her wild side on the red carpet, but this stunning gown by Atelier Versace helped draw out her inner vixen.
Simple, elegant, and effortlessly stylish, the actress dazzles in a pewter halter-neck gown by Jenny Packham.
When Jolie does venture out in a shade other than neutral, she usually goes for impactful colors like emerald.
Most women find ivory silk next to impossible to wear, but Jolie is absolutely flawless in this gorgeous version by Marc Bouwer.
She balances the hyper-masculine appearance of her handsome husband, Brad Pitt, in an über-feminine pleated gown.
A slightly more casual take on red carpet dressing has Jolie in a demure number by Michael Kors.
The actress’ swirling, chocolate-colored gown by Atelier Versace is sweet enough to give us a toothache.
Jolie looks like the perfect combination of leading lady and first lady in a look that channels both Grace Kelly and Jackie O.
Atelier Versace loves to show off Jolie’s toned legs, and with another thigh-high slit it proves that it knows its muse better than anyone.
A white flapper-like dress decorated with starburst sequins is another homage to the decadent Jazz Era.
Jolie’s mermaid hair pairs perfectly with this relaxed, elegant gown by Atelier Versace.
Looking every inch like Hollywood royalty, Jolie radiates confidence in a one-shoulder dress by Max Azria.
Jolie’s statuesque figure is eye-catching enough, but no one can tear their gaze away when she’s in a tomato-red Jenny Packham gown.
Although Jolie prefers elongated silhouettes, she’s been known to sport dazzling body-conscious dresses, like this sequined Emporio Armani number.