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Angelina Jolie and Her Godmother Jacqueline Bisset Have Been Twinning Around Paris

The actresses are three decades apart in age—not that you’d be able to tell.


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She may not have the Instagram posts to prove it, but rest assured that Angelina Jolie, just like seemingly every other celebrity, has been spending a portion of her summer in Paris. Rather than her usual crew of kids, though, the actress has been keeping company with another member of her extensive family: her godmother, fellow actress Jacqueline Bisset.

Jolie, 44, and Bisset, 74, are three full decades apart in age—not that you’d be able to tell from the photos of the pair twinning this week. On Monday, they coordinated in creamy neutrals, complete with matching sunglasses and nude pumps. On Tuesday, they coordinated once again—this time in summery stripes.

Jacqueline Bisset and Angelina Jolie leaving a hotel in Paris, France, on July 9, 2019.

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Jolie is currently in Paris to fulfill her duties as brand ambassador of Guerlain—a role that she in part took on in 2017 to honor her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, a longtime Guerlain fan. Bisset was also close with Bertrand, but she doesn’t appear to have been close with her daughter, Jolie, until now. “Unfortunately, I haven’t developed a close relationship with Angelina. I see her rarely, but I’m very admiring of her,” Bisset said during an appearance on the British panel TV show Loose Women in 2015. “What I find difficult is she’s become so famous. So many people are pulling on her time. I’m a little bit shy and I don’t want to be someone who tries to take advantage of her.”

Still, fame hasn’t kept them entirely apart. Bisset has even acted alongside Jolie and her ex Brad Pitt (just as she did with Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, and late godfather, the actor Maximilian Schell, when she costarred with the two men in the 1975 thriller End of the Game). In the end, Bisset’s cameo in Mr. and Mrs. Smith didn’t make the cut, but she isn’t one to hold a grudge. As she advised the audience at the Golden Globes in 2014: “If you want to look good, you have to forgive everyone. It’s the best beauty treatment.”

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Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Playing God in New York, New York, October 1997. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles, California, March 1999. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Original Sin in Los Angeles, California, July 2001. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Beyond Borders in New York, New York, October 2003. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow in Hollywood, California, September 2004. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in Los Angeles, California, June 2005. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Ocean’s Thirteen at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie at the Salt premiere in London, England, August 2010. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the 84th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 2012. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Golden Globes. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Maleficent in Hollywood, California, May 2014. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3 in Hollywood, California, January 2016. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Angelina Jolie arrives to the The Breadwinner premiere at 2017 TIFF held on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie attends the EE British Academy Film Awards held at Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 2018 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie attends a Service of Commemoration and Dedication marking the 200th Anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 28, 2018 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Angelina Jolie attends the premiere of Disney’s Dumbo at El Capitan Theatre on March 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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