Never one to shy away from controversy, Jolie recently shared with the world that she had undergone a voluntary double mastectomy because she carries a gene that puts her at a high risk for breast cancer. Her revelation sparked plenty of debate and showed again why Jolie is one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. It also explained her recent time out of the limelight but she's back in full force now with a big payday under her belt for "Maleficent," Disney's new spin on the Sleeping Beauty story.
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