Marcheline Bertrand Biography
(American Actress and Former Wife of Actor ‘Jon Voight’)
Birthday: May 9, 1950 (Taurus)
Born In: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Marcheline Bertrand was an American actress and humanitarian worker whose best claim to fame is being the mother of one most celebrated Hollywood luminaries—Angelina Jolie. Marcheline had a very brief stint as an actress, starring in less than 10 movies and appearing in a few television programs and episodes. After she was through with acting, she tried her hand in production that led to her joining hands with her partner and documentary filmmaker, Bill Day to incorporate Woods Road Productions. A documentary on Sioux activist, musician and poet, John Trudell which she produced was selected to be screened at ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and ‘Tribeca Film Festival’. The short film also bagged the Special Jury Prize in the Seattle International Film Festival, for being the ‘Best Documentary’. Marcheline devoted the best years of her life towards humanitarian causes. She teamed up with John Trudell, one of her partners, to lay the foundations for a charity organization titled, ‘All Tribes Foundation’ with the pious objective of supporting Native Americans, economically and culturally. After she was laid low with primary peritoneal cancer (ovarian cancer) when she was 49 years old, she established another charitable institution, ‘Give Love Give Life’ with Trudell for disseminating public awareness on gynecological cancers via music. She passed away at the age of 56, following a protracted struggle with cancer.