Marcheline Bertrand was an actress and humanitarian. She was the wife of actor Jon Voight and mother of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.
Bertrand’s acting career was minimal. She started her with the role of Connie in fourth season of the television show Ironside. In 1982 she played a small role in the movie ‘Lookin’ to Get Out’. The next year, she played her final role in the 1983 comedy ‘The Man Who Loved Women’.
After that, she turned her attention to producing movies and humanitarian work. She founded the All Tribes Foundation with John Trudell, to support the cultural and economic survival of Native peoples.
Marriage with Jon Voight
In 1971, Marcheline Bertrand married actor Jon Voight. The couple had two children, James Haven and Angelina Jolie. Bertrand and Voight separated in 1976 as a result of Voight’s adultery, and their divorce was finalized in 1980. She also had a relationship with producer and director, Bill Day from 1978 to 1989. They lived together for eleven years but never married.
Marcheline Bertrand’s Death
She died after an eight-year battle with ovarian cancer and breast cancer at the age of 56 in 2007. Her mother and sister also died of cancer. During her final years, she preferred her privacy and avoided making public appearances.
Here below are some photos from of Marcheline Bertrand from her early career and with Jon Voight.