Marcheline Bertrand Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (ovarian cancer)
Birth NameMarcia Lynne Bertrand

Mini Bio (1)

Marcheline Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950 in Blue Island, Illinois, USA as Marcia Lynne Bertrand. She was an actress and producer, known for Lookin' to Get Out (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983) and Ironside (1967). She was married to Tom Bessamra and Jon Voight. She died on January 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Tom Bessamra (2002 - 27 January 2007) ( her death)
Jon Voight (12 December 1971 - 14 April 1980) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (12)

She was the daughter of Lois June (Gouwens) and Rolland Frederic Bertrand. Her paternal grandparents, George Léon Bertrand and Marie-Louise Angélina Leduc, were French-Canadian. Her maternal grandfather, Royal Gerrit Gouwens, was of Dutch origin, and her maternal grandmother, Virginia A. Kasha, was of Polish descent. Marcheline also had a remote Huron ancestor, her maternal seven times great-grandmother, Catherine Anenontha, who was born, c. 1649, in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec.
Ex-sister-in-law of Chip Taylor.
Grandmother to daughter Angelina Jolie's children, Maddox Jolie-Pitt (aka Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt), Zahara Jolie-Pitt (aka Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt) and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (aka Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt). She left $100,000 in trust for each at her death in 2007. Her twins Knox and Vivienne, fathered by Brad Pitt, and adopted child with Pitt, Pax, do not share in Bertrand's estate.
Godparents of her daughter Angelina are Maximilian Schell and Jacqueline Bisset.
After her divorce from actor Jon Voight, she involved herself Native American causes. Part Iroquois Indian, she and daughter Angelina Jolie started a foundation for Native American people.
Former mother-in-law of Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Oldest of 3 children in family of Rolland F. Bertrand (June 11, 1923-April 8, 1985) & Lois June Bertrand (née Gouwens; February 4, 1928-November 11, 1973, died from ovarian cancer at the age of 45).
Had younger brother & sister - Raleigh Bertrand & Debbie Martin (née Bertrand; 1952-May 26, 2013, died from breast cancer at the age of 61).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a son James Haven Voight on May 11, 1973. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jon Voight.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 25, a daughter Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Jon Voight.
Was in a relationship with Bill Day from 1978 to 1989. She had a couple of miscarriages.
(January 27, 2007) Died after an almost eight-year battle with ovarian cancer and breast cancer at the age of 56.

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