Angelina Jolie: I'll Never Be "as Good" as My Mother

Angelina Jolie may be known around the world as a devoted mother of six -- but in her heart she doesn't measure up to her own parenting role model, her late mother Marcheline Bertrand.

The Academy Award-winning actress opened up to CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday night and explained why her mom, who passed away of ovarian cancer in January 2007, was the ultimate parent.

"My mother was a full-time mother. She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences," Jolie told 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon. "Everything was for her children."

Jolie, 36, has six children with partner Brad PittMaddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 3. The family of eight is known for traveling the world together to follow Pitt and Jolie's various film and humanitarian projects.

"I will never be as good a mother as she was. I will try my best, but I don't think I ever will be," Jolie said.

Jolie said that she's grateful for all the lessons in motherhood her own mother taught her. "She was the most generous, loving woman," she added on the verge of tears. "She's better than me."

Even though it's difficult to talk about her mother, who died nearly five years ago, Jolie said she hopes she would be proud of her directorial debut, the Bosnian War drama, In the Land of Blood and Honey, which hits theaters Dec. 23.

 

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