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Jolie ditches 'pretty'

Angelina Jolie's appearance on Maleficent scared the child actors.

The actress is considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and is often lauded for her striking features.

In her latest movie venture she plays a wicked witch, who explains why she cast a spell on Sleeping Beauty. Along with donning horns and a cape for the role, her appearance is dramatically changed thanks to false cheeks, pointed ears and a nose piercing.

"It was really important for me that she didn't look normal or traditionally pretty - that she looked odd," Angelina explained to Total Film.

She even enjoyed wearing the horns, although she admits that they were a little hazardous and that she would bang them on everything she walked past.

Her appearance was transformed to the point that any child actors on set would be very wary of the star.

"One of them said, 'Mummy, please tell the mean witch to stop talking to me!'" Angelina recalled.

Angelina raises six children with her fiancé Brad Pitt and her five-year-old daughter Vivienne joins her mom in Maleficent, playing Toddler Princess Aurora. It was partly to calm the nerves of other little ones on set.

"Brad and I both came to set as parents and spent most of the day off camera coaching her," Angelina laughed.

Elle Fanning joins the cast as the older version of Princess Aurora. She was happy with the wardrobe presented to her.

"I wore a lot of little peasant dresses ‘cause I live in the cottage. So a lot of pastel pinks and blues," she explained to Access Hollywood.

“I do have a very fancy princess dress I wear at the end, which is very good.”

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