Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet at the world premiere of her film "Unbroken" at the State Theatre in Sydney
Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet at the world premiere of her film "Unbroken" at the State Theatre in Sydney November 17, 2014. The war drama, based on the life of World War Two American prisoner of war Louis Zamperini, was produced and directed by Jolie and filmed in Australia. Reuters/Jason Reed

Angelina Jolie broke down into tears when a fan paid a tribute to her "courage and bravery" for having undergone preventative double mastectomy in February 2013. The "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" actress says that all women, their children and husbands are "together" in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer. Angelina's mom Marcheline Bertrand too died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56 and the actress was told she had a chance of "87%" to get breast cancer because of a fault gene she inherited. Jolie underwent the surgery to increase her chances of living a cancer free life.

During her recent appearance on French radio station RTL, the mother to six kids started crying when the caller appreciated her for the brave step she took to undergo surgery and spread awareness about the disease. "We are all together in this fight. Not only women, but the fathers, the sons who support us in this fight" said the actress to the radio channel, CTV news reports. Jolie said she too was inspired by many women in her life and if she can, in any way, contribute to help others, she will not look back. The 39-year-old actress further said that women should be proud of talking not only about breast or ovarian cancer but all other health issues that they face. Talking about it "removes the taboo," says Jolie.

The caller at the radio stated said she wanted to thank Jolie having the "courage to say it" and also support the fight of those suffering from breast cancer. She said that the actress is fighting for "all those we have lost, those who fought and who are real heroines facing the disease." She also said that Jolie is courageous and very brave to come out in open and talk about the subject of breast cancer that was taboo in France. The caller further called Jolie as "an extraordinary woman and an extraordinary mom." Jolie has six dschildren, Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with husband Brad Pitt. The actress made her directorial debut with the movie "Unbroken," which tells the story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini.

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