In her first red-carpet appearance since revealing her double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie accompanies "World War Z" star Brad Pitt at the movie's London premiere Sunday. (Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images / June 2, 2013)
The Oscar-winning actress made news last month by announcing she had a double mastectomy, even though she didn't have breast cancer. She made the decision because her mother died of breast cancer at age 56, and Angelina carried the gene that gave her an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.
I'm impressed that she was willing to share her story so that other women would know what options are available.
"We have a policy in our family, no secrets," Pitt, 49, told Extra at an after-party for World War Z. "I mean, there's an age of understanding, so you've got to present it in a way that is age appropriate, but we know our children very well."