Angelina Jolie’s ‘never before seen’ horse photos go up for auction at Christie’s

Remember when Angelina Jolie used to let horses motorboat her? Good times. We’ve seen another version of this particular David LaChapelle photo before – I believe it was for a shoot she did with Rolling Stone back in 2000 or 2001. I used some of the photos in a 2010 post about Angelina owning a horse-hair purse (go here to read that story). And now the Horse Photos have come up again! LaChapelle has given this never-before-seen image from the photo shoot for the “The Wild Side of Photography” Christie’s auction in May. This isn’t even the only Angelina Jolie photo being sold in the auction! Steven Klein also put up an image from his 2005 shoot with Angelina and Brad for W Magazine.

A beautiful picture of a carefree Angelina Jolie posing with a white horse will lead a sale of photographs at London auction house Christie’s next month. The never-before-seen image by celebrated photographer David LaChapelle is expected to fetch between £25,000 and £35,000 when it goes under the hammer as part of The Wild Side of Photography sale.

The colour snap from 2001 features the actress as a 25-year-old throwing back a mane of brunette hair and showing off some of her many tattoos, including a ‘Billy Bob’ drawing on her arm, a homage to her then husband which has now been erased.

The photograph of the 37-year-old actress will go on sale alongside a black and white print of Angelina and Brad Pitt posing as husband and wife for Steven Klein in 2005. The black and white image was taken as part of a shoot that the couple appeared in for W magazine before they were officially an item and is expected to to fetch £8,000-12,000.

Both pictures are part of the Contemporary section of the sale that is highlighted by four works by controversial American photographer LaChapelle.

Christie’s claim that this is ‘an opportunity for discerning collectors around the world to acquire photographs with remarkable provenance.’

[From The Mail]

I love some Jolie (especially when she’s old school and getting freaky with a horse), but I wouldn’t pay that much for these photos. Maybe if it was one of the sexier images from that W Magazine shoot. But even then… yeah, well maybe as an investment piece. You know Brangeloonie stuff will probably increase in value. But if I’m going to spend thousands of dollars on a photograph, it’s going to be a photo of Angelina Jolie getting crazy with a horse. Here’s the Klein shot going up for auction (it’s the most boring one).

Here are some additional LaChapelle photos from the same shoot:

Photos courtesy of LaChapelle and Steven Klein.

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  1. veronica says:

    Of course she’s being sexual with/around the horse. That’s all she knows how to do.

  2. Joy says:

    I don’t think I realized how much thinner she is now until I saw these.

    • bns says:

      Yup. I love her, but I don’t understand when her fans try to defend her current weight by saying that she was always that way. No she wasn’t. She’s always been thin, but not as thin as she is now.

      • Isa says:

        I was just thinking that at least people can see she’s always had skinny arms and a thin frame. I don’t doubt she’s lost weight, she even admitted to losing weight after her mom died. I just think it looks more severe than what it is because of her frame.

      • Annette says:

        She’s half naked in these though…she has very thin arms and legs and stores weight in her torso, so probably looks far less skinny nude than clothed. I do think she’s lost a *little* weight since these, but nothing significant. People see her thin arms and legs and assume she must be as bony all over…well I’ve got a similar body type to Angelina and let me tell you that’s NOT true. In fact I’ve heard more than once the words “whoa! you’re not as thin as I though!”

      • Ari says:

        These pictures are like almost 15 years ago (i am off by a year or two i know) but she is much older now i know my a$$ dont look the same anymore – some people get fatter and some get thinner and some stay the same…she also was heavy into drugs then or just getting off them and being an addict or learning to cope being off them can throw your body into chaos

      • Lauren says:

        Angie is heavier here, look at her midsection~zero muscle tone. Her arms are fleshier too. Angie looks ill and emaciated with a receding hairline..she is not healthy looking currently. I think she is tremendously talented and has incredible genes~~but gravely unhealthy.

      • LAK says:

        These photos were taken before or after LARA CROFT. She was on a special diet during this period designed to bring UP her weight and give her muscle tone. So this isn’t her usual size. It’s an anomaly. She was thinner than this before LARA CROFT, and she went back to her skinnier self afterwards which combined with natural aging and motherhood which in some people, causes them to lose weight. She is a Hollywood actress, i don’t doubt that there must be some effort to keep her weight down, but the overall picture is of someone who has always been on the skinnier side.

      • xxx says:

        I can never understand it. When you take into account the fact that film and photographs always make you look heavier than you are… She is scarily thin and has been for quite a few years now.

        Yes, yes, she does store “weight” in her torso but she is STILL underweight. She was thin in her 20s and put on weight for Tomb Raider, true, but she was mostly healthy thin and she was heavier than this when she did Tomb Raider.

        I think people look at photos of her when she did Girl Interrupted and judge from them, but she specifically lost a lot of weight for that role.

        She has admitted having no interest in food before, she seems to have some kind of ongoing eating disorder. There are so many different types and levels of eating disorders – not everyone who has one is completely skeletal.

        It is not surprising if she does, she starved herself into skinniness for Girl Interrupted and doing things like that can actually screw up your eating habits for a long time. Look at Renee Zellweger after Bridget Jones: she crash dieted to get the weight off and then she ended up being severely underweight for several years. It is habit-forming like anything else.

    • Aud says:

      Thinner as well as how much her face has changed.

    • hazeldazel says:

      Watch the movie Hackers and you’ll go “Oh Damn!” because she is 1) so hot in that movie and 2) so much heavier and 3) co-stars with Johnnie Lee Miller. Hotness.

      She just looks weak, frail and ill now. Not a good look. Be well, Angie.

      • cs says:

        How old was Angie in Hackers?? 19 or 20. Damn the woman will be 38 years old in two months and has six kids to boot.. Selena Gomez is a doll at 20. What are going to say when she turns 38, married with children? She looked better when she was on that Disney show and dated Justin Bieber?
        Btw, JLM is happily married with one child to former Model Michele Hicks.
        Why do people bring up teenage marriages?

      • Lissanne says:

        I do not get your point. This is a gossip site; people will bring up what they bring up. As for the age question, some women look better at 38 than at 20, babys and all.

      • cs says:

        Now you sound ridiculous.. What person would compare how someone looked almost 20 years ago? If she had said she looked better 5 years ago that’s one thing but 20 YEARS???

      • Nina W says:

        cs – You’re missing what is being said, some people think she looks unwell, not she looked great then and 20 years later what the hell happened. She’s a beautiful woman but I have to agree that she is not looking super healthy today. I think she is over doing it saving the world and needs to eat a little more. I hope she is healthy. She certainly looked amazing when these photos were taken.

  3. brin says:

    I didn’t know Angelina and Leann were buddies.

  4. Miffy says:

    £25,000 for a photo of Angelina being bit in the tit by a large animal… Jennifer Aniston must be jogging on the spot with her American Express for that bad boy.

  5. Yelly says:

    That’s borderline beastiality.

  6. Lulu.T.O. says:

    She was so gorgeous at that weight.

  7. epiphany says:

    Never before seen? They’re all over the internet, and have been for years – all you have to do is Google!!!

  8. Maggie says:

    I don’t find her sexy at all anymore. I can’t even imagine what she would look like in a bikini. Yikes! No muscle to speak of.

  9. annabelle says:

    I was so over they hype of them, I never viewed those W pics. Clearly I am late to the party, but DAMN, those are intense. Amazing story telling, but dark and sad too.

  10. BW says:

    She’s lucky the horse didn’t bite her boobs off. A pissed off horse can really bite.

  11. Suze says:

    How did she eradicate that Billy Bob tattoo?

  12. irishserra says:

    Okay, okay, something positive… Uuuummm… Okay, I got it. She’s got stretch marks in her lower abdomen region and they weren’t Photoshopped out! I can respect that.

  13. DeltaJuliet says:

    These seem kind of ….weird….

  14. lucy2 says:

    I don’t get why they’d be worth so much – the rest of the photos have been out there forever, from both series, and it’s not like they’re not photographed all the time.
    A rare or unseen photo of a star no longer with us, I could see going for thousands, but this? Eh.

  15. lama says:

    I think poor old horse should get the proceeds from the auction. He really has never recovered fully from this…

  16. Zigggy says:

    So much hotter with a bit more meat on her bones.

  17. Shannon says:

    The horse is sucking on her tit. How gross. She annoys me and always has. It’s like she tries waaaaaaay too hard. She’s calmed down over the years thank God.

  18. spinner says:


    I also read that they are auctioning off one of the pics of Jolie & her brother kissing.

    Double Yuck!!

  19. jc126 says:

    Yuck to the photos and her ugly tattoos. I hate people being naked around animals lol.

  20. Nev says:


    she’s allowed anything this one it seems.

  21. yeahright says:

    Of course her body looks better, she was 25-ish and hadn’t given birth yet.

  22. Tig says:

    Well, she was a wild child back then, and a pretty gorgeous one at that. However. Thankfully she seems to have matured, bec I could not in a million years imagine her doing such a shoot now. Compare to Kim K, who will be doing the same dumb stuff when she’s 45 and beyond!

  23. LAK says:

    what struck me about the photos is her size.

    this set were taken in 2001, just before or after LR. Despite the increased weight, she still has spindly arms,her jaw is still junting, the size of her trunk is still on the smaller size. She is only a shade smaller than this size, and yet people insist that she was alot bigger than this.

    She had a special weight gain diet/exercise routine for LR to get to this size. She’s always been a skinny minny.

  24. doofus says:

    Odd pics to be sure…but never before seen? definitely already out there.

    and I, like so many of you, prefer her at this weight.

  25. rachel says:

    I am guessing this was around the end of the era she was authentic to her true self and not as horrifically affected and stilted. How come we are allowed to be critical of her today without getting group bitch-slapped?

  26. bohemia says:

    She’s not ashamed of her past. Love that about her! No apologies for “nuffin”! Ha! Hope the holier than thou types don’t make this about themselves… :-)

  27. FirstTimer says:

    The hype is obviously generated by the auction house. And the one selling it is the photographer himself so it’s funny how people say Angelina wanted more publicity for herself. LaChapelle is known for these types of shots and compared to his other portraits, these ones of Angelina are quite tamed. This is not the first time he’s auctioning/selling shots of Angelina from this series.

  28. Palermo says:

    If it weren’t for her face she would look just like Crackhead Mary. She is so scrawny, covered in all that graffiti. Sorry, don’t understand her appeal at all.

    • videli says:

      Ask your male friends, they could help you understand.

      • Heathers says:

        Actually, none of my guy friends understand her appeal, either. I think she had a male fan base at one point, but her cloying need for attention and her weight loss has kinda driven them away. I asked a guy friend about his reaction to her movie Salt. I hadn’t seen it and wanted an opinion. He told me that he and his friends had walked out of it because the stunts were just so unbelievable with her in the role. They thought she looked shaky and thin, and it made it hard for them to be immersed in the storyline. At this point, I think she has some die-hard female fans of all varieties over the internet. I don’t believe in her supposed hype. People in hollywood are all about money and keeping up appearances, so I don’t trust anyone’s opinion of her in the business, either. She’s a tabloid star and a fixture for movies overseas, and no one wants to mess with that kind of money. But you don’t see really talented individuals lining up to work with her, either.

      • videli says:

        To the first part of your post: you definitely have very polite male friends.

      • doofus says:

        to “slightly” echo what Heather said…

        I have asked a handful of male friends (not a scientific poll, or anything…) whether or not they find her attractive and the resounding response (save one male) was no, because (and I quote here) of her “insect limbs”.

        the one who disagreed said “well, she’s got bj lips, so there’s that.”

        yeah, his response was pretty base, but I did ask, after all.

        so, there you go. not all men find her attractive. but as long as HER man does, I don’t think she cares.

      • Palermo says:

        Nope, none of the men I know think she is sexy, not any more. She looks downright ILL. I feel the same way about Brad, he lost whatever sex appeal he had, it is gone

    • Aud says:

      She is the perfect example of what a carefully managed PR campaign can do.

    • videli says:

      Doofus, your informal poll – pretty funny!

    • Nina W says:

      Well my husband wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating crackers.

  29. LoL says:

    What I find funny is that Angelina + horse is selling more than Angelina + Brad. I know she’s the one with the most power but damn I didn’t know it was like that. :-)

  30. mar says:

    she needs to gain 15 lbs she looks so much better here

  31. judyjudy says:

    These photographs really aren’t that great. I don’t get it.

  32. Ginger says:

    She is her much curvier self in the horse photos. Love it! I miss crazy Angie.

  33. Blue Jean says:

    I have seen these photos online before, don’t remember where but it’s been a few years ago… even so, meh. Wasn’t that sexy then, not that sexy now…


  34. mkyarwood says:

    Wow, Angie, put 5 lbs on. For me ;)

  35. Reece says:

    I just keep staring at her hair. I want it.

  36. Glaughy says:

    Hahaha okaaaaaaaaaaaay. Well these are fun photos!

    Random fun fact: horses are a symbol of sexuality in literature (and psychology). Their heads are thought to be phallic shaped and the act of riding a horse as well as ‘breaking’ or taming a horse with a whip… = sex (apparently).

  37. Lotta says:

    Wow, I just imagined the sex Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt must have had when they first fell in love.

  38. ShakenNotStirred says:

    Disgusting photos but she was gorgeous here!! Sure she’s always been thin but today Jolie is considerably thinner and there’s something off about her face lately too. Not sure if it’s the weight loss, botox around the brow or if she’s ill.

  39. teehee says:

    I wouldnt trust my chest to a huge horse mouth. Sorry, animals are animals, and unless that mouth was strapped shut (is it?) I’d be one breast less after that shoot.

  40. mimi says:

    It’s so gross.

    But I do have to say she had a good body, much better than today’s.

    Too bad she stopped eating. She looked AMAZING.

  41. tracking says:

    Her fierceness was appealing, but definitely on the crazy side. Still weird to see her so buttoned up now. Maturing sure, but to such an extreme.

  42. Loira says:

    She used to tan more, probably to maintain her exotic persona.
    Her skin looks better now.
    One only needs to closely check some of LaChapelle’s works to see what he was up to. He is called the “Fellini of photography”

    Of course an up and coming Angelina Jolie would be up to a photoshoot like this. The good thing is that a photoshoot or any bad decision in the past does not define who she is today.

  43. Aud says:

    The real Angelina and not the PR inflated ‘saint’.

    • mayal says:

      Why is it so hard to believe that one person can do some crazy stuff and go out on a limb creatively (like for this photo shoot?) and also be very passionate about some very serious stuff. It’s like you have to be prude to be taken seriously. God forbid you are sexual woman and you also have a big heart – you can be only one or the other. Sad.

      • Mela says:

        You should read her book “notes from my travels.” She wrote this long ago, before Brad. Its an eye opener to how she became involved with refugees and the UN. She was so young when she got involved. Its hard to critcize her motivation and devotion to the causes after you read the book. She was 25 years old, financing her own way, quietly, sharing the same conditions as other goodwill workers, to places like Sierra Leon and Cambodia. I can’t knock her for that. At all. She has visited some of the most dangerous war zones ever and she helped people. She would cry with them, try to connect them to lost family members, anything she could. She was only 25!! I cannot be cynical about that. She has adopted children from these countries. Read the book, its an interesting look into her mind in her 20′s.

    • Nikita says:

      Oh how lovely, you create your own little world. have fun darling

  44. luls says:

    3 words:


    I dont like to see this side of Angelina. She has come a long long way.

    • lenia says:

      Really a long way? She did a similar photo but with a sheep in 2007 when she already had three kids and was with Brad.

      • Loira says:

        Angelina and a BLACK sheep. Again a LaChapelle photoshoot, which means controversial an dallegoric… Meanin that Angelina IS the black sheep.
        Where is the outrsgeous in that? That she is wearing leather? She always is wearing leather. That she did not pose as the little Ms Goody two shoes? Well, she isn’t. She is a do-gooder, but not Ms. Perfect.

  45. DanaK. says:

    I’m surprised that so many commenters are shocked by this photo shoot – it is photo shoot, like many other photo shoots, many other stars did. What a vanilla world most of you live in!!!

  46. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    How many loony JenHens do you think stuck/or will go and stick a picture of Anistons face over AJ’s in that black and white photo? LOL :D

  47. Loira says:

    Wow some posters just cannot stand see this woman move on with her life.

  48. Carolyn says:

    Uncle Terry (Richardson) creeps me out far more than this photo of Ange.

  49. Ging says:

    Are these pics REALLY being billed as “never before seen”? I ask because I, a mere mortal with a lifetime subscription to Rolling Stone magazine, have seen them. IN Rolling Stone magazine, years ago, during the BB (Billy Bob) period.

  50. Laurie says:

    If this were someone else, I would say it was disgusting and desperate. But this is Angelina who, by her own admission, is hyper-sexual. So for whatever reason, because it’s her, my shock factor reaction is “meh”. Gorgeous woman… Her tat art is rather “meh” too.

  51. F5 says:

    Thank god she fixed those lips.

  52. Amy says:

    Hadn’t seen these pics and not really sure why anybody would buy them? Unless you are really into horses munching on women’s breasts? Honestly I find myself focusing more on the horse in those pictures–I’m no horse breed expert but something tells me that is probably a very prized breed! That is one beautiful horse (Angelina is just kind of in the way).

  53. W says:

    Um….I hate to bring her up, but I literally saw this the other day:
    Jennifer Anistons rolling stone cover….I never thought she had done nudity before so when I saw her laying there with her butt showing I was shocked.

  54. Ravensdaughter says:

    She was a bad girl then. My older sister says she’s boring now…

  55. Onyx XV says:

    From back in the days before she messed up her face. I liked her old look. She looks like a plastic doll now.

    • Dissy says:

      This was after tombraider, not too any people think Jolie had plastic surgery, let alone had it right after she had starred as Lara croft…what’d she do look in the mirror and go, gee I’m perfect, everyone thinks I’m perfect, I think I’ll get plastic surgery? Did she say? I’m beautiful in tomb raider, I think I’ll be intergalactically beautiful in tombraider II? Hags need to give it up. Just because you homely fans of fellow fug maniston have lard azzes is no reason to ridiculously attack the beautiful girl.

  56. L says:

    Awesome pictures! Jolie looks beautiful as always.

  57. lizzyz says:

    I wonder what that lower abdomen tat looks like after her 2 pregnancies…but we will never know!

  58. Jana says:

    From growing up on a large property with animals and a love of nature and the outdoors, I don’t see anything abnormal or wrong with these pictures, only those with sick minds do.

    • Nina W says:

      Come on, you have to admit he went for provocative images. I’m not outraged or horrified or shocked or imagining bestiality but clearly the photographer was trying to communicate sexuality in these images. I have no problem with nudity or horses but these are not innocent frolicking farm girl shots.

  59. Elena says:

    Wow, 2 weeks ago everyone was like ,,she is so amazing, good for her for raising awareness about rape and whatnot” and now I see all the bad comments above… How should I be more elegant in saying that people suck?