Jacqueline Bisset is ‘very important to’ Angelina Jolie: ‘They’re very close’

Angelina Jolie and Jacqueline Bisset leave their hotel in Paris

As we saw earlier this week, Angelina Jolie’s Hot Girl Summer includes looking radiant in Paris, going out to lunch, wearing maxi dresses and great grey sweaters, shooting a Guerlain ad (or perhaps it was a magazine shoot) and hanging out with her godmother Jacqueline Bisset. Bisset and Angelina have always been in each other’s lives, obviously, but it seems like they’ve grown closer since Angelina’s mom passed away in 2008. Angelina’s not close to her father – although I tend to believe their years-long estrangement has been over for a while, let’s not pretend that Angelina spends much time with Jon Voight. So Jacqueline Bisset is something of a “cool aunt” to Angelina, perhaps. That’s why a source told People Magazine that Bisset is “very important” to Angelina.

Angelina Jolie got to spend some quality time with her godmother Jacqueline Bisset on a recent Paris business trip. Jolie was in the City of Lights earlier this week for a few business endeavors, including the launch of the new Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Intense with Guerlain. Jolie shot a new spot for the fragrance in Cambodia, a country close to her heart and the birthplace of her first son Maddox, now 17.

While in Paris debuting the fragrance promotion, the actress and activist stepped out for dinner with Bisset at the world-famous Brasserie Lipp, where several authors, including Ernest Hemingway, used to hang out. Bisset was named Jolie’s godmother thanks to her strong connection to Marcheline Bertrand, Jolie’s late mom. Bertrand died of ovarian cancer in 2007 after over 7 years of battling the disease. She was 56.

“Angelina was with her godmother, who is very important to her,” a source tells PEOPLE of the trip. “They’re very close, and Jacqueline is someone Angelina has admired for a long time. And of course, there is the connection to her mom.”

[From People]

I’ve always thought that Angelina looks so much like her mom, but she definitely looks like a Bisset too? I know they’re not related by blood, but they definitely look like it. Such amazing genes, the Bertrand genes and the Bisset genes. As for Angelina being close to Bisset… it must be great to have a surrogate mother figure in your life, and I’m glad they’ve always stayed in touch.

Angelina Jolie leaves the Guerlain Store at the Champs Elysees in Paris

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I LOVE that dress on her. Holy hell, she looks stunning. I’m no Angelina stan, but do appreciate her charity work and think she’s definitely a box office draw. But even I am like “YASSS” seeing her in that dress.

    I know she just loves oversized dresses/tunics and things like that – but this seems like it’s still within her style but really elevated looking. I’d love to see her in more things like this. She’s never struck me as a big fashion gal and I think clothes are just not something high on her priority list – but damn she looks good.

    I’ve also always loved her hair. It’s a really flattering shade of brown and typically looks super shiny.

    • escondista says:

      Such a great summer dress, you’re right. Would look amazing on Meghan right now too.

    • lucy2 says:

      I love the dress too. I rarely like what she wears, but that dress is a winner.

  2. Michelle says:

    Bisset said years ago she & Angie haven’t been that close. I’ve noticed since Angelina split with Pitt have seen them quite often together, so it’s nice they are now in each others lives. They do look like they are related. Both beautiful!

    • crogirl says:

      Yeah, a few years ago Bisset said she’s not very close to Angie but I supposed they worked on their relationship.

      • lucy2 says:

        Or they were just in the same city and met up for lunch. I’m guessing it’s more of a get together a few times a year or so relationship, rather than Bissett being a “surrogate mother”.

      • Greta says:

        I doubt it was just a meet for lunch thing, they seemed to be staying at the same hotel and they all left together & headed for the airport ( i assume it was to the airport).

        Jacqueline mentioned she’d spent time with Angelina and some of her kids in London last year while she was there filming. 2015 was when she said they weren’t very close, it’s not strange to think either Angelina or Jacqueline have reached out since then & they’ve reconnected in some way.

        Though I agree I don’t think she’s a surrogate mother, but I’m sure they enjoy each other. Angelina seems to have “reconnected” with a few of her family members in recent years. And Loung seems to practically live with her at times, so I’m happy she has lots of support & good people in her life. I’m really excited about her upcoming promo, especially the (alleged) Emmanuel Lubezki Guerlain shoot. Cannot wait.

      • Hmmm says:

        Greta, very true. Last year or the year before her cousin on her fathers side posted pictures of his kids hanging out with Angelina’s kids in La. when deadbeats fans found and posted them all over the internet he deleted them. so yes it looks like she’s reconnected with her family. Probably because deadbeats family turned out to be a bunch of deadbeats too. 🤣🤷🏽‍♀️🤣

    • Erinn says:

      I wonder if she reached out to her because of the split. It’s not like she can go to her mom for advice/venting and we all know she’s not going to go buddy up with her father.

      I’d like to think Jacqueline reached out to her.

      • Kebbie says:

        I think Angelina probably reached out to Jacqueline either after the separation or after her comments about them not being close. Jacqueline’s quote made her sound more hands-off, like she didn’t want to exploit or bother her, but she obviously cared about her. I’m guessing Angelina is surrounded by people who want to be close to her for all the wrong reasons, and she saw Jacqueline was the opposite.

  3. Seraphina says:

    Um, this is news to me. On a gossip level, they both are beautiful and I’m happy she has a female figure to lean on if needed. Annie looks great in the dress. Her hair needs some help but good to see her in a dress with colors.

  4. Audrey says:

    I just spent the last few minutes looking for the quote from Jacqueline saying that haven’t been close in the past. I’m glad I’m not the only one who read that! Anyway, it’s good they’re re-engaging with each other.

  5. Shamxy says:

    There’s also an interview of Jacqueline Bisset last year saying she spent time with Angie and the kids when she was filming Mal2 in London. So they’ve obviously grown closer.


    She does, however, have a goddaughter: Angelina Jolie, whom she recently visited on the set of “Maleficent 2.”

    “I’ve seen [Jolie’s six] children at different times, not all at the same times,” Bisset says. “She’s very busy. I don’t know how she does it.”

  6. Sierra says:

    Both look so beautiful in the first picture.

  7. Michelle says:

    Bit of trivia, Jacqueline Bissett & Terence Stamp were in Mr & Mrs Smith. They are featured in the deleted scenes.

  8. Hmmm says:

    Jacqueline told some interviewer that angie and her kids spent time with her in London when she was filming there

  9. Hmmm says:

    I can’t wait to see the commercial she filmed for the perfume ad. Apparently it was filmed at her Cambodian home which is fitting because she’s donated her funds from the campaign to her foundation there.

  10. Mona says:

    PR stunt

    • Hmmm says:

      For what? The crowd was there to see Angelina so it’s not like she needs her godmother to promote anything. Lmao

      A Pr stunt is an old fart hopping and skipping in front of an up and coming actress to get into HER phots for her photo shoot. Yeah that’s what her ex did. Lmao

  11. nie says:

    Jackie was doing a movie with Voight overseas when March was pregnant. I remember Jackie saying in an interview how random it felt that a woman she’d just met wanted her to be the godmother of her unborn child, but she said yes and they stayed lifelong friends. There’s a photo of Jackie hugging Voight at the Golden Globes in 2014 so she apparently didn’t get involved in their family drama.

  12. phlyfiremama says:

    Ms. Bisset was SPECTACULAR as the mother in Dangerous Beauty. One of the most Amazing costume movies!!