The Angelina Jolie video clip that mesmerized Mick Jagger (for years)

Who's that girl?
A decade of video clips
MTV and its works of art
The Stones promoted 'Bridges to Babylon'
'Anybody seen my baby?'
New York in the background
Angelina's character is MIA
And then... the fiction became reality
Surrendered to the beauty of Angelina
Legendary and unsuccessful attempts to date her in real life
32 years difference
She was with Jonny Lee miller
He was with Jerry Hall
Jagger insisted
Wait... what??
What if things had been different...
Who's that girl?

It was 1997 and Angelina Jolie was a rising stock in Hollywood. At just 22 years old, Jon Voight's daughter was starting to make a name for herself in the industry. In fact, she was only two years away from winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 'Girl, Interrupted'.

A decade of video clips

At that time, video clips were still cult items and, thanks to channels such as MTV, they were elevated to the category of masterpieces (if they deserved it!).

MTV and its works of art

Some of the most expensive video clips in history were recorded in the 90s.

(Image: 'Scream' by Michael and Janet Jackson in 1995 is the most expensive music video ever, according to Forbes)

The Stones promoted 'Bridges to Babylon'

That's where The Rolling Stones and their 21st album 'Bridges to Babylon' came in.

'Anybody seen my baby?'

'Anybody seen my baby?' It would be the first and most successful single from the album. The music video of the song starred none other than... Angelina Jolie!

New York in the background

Shot on the streets of New York, it shows the actress as a club dancer with whom Mick Jagger falls in love.

Angelina's character is MIA

The singer spends the entire video clip asking if anyone has seen his girl, while she is walking through the darkest streets of the Big Apple.

And then... the fiction became reality

It was a simple but powerful video clip, with Angelina Jolie wearing her hair spectacularly short and a Mick Jagger for whom the role in the video appeared to become more and more realistic.

Surrendered to the beauty of Angelina

The exuberant magnetism of Angelina Jolie apparently mesmerized the leader of The Rolling Stones.

Legendary and unsuccessful attempts to date her in real life

As legend has it, Mick Jagger was struck by the beauty of the young actress and, for months, he tried to get her to go out with him.

32 years difference

At that time, Mick Jagger was 54 years old, 32 years older than Angelina Jolie. Although she would show years later that, to her at least, age differences aren't a big problem (she married Billy Bob Thornton, 20 years her senior), nowadays Jagger's attempts at dating a 22-year-old would make many of us a little uncomfortable.

She was with Jonny Lee miller

At the same time, Angelina Jolie wasn't even single. She was happily married to Jonny Lee Miller, whom she had met while filming 'Hackers'.

He was with Jerry Hall

And Mick Jagger, for his part, was married to Jerry Hall, something that did appear to bother him very much.

Jagger insisted

Calls, gifts, surprises, unexpected appearances... Even Marcheline Bertrand, the mother of Angelina Jolie, was recruited as a matchmaker so that her daughter could go out with Mick Jagger.

Wait... what??

Yes, Angelina's mother thought that married, fifty-something Mick Jagger was a better party for her daughter than her current husband Jonny. But Jolie consistently told Jagger and her mom: no.

What if things had been different...

To this day, one can only wonder whether this relationship would have worked anyway. Everyone knows it wouldn't have. It might have been temporary and fiery, something like her romance with Billy Bob Thornton, but it would definitely still be talked about as one of the most colorful couples in Hollywood history.

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