Anything Jen can do: How Angelina Jolie (and her unruly right leg) copied love rival Jennifer Aniston's red carpet display
It seems Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston have more in common than the same taste in men.
As this picture from January 2010 shows, it was actually Angelina's love rival Jen who blazed the trail as she flashed a lot of leg at the Golden Globes in a black gown split to the thigh.
The ensemble is very similar to the one worn by Jolie at Sunday's Oscars and begs the question – was Angie trying to outdo Aniston once again
Looks familiar: Angelina Jolie's famous right leg pose from Sunday's Oscars… but it was love rival Jennifer Aniston who got in on the act first, pictured right at the Golden Globes in January 2010
Angelina's unruly right leg has now
made headlines over the world while hilarious spoof images of her limb
have gone viral on the web, with bloggers and artists having fun with photoshop.
Jennifer – who was married to Brad
Pitt for five years before Angelina swooped in – failed to create the same stir when she
strutted onto the red carpet at the Golden Globes two years ago.
While she looked incredible with her
tanned legs on parade, Jennifer breezed into the ceremony in
girl-next-door-style, rather than posing in diva fashion with her leg on show as
deliberately as spotlight-stealing Angelina.
But side by side, the two images certainly make for an interesting comparison.
Seeing double: A mirror-image mock-up was one of
the first parodies to hit the net poking fun at Angelina's leggy pose,
while partner Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire was given the
The two women have both been
inevitably compared to each other following Jennifer's split from Brad
seven years ago, with intense speculation that he and Angelina became an item on the set of their film Mr & Mrs Smith, while he and Jen
were still together.
In October 2008, Angelina told The New York Times that her children loved Mr & Mrs Smith because: 'Not a
lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.'
However, the actress has maintained that she and the heartthrob remained nothing more than friends until after Pitt and
Aniston announced they were divorcing in early 2005.
She once said: 'To be intimate with a married man, when
my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I
could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn't be
attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.'
Where they met: Angelina, this time with her left leg on show in a scene still from Mr & Mrs Smith
As they were: Aniston and Pitt were married for five years, splitting in 2005
Angelina also said in a 2006 interview with U.S.
Vogue that when she met the actor, she had not known 'exactly where Brad was in
his personal life.'
She said: 'But it was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects. And so we were both living, I suppose, very full lives.
'Brad was a huge surprise to me,' she added. 'I think we were the last two
people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn't. I was
quite content to be a single mom.'
The star also said that she and Brad had taken a 'long time' before deciding to embark on a relationship .
spent a lot of time contemplating and thinking and talking about what
we both wanted in life and realised that we wanted very, very similar
things,' she said.
'And then we just continued to take time. We remained very, very good friends – with this realisation – for a long time.
Angelina sought to explain how the film, a romantic comedy action film, had 'brought' she and Brad together.
'Because of the film, we ended up being
brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this
strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly
happened,' she said.
'I think a few months in I realised, “God, I can't wait to get to work.”'
However, her comments didn't go down too well with Jennifer who gave her own interview to U.S. Vogue two years later.
When asked about Angelina's comments, she said: 'There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening.
'I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss.'
Keeping THAT leg covered: Angelina put THAT very
slim pin into a pair of trousers and a knee-high boot yesterday after it's
attention-seeking turn on the red-carpet at the Oscars on Sunday
According to the interview, Jennifer
shook her head in disbelief as she then added: 'That stuff about how she
couldn't wait to get to work every day That was really uncool.'
And then last year, Brad unintentionally thrust his relationship with Jennifer back into the spotlight during an interview with Parade magazine when he made reference to his first marriage.
'It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself,' he said.
'I think that my marriage [to Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.'
Mocking: The fun started early, with screenwriter Jim Rash copying the hilarious pose shortly after the actress presented him with an award onstage
He was then forced to clarify his
comments after they made worldwide headlines, releasing a statement
saying: 'It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an
incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend.
'It is an important relationship I
value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull,
but that I was becoming dull to myself – and that, I am responsible
For her part, Jennifer, who is now dating actor Justin Theroux, has revealed she is 'happier than I've ever been,' and told GQ that: 'Oh, my God, my thirties blew. Forties are great,' perhaps referring to her new relationship.
Meanwhile, Angelina, 36, kept her pins covered yesterday as she snapped back to motherly duties shopping with
her twins Vivienne and Knox in Beverly Hills along with Brad's mother Jane.
The original: Angelina's overexposed leg on Oscars night has been the cause of much ridicule