Angelina Jolie believes parenthood is the most important thing in her life.

The Oscar-winning actress thinks there are "too many" great aspects about being a mum to her six children - Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five, and Knox and Vivienne, three - who she raises with Brad Pitt, her partner of six years.

When asked what she enjoys most about being a mother, the brunette beauty told Hollyscoop: "There are far too many things to count. But everything that matters in life has to do with being a parent."

Angelina revealed she would "be a mom and travel more" if she didn't act in or direct movies and the 36-year-old beauty advises women to be themselves during their lives and not worry about what others have to say.

She added: "Be yourselves. Don't listen to what people say."

Despite never tying the knot with Angelina, Brad has hinted he may be about to pop the question soon after being put under "pressure" to get married by their six kids which has led to him promising to buy her a ring.

He explained: "We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids. It means something to them. [They asked me to] 'get mommy a ring, so I said 'OK, I will! I will.'"