TOMB RAIDER star Angelina Jolie is eager to quash incorrect reports that brand her mother MARCHELINE BERTRAND a French actress.

Jolie, whose father Jon Voight left her mother when she was just six months old, insists her mother's roots are very much North American.

She says, "My mom is as far from French Parisian as you can get. She's part Iroquois Indian from Chicago. She grew up in a bowling alley that my grandparents owned.

"She studied to be an actress, but she married my father, and by 28 she was divorced with two kids. She gave up her dreams."

26/10/2004 09:20