Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie credits her mum with encouraging her to take risks.

The TAKING LIVES star, 28, insists her mother - actress MARCHELINE BERTRAND - is the inspiration behind her tough attitude.

The OSCAR-winning actress says, "She was divorced with two kids when she was 25, and didn't make the most of her life.

"She wanted that for me from very early on.

"If I try some wild thing or take a risk, it makes her smile."

Bertrand separated from Jolie's actor father Jon Voight when the actress was one-year-old.

16/04/2004 19:44