Jolie's script for a film, titled Skins, was written when she was 24, eight years before her mother, Marcheline, passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer.

The Tomb Raider actress later took preventative measures to reduce her cancer risk by undergoing a double mastectomy in 2013, and earlier this month (Mar15), she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a doctor detected a possible early sign of the disease.

A source tells British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, "(Skins) was a harrowing read, it was really, really sad. It is so similar to Angelina's own story, although when she wrote it she would have had absolutely no idea. It was even before she knew her mother Marcheline was ill and several years before she died. It's like she based the character on herself... only she couldn't possibly have done."

The details of the script were revealed in a biography by Andrew Morton.