Depression is a serious illness that can strike anyone, even those that seem to have it all. Here’s a lit of 15 celebs who, despite their success, have battled with the disease.
Angelina Jolie rarely cracks a smile on the red carpet and for a while Jolie felt she had little to smile about. The U.N. Goodwill Global Ambassador battled with depression in her teens and early 20’s. When Jolie’s mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, passed away in 2007, the Tomb Raider star once again fell into a dark period. Jolie agreed to star in the movie Wanted as a means of coping with the depression. “My mother had just passed away, and I wanted to do something physical to get it out of my head for a while,” she said in July 2008. “I felt I was going into a very dark place, and I wasn’t capable of getting up in the morning, so I signed up for something that would force me to be active.” Jolie recently announced she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year.