Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt) shined on Sunday night's Oscars, but it's her right leg making headlines. For a woman who usually keeps it low-key on the red carpet, Jolie boldly placed her hands on her hips and poked her right leg out, emphasizing the high slit in her Versace gown.
Angie even presented an award with her leg extended in the same pose, and "The Descendants" screenwriter Jim Rash got on stage and took the same stance -- jutting out his leg and striking the "Angelina pose."
Before the show was over, Jolie's slender limb had its own Twitter account, @AngiesRightLeg, and attracted 15,000 followers. The leg launched a thousand meme variations, including her leg poking at the moon landing and from the Statue of Liberty.
Buzzfeed had a photo album of Angie's right leg, calling it "the breakout star of this year's Academy Awards," while "Today" show hosts Ann Curry and Al Roker did their best "Angelina."
The stylish mom was out with Brad's mom Jane, and twins Vivienne and Knox, in Beverly Hills on Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of X17Online. For more photos, click here.)
Angelina Jolie Facts
One of Angelina's nicknames is Catwoman.
Angelina married actor Jonny Lee Miller in a black leather pants and a white shirt, on which she painted her husband's name in her own blood (across the back).
Her first tattoo is a dragon, a Japanese symbol for death. She also has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" on her left forearm.She has the longitudes and latitudes of her kids' birthplaces tattooed on her arm, along with the birthplace of her significant other, Brad Pitt.
In 2003, Angie was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.
During her second marriage to actor Billy Bob Thornton, the spouses each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks.
Angelina is left-handed and therefore had to have guns specially made so that she could reload them easily for "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."
Brad Pitt, Jolie's current love and baby daddy once said, "Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
Angelina began modeling at age 14. She eventually played real-life supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO biopic "Gia," Jolie's first breakthrough role.
Actress Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell are Angelina's godparents [pictured here with Bisset and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand].
Growing up, Angelina wanted to be a funeral director.
Fascination with Knives
"You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; shit happens."
Jolie was two months pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne when she completed filming on Clint Eastwood's "Changeling."