May 14, 2013 Jolie, 37, wants other women to hear of her decision. She chose to have the surgery after learning that she carries the "faulty" BRCA1 gene. Studies show women with that gene have a much greater chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
March 6, 2013 Now 73, the actress tells People magazine that she doesn't think about dying. She thinks about "being here now." Doctors have told her she has about three months to live, Harper says.