Angelina Jolie, Maleficent


Angelina Jolie is a beautiful woman—even when she's playing a horned villainess!

In the first Maleficent poster, released Tuesday, Nov. 12, Brad Pitt's love manages to still look flawless even when portraying the self-proclaimed Mistress of All Evil.

In the Disney film, Angelina, 38, stars as Maleficent herself, the evil force who puts a curse on Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty). Elle Fanning plays Aurora in the film, but the story is told from Angelina's character's point of view.

Angelina's transformation into Maleficent was so convincing that she terrified small children—even in real life! "These little kids would visit the set, and I would think, 'Oh, I am a Disney character,' so I would go over to them, and say, 'Hi there.' They would just scream," she said at a Disney expo in August.  "One little kid even said, 'Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me.'"

PHOTOS: See Angelina as Maleficent

"Vivienne was the only 4-year-old who didn't scream when she saw me," she joked. That's probably a big part of why little Viv was cast to play young Aurora in the movie!

And since Angie herself "was a little girl," Maleficent has always been her favorite. "I was terrified of her, but I was so drawn to her," she said. "She had this elegance and grace, and yet she was so cruel. Just wonderfully and deliciously cruel."

Well, this should be interesting to see. Although Maleficent doesn't hit theaters until 2014, a short trailer for the film will be released Wednesday, Nov. 13. Who's excited to see Angie playing evil?!

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