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<p> Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26, 2012 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.</p>

Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26, 2012 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.

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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Announced preventative surgery in New York Times Op-Ed

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.