BBC Home
Explore the BBC



Last Updated: Sunday July 13 2008 10:03 GMT

Boy and girl for Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and a pregnant Angelina Jolie before the birth

Actress Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt are the proud parents of twins who were born on Saturday.

The newborns are a boy called Knox Leon and a girl called Vivienne Marcheline.

The Lara Croft actress gave birth in a hospital in France and mum and baby are said to be doing well.

The couple already have a daughter together, Shiloh, who was born in 2006 and have three adopted kids, Cambodian-born son Maddox, daughter Zahara from Ethiopia and son Pax, from Vietnam.

Their newest daughter is named after Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who was also an actress and died from cancer last year.

Security at the hospital has been tight to prevent the paparazzi from taking pictures of the family.