It makes sense that the woman many consider the most beautiful in the world would have the most hotly debated season.
She's most frequently typed as a Summer or Autumn. The majority of observers, including the knowledgeable Lora Alexander, believe she's a Soft Summer. This website shows Jolie's picture under the heading "Notable Soft Autumns." Another site also includes Jolie under Autumns, with the subtype unspecified.
Most people agree that Jolie is Soft, not Bright - hence the general consensus around Summer and Autumn. I also think that's true. I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I've come to a conclusion: I think Jolie is a Soft Autumn.
(Yes, I am a Soft Autumn too. But I'm pretty sure that has nothing to do with my conclusion.)
Lora Alexander's recent blog post made my mind up. In it, she identifies colors unique to Soft Summer and Soft Autumn. She calls Soft Summer's defining color "antique rose," a sort of dusty purplish-pink. It looks something like this:
Alexander describes Soft Autumn's defining color as "somewhere between soft peach to topaz to honey," and her examples look like this color:
Imagine Jolie in each of these colors, and it's obvious that the second one flatters her much more than the first.
It's very difficult to find pictures of Jolie in that dusty purplish-pink. But I tracked down a few.
Here, Jolie's appearance is somewhat unnatural. The photo looks overexposed. I suspect this was done deliberately to obscure the effects of the cool color on her skin.
Same photo shoot? Again, the effect is not natural. Her skin is shown unusually bright and pale.
Here's a well-lit picture. The lip is antique rose-ish, and it seems to to emphasize pale and unhealthy-seeming colors in her face.
By contrast, Jolie's skin looks alive in this dusty peach. Yes, the lipstick is silly, but cover it with your finger and see how completely right the dress is for this coloring.
And in this well-lit pic, her very skin seems to match the dusty peach-topaz-honey color.
Google images of Jolie, and notice how beautiful she looks in greens, browns and warm greys that are typical of Soft Autumn. Also notice how seldom she appears in Soft Summer's purples, pinks, or blues, and how pale these colors make her appear.
So I'll say it again: Angelina Jolie is a Soft Autumn. Do you agree?