THIS MODERN-DAY GRETA GARBO UNDERGOES A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY
Privately, one can only imagine what the delectably iconic screen goddess must have gone through, although probably not. Publicly Angelina Jolie tried to make the announcement sound as matter-of-factly as possible, attempting to buffer where people’s imagination would take them. She appeared to want, above all, to move on and not to dwell on how her fans and business associates would construe what she had undergone -where her future would take her. “I do not feel any less of a woman,” she said in a first post-surgery piece she wrote for the New York Times. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” A brief sentence that addressed several of the misgivings she needed to allay.