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Angelina Jolie Talks Kids, Home Life and Brad Pitt

Angelina Jole is shown on the December 2010 issue of "Vogue" magazine, available on newsstands on Nov. 23, 2010.
AP Photo/Vogue
Angelina Jole is shown on the December 2010 issue of "Vogue" magazine, available on newsstands on Nov. 23, 2010.
AP Photo/Vogue

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) She's a sex symbol, a mother of six, an actress, action hero and a goodwill ambassador - not to mention a longtime partner to one of the most sexiest men alive.

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So what drives this superwoman, otherwise known as Angelina Jolie to do it all?

Having a foundation that includes family, bilingual nannies, and a solid and steamy relationship with partner Brad Pitt.

In Vogue's December issue, Jolie, who appears on the cover in a black corset, dishes on what really drives her wild about Pitt, who she calls, "extremely handsome and the most sexy." She goes on to say that she feels most in love when she sees Pitt with their six kids.

"When I think about him, I just think of the man who's such a great friend and such an extraordinary father. And that's when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting - whoarr! - caught up in how much I love him...it's usually when I see him with the children," she told the magazine.

And she's also surrounded by good food! Jolie says that her 6-year-old son Pax is a better cook than she is.

She also said that her oldest son Maddox is an old soul who has taught her some of the biggest lessons in life.

Jolie says she feels Maddox, now 9, almost raised her in a way. She adopted him in 2001. Maddox is really in tune with the his mother's feelings. He encourages her when she cooks breakfast, saying "Good job!"

In the article, readers get a glimpse inside the Jolie-Pitt household with its six kids, bulldog named Jacques and nannies who speak Vietnamese to Pax and Cambodian to Maddox.

She also talks about daughter, Shiloh, who has been a tabloid target for her boyish haircut and eccentric taste in clothing. Jolie said that Shiloh recently found a dead bird and wanted to keep it for a pet. The actress' answer: find a bird from a taxidermist instead.

Jolie shares some of those "every mom" struggles that parents everywhere can identify with. She and Pitt make sure one of them is always home with the kids while the other is working.

What makes Jolie different, of course, is the paparazzi follows wherever she and Pitt go.

She's chosen to navigate Hollywood her way, without an agent or a publicist - which is rare - especially for an A-list actress

Jolie takes on the role of Elise Clifton-Ward, the woman of mystery who captivates Johnny Depp, in "The Tourist." The film is due out in U.S. theaters on Dec. 10.

The December issue of Vogue hits newsstands nationwide on Nov. 23.