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NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN nude photos of Angelina Jolie – and pictures taken of the film beauty during an alleged 14-hour heroin binge – appeared overnight in a US gossip magazine.

Star magazine published the photos, taken from an unauthorised biography by Andrew Morton which is due for release next month.

One photo shows Jolie with black tape over her nipples, a dog leash around her neck and a cigarette hanging out of her mouth. A black and white shot taken from behind shows her on a bed wearing just a G-string and cowboy hat. Another shows her blindfolded.

Other photos show her during a marathon heroin-smoking bender, according to the Morton book.

The risque pictures were said to be from 1999 – before Jolie became a doting mother of six children.

She has admitted to using drugs in the past, reportedly once saying, “I hate heroin because I’ve been fascinated with it. I’m not immune, but I won’t do it now, at all.”

Jolie, 35, and partner Brad Pitt, 46, are parents of three biological children – Shiloh, four, and twins Knox and Vivienne, two – plus three adopted children: Maddox, nine, Pax, six, and Zahara, five.

Before settling down with children Jolie was known for her scandalous behaviour. She attended her first wedding – to British actor Jonny Lee Miller, in 1996 – in black rubber pants and a white shirt, on which she had written the groom’s name in her blood.

After their divorce in 1999 she married Billy Bob Thornton in 2000 and they famously wore each other’s blood in vials around their necks. But since divorcing Thorton in 2003 and adopting Maddox in 2002 she has softened her image.

The book which features the startling photos makes a host of shocking claims about the actress’ past and her relationship with Pitt.

“The photographs are a startling reminder to Angelina of a period in her life I’m sure she wants to forget, a shady piece of her history that she’s kept hidden away, even from Brad,” celebrity biographer Morton, author of Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, told Star in its cover story.

The controversy hits as Jolie tours the globe promoting her new film Salt, which centres around the quest to capture a CIA agent suspected of being a Russian spy.