Angelina Jolie has dismissed the hype surrounding her right leg's appearance at the Oscars.

The Hollywood star posed on the red carpet at this year's Academy Awards in a slinky black Versace gown which was slit to the thigh, flashing her slender, snow white limb.

A Twitter account @AngiesRightLeg now has over 48,000 followers and it sparked the internet term "Jolie-ing".

Angelina told The Huffington Post: "I honestly didn't pay attention to it. You know what I mean?

"I don't watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it. And the people I surround myself with don't really talk about that kind of stuff.

"I heard something, but I didn't pay any attention. It's as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else."