Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Film actress and producer, former fashion model
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  • Dyed her hair black for Æon Flux (2005).
  • At the 2005 Golden Globes she was sporting a new dark hair color. She is a now a member of the celebrities who have dyed their hair from blonde to brown, or black. They include, among others: Mary-Kate Olsen; Nicky Hilton; Mandy Moore; Renée Zellweger; Christina Aguilera, Melinda Messenger and Ashlee Simpson.
  • On the show, "Sunday Morning Shootout" (2003), it was revealed that her manager discovered her in a Hollywood bank after he witnessed her yelling at a bank teller for refusing to cash her check.
  • After winning her Oscar, she returned to great celebrations in her native South Africa, and she even met former South African President Nelson Mandela. When he praised her for putting their country on the map and gave her a hug, Theron broke into tears (she was guest of honor at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on March 11th 2004).
  • Was named after her father, whose name was Charles.
  • Named #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Measurements: 36B-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
  • Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet". (February 2006)
  • Mother's name is Gerda.
  • Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2007.
  • In 2004, injured her neck while filming Æon Flux (2005). Luckily, the injury wasn't serious enough to put her in the hospital, but it did shut down production for several weeks.
  • She was the first person to sign on to be a presenter at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.
  • Entertainment Weekly predicted her Oscar win for Monster (2003) eleven months before she won it.
  • Placed #1 on Beautiful People Internet Poll, narrowly beating Cameron Diaz in #2 and Kate Beckinsale in #3. The photo featured on the site was the famous 'Diving Board' photo.
  • She is the second African to win an Academy Award. The South African-born cinematographer Ted Moore was the first. South African-born actor Basil Rathbone was the first African-born actor to be nominated, followed by Cecil Kellaway. Theron was the first African woman to win an Oscar.
  • One of the first movies she ever went to see at the theater was Splash (1984). She confessed that after watching the movie, she felt jealous of Daryl Hannah and developed a crush on Tom Hanks. She even said to herself that she could have played the role of Madison better than Hannah.
  • Second actress (the first was Kim Basinger) to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine.
  • Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
  • Won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Aileen Wuornos on what would have been Aileen's 48th birthday: 29 February 2004.
  • Met fiancé Stuart Townsend on the set of Trapped (2002).
  • Voted the 12th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
  • At 16, she won a modeling competition to go to Milan and work on the catwalks and at 18, she won a scholarship to study ballet at the Joffrey School in New York. She turned to acting only because she injured both knees.
  • Named #4 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005).
  • Was the recipient of the German television award "Goldene Kamera" for best international actress and appeared also in the award show. The award is sponsored by the German television program "Hörzu". (2006)
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