43 years old (Born on August 07, 1975)
Film actress and producer, former fashion model; She is famous from The Devil's Advocate, The Cider House Rules, Monster and Aeon Flux.Entertainment Weekly predicted her Oscar win for Monster (2003) eleven months before she won it. Named #15 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006). Named #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Named #4 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005). Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the "50 sexiest women on the planet". [February 2006]
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Fun Facts About Charlize Theron
Dyed her hair black for u00c6on Flux (2005).
In 2004, injured her neck while filming u00c6on Flux (2005). Luckily, the injury wasn't serious enough to put her in the hospital, but it did shut down production for several weeks.
Appeared in the May 1999 issue of Playboy Magazine.
First language is Afrikaans, English is spoken as her second language.
Measurements: 36B-24-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
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; Renu00e9e Zellweger; Christina Aguilera, Melinda Messenger and Ashlee Simpson.
Shares the same background as actor Daniel Bonjour who also left South Africa as a teenage actor and traveled to Europe and then America. Both their parents are of European background. Also, both actors have found it easier to simply use an American accent in their work.
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.
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.
Mother's name is Gerda.
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 "Hu00f6rzu". 
Met fiancu00e9 Stuart Townsend on the set of Trapped (2002).
She gained 30 pounds to play Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003).
Announced on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) that she is now a United States citizen (March 12, 2008).
Both her parents are Africans, born and raised in South Africa. However her father is of French descent and her mother of German descent.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film u00c6on Flux (2005). However, she failed to receive a nomination. (Had she gotten the nomination, she would have been the first person to be nominated for both Leading Actress awards at the Oscars, for North Country (2005), and the Razzies.)
As a teenager in her native South Africa, she learned English by watching American TV.
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.
She was the first person to sign on to be a presenter at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.
Named one of "People" magazine`s 50 Most Beautiful People. (2000).
Harvard University`s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year for 2008.
Was ranked 4th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September 29, 2005).
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).
Auditioned for the female lead in Showgirls (1995).
Trained as a ballet dancer at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and performed in both "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker". Her dancing career ended after a knee injury.
Used hypnotherapy as an aid to quit smoking.
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.
She has been dating Irish actor Stuart Townsend since August 2001.
Was named after her father, whose name was Charles.
Won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Aileen Wuornos on what would have been Aileen's 48th birthday: 29 February 2004.
Turned down the female lead in Pearl Harbor (2001) to star alongside Keanu Reeves in Sweet November (2001).
Voted the 12th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
She earns $2 million per year endorsing Dior's J'Adore fragrance as well as $2.5 million per year endorsing Swiss Watch-maker, Raymond Weil.
When she was 15 her father attacked her mother, and her mother shot him in self-defense. He died, but her mother was not charged in the incident.
Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.
Dated Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of the band Third Eye Blind, from January 1998 to July 2001.
Second actress (the first was Kim Basinger) to win an Oscar after appearing naked in Playboy magazine.
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.
Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive in 2007.
Has said her favorite actor is Tom Hanks.
Became a fashion model at age 14.