Famous American model and movie actress Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in the province of Transvaal, in Benoni (South Africa). From the age of 6, the girl began to practice ballet, and at the age of 13 she continued her studies in Johannesburg at the National School of Art.
Childhood ended at age 15, when Charlize witnessed the murder of an alcoholic father by her own mother. The model career of a girl begins at the age of 16 when she took part in the competition and won. Next – participation in an international competition, a contract for a year with the agency of models in Milan. Having traveled around Europe, Charlize moved to New York with a dream of becoming a ballet dancer. She studied at the Joffrey Choreography School, continued to work as a model. Her dancing future collapsed when Charlize suffered a knee injury when she was 19 years old. The girl on the advice of the mother with the money for one ticket went to Los Angeles to begin a career in Hollywood. After some time, fate brings her a surprise – a casual acquaintance with the famous impresario John Crossby. He helped her get into an acting school, where she got rid of her South African accent, representing her interests as an agent. But soon their collaboration ended in a quarrel, since the beginning actress was not satisfied with Crossby’s proposal for filming frivolous roles. Her first episodic role in the film “Children of Corn 3. Urban Harvest”, as well as a role in the television movie “Secrets of Hollywood” has created her reputation as a promising young actress. In the movie “Two Days in the Valley” (directed by Herzfeld) Charlize played the role of the girlfriend of the main character, Norwegian Helga. This was the first serious role. The following works are roles in the film “What You Do” (debut of Tom Hanks as a director) and in the film “Process and Error”. Critics favorably appreciated the play of the young actress.
A serious success for Charlize Theron was the offer to play the schizophrenic Mary Ann Lomax – the wife of the protagonist in the film “Devil’s Advocate”. She got on the same set with such movie stars as Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. The actress managed to successfully reincarnate in a thirsting for wealth and success of a young woman who later loses her mind. For this role, Charlize specially attended therapies. The film was a success.
In 1998, Charlize starred in the movie “Celebrity” (directed by Woody Allen), playing a supermodel with a bright sexual character. And throughout the year, she participates in the filming of “The Mighty Joe Young” as a protector and guardian of a huge monkey. Despite the huge number of special effects, a wonderful game of Charlize and her partner in the film Bill Paxton, the film did not have much success at the box office. But interest in Charlize as a Hollywood actress has increased. The following 1999 brought her the role of the protagonist in the film “Astronaut’s Wife,” where her partner in the film, who played the role of her husband, was Johnny Depp. In the same year, Charlize Theron played the role of Candy, a charming and free-thinking woman, whose love story touched the audience. For this work, Charlize was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.
From 2000 to 2003, the actress starred in the films “Gambling”, “Military Diver”, “Yards”, “Legend of Bagger Vans”, “Sweet November”, “Curse of the Jade Scorpion”, “15 minutes of fame”, “24 hours” , “Waking up in Reno.” These films brought an even greater increase in the popularity of the actress. But there were failures. For participation in the film “Sweet November”, where her partner was Keanu Reeves, Theron, after devastating criticism of the “artificiality” of the film, was even nominated for the Golden Raspberry award in the nomination “Worst woman role.”
The pinnacle of talent Charlize Theron has become the role of serial killer Eileen Warnes from the movie “Monster”. The actress was consciously preparing for this role. The former model even physically changed itself beyond recognition, gaining 14 kilograms in weight and putting ugly makeup on, studied the criminal case of the murderer. The result of the work of the actress brought her phenomenal success. In 2004, for this role, Charlize Theron won the Academy Award, as well as the Golden Globe. She was the first African-born actress to win an Oscar for Best Actress. And in 2005, Charlize Theron received her glory star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. A year later, the actress was again nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film Northern Country, and for her role in the film Life and Death of Peter Sellers for the Golden Globe and Emmy.