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Top 10 Facts - Charlize Theron
04.28.2017
Fact #1

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. “Theron” is an Occitan surname (originally spelled Théron) pronounced in Afrikaans as [tron].

Fact #2

On 21 June 1991, Theron’s father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her and her mother while drunk; Theron’s mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defence, and so her mother faced no charges.

Fact #3

After Theron spent a year modelling throughout Europe, she and her mother moved to the US, both New York City and Miami. At 19, Theron flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket her mother bought for her, intending to work in the film industry.

Fact #4

She was on the cover of the January 1999 issue of Vanity Fair as the “White Hot Venus”.

Fact #5

She also appeared on the cover of the May 1999 issue of Playboy magazine, in photos taken several years earlier when she was an unknown model; Theron unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing them without her consent.

Fact #6

In 2016, Time Magazine named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.

Fact #7

Theron has two children, both adopted. In March 2012 she adopted a boy. In July 2015 she adopted a girl.

Fact #8

She was nominated for the dreaded Worst Actress Razzie in 2002 for Sweet November.

Fact #9

She was typecast as the beautiful love interest for years before she took a radical turn and transformed herself into an unattractive sociopath in Monster. She must be very glad that she did because the role earned her a Best Actress Oscar.

Fact #10

She is voted "Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2007 by Esquire Magazine.

Fact #11
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