3 unknown facts about South African actress Charlize Theron

When luck is on your side, there is nothing one can do about it. And Charlize Theron is one of those cases. The Oscar-winning actress started her career out of luck and ended up being one of the best performers in the world. Check out her amazing story below.

By  Kelsey Miller
  • She has starred in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 8, the Italian Job and produced other films like Tully and Atomic Blonde.
  • Theron is one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, having a net worth of $160 million.
  • As a model, she has a lucrative contract with Dior as the face of the famous J’Adore Dior perfume.
Charlize with her mom. Source: Getty Images

1. The start: Charlize grew up in Benoni, South Africa, on a farm. After being a teenage model, she decided to try her luck in Hollywood like many others: Her destiny? She was discovered by a talent agent in a bank while complaining with an employee of a bank.

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron


2. Her breakthrough was after playing the role of Aileen Wuornos on the film "Monster" while being on a relationship with Stuart Townsend.

3. Children: with her former boyfriend actor Sean Penn, they decided to adopt two children, and she raises the oldest boy, Jackson, as a transgender. "My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be".

Watch this funny interview to know how was her worst date:

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