Charlize Theron Overview

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Born: August 07, 1975

An only child of Afrikaaner parents, Theron was born and raised in Benoni, South Africa where she grew up on a farm. The youngster devoted her free time to studying ballet and American movies: A particular favorite being the Tom Hanks-Daryl Hannah mermaid romance Splash, which caused the wide-eyed Theron to develop a huge crush on Hanks. Her study of ballet landed her at a performing arts school in Johannesburg. After winning a modeling contest at 16, an Italian fashion scout informed... See All

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