Charlize Theron Overview

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Born: August 07, 1975

An only child of Afrikaaner parents, Charlize 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 Charlize 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... See All


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