2012 Top 10 Hottest Women Who Came in Our Dreams
Charlize Theron is at the number sixth spot in Women Fitness list of " 2012 Top
10 hottest women who came in our dreams".
Charlize Theron was born on 7 August 1975. She is a South African actress and
fashion model. She started her acting career in the United States and rose to
fame in the late 1990s following roles in The Devil's Advocate , Mighty Joe
Young , and The Cider House Rules . Theron won the Academy Award for Best
Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for her
portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster , becoming the first South
African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.
She received further Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her
performance in North Country in 2005, and a Golden Globe nomination for her
performance in Young Adult in 2011. In 2012 she appeared in Snow White & the
Huntsman and Prometheus. Theron became a US citizen in 2007, while retaining her
South African citizenship.
Theron was born in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the
only child of Gerda and Charles Theron.Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was
her great-great-uncle. Her ancestry includes French, German, and Dutch; her
French forebears were early Huguenot settlers in South Africa. "Theron" is an
Occitan surname originally spelled Théron pronounced in Afrikaans as tron,
although she has said that the way she pronounces it in South Africa. She
changed the pronunciation when she moved to the U.S. to give it a more
She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. Her father was
lawfully killed by her mother with a firearm on 21 June 1991. Theron's father,
an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and
her while drunk. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and
her mother faced no charges.
Theron attended Putfontein Primary School, Laerskool Putfontein, a period she
later characterized as not "fitting in". At 13, Theron was sent to boarding
school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.
Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.
Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with Young Adult. Directed by Jason
Reitman, the film earned critical acclaim especially for Theron's performance.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe and several other high profile awards.
Theron played the Wicked Queen in the film Snow White & the Huntsman, which
began production in 2011 and was released in 2012.
In 2011, she described her process for becoming the characters in her film:
When I'm figuring out a character, for me it's easy, since once I say yes to
something, I become super-obsessed about it – and I have an obsessive nature in
general. How I want to play it starts at that moment. It's a very lonely,
internal experience. I think about the character all the time – I observe
things, I see things and file things in my head, everything geared to what I'm
going to do. I'm obsessed with the human condition. You read the script and
become obsessed with a character's]nature, her habits. When the camera rolls,
it's time to do my job, to do the honest truth. You can't do that part of the
character-creation work when you're in the middle of making the film. At least I
can't.She also played Meredith Vickers in Ridley Scott's science fiction film
Prometheus in 2012.
Theron has a son, Jackson, whose adoption was announced in March 2012. She lives
in Los Angeles, California. Theron became a naturalised citizen of the United
States in May 2007, while retaining her South African citizenship.
In the mid-1990s, Theron had a two-year relationship with actor Craig
Bierko.From 1997 to 2001, she dated Third Eye Blind front man Stephan Jenkins.
Theron then began a relationship with Irish actor Stuart Townsend, with whom she
starred in Trapped and Head in the Clouds. Theron and Townsend separated in
January 2010 after nearly nine years together.
While filming Æon Flux in Berlin, Germany, Theron suffered a herniated disc in
her neck, which occurred as a result of her suffering a fall while filming a
series of back handsprings. This required her to wear a neck brace for a month.
In July 2009, Theron was diagnosed with a serious stomach virus, thought to be
contracted while travelling outside the United States. When filming The Road,
Theron injured her vocal cords during the labour screaming scenes.
Having signed a deal with John Galliano in 2004, Theron replaced Estonian model
Tiiu Kuik as the spokeswoman in the "J'adore" advertisements by Christian Dior.
From October 2005 to December 2006, Theron earned US$3 million for the use of
her image in a worldwide print media advertising campaign for Raymond Weil
watches. In February 2006, she and her loan-out corporation were sued by Weil
for breach of contract. The lawsuit was settled on 4 November 2008.
Theron is involved in women's rights organisations, and has marched in
Theron also is a supporter of animal rights and active member of PETA. She
appeared in a PETA ad for its anti-fur campaign.
She is a supporter of same-sex marriage and attended a march to support that in
Fresno, California, on 30 May 2009. She is a gay rights activist and refuses to
get married until same sex marriage is legal in the United States. "I don't want
to get married because right now the institution of marriage feels very
one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights,"
Theron said. "I think it would be exactly the same if we were married, but for
me to go through that kind of ceremony, because I have so many friends who are
gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be
able to sleep with myself."In a June 2011 interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, she
stated "When government starts to tell us who can love and what is good love… I
do have a problem with that. I do have a problem with the fact that our
government hasn’t stepped up enough to make this federal, to make gay marriage
legal. I think everybody has that right.”
In July 2009, Theron's Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) announced a coalition
with LAFC Soccer Club to give soccer fields to rural areas in South Africa. The
US youth soccer club LAFC Chelsea made a three-year commitment to help build a
community-wide soccer program for the schools in the Umkhanyakude district,
encompassing uniforms, equipment, professional training for local coaches,
referees and administrators, and health education.
In December 2009, CTAOP and TOMS Shoes partnered to create a limited edition
unisex shoe. The shoe was made from vegan materials and inspired by the African
baobab tree, the silhouette of which was embroidered on blue and orange canvas.
Ten-thousand pairs were given to destitute children, and a portion of the
proceeds went to CTAOP.
Dated 13 December 2012