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Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa. The only child to parents Charles (French, construction company owner) and Gerda (German, later took over family business), Charlize was raised on a farm. In 1990, Charlize's mother was forced to defend herself and her child by shooting Charles (father) while he was dangerously drunk.
"I was always Mama's girl, and I always felt like her protector."
Charlize (nicknamed Charlie) loved dance and ballet, even dancing professionally in Johannesburg and later performing with New York's Joffrey Ballet. Charlize also worked as a model in Milan, Italy, after winning a local modeling contest. She traveled and when working in New York, decided to stay.
"Ballet taught me how to fantasize. That's what dance is about. You can be a princess. You can be anything. I became ridiculous. Other people's mothers would laugh at me because I was the biggest drama queen."
After a knee injury (hurting her ballet career), Charlize headed for Hollywood. In 1994, Charlize was noticed by a talent scout after arguing with a bank teller in a Los Angeles bank.