South-African beauty Charlize Theron was born August 7, 1975. While training to become a dancer her entire childhood, Charlize would get her big break at the age of 16 when she was offered a modeling contract in Milan, Italy. After a year in Europe, Charlize and her mother would move to NYC to further pursue Charlize's dancing career with the Joffrey Ballet School. Unfortunately, Charlize's dance dreams would be cut short when she injured her kneecap in the early 1990s. Charlize's mother would encourage her to get back on her feet and she made the decision to move to LA and try her hand at acting.
At first struggling to stay afloat in Hollywood, Charlize's fate would take a turn when she met talent agent John Crosby. Putting her into acting school and getting Charlize her first non-speaking role in 1995 horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest, it wouldn't take Charlize long to begin to climb the ladder, and by 1997 she landed her first big role in horror drama The Devil's Advocate.