Charlize Theron was born in Benoni on August 7, 1975.
She acted in several films including The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008), Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus (2012), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Dark Places (2015), The Eagle Huntress (2016), Fast & Furious 8, Atomic Blonde (2017), The Old Guard (2020) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won, in addition to the Academy Award in the Best Actress category, the first South African to receive an Oscar in any major category. the Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critics' Choice Awards and the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and various other accolades. She received two more Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for the films North Country (2005) and Bombshell.
Just fifteen years old, on June 21, 1991, her father Charles, 43 years old, who went to live with his sister, alcoholic and depressed by his finished marriage, one evening argues with his wife who briefly passed with their daughter to get a key from him, engaged in a high-alcohol table with his brother Danie Theron and some friends, and later an angry phone call in what used to be his home.
His wife doesn't answer and he calls again: her daughter answers, who is frightened by her threatening tones. When she hears the man knocking on the door, she decides to go to bed. From her room she hears her father outside the kitchen door cursing and yelling death threats at his wife, who won't let him in, and at her. The man, accompanied by his brother Danie who tries in vain to calm him down, then starts firing a pistol at the gate.
The woman flees into the house, manages to get hold of her gun in a cupboard and takes refuge in her daughter's room, where a bullet enters and comes out of the window. From the threshold of her daughter's bedroom, the woman starts shooting at her husband who had managed to enter the kitchen, first hitting her brother-in-law on two fingers of his left hand, with which he was trying to protect himself, then her husband, whom she kills in self-defense.
It is Charlize who, having left the room and seen her father dead and her uncle injured, is instructed by her mother to warn a neighbor about her, who then calls the police. For years she Charlize she will say she lost her father to a car accident.