Charlize Theron is one of the most admired and highly-paid actresses in the Hollywood industry. From suffering a terrible ordeal as a child in strife-torn South Africa, she went on to become one of the most sought-after talents in the film industry. She ensured not to get typecast and became a name to reckon with in a short span of time, thanks to the variety of genres she was part of, from drama and comedy, to action flicks and biopics. Theron has made a name for herself in the action genre, playing a variety of strong female leads and pulling off physically demanding action sequences without the use of stunt doubles. Her roles have earned her several accolades as well, including the prestigious Academy Award.
As the star turns 46, check out some of her impactful performances.