South African born Charlize Theron wins an Oscar for best actress in the movie Monster


Charlize Theron holding her Oscar Image source:

Sunday, 29 February 2004

South African born Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron won an Oscar for her lead role in the movie “Monster” on 29 February 2004, making her the first African to do so. Theron portrays real life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the movie. She had to alter her appearance and gain about 15 kilograms for the role. Her performance garnered her critical acclaim and won her several other awards, including an Academy Award, SAG Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Last updated : 24-Feb-2012

This article was produced by South African History Online on 24-Feb-2012

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