South African actress Charlize Theron is likely best known for her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won an Academy Award. She also garnered an Academy Award nomiation for her role in North Country. Next year, Theron will appear in alongisde Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Seven Huntsmen, portraying the Evil Queen. She’s also slated to take on a role in the next installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road.
A word from Charlize: “There were a lot of pros to winning the Oscar, but a lot of cons too. Suddenly it all became about transformation. Every movie I did after Monster was jumped upon as yet another transformation. Even when I only had dirt on my face, like in North Country it was transformation.”