How Long Would it Take You to Recognize This Actress sort of a Queen?

This Award winning Actress, has come a long way, and we thought of a better way to introduce her work, through a timeline. We want to make it fun and we can start to show some pictures. Remember, every time you see a photograph from her personal album, take 15 seconds to make up your mind and go to the next one. After every picture we will drop the ball of information, or misinformation...Just kidding. Of course by seeing baby pictures you won't be able to recognize her. But just have your 3 or 5 minutes to find out for yourself.

"When I was 27, I went back to see my House and the room where I used to sleep. This was terrible. Mom actually... gee! made me sleep in the closet; for goodness sake! All was so tiny after going back 10 years later. I owe my life to my mother, you want to know why?

When I was 2 years old I fell in this swimming pool and practically I was drowning, and perhaps saying good bye like a little mermaid, but Mom was this strong woman, and a mom , of course. She just jumped and got me out with not even thinking of taking her sandals off."

"Loved animals forever!"
"Loved animals forever!"

This is why I joined PETA

"Besides being daddy's girl I love animals. I remember my first movie that I really loved; It was called 'splash' with Tom Hanks. I hated Daryl Hannah, and I felt that I could've made a better part. Mom and dad had to drive one hour, to take us to the nearest cinema. My Mom was very...let's say practical. She taught me to be myself, and depend on my own decisions. The good thing about home was the good information we had about the world. A newspaper on the couch, TV news and Political awareness around my little brain was always a common thing for us... still so young, but trying to cope with what my parents dealt with.

This might sound horrible, but at age 5, my parents drove near this driver stuck in his Taxi. His gas tank exploded after hitting this truck, I think, and... He knew his body was getting burnt. He begged people to shoot him, before dying a horrendous death. In my city, every one was allowed to carry a gun. This was a clear as today. A young man age person got closer to the screaming victim... close his eyes, and really shot him!! That's when I started to learn the meaning of Life."

All was fine, right?
All was fine, right?

A family of our own

Okay, so far we are revealing her background as we go. If you guessed her, you can go down to the poll and answer it. If not just keep reading. We know by know, why her performances were stunning.

"I hate to talk about the past, and Mom is a private person. She is a strong woman, and I'm becoming 'her' little by little. When I made it to Hollywood in 1994, I had to put away a past. In 2007, I came out with this very personal past.

Mom is going to kill me! My healing process is bearable now, and we celebrate life. Me and mom had to overcome this incident. On Friday June 21, 1991, mother decided to shoot my dad to death on self defense; He was threatening to kill us, and mom was aware of his intentions... I was aware too, but for a 15 years old girl, there was not much choice. All mom said to me was... 'Sorry and, well, go to your room and cover yourself under your bedspread.'

I heard..., to be honest I forgot it really... maybe 2, or three shots and that was it. I heard mom screaming, 'I did use it, I killed him! No!!' My uncle came to stop mom from keep shooting, but mom instinctively wounded my Uncle too...who ran away thinking she was already out of her mind. That day, changed the life... my life and my mom's life forever. I do not have any grudge whatsoever against her, but she knew she was defending my life once more."

Growing up

"I hate this picture, but that is me at 12. From 7 to 13, I was a mess. Boys never cared about me, and I was very introverted. Bullying ended at 13. after that age, I was less vulnerable to these attacks. I felt so shortsighted, that I had to wear glasses. I wanted to study Dancing and Ballet. One day, my mom and I, went to that movie Theater. We never knew what they were showing... but we found that they were premiering this movie called, '9 weeks and 1/2.' Everything seemed fine, but I was only 8 or 9. Mom looked at me and said, 'You better start learning about life and deal with it.' My Mother is very private, and all I can say is that she is the best mom I ever had. This makes no sense, because her mom was not really there for her."

This is me at 17
This is me at 17

Modeling career

Are you sure you know already about this famous actress? Maybe you know already. If not we will continue for a few more minutes :

"Finally my mom decided to enter me on a local modeling Contest. Which really got me out of my environment and sent me to Milan Italy. From there and being in Europe for a year, I moved to New York to study Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet School. I was really broke, and I the apartment for a future star was this windowless basement apartment. My mom was always my support and was back at home. Suddenly my knees gave up, and my career as a dancer was literally over. The worst depression of my life took hold of me. Mom flew back to me and told me straight forward, 'Either you figure out what to do next or you come home, because you can sulk in there...' I was tired of just being a pretty face, and mom gave me a one way ticket to Hollywood. I took her advice in taking responsibilities for my own decision. The year was 1994."

Me and Mom in 2010...
Me and Mom in 2010...

Hollywood

"I was really struggling for 6 months. I heard that it wasn't easy to break into this Monster. Porno? No way! My values were stronger to fall that low... Mom again right? Why not? She sent me a check for 500 dollars so I could pay my rent. And I went to a Bank on Hollywood Boulevard. The teller told me that internal policies prevented her from cashing my life saver check, because it was issued in another state and, I hate this things!! I started arguing with her, engaged in a shouting match.

To my good luck, behind me was this talent agent, John Crosby, who noticing my voice and my determination, convinced himself of my potentiality. He gave me his business card, and after that, his contacts knew me almost overnight."

You might have enough information about her and you can cast your vote.

AEon flux, 2005
AEon flux, 2005
 Queen Raveena, 'Snowhite and the Hunstman' 2012
Queen Raveena, 'Snowhite and the Hunstman' 2012

This was Charlize Theron!! South African Actress, born in 1975.

  • Academy award winner for 'Monster' in 2004.
  • Active member of PETA
  • Founder of the 'Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project' (CTAOP)
  • Latest role: Queen Raveena for the Movie: 'Snowhite and the Hunstman' The film is currently in post-production and is slated for release on June 1, 2012.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Lorddecross, I am in awe.... out of my socks impressed with this hub of yours. You have outclassed your brilliant self!

We in South Africa are very proud of Charlize. She is a role model par excellence. A legend. She will not be forgotten; for decades, ages to come, her story of success will be available all over as an inspiration to young, ambitious models and actors. And this hub of yours, too, as a source of information hanging in CyberSpace.

Thumbs, fingers and toes all up! Awsome!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

She is my all-time favorite actress. Very diverse! I guessed at the third photo.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Martie,

Thanks for commenting on this actress Timeliner Bio. We tried to make it fun and the research was rewarding. Have a wonderful weekend.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Good Morning Sharyn's Slant,

She is one of the best Actresss ever. Actually, she can be seen in a variety of movies. Challenge is her hidden Motto. Thanks for commenting.

LORD


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

excellent hub.. I recognized her on the 4th hub.. thanks for sharing this hub. she is a fun actress to watch. but I had no idea her life was like that. wow.. I guess we all go through different situations that we have to deal with. really awesome hub my friend,

Blessing to you

Voted way up

Debbie


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I love the way you presented the information...it took me until the fourth photo before I recognized her...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

You have done great justice to one of the classiest, most beautiful actresses of our time. I admire her because she does roles that are more than just glamourous. I hope she sees this and sends YOU fan mail! Well done!


marellen 4 years ago

I'm embarrassed to say the sixth picture and it surprised me because I'm usually great at this. This was fun and I hope you do it again.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Debbie,

Yeah you never know, what people go through...until you just find about. We all are human beings and even if this actress is a beauty, that doesn't mean that she is not any different than us. The worse part is, not being able to enjoy life in public place. Icons and stars cannot just go for a blind date. And most of us men, would feel so intimidated by her presence.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi there Justateacher,

4Th Photo? That wasn't too bad! I deliverately, hid pics that would give her right away. Have a great Sunday!

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Tammy,

Our vibes, are telling us that she eventually will get hold of this hub. We know pretty much about her: Her great great Uncle was Dani Theron, a South Aftican Hero that died for this country on that Boers war, against the British. Thanks for stopping by.

LORD

P.S. Like in the most romantic novel Dani was laid to rest next to his girlfriend, after exumation in 1903. He was reburied next to that of his late fiancée Hannie Neethling on her father's farm Eikenhof on the Klip (Rock) River.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Marellen,

Sixth pic? Well, as I said, the first pics were a little hard to recognize. We loved the way we did this. The experience was such a thrill.

LORD


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

She's one of my favorite and seems to be a very nice person. Good hub ..


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I like the way you wrote about the actress, making it a sort of guessing game as to her identity. I got it right at the 4th photo. Well done!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks moonlike for your comment! This actress has more than charisma...is a swee soul inside the woman

LORD


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

LORD, Charlize is one actress that I very much admire. Not only is she beautiful but man can she act! Loved the hub and recognized her at the 3rd picture.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi CristyWrites,

Yeah! We did love this game. So you got hold of her at number 4. Not too bad, When you write about movies as well. Nice seeing you around. Take care

LORD


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

this is terrific... i got it by the third picture :-) Used to have a mad crush on her....


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Right on the 3rd Picture Just ask Susan! That was an A+ for you! She is an Actress that knows what she wants, and by reaching a certain matureness, is finding out that singleness is a choice and not a curse.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi PDXKaraoke,

She is so sexy. I didn't mention it, but she is still single, and maybe you...I don't know. You are taken though, huh? She wants to adopt or just have a tiny date in her own world... not so tiny when she walks, ya know?

LORD


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savanahl 4 years ago

This is incredible. I was able to recognize her by the third photo but just barely. Great hub.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

That was fun SavanahL!! You did good though!

Glad to give this story some quintassential interest!

LORD


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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

wow, I really didn't know much about her at all! Very interesting and well put together hub. Like the video clips. Voted up!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks AmberLD,

This hub was fun to write about. Don't get me wrong, took us 4 hours of deep research to come alive with her own thoughts put seamlessly onto the paper.

LORD


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

What an innovated presentation! This is really unique Lord and you chose such a great actress to do it with! I had to vote up and SHARE.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi there Tillsosntitan, from NY,

This was a fun hub to write about. It could've been a boring biography, but seeing the pics, we dicided to make a fun guessing hub. So many thinga came up whenwe did our research... ans we were overtaken by certain events...that happened on Chrlize's life. Being lucky, having a suuportive mom and being able to apply rules of survival...paid of for this stunnign blonde from Transvaal Province..known today as South Africa.

LORD


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

If a woman my age can still admit to having an idol, Charlize is mine. She is ALL of it in one gorgeous woman. Breathtakingly beautiful, talented beyond words, sexy, sweet & very intelligent.

She was positively brilliant as Eileen Wornos in "Monster." Had she not won the Oscar for that, I'd have given up on Hollywood entirely.

Lord, this hub is fabulous. You deserve Up & across the baord!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hehehe! EfferJ!

What a revelation! I thought it was only me and myself! Ready for the Oscars?


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

I thought it was her in the second photo and had no doubt left when I saw the third. Charlize is such an amazing actress so versatile my favourite out of the parts she has played is her role as Eileen Wornos in "Monster" she was so powerful. Great hub I enjoyed it so much I will vote this up :D


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks so much Maggs224,

You were right! Charlize played a stunning role in "Monster." She must've done what she said one time:" I love to get into Character and feel what they feel, and the rest will follow.

LORD


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

LORD, I'm happily married, but i'm trying to convince my wife that celebrities are a free pass... Zooey DeSchanel lives within miles of me, so, you know...

Ten years ago, Charlize would have been my thing, but I can't get over her role in Monster...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hahaha! I hear you man!~ We know it better..we don't want to wake up that monster of jealousy in our partners. You have a great day man! We love Zoey; actually she is a mix of AEvans and Katy Perry...right?

LORD


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I don't know how I'd describe her except as cute, sexy and adorable. That's also how I describe my wife...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Great PDX,

You are making sure you cover your back and at the same time leave a wonderful comment

LORD

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