South Africa’s best-paid actress is now ranked among the best-paid actresses in the world. She is sixth in the Forbes ranking of the best-paid actresses with $ 14 million. At 42, Charlize Theron, former model turned into an actress and producer, was a success with more than 16 awards.
She is the first African actress to win an Oscar for her outstanding role as “Aileen Wuornos” in Monster , a dramatic film written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
Her critically acclaimed performance earned her a Silver Bear for best actress at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award .