Charlize Theron was born on August 7, 1975 in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. Is an South African-American model, film producer, and actress. Elisha started her professional career in 1990. She bought a ticket to Hollywood and grabbed a role in “2 Days In the Valley” and quickly lost her South African accent. In 2004, Theron received an Academy Award for her performance in Monster, a biopic of serial killer Aileen Wuornos.