Cosmique Movie Awards
Birth: August 7, 1975 (Benoni, South Africa)
Selected Awards and Honors:
2003 Cosmo Awards:
It is a well-known axiom in Hollywood that actresses who are willing to conceal their beauty under disfiguring make-up are destined to win the Academy Award. While there is enough evidence to demonstrate that this isn't universally true (witness Ellen Burstyn for Requiem for a Dream), there are enough examples where it's come true (Nicole Kidman for The Hours) to give strength to the belief.
And now Charlize Theron gives new life to the theory with her shiny new Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild award, and Oscar. But suggesting that the tribute was simply for make-up ignores the utterly transformative performance she demonstrated in Monster, for which Cosmo voters also awarded her Best Actress...and Best Female Villain.