"It’s hard to believe this wasn’t always the case. She was in fact a self-confessed dork in her schooldays. In an interview for her latest movieYoung Adult, the 36-year-old described how she was a long way from the style icon we know today. She said, “I had these big round nerdy glasses that I can’t believe my mother sent me to school with, they seriously made every boy not look at me.”
"Theron added,”‘So suck it popular girl who did not want me to sit next to you at your school bench and make me cry. Suck it!”
"Theron grew up on her parents’ farm in a small town called Benoni, near Johannesburg. Theron and her mother suffered turbulent abuse at the hands of her father; he was an alcoholic who terrified them while drunk. Her father died on 21 June 1991 after he was shot by Theron’s mother, while Theron was away at boarding school. The shooting was declared self-defence and her mother faced no criminal charges."