As Charlize Theron opens up about her experience on the set of Mad Mad: Fury Road and working with Tom Hardy, we thought this was a good opportunity to look back at the very beginning of Theron’s Hollywood career. Theron may be reflecting back on one of her most iconic roles of all time, but we’re more interested in seeing her before she became a household name. Her sense of style on the red carpet has undergone a drastic change, but her face has shockingly remained almost the exact same in the last 20 years.
Charlize Theron’s Amazing Transformation
With such a long career, it’s no surprise that Charlize Theron has changed up her appearance over the years. Though the South African-born actress is generally more recognizable as a blonde, she’s also experimented with darker hair colors that bring a new dimension to her face.
When she inevitably returns to her blonde roots, Theron embodies the classic Hollywood bombshell. That ever-enduring aesthetic is clearly visible in Theron’s red carpet styling choices over the years. Her long, dramatic gowns have been a staple of red carpet events for decades at this point, and we’re counting on her not stopping the trend any time soon.
Red Carpet Rebel
All eyes are on Charlize Theron from the moment her dramatic, floor-length skirts hit the red carpet and it’s not hard to see why. Theron favors gowns that pack a serious punch to the eyes, in the best way possible. Though she’s often seen in long gowns, that doesn’t mean they’re all the same.
One of our favorite dresses Theron has rocked on the red carpet has to be the green Christian Dior dress she wore to the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006. There were several eye-popping elements to the gown, including the huge bow on Theron’s shoulder and the accents down near her hips, but Theron still kept the focus on herself thanks to her elegant bearing and show-stopper good looks.
The Epitome Of Hollywood Bombshell
Another of our favorite Theron red carpet ensembles also includes a cameo from Theron’s past, her former partner Irish actor Stuart Townsend. The two were a couple from 2002 until 2009, so it was far from unusual to see them walk the red carpet as a unit. The romance came to an end, however, and a few years later in 2013, Theron began seeing fellow actor Sean Penn. That relationship ended two years later in 2015.
Theron’s Early Red Carpet Fit
Since then, Theron has kept her focus on raising her two daughters, Jackson and August. Her acting career has continued to take flight, despite some on-set misadventures with Mad Max: Fury Road co-star Tom Hardy. Theron has come a long way, both professionally and stylistically, from her first red carpet. She was in a relationship with Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins and not yet a mother. She wouldn’t become a household name for a few more years, not til she starred in The Italian Job opposite Mark Wahlberg in 2003, though she was already steadily climbing the ladder.
Theron’s life was just beginning to change when she walked one of her first red carpet events in a casual white skirt and eye-catching red blouse. It’s a far cry from the designer frocks she’s become famous for wearing, but we can’t deny that it’s refreshing to see her looking so casual for once.
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