How to Live Like… Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is quite arguably the hottest woman in the world. Even when she molds herself into something completely unrecognizable like her role as a serial killer in the film Monster, she just gets handed an Oscar! So what’s her secret? Celebuzz digs up the dish on how to live like Charlize!


Although she can go a week without showering, Charlize has several beauty products she can’t live without. Right after washing her face, she applies Truth Serum Collagen Booster by Ole Henriksen to plump her skin and calm redness or irritation. She also uses StriVectin-SD eye cream to prevent wrinkles and dark circles. Lotus Sun blush by Susan Posnick was actually created by the designer for Charlize, after the actress requested only pure and natural make-up be used during filming. Finally, she enhances her golden skin tone with High Shine lip color in “Nude Silhouette.”


Charlize embraces her curves and loves feeling womanly and sexy. Her trainer, Patricia Zehentmayr, says the star works very hard at her exercises, and especially loves doing Pilates. She works out five times a week, says her trainer, focusing on the half roll-back, the ball sit-up, the bridge and the shoulder-strengthening toe push. She also runs and bikes. 

Although Charlize smokes, she has been to see a hypnotherapist in Santa Monica which has helped her see cigarettes in a different light and has spurred her to aim at quitting the habit.


Charlize loves eating what she craves, which is usually pizza, fries and meat, but she still finds a balance of what’s good for her body. For example, she has a daily shot of wheatgrass and drinks watermelon juice on an empty stomach. She also keeps her metabolism running by having six small meals a day.

She and her longtime boyfriend, Stuart Townsend, have been known to frequent restaurants such as the Hungry Cat in Hollwyood and Taverna Tony’s in Malibu.


Charlize is involved in women’s rights organizations, and was recently awarded GLAAD’s Vanguard Award for “increasing visibility and understanding” of women’s rights. She also supports animal rights, and is an active member of PETA, appearing in an ad for their anti-fur campaign. She is involved with the Cape Town Rape Crisis Center in South Africa. When she isn’t spending time with Stuart or attending movie premieres, Charlize loves spending time with her dogs, Denver, Orson, Tucker and Delilah.