‘Young Adult’ Beauty Charlize Theron’s Evolution (PHOTOS)

Plunging Charlize
Theron wears a daring dress in NYC.
Charlize Gets Lacy
The starlet stuns in a black and nude minidress.
By now, everyone knows Charlize Theron for being one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood — not to mention the fact that she’s also one of the most gorgeous. Still, do you remember what she looked like way back in the day and how much she’s evolved over time?

Back when she started out in Hollywood in the mid-’90s, Charlize was just another fresh-faced pretty girl looking to make her mark. It was quickly made clear though that she was a cut above the rest, whether it was in her Oscar-winning role in Monster or her beauty campaigns. Now with Young Adult, she’s getting to show off her funny bone (and her sailor mouth) — adding yet another side to the ever-improving Charlize.

Check out Charlize’s evolution in the gallery above, and then watch the trailer for Young Adult  — which opens on Friday Dec. 9 — below: