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Charlize Theron had no teeth until she was 11

May 17, 2012 - Washington

Charlize Theron has revealed that she had no teeth until she I was 11 years of age.

The Oscar winner said that her "early childhood was quite devastating" because she "had jaundice as a kid," and "was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out."

"So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth," Us magazine quoted her as telling the Sun.

"It was hideous," she said.

Years later, when she was 16, Theron was discovered by a modelling scout.

"It was totally by mistake. My mother thought it would be a funny joke. Modelling was never a passion of mine, but it was this incredible opportunity," she explained.

"I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to. So when the scout said, 'You can go to Milan!' I was like, 'Ah, hi!' . . . I hadn't even been on a plane prior to that," she added.


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