Charlize Theron's Real Life Fairy Tale

By SARAH KOO
CHARLIZE THERON as the Queen in the epic action-adventure "Snow White and the Huntsman", the breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from the producer of "Alice in Wonderland".

Snow White & the Huntsman is finally in movie theatres and some critics are calling Charlize Theron's sinister portrayal of Queen Ravenna the most compelling part of this highly anticipated dark remake of the Brother's Grimm tale. And the Oscar-winner seems to ruling the kingdom on and off screen.

Her equally buzzed about alien thriller, Prometheus,  just had its premiere in London and again she outshone all others on the red carpet, wearing Dior of course! 

In addition to her white-hot career, Charlize also plays the important role of mom to her adorable newly-adopted son, Jackson. Mother, model, superstar - we take a look at how she transformed from a South African farm girl to a Hollywood golden girl.

The actress' story is truly one of strength and beauty. After overcoming a traumatic childhood in South Africa, she set off to New York to pursue modeling and dance.

But Along the way she was discovered by an acting agent, who helped propel one of the most fascinating acting careers in Tinseltown. After winning the Best Actress Oscar for Monster back in 2004, Charlize hasn't stopped releasing hit after hit.

To see the full story on the movie star's incredible rise to fame, watch the video below.