When I originally featured Charlize Theron, the South African beauty was working on the movie Battle In Seattle, about anti-World Trade Organization protests in that city in 1999. The movie has since been released, of course, and it got decent notices.
Since then, she's done movies such as The Burning Plain (which got her a Saturn Award nomination), The Road, and most recently, Young Adult, about a woman who returns to her hometown to recapture the glory days of her high school experience. The movie pairs her with, of all people, Patton Oswalt.
She's already received six acting nominations from various critics' boards and academies for it, and the Oscar nominations, as of this writing, haven't even been announced yet.
Thus concludes my current retrospect of women I've previously featured, just in time for the new year. I'll be back soon with a fresh A-Z round. :-)