PayDay – Celebrating Women in Entertainment

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PayDay is celebrating Women’s Month by commemorating various women in All Walks of Life that are making a difference in the world!

Our final focus for this week is on Women in Entertainment:



Animal Rights Activist, Film and Television Actress Charlize Theron, is our women of choice to commemorate in our final category “Women in Entertainment”. This beautiful superstar also happens to be celebrating her 40th Birthday Today!

Born in Benoni, SA,  Charlize made her way to LA, USA through her modelling career and first started her career in film in the mid-1990s, establishing herself with roles in The Cider House Rules and The Devil’s Advocate. Her performance as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, took the world by storm and Charlize became the first South African to win an Oscar.

On a humanitarian note Charlize is mainly known for her efforts as an Animal Rights Activist, standing up against the use of animal furs in the fashion industry, however she is also involved in several other philanthropic projects. For one, Charlize is the founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, that focusses on helping African youth keep themselves safe from HIV through grant giving, networking, and spotlighting the work of the community-based organizations they support.

A business man once paid $42,000 in a charity auction to have dinner with Charlize. The funds raised in the auction went to benefit international charities such as Oxfam, International Red Cross and the National Geographic Society. In 2009, Charlize Theron was designated United Nations Messenger of Peace. In this role, she focuses on HIV prevention, and the elimination of violence against women.

Follow the links below to read more about Charlize, her achievements and how she is doing her part to help make a difference in the world




“I can only hope to be 10 percent of the mom mine was to me. She encouraged me to be confident and enjoy life.”

Charlize Theron



Click here to view Monday’s focus on Women in Science and Technology

Click here to view Tuesday’s focus on Women in Sports

Click here to view Wednesday’s focus on Women influencing Political Change

Click here to view yesterday’s focus on Women in Business