Charlize Theron Has Always Been Impossibly Pretty

And here’s proof, including rare modeling images from when she was a teenager.

1. 1991: Charlize would have been 16 here.

2. 1991: Making this bathing suit work.

4. 1993: What idiot put her next to the headline “Beautiful bras for the not-so-beautiful bosom”? Fools.

5. 1993: Charlize doing a fantastic Monroe.

6. 1993: Cher Horowitz started her look here.

7. 1996: So. ’90s. Love it.

8. 1996: A shoot for a feature discussing her most recent work in “That Thing You Do.”

9. 1996: A friend to animals everywhere.

10. …even the fake ones.

11. 1996: And equally fantastic in animal prints.

12. 1997: I mean. Who created you?

13. 1999: Because it’s slightly unnatural.

14. 2000: High-fashion pixie-cut lady.

15. 2000: Sleek and glam in the same year. How do you do itttttttt.

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16. Amazing YET AGAIN at the 2001 Golden Globes.

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17. 2001: And her hair does so many beautiful, wondrous things.

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18. 2003: Like bangs. Many people *think* they can pull off bangs. Charlize knows she can.

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19. In 2004 in Cannes, looking like a princess.

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20. 2004: Proof that gold is her color.

21. At the 2005 Golden Globes, Charlize had black hair. And it looked good. Seriously, woman. What is the secret.

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22. 2006, at the SAG awards. Seriously, lady. TELL ME THE SECRET.

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23. 2006: At 31 years old and the pinnacle of perfection.

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24. This famed 2006 shoot only reminded us of her amazing body.

25. A 2008 feature. Hair: perfect. Makeup: perfect. Face: want it.

26. 2008: Managing to look just as great with hardly any makeup.

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27. 2009: Stoooopid pretty.

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28. 2010: Prettyprettypretty!!!!

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29. In British Vogue in 2012…le sigh.

30. 2012: Like a fine wine…

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31. And of course this brings us to Charlize at the 2013 Academy Awards. Where she won at life.

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