Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron 'not ashamed' to talk about her mum killing her dad

The actress was 15 when her alcoholic dad shot through the door of the room where she was hiding with her mum.

"None of those bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle. But in self-defence, she ended the threat," she told NPR.

She added: "The more we talk about these things, the more we realise we are not alone in any of it."

Charlize grew up on on a farm near Johannesburg in South Africa with her mum Gerda and dad Charles.

She described her dad as a "very sick man" and said living with an alcoholic was a "pretty hopeless situation".

Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are Hollywood’s latest hot couple

The pair met over the Christmas break and have started a romance. It is Pitt’s first serious relationship since he split from Angelina Jolie two years ago.

The two actors were introduced by Theron’s ex-fiancé Sean Penn The Sun reported.

They were seen at the legendary Hollywood hangout the Chateau Marmont over the weekend after attending separate screenings of new films.

Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga urge action on women's right to education

Charlize Theron, Meghan Markle, Blake Lively, Ashley Graham, Tom Brady, Lady Gaga, Bono and many more have signed an open letter demanding world leaders take women's education seriously.

The letter was organized by the ONE organization's Poverty is Sexist campaign.