Occupation: Actress
Biggest accomplishment this yearScoring the female lead role in Seth MacFarlane's next movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West

For Charlize Theron, started from the bottom means an uncredited role in 1995's Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest. 2013 has been a quiet year for Theron, after spending 2012 in space and fairy tales (Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman, respectively). In February, it was announced that she'll play the lead in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel of rural crime and cults, Dark Places. She also contend with violence in wide open spaces when she stars in Seth MacFarlane's follow up to TedA Million Ways to Die in the West.