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Charlize Theron reveals her one big regret about her appearance: 'I'm still recovering'

The Monster actress isn't shy about transforming when her screen personas demand it

Charlize Theron attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad SanwariOnline News WriterNew York
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Charlize Theron has been in the public eye since the early 1990s, when she first debuted as a dancer and made her movie debut in 1995's Children of the Corn III.

In that time, however, fashion trends have changed and evolved greatly, and the actress, 48, got to relive a style decision she made in the moment that didn't age as well.

In a new interview with InStyle, when asked if there was a beauty trend she looked back on with regret, she responded: "Hands down, the thin eyebrows in the '90s. I'm still recovering from that."

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The brow style, all the rage on the red carpet in that decade, emphasized minimalism and barely-there shapes at the cost of over plucking and damaging brow hairs.

According to beauty experts, however, the trend is making a comeback thanks to celebs like Bella Hadid, although as more of a natural progression from the bushy brow Cara Delevingne–esque style.

In a previous conversation with Allure while promoting her new Dior fragrance campaign, the Oscar winning actress shut down any rumors of plastic surgery's contribution to her striking looks.

Charlize Theron at a movie premiere© Getty Images
Charlize admitted to regretting partaking in the thin brows trend of the '90s

"My face is changing, and I love that my face is changing and aging," she said. "People think I had a facelift. They're like, 'What did she do to her face?' I'm like, 'Bitch, I'm just aging! It doesn't mean I got bad plastic surgery. This is just what happens.'"

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She continued: "I've always had issues with the fact that men kind of age like fine wines and women like cut flowers. I despise that concept and I want to fight against it, but I also think women want to age in a way that feels right to them. 

Charlize Theron poses before receiving the Swarovski Crystal of Hope award for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project at Kaiserpavillon At Tiergarten Schoenbrunn on May 31, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The Crystal of Hope is awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated exceptional commitment to combating HIV/AIDS and is part of the Life Ball 2018 taking place on June 2, 2018 in Vienna© Getty Images
In a recent interview, she admitted that she preferred aging naturally

"I think we need to be a little bit more empathetic to how we all go through our journey. My journey of having to see my face on a billboard is quite funny now."

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However, Charlize also got real about gaining and losing weight for her roles, notably for her acclaimed turn in 2003's Monster.

Charlize Theron poses in just a T-shirt sporting her Fast X character on Instagram© Instagram
She also proclaimed that she would never gain weight again for a role

"I will never, ever do a movie again and say, 'Yeah, I'll gain 40 pounds.' I will never do it again because you can't take it off," she admitted. 

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"When I was 27, I did Monster. I lost 30 pounds, like, overnight. I missed three meals and I was back to my normal weight. Then I did it at 43 for Tully, and I remember a year into trying to lose the weight, I called my doctor and I said, 'I think I'm dying because I cannot lose this weight.' And he was like, 'You're over 40. Calm down. Your metabolism is not what it was.' Nobody wants to hear that."

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos in 2003's Monster© Alamy
"I will never, ever do a movie again and say, 'Yeah, I'll gain 40 pounds.' I will never do it again because you can't take it off."

Charlize then joked: "I've always found it so funny when I've gained weight for movies and then had to go onto a red carpet."

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