1975 - Born on August 7th in Benoni, South Africa. South African actress and former model.
1981 - She was trained as a dancer from the age of six, and her earliest performances on stage were ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
1990 - Her alcoholic and abusive father came home in a drunken rage and attempted to kill her and her mother.
1991 - She worked as a model, in South Africa, Europe, and America, where she took advanced lessons at New York's Joffrey Ballet School, until a knee injury ended that career path.
- She was Razzie-nominated as Worst Actress for "Sweet November", playing Reeves' live-in sexual therapist.
1996 - Dated actor, Craig Bierko.
1998 - Dated the lead singer of Third Eye Blind, Stephan Jenkins.
1999 - Appeared nude in Playboy, in photos taken years earlier when she was a struggling model.
2001 - Dated and cohabited with actor, Stuart Townsend.
2004 - Won a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie, "Monster".
- Starred in the movies, "Head in the Clouds" and "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers".
2005 - Received her star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Starred in the films, "Aeon Flux" and "North Country".
2006 - Starred in both films, "The Italian Job II" and "The Ice at the Bottom of the World".
2007 - Starred in the film, "In the Valley of Elah".
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