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".