Theron plays real-life prostitute-turned-serial-killer, Aileen Wuornos. What was most fascinating about her portrayal was her complete transformation and commitment to the role. Christina Ricci plays Selby, Wuornos’ companion and love interest. Love only complicates things, as serial killing can be a full-time job and there are often casualties.
Theron won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in 2004. Director Patty Jenkins would go on to direct many more films, including this year’s Wonder Woman (2017)