Charlize Theron | 'Monster' (2003)

<b>Character:</b> Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute turned serial killer
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<b>Weight change:</b> Theron gained 30 pounds to play Wuornos.
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<b>Method:</b> After getting sick of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Theron said she was never found without a bag of potato chips.
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<b>There's more:</b> According to Theron, Wuornos had written down her insecurities about her body. Theron said she chose real fat over prosthetics to achieve the same mind-set as Wuornos and better act the character.

( Newmarket Films )

Character: Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute turned serial killer

Weight change: Theron gained 30 pounds to play Wuornos.

Method: After getting sick of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Theron said she was never found without a bag of potato chips.

There's more: According to Theron, Wuornos had written down her insecurities about her body. Theron said she chose real fat over prosthetics to achieve the same mind-set as Wuornos and better act the character.

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