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Charlize Theron: 'I Had No Teeth Until I Was 11'

5/16/2012 11:27am EDT


Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron was left with "fangs" as a child after several rounds of antibiotics rotted her teeth.

The Monster actress is hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest beauties, but admits she was far from attractive as a child after she was struck down with jaundice.

Doctors put her on so many drugs to try and combat the condition; her baby teeth fell out and left her with a gummy smile.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "My early childhood was quite devastating. I had no teeth until I was 11. I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out."

"So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous."

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