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Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron is clearly a beautiful woman, inside and out.

The South African-born actress returned to her native country and met with President Jacob Zuma to discuss the efforts being made in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to urge young people to better educate themselves on how to stay healthy.

"We are all here to support you. You are the future of this country and I am asking you to seize the opportunity to lead healthy and empowered lives," Theron said during a press conference in Pretoria, AllAfrica.com reports.

The 37-year-old Oscar winner added, "It's always very special for me to be able to come home and even more when I have a chance to lend my support to the youth of this country."

Followng their meeting, President Zuma called Theron "a good citizen" and noted that they "had a very good discussion, which we believe is going to give us a big push."

Theron was designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2008 and tasked with promoting efforts to end violence against women and other issues.