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- Charlize Theron grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family. Theron's mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night.
- Age: age 40
- Birthplace: Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
- Profession: Spokesperson, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Film Director
- Credits: Mad Max: Fury Road, Prometheus, Monster, Hancock
- Halle Berry grew up with an abusive father. The Oscar winner discussed her difficult past with James Lipton on his show "Inside the Actor's Studio."
- Age: age 49
- Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting
- Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, Cloud Atlas, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Rihanna was the victim of domestic abuse at the hand of then boyfriend Chris Brown. Brutal photos were released just after the incident showing the pop star with a swollen and bruised face.
- Age: age 27
- Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
- Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist, Singer
- Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You, Man
- Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse and neglect from her father John Barrymore. Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age.
- Age: age 40
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America
- Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more
- Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew
- Madonna was raped on a New York rooftop when she was just 19. She also suffered mental and physical abuse from her ex-husband Sean Penn throughout their four year marriage.
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- Age: age 57
- Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
- Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
- Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita
- Shakira suffered domestic abuse from an old boyfriend. The Colombian singer has become a symbol of women's empowerment across the globe.
- Age: age 38
- Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
- Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
- Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, 27 Dresses, From Prada to Nada, Camino
- Pamela Anderson stated that he ex-husband Tommy Lee was mentally and physically abusive to her and her children. Anderson and Lee divorced in 1998.
- Age: age 48
- Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada
- Profession: Activist, Television director, Nude Glamour Model, Television producer, Model, + more
- Credits: V.I.P., Scary Movie 3, Baywatch, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson
- Oprah Winfrey suffered from sexual abuse as a child in Milwaukee. The talk show host as been vocal about her experience and she has helped many other victims move past their horrific pasts.
- Age: age 61
- Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
- Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
- Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?