Charlize Theron it seems has always been the exception since she arrived in Hollywood and this is a great thing for her. In late 2014 hackers broke into Sony emails and released hundreds of emails that had taken place between Sony executives. One of the more revealing emails was the disclosure that the gorgeous model/acting star who is an Oscar award winner was making less than her "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-star Chris Hemsworth.
This piece of information provided the actress with the leverage to negotiate a better deal for her to act in the prequel to the film and she took advantage of it. She reportedly demanded that she be paid equal to her male co-star and this resulted in a pay increase to $10 million, the same amount that Chris Hemsworth is paid.
The fact that the attractive actress did not let this 'slight' go by unnoticed is one example of how she is different from many Hollywood actresses and has been since her arrival. The 'damaging' email that became available on the Internet thanks to the Sony hackers noted how it was not only her but several other actresses who were paid significantly less than their male counterparts but there has not been much or any mention of some of these other stars asking for and getting immediate pay increases.
Usually, an actress with the gorgeous looks of Charlize Theron is the victim of hackers stealing 'intimate' pictures and releasing them on the Internet but in this case, the Sony hackers provided her a great holiday gift which enabled her to start 2015 with a pay raise. The only people who might suffer in this situation outside of the Sony executives are Charlize Theron's agents because one would suspect that she will be or has had some very 'intense' discussions about why they did not know she was being paid 'less' than her male counterpart in "Snow White and the Huntsman".
Charlize Theron showed with her pay raise actions that she is a beauty with brains when it comes to salary negotiations.