OSCAR-winning star Charlize Theron is planning to use her fame and fortune to help the poor in her native South Africa.

The 28-year-old MONSTER beauty is in the process of setting up a charity organisation to help some of the most needy people in her poverty-stricken homeland.

She says, "I'm going to make sure the money really does go to places that are in need - orphanages, preventing HIV, things like that."

13/08/2004 14:00