Charlize Theron is hoping a home on the beach will help her lose all the weight she piled on to play executed lesbian murderer AILEEN WUORNOS in new movie MONSTER.

The South African movie star has bought a new beachfront Malibu, California, home for $3.4 million (GBP2.26 million).

The three bedroom house was built in the 1930s and comes with its own stretch of beach.