Hollywood sweetheart CHARLIZE THERON tried to become a German before settling in the US.

The Academy Award winner applied for ctizenship using her mother GERDA, who is of German descent.

But she was turned down because none of her family lives in the country any more - so she tried her luck in Los Angeles instead.

She reveals, "I once tried to get a German passport. Unfortunately, it didn't work because I would have needed a family member that currently lives here."