Charlize Theron is Glorious on Esquire UK Cover

Posted Tuesday May 27, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

Putting her natural good looks to work for her, Charlize Theron is beautiful in black and white on the cover of Esquire UK's July 2014 edition.

The “Snow White and the Huntsman” hottie teamed with Terry Richardson for her photo spread and in her interview she discussed her high-profile romance with Sean Penn.

Charlize played it coy, sharing, “It was nice to be single and now it’s nice not to be single,” and also indicated that they’d been friends for 20 years before striking up a relationship late last year.

And though she’s well-adjusted these days, Theron lamented that she never really learned about, “self-worth. Being a young girl and not putting your worth into your beauty. That was not something that I was raised with. So when I left home and everybody was like, ‘Oh, you’re pretty,’ I was like, ‘I don’t even know what that concept means.’”

Photo Credit: Terry Richardson for Esquire UK