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Here are Top 10 Most Beautiful South African Actresses

Biotumelo “Boity” Thulo
Biotumelo “Boity” Thulo

If you happen to want to be in the know of African-descent actresses making great strides in movies scenes across America, Europe and elsewhere. Almost 90% of the time, they are always South Africans! Some of these gorgeous atresses can be seen in Hollywood’s big screen.

Below is our pick of the Top 10 Most Beautiful South African Actresses.

10. Pearl Thusi

South African super hot actress, radio DJ and model Pearl Thusi become popular as the co-host of the kid’s show iCrew on SABC3. She played the role of orphan Samkelisiwe Nkambule on the SABC1 drama series Zone 14 (2011-2012) and Palesa Motaung on SABC3’s soap opera, Isidingo. Other television shows she has appeared on include My Perfect Family. She has had a very lucrative and successful modeling career, working for big companies like Toyota, KFC, Vodacom, DStv, Jet, SANBS and more. Born and raised in Durban, Thusi has become one of South Africa’s darlings.

Pearl Thusi

9. Biotumelo “Boity” Thulo

Her demeanor is simply graceful with such reflective appeal. Boity Thulo is a South African actress, model and television presenter. Some of her roles on television include Mpho Bogatsu on TV series Rockville and Trisha on My Perfect Family. She co-hosted the SABC1 educational series The Media Career Guide Show in 2012 and Zoned in 2012. The amazing beautiful-talented Boity has appeared on several television shows including the Vuzu show 10 Over 10,  dance show Turn It Out on SABC1 and presented the 19th Annual South African Music Awards.

Boity Thulo

8. Terry Pheto

This gorgeous ebony beauty started her acting career in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi playing leading role as Miriam. Born Evaton, South Africa, raised in Soweto. Pheto has featured in popular television series including the SABC1 drama series Justice for All as Lerato, Zone 14 as Pinky Khumba and Mbali in Jacob’s Cross. She became the face of L’Oréal in 2008 and has been featured in several magazines including Destiny, Vanity Fair, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, True Love and more. Pheto was also nominated for the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in How to Steal 2 Million.

Terry Pheto

7. Natalie Becker

The stunning screen-goddess Natalie Becker is considered one the nation’s biggest names in the film industry. Starting her career as an radio host on Good Hope FM. Becker’s acting career came to spot light with her roles in movies such as The Deal, Disgrace and The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior. He television credit include the long-running glamour show Top Billing. The energetic actress, presenter, and voice-artist won a SAFTA Award in 2009. Becker was born was in  George, Western Cape province and raised in Cape Town.

Natalie Becker


6. Jolene Martin Morgan

Jolene Martin-Morgan is a South African actress, singer, television presenter and MC. This tall pretty lady is exquisitely fashionable. Popularly known for hosting the Coca-Cola Mega Millions game show on SABC1, she was born in Western Cape, South Africa. A great act, her professional career started at age 13. Movies she has featured in includes: Konsternasie oppie stasie (2009), Hillside (2006) and Scoop Schoombie (2001).

Jolene Martin-Morgan

5. Shashi Naidoo

A charming lady of many caps, Shasih Naidoo is a South African actress, model, television presenter, MC, entrepreneur and fashion blogger. This Indian-looking sassy brunette will have many men longing for her. She has featured in various South African soapies, and has been a part of a plethora of TV commercials. She is also best known for co-hosting the magazine show 20Something. She also co-hosted the nation-wide MTV VJ search.

Shashi Naidoo

4. Lesley Ann-Brandt

Lesley Ann-Brandt is a South African native who has soared to stardom quite rapidly in New Zealand. This tooth-some lady went from being an IT recruitment consultant to brilliant act in popular box office movies like Lord of the Rings, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Spartacus: Blood and Sand. She was also the lead role in the hit comedy series, Diplomatic Immunity.


3. Jessica Marais

Born in South Africa, Jessica Marais is a talented actress and movie star. With her sexy eyes and beautiful skin, she is the star-act of the television series, Packed to the Rafters. In May 2009, Marais won the Logie for “Most Popular New Female Talent” and the prestigious Graham Kennedy Award for “Most Outstanding New Talent” at the Logie Awards of 2009. Marais guest-starred in the American series, Legend of the Seeker filmed in Auckland New Zealand, playing the role of the Mord’Sith Denna.

Jessica Marais

2. Michelle Van Der Water

With her infectious smile and ravishing feautures, Michelle Van Der Water is a sight to behold. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, her parents moved the family to Australia soon after Michelle’s birth. Michelle began her professional acting career in 2000. Michelle appeared in the horror/fantasy film Minotaur (2006) starring alongside Tom Hardy and Tony Todd. Other works include the 2009 revival of the series Melrose Place (2009), followed by work on Castle (2009) in 2011 and NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) in 2012. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Creative Arts in Graphic Design and New Media from Wollongong University, Australia.

Michelle Van Der Water

1. Charlize Theron

The delectable and elegant Charlize Theron is sexy; from her pretty green eyes, to her statuesque 5’10” body. She is an inspiration to many upcoming South African and African actresses. Born in Benoni, South Africa, she is an excellent actress, producer, and fashion model. Charlize has starred in several Hollywood films and among the A-listers. She is the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category. She received copious encomiums for her role as serial killer ‘Aileen Wuornos’ in Monster (2003), for which she won the Academy Award, Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress among several other awards. A dual citizenship holder – American and South African – she resides in Los Angeles, U.S.

Charlize Theron


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