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1. Charlize Theron Charlize Theron Actress, Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner military figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle...
2. Sasha Pieterse Sasha Pieterse Actress, Pretty Little Liars Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to acrobatic dancer parents. At 6 years old, Sasha got her start in television, co-starring as "Buffy" on The WB comedy series Family Affair, opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole's daughter on Wanted...
3. Neil Sandilands Neil Sandilands Actor, Hap and Leonard Neil Sandilands was born in Randfontein, South Africa, on the 1st of May 1975. He is arguably one of the country's most versatile actors. Most recently he starred as the character Titus in CW's hit show "The 100" Season 3 (2016). At the same time he was also series regular on AMC/Sundance TV's hugely popular flagship production "Hap and Leonard" (2016) as Paco...
4. Sharlto Copley Sharlto Copley Actor, District 9 Sharlto Copley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Linda Stocks and Bruce Copley, a former university professor. His childhood dreams of acting were put on hold for many years when his television production company was one of few in his native South Africa granted licensing to create content for broadcast...
5. Kim Engelbrecht Kim Engelbrecht Actress, Eye in the Sky
6. Kandyse McClure Kandyse McClure Actress, Battlestar Galactica Kandyse McClure is a Canadian actress born on March 22, 1980 in Durban in South Africa. She graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School in 1998. She is an actress, known for main roles in TV series Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hemlock Grove (2013), and from the movies Carrie (2002) and Seventh Son (2014).
7. Alice Krige Alice Krige Actress, Thor: The Dark World Alice Maud Krige was born on June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa where her father, Dr. Louis Krige, worked as a young physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she describes as a "very happy family", a family that also included two brothers (both of whom became physicians) and her mother...
8. Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant Actor, Logan
9. Neill Blomkamp Neill Blomkamp Director, District 9
10. Musetta Vander Musetta Vander Actress, The Cell A Dutch South African, Musetta Vander was raised without that most basic of modern conveniences--television! Radio programming, childhood books and weekend trips to the drive-in introduced her to the magical world of movies. It was not until the mid-'70s that South Africa finally got television, and the big black box in the family living room "miraculously" sprang to life...
11. Arnold Vosloo Arnold Vosloo Actor, Blood Diamond Arnold Vosloo was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to stage actor parents, Johanna Petronella Vorster and Johannes J. Daniel Vosloo. He is an Afrikaaner (of mostly Dutch, as well as German, Swiss-German, Danish, and French, descent). Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa...
12. Tanit Phoenix Copley Tanit Phoenix Copley Actress, Lord of War
13. Tammin Sursok Tammin Sursok Actress, Home and Away
14. Johnny Flynn Johnny Flynn Actor, Clouds of Sils Maria Joe Flynn, A.K.A. Johnny Flynn, is an English poet, musician, and actor. He is the son of Eric Flynn, who was an actor who specialized in musicals. As a child, Johnny sang in the Winchester College chapel choir. He knew that he wanted to be a musician after listening to the Bob Dylan record...
15. Alex McGregor Alex McGregor Actress, Searchers
16. Glynis Johns Glynis Johns Actress, Mary Poppins Husky voiced Glynis is the daughter of actor Mervyn Johns. Best known for her light comedy roles and often playful flirtation, Glynis was born in South Africa while her parents were on tour there (her mother was a concert pianist) but was always proud of her Welsh roots and took delight in playing the female lead (opposite Richard Burton) in the classic Under Milk Wood...
17. Justine Waddell Justine Waddell Actress, Mishen
18. Jessica Marais Jessica Marais Actress, Packed to the Rafters Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two Fists One Heart, filmed in Perth in 2007.
19. Cariba Heine Cariba Heine Actress, H2O: Just Add Water
20. Elon Musk Elon Musk Self, Machete Kills
21. Dean Geyer Dean Geyer Actor, Neighbours Dean Geyer was born on the 20th of March in 1986, into a family with two sisters. Geyer commenced his schooling in Australia by going to Melbourne High School. Geyer's family have a strong connection to martial arts, with members from previous and current generations gaining 'black-belts' in karate...
22. Charlbi Dean Kriek Charlbi Dean Kriek Actress, Death Race: Inferno
23. Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone Actor, The Adventures of Robin Hood Basil Rathbone was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1892, but three years later his family was forced to flee the country because his father was accused by the Boers of being a British spy at a time when Dutch-British conflicts were leading to the Boer War. The Rathbones escaped to England, where Basil and his two younger siblings...
24. Yo-Landi Visser Yo-Landi Visser Actress, Chappie Anri du Toit, goes by her rap name Yo-Landi VI$$ER. She was born in Port Alfred, a small town on the East coast of South Africa, and was adopted as a baby by an Afrikaans family. Her dad was a priest and her mom was a housewife. She has never met her birth parents. Visser grew up very rebellious, often getting into fistfights...
25. Adhir Kalyan Adhir Kalyan Actor, Up in the Air Born in 1983 and raised in Durban, South Africa, Adhir Kalyan moved to London to pursue an acting career. He appeared as a guest star on the BBC series Holby City and MI-5. Kalyan's first leading role was in the CW's comedy series Aliens in America, in which he played Raja, a devout Pakistani Muslim exchange student in Medora...
26. Cecil Kellaway Cecil Kellaway Actor, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Cecil Kellaway was nominated for two Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for The Luck of the Irish and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Cecil was originally offered the role of Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street, but he turned it down, telling his son, "Americans don't go for whimsy." His works also include some television. He played Santa Claus on an episode of Bewitched and also appeared in The Twilight Zone.
27. John Kani John Kani Actor, Captain America: Civil War
28. Liesl Ahlers Liesl Ahlers Actress, Friend Request Liesl Ahlers is a South African Actress. She studied Acting for Film & TV in Canada at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA). She worked alongside William Hurt in BBC Two's The Challenger Disaster. She also starred in the short film Brunch that screened at film festivals in New York and Seattle...
29. Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Producer, The Daily Show
30. Ninja Ninja Actor, Chappie
31. Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Thanks, 21 Grams
32. Gavin Hood Gavin Hood Actor, Ender's Game
33. Tanya van Graan Tanya van Graan Actress, Zulu
34. Dean Israelite Dean Israelite Director, Power Rangers
35. Roxane Hayward Roxane Hayward Actress, Saints & Strangers Roxane Hayward was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Having finished her final year of school at the age of 16, Roxane was given a head start in life. She studied Drama, Dancing and Musical Theatre for four years through Trinity College London and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance London (ISTD)...
36. Dena Kaplan Dena Kaplan Actress, Honey 3: Dare to Dance Dena Kaplan was born in South Africa and moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1996. Dena is an actress and dancer who may be best known for her role as Abigail Armstrong in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation television series 'Dance Academy' (2010-2012). Kaplan attended high school in Melbourne and had dance training at numerous schools; Australian Ballet School...
37. Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Troye Sivan Mellet is South African born YouTuber, Actor, Model and Singer known mainly for The Spud Franchise and X-Men Origins, Wolverine. He moved to Perth, Australia when he was 2 years old, still living there now with his parents, 2 brothers and sister. He has over 3.8 million subscribers on YouTube with videos ranging from song covers to challenge videos...
38. Sidney James Sidney James Actor, Bless This House The star of the Carry On series of films, Sid James originally came to prominence as sidekick to the ground breaking British comedy actor Tony Hancock, on both radio and then television. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and named Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife in tow...
39. Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack Actor, Harold and Maude Cyril James Cusack was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa, to Alice Violet (Cole), a Cockney English actress and chorus girl, and James Walter Cusack, an Irish mounted policeman in Natal. He was brought up in Ireland. He was a child star on the Irish stage, appearing first at the age of 7. He toured Ireland with his own theater company...
40. Roger Michell Roger Michell Director, Notting Hill
41. Dan Mindel Dan Mindel Cinematographer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
42. Jonathan Liebesman Jonathan Liebesman Director, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 15, 1976. He would remain in his home country, studying filmmaking at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, until 1996; that year, he traveled to New York City to visit his cousin who was attending New York University. Soon after the visit, Jonathan enrolled at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts...
43. Candice Swanepoel Candice Swanepoel Self, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Candice Swanepoel is a supermodel best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in nine Victoria's Secret Fashion shows from 2007 through 2015 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2010. Swanepoel has appeared in the fashion shows and advertisements for many of the worlds top brands and designers...
44. Richard Stanley Richard Stanley Writer, Hardware Richard Stanley is the award-winning South African-born filmmaker, who made a name of himself with his first feature film, the sci-fi movie Hardware. A low budget movie about a mad-dog android loose in an apartment was released in 1990. Critics slammed it as a Terminator rip-off, yet the film became a financial success...
45. J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands may...
46. Natalie Becker Natalie Becker Actress, Tremors 5: Bloodlines
47. Peter Youngblood Hills Peter Youngblood Hills Actor, The Beach Peter is the son of an American mother and English father. He was brought up for the first few years in Botswana before moving to the USA where his father attended Indiana University to train as an opera singer. After his parents divorced in 1981 he lived in Tennessee with his mother but later joined his father in Scotland...
48. Suanne Braun Suanne Braun Actress, Survivor Suanne made her professional debut in 1988 working as a TV presenter in her native South Africa. For five years, she hosted a travel series "Bon Voyage" which afforded her the opportunity of visiting over 36 countries and saw her winning her first award for excellence in television. Numerous TV specials followed including presenting the Miss World Pageant twice in 1992 and 1994...
49. Zakes Mokae Zakes Mokae Actor, Waterworld Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, actor Zakes Mokae was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became one of the most distinguished thespians in South Africa for over two decades. Mokae was one of the few actors capable of crossing the divided racial sections, punctuated by his collaborations with white writer Athol Fugard...
50. Elize du Toit Elize du Toit Actress, Skyfall
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