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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, Good Luck Chuck 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. Dean Geyer Dean Geyer Actor, Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown 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...
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. Tammin Sursok Tammin Sursok Actress, Aquamarine
6. Neill Blomkamp Neill Blomkamp Director, District 9
7. 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...
8. 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 Afrikaner (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...
9. Musetta Vander Musetta Vander Actress, The Cell A native 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...
10. 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...
11. Tanit Phoenix Tanit Phoenix Actress, Lord of War
12. Kandyse McClure Kandyse McClure Actress, Seventh Son 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).
13. Johnny Flynn Johnny Flynn Actor, Clouds of Sils Maria Joe Flynn aka Johnny Flynn is an English poet, musician, and actor. He is the son of Eric Flynn, who was an actor that 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, "Freewheelin'"...
14. 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...
15. 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...
16. Dena Kaplan Dena Kaplan Actress, Pilot 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...
17. Jessica Marais Jessica Marais Actress, Carlotta 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.
18. Trevor Noah Trevor Noah Self, Trevor Noah: African American
19. Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Soundtrack, 21 Grams
20. Justine Waddell Justine Waddell Actress, The Fall
21. 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...
22. Gavin Hood Gavin Hood Actor, Ender's Game
23. Cariba Heine Cariba Heine Actress, A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne
24. Elon Musk Elon Musk Self, Machete Kills
25. Candice Swanepoel Candice Swanepoel Self, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
26. Kim Engelbrecht Kim Engelbrecht Actress, Sarahsarà
27. Cecil Kellaway Cecil Kellaway Actor, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Though a native of South Africa, Cecil Kellaway spent many years as an actor, author and director in the Australian film industry until he tried his luck in Hollywood in the 1930s. Finding he could get only gangster bit parts, he got discouraged and returned to Australia. Then William Wyler called and offered him a part in Wuthering Heights...
28. 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...
29. Roger Michell Roger Michell Director, Notting Hill
30. Neil Sandilands Neil Sandilands Actor, Proteus 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. He is set to star as the character Titus in CW's hit show "The 100" Season 3 (2016). Sandilands is also starring in SundanceTV's "Hap and Leonard" (2016) as Paco...
31. Sean Cameron Michael Sean Cameron Michael Actor, The Salvation Born in Cape Town, South African thespian Sean Cameron Michael started acting at the age of twelve in stage musicals. While continuing his schooling, he studied drama with Rita Maas-Phillips (RADA) and after completing two years national service in the South African Defense Force, Michael decided to pursue acting professionally...
32. 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...
33. Tanya van Graan Tanya van Graan Actress, Zulu
34. 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...
35. 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...
36. Glynis Barber Glynis Barber Actress, Point Break
37. Jenna Berman Jenna Berman Actress, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Jenna Berman is an actress and model best known for her role as Spartan Kelly-087 in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Jenna grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, but now lives in Vancouver, Canada. Jenna started her career young, working on kids clothing catalogues and TV commercials from age 10.
38. J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien Writer, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. When his father died in 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 have been...
39. Sidney James Sidney James Actor, The Lavender Hill Mob 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 christened Solomon Joel Cohen, James arrived in England in 1946, second wife in tow...
40. Nigel Green Nigel Green Actor, The Ipcress File The character actor Nigel Green, born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1924, was educated in England and studied chemical engineering before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. By age 24, he was appearing on stage at both the Old Vic and Stratford-on-Avon, and in the early 1950s...
41. Karl Thaning Karl Thaning Actor, Dredd Karl Thaning is a South African-born actor. He started studying law at university in South Africa, but left to pursue acting, going on to study Theatre Arts through a scholarship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Since graduating he returned home and acts in international and local productions in film and television.
42. Daniel Mindel Daniel Mindel Cinematographer, Star Trek
43. Cliff Simon Cliff Simon Actor, Stargate: Continuum Actor. Born September 7th 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Of Polish and Lithuanian decent, Cliff was the youngest of 4 children and only son of Emmanuelle and Phyllis Simon. At a very young age, Cliff aspired to be the first South African swimmer to win an Olympic Gold medal. His mother, being a swim teacher...
44. Marguerite Wheatley Marguerite Wheatley Actress, Invictus
45. Brian Murray Brian Murray Actor, Another World This wonderfully witty, enormously talented, classically-trained theatre actor has yet to find THE film project to transition into twilight screen stardom; yet, at age 70 plus, there is still a glimmer of hope for Brian Murray if one fondly recalls the late-blooming adulation bestowed upon such illustrious and mature stage stars Judi Dench, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy...
46. Jonny Pasvolsky Jonny Pasvolsky Actor, Mortdecai
47. Wayne Kramer Wayne Kramer Director, Running Scared Wayne Kramer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 1986. His feature film breakthrough came in 2003, when he directed William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello in "The Cooler." Baldwin went on to receive a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination, while both Baldwin and Bello received Golden Globe nominations...
48. Marius Weyers Marius Weyers Actor, Blood Diamond
49. David Bailie David Bailie Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl David Bailie was born in 1937 in South Africa, going to boarding school in Swaziland and emigrating to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with his family in 1952. His first acting experience soon after school in 1955, was an amateur production of 'Doctor in the House' which persuaded him he wanted to be an actor...
50. Roxane Hayward Roxane Hayward Actress, Death Race: Inferno Roxane Hayward is an actress, singer and model from Johannesburg, South Africa, living in Cape Town, 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)...
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