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1. Charlize Theron Charlize Theron Actress, Prometheus Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg-area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles 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 At 6 years old, Sasha Pieterse 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. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Las Vegas before moving to Los Angeles...
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. Tammin Sursok Tammin Sursok Actress, Aquamarine
6. Arnold Vosloo Arnold Vosloo Actor, The Mummy 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...
7. Kandyse McClure Kandyse McClure Actress, Carrie
8. 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...
9. Tanit Phoenix Tanit Phoenix Actress, Lord of War
10. 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.
11. Neill Blomkamp Neill Blomkamp Director, District 9
12. Jonathan Liebesman Jonathan Liebesman Director, Battle Los Angeles 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...
13. Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Actor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Troye Sivan Mellet is South African born YouTuber and Actor. He moved to Perth, Australia when he was 2 years old, and is known mostly for Spud 2, Spud, and X-Men Origins, Wolverine. He has over 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
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. Justine Waddell Justine Waddell Actress, The Fall
16. 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...
17. Johnny Flynn Johnny Flynn Actor, Crusade in Jeans 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'"...
18. Candice Swanepoel Candice Swanepoel Self, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
19. 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...
20. Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Soundtrack, 21 Grams
21. 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...
22. Gavin Hood Gavin Hood Actor, Ender's Game
23. 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...
24. Tanya van Graan Tanya van Graan Actress, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
25. Kim Engelbrecht Kim Engelbrecht Actress, Sarahsarà
26. Cariba Heine Cariba Heine Actress, A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne
27. Alex McGregor Alex McGregor Actress, Young Ones
28. Carl Beukes Carl Beukes Actor, The Girl
29. 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...
30. 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...
31. 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...
32. Glynis Barber Glynis Barber Actress, Hammer of the Gods
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. Roger Michell Roger Michell Director, Notting Hill
36. Ralph Ziman Ralph Ziman Director, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema
37. Elize du Toit Elize du Toit Actress, Skyfall
38. Suanne Braun Suanne Braun Actress, Hathor 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...
39. Sean Cameron Michael Sean Cameron Michael Actor, Mermaids: The Body Found Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Sean Cameron Michael started acting at the age of twelve in stage musicals, including "The King & I", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". While continuing his schooling, he studied drama with Rita Maas-Phillips (RADA) and after completing his two years national service in the South African Defense Force...
40. 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...
41. Anna Karen Anna Karen Actress, Beautiful Thing
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. 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.
45. Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Self, Mandela's Fight for Freedom Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government...
46. 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...
47. Elon Musk Elon Musk Self, Machete Kills
48. Richard Stanley Richard Stanley Director, 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...
49. Antony Sher Antony Sher Actor, Shakespeare in Love Born in 1949, Antony Sher was raised in South Africa before going to London to study at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art between 1969 and 1971. After performing for the theatre group "Gay Sweatshop" in "Thinking Straight" (1975), "The Fork" (1976) and "Stone" (1976), Sher joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982...
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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