Birth Place Matching "Pretoria, South Africa" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. Nigel Green

Actor | Zulu

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 ...

4. Elon Musk

Actor | Machete Kills

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa as Elon Reeve Musk. He is an actor and producer, known for Machete Kills (2013), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Thank You for Smoking (2005). He was previously married to Talulah Riley and Justine Musk.

5. Liesl Ahlers

Actress | Triggered

Liesl Ahlers is a South African Actress. She studied Acting for Film & TV in Canada at the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts (VADA).

Liesl was cast as Marina Mills in the Warner Bros feature film Friend Request, for which she received an award in Moscow. Liesl acted opposite William Hurt in BBC ...

6. Ido Drent

Actor | Offspring

Ido Drent was born on January 27, 1987 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Offspring (2010), Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) and Shortland Street (1992).

7. Reine Swart

Actress | Siembamba

Reine Swart is an actress and filmmaker best known for The Lullaby (2018), Die Pro (2015) and Detour (2017). Heks (2020/2021) is Reine's directorial debut. She also stars in The Empty Man (2020) opposite James Badge Dale. Reine also stars as a lead in Triggered yet to be released. Reine has played ...

8. Gerald Kyd

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Gerald Kyd was born in Pretoria, South Africa. His heritage is Greek and Scots. Gerald trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He has worked extensively in theatre, television and film. On television, he is known for Persons Unknown, Cold Feet, Harlots, Deep Water and Casualty. In...

9. Liezl Carstens

Actress | Wild Hogs

Liezl Carstens was born in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Wild Hogs (2007), Fright Night (2011) and The Keeper (2009).

10. Angelique Naude

Actress | Chaos

Angelique Naude was born on March 26, 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Chaos (2005), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).

11. Stanley Unwin

Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Stanley Unwin was born on June 7, 1911 in Pretoria, South Africa. He was an actor, known for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), The Secret Service (1969) and Carry on Regardless (1961). He was married to Frances Anne Unwin. He died on January 12, 2002 in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England.

12. Louis Potgieter

Actor | Die Drehscheibe

Louis Potgieter was born on April 4, 1951 in Pretoria, South Africa. He was an actor, known for Die Drehscheibe (1964), Derrick (1974) and She's 19 and Ready (1979). He died in August 1993.

13. Rikus Strauss

Actor | 7de Laan

After completing high school in 2014, he started his studies at the Performing Arts Lifestyle Institute. During his time there he participated in multiple stage productions as well as many film projects. In 2015 he starred as the lead "Eric" in the Musical "Once Upon A Song" and was also the sound ...

14. Oti Mabuse

Self | The Crystal Maze

Oti Mabuse was born on August 8, 1990 in Pretoria, South Africa as Otlile Mabuse. She is married to Marius Iepure.

15. Kaz McFadden

Director | Hoe om 'n perd te teken

Kaz McFadden was born in Pretoria, South Africa. After matriculating at HTS John Vorster, he enrolled at the Performing Arts Lifestyle Institute (PALI). After completing his third year at PALI in 2006, he made his debut on national television in "Binnelanders". In 2007 he completed his fourth year ...

16. Nico Panagio

Actor | Vuil Wasgoed

Nico Panagio is a South African born actor, presenter and businessman of Greek descent. He has been in the entertainment industry for a decade and a half and starred in various theatre productions, television dramas and block busting feature films. He is the host of Survivor SA and presents for the...

17. Gérard Rudolf

Actor | The Siege of Jadotville

He was born in Pretoria, South Africa on 20 April 1966. After completing high school in 1983 he spent two years in the military (compulsory!!). He drifted through the USA in 1986. In 1987 he joined the Drama school at the University of Pretoria where he graduated in 1989. He then joined the CAPAB ...

18. Steve Hofmeyr

Actor | Treurgrond

Steve Hofmeyr was born on August 29, 1964 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Treurgrond (2015), A Case of Murder (2004) and Agter elke man (1990). He has been married to Natasha Sutherland since 1998. They have two children.

19. Lizanne Tulip

Never Let Me Go

Lizanne Tulip is a South African born, award-winning actress who moved to Los Angeles to further her career. Theatre trained in London, Lizanne has been cast in a number of feature films, short films, comedy sketches, music videos, silent movies, commercials, documentaries, industrial videos and ...

20. Vivian Bieldt

Actor | Red Dust

Vivian Bieldt was born on February 4, 1967 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Red Dust (2004) and Mercenary for Justice (2006).

21. Alwien Tulner

Actress | Baantjer

Alwien Tulner was born on May 19, 1970 in Pretoria, South Africa as Alwien Arienne Tulner. She is an actress, known for Baantjer (1995), Dood eind (2006) and The Delivery (1999). She has been married to Jochem Janssen since February 2004. They have one child.

22. Lionel Ngakane

Director | Jemima and Johnny

Lionel Ngakane was born on July 17, 1928 in Pretoria, South Africa. He was an actor and director, known for Jemima and Johnny (1966), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Danger Man (1960). He died on November 26, 2003 in Rustenburg, South Africa.

23. Lucille Du Toit

Search for Beauty

Lucille Du Toit was born in 1916 in Pretoria, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Search for Beauty (1934) and Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (1933).

24. Kallie Knoetze

Actor | Bomber

Kallie Knoetze was born on April 24, 1953 in Pretoria, South Africa as Nikolaas Jacobus Knoetze. He is an actor, known for Bomber (1982) and Sweet 'n Short (1991).

25. Ryan Norman

Self | I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Ryan Norman was born on February 25, 1998 in Pretoria, South Africa as Ryan Andrew Norman.

26. Nico Sachse

Assistant Director | Freddy vs. Jason

Nico Sachse was born on July 25, 1963 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an assistant director and director, known for Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Catwoman (2004) and I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009).

27. Stefanie Sycholt

Writer | Themba

Stefanie Sycholt was born in 1963 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. She is a writer and director, known for Themba (2010), Malunde (2001) and Inga Lindström (2004).

28. Judy Ditchfield

Actress | Stander

Judy Ditchfield was born on July 22, 1963 in Pretoria, South Africa as Judith Angela Broderick. She is an actress, known for Stander (2003), Cape of Good Hope (2004) and Hooded Angels (2002). She has been married to Paul Ditchfield since April 9, 1988. They have two children.

29. Vivienne Drummond

Actress | The Avengers

Vivienne Drummond was born in 1926 in Pretoria, South Africa. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), Gazette (1968) and Zulu Dawn (1979). She was married to Aedwyn Darroll. She died on October 7, 1987.

30. Hennie Jacobs

Actor | Poena Is Koning

Hennie Jacobs was born on June 20, 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor, known for Poena Is Koning (2007) and 7de Laan (2000). He has been married to Marissa Vosloo-Jacobs since December 6, 2008.

31. Carlie Taylor

Make Up Department | Seven Guns to Mesa

Carlie Taylor was born on September 16, 1897 in Pretoria, South Africa as Charles John Robert Taylor. He is known for his work on Seven Guns to Mesa (1958), The Toughest Man Alive (1955) and The Rogues (1964). He died on September 19, 1967 in Sunland, California, USA.

32. Faf du Plessis

Self | Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2019-20

Faf du Plessis was born on July 13, 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa as Francois du Plessis. He has been married to Imari Visser since November 23, 2013. They have one child.

33. Corrie Sanders

Self | 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience

Corrie Sanders was born on January 7, 1966 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. He was married to Suzette. He died on September 23, 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa.

34. Dirk Jonker

Actor | My neighbor Earl

Dirk Jonker was born on January 29, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor and talent agent, known for My neighbor Earl (2020) and The Devil Speaks (2018).

35. Vyvyan Lorrayne

Actress | Top Secret!

Vyvyan Lorrayne was born on April 20, 1939 in Pretoria, South Africa. She is an actress, known for Top Secret! (1984), BBC Show of the Week (1965) and Cinderella (1970).

36. Zelda La Grange

Invictus

Zelda La Grange was born on October 29, 1970 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. She is a writer and casting director, known for Invictus (2009), Good Morning, Mr. Mandela and Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013).

37. Retief van der Liefde

Actor | The Fish Tank

Retief van der Liefde is a South African actor best known for his recurring role as Dr. Christiaan du Preez in the kykNET soapie Binnelanders, in 2015.

He studied Drama at the University of Pretoria, where he received his Honours degree in New Media and Film Studies in 2011.

He has appeared in a ...

38. Florance McGee

Actress | Poliziotto superpiù

Florance McGee was born on September 24, 1902 in Pretoria, South Africa as Florence Mary McGee. She was an actress, known for Super Fuzz (1980), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Where the Boys Are (1984). She died on June 16, 2000 in Miami, Florida, USA.

39. Jacques Steenkamp

Writer | Griekwastad

Jacques Steenkamp is an award-winning South African journalist, bestselling author, screenwriter and aspiring actor. He studied film and scriptwriting in the UK at both the Bournemouth & Poole College of Further Education and Bournemouth University between 2000 and 2004. His first book, The ...

40. Casper de Vries

Actor | Haak & Steek

Casper de Vries was born on June 1, 1964 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor and director, known for Haak & Steek (2003), Funny Enough (2016) and Orkney Snork Nie! 2 (nog 'n movie) (1993).

41. Felipe Kirsten

Producer | The Milk Man

Felipe Kirsten is an Italian-South African director, producer and writer. Kirsten began his film career at age 13 in his hometown of Johannesburg. At 17 years old he became the youngest South African film director to have accepted a major category award at a national film festival, with his ...

42. Claude Brenner

Self | The Quiz Kids No. Q1-2

Claude Brenner was 12½ in 1940 and already a high school freshman when he made the first of what would be dozens of appearances on "Quiz Kids," a radio show that quickly became a household name.

"I was two years ahead in school, younger than most of my classmates," he told the Globe in 1983. "At ...

43. Micki Pistorius

Self | Moses Sithole: The South African Strangler

Micki Pistorius was born on March 19, 1961 in Pretoria, South Africa.

44. Arthur Solomon

Actor | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Arthur Solomon was born on September 22, 1928 in Pretoria, South Africa. He was an actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and From Me to You (1957). He was married to Susan Beaumont. He died on October 8, 1987 in Putney, London, England.

45. Koos Pretorius

Self | Carte Blanche

Koos Pretorius was born on August 18, 1965 in Pretoria, South Africa as Jacobus Philippus Pretorius.

46. Mike Holt

Actor | Kimberley Jim

Mike Holt was born on September 15, 1931 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa as Antione Michael Holthausen. He was an actor, known for Kimberley Jim (1963). He died on July 19, 2008 in Pretoria, South Africa.

47. Ralf Meyer

Actor | At Thy Call

Ralf Meyer was born on April 7, 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is an actor, known for At Thy Call (2008).

48. Sally-Rae Upman

Director | Perilous Assumption

Sally-Rae Upman was born and raised in Pretoria on 19 September 1986. Her parents Norman and Rene Upman realized her potential for acting after a director who noticed Sally-Rae performing in a church play recommended that they send her for acting training and placing her with a talent agency. ...

49. Gail Kelly

Self | Q&A

Gail Kelly was born on April 25, 1956 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa as Gail Currer. She has been married to Allan Kelly since December 1977. They have four children.

50. Emil Snyman

Special Effects | District 9


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