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A List Of The 10 Prettiest South African Actresses At The Moment

It is an undisputed fact that most of the African actresses making huge strides in the film industry not only in the continent but across the globe are of South African descent. The following article will endeavor to shed some insight on some of the prettiest South African actresses, some of their greatest works, both locally and internationally.

Their fame has not only been brought about by their beautiful bodies, but also by their immense talent which has seen some of them appear on Hollywood’s big screen, which has also elevated their economic status. Aside from that, they are also well-educated ladies, who have studied in some of the best learning institutions across the globe.

Prettiest South African Actresses

Killer looks, flawless skin, a perfectly sculptured body, and a pleasant personality, are some of the traits that the most beautiful South African actresses mentioned below exhibit. Below is a list of South Africa’s prettiest actresses.

  • Pearl Thusi
  • Biotumelo Thulo
  • Terry Pheto
  • Natalie Becker
  • Jolene Martin Morgan
  • Shashi Naidoo
  • Lesley Ann-Brandt
  • Jessica Marais
  • Michelle Van Der Water
  • Charlize Theron

Pearl Thusi

Born and raised in Durban South Africa, this actress, model and radio DJ is quite blessed in the looks department. She shot to fame when she co-hosted the popular kid’s show iCrew on SABC3. She has played many roles during her career as an actress such as the role of an orphan on SABC1 drama series Zone 14 which aired from 2011 to 2012.

She also had a major role in SABC3’s soap opera, Isindigo, which was a favorite of many. She has also appeared television show, My Perfect Family.  Most beautiful South African actresses like this one often have modeling careers as well. Pearl Thusi has had a very successful modeling career having worked for renowned companies such as DStv, Toyota, KFC, and Vodacom and last but not least, SANBS.

Biotumelo Thulo

Also known as ‘Boity’, this South African actress is effortlessly beautiful. Her personality and demeanor is simply appealing.  Apart from acting, she is also a model and television presenter.

She has had roles on various television series such as Rockville and My Perfect Family. Boity has also co-hosted popular SABC1 educational series The Media Guide Show and Zoned back in 2012. Apart from that, this gorgeous super talented actress has appeared in many television shows including the dance show Turn It Out on SABC1 and the Vuzu Show, 10 Over 10.

She also presented the 19th South African Music Awards that are usually held annually.

Terry Pheto

Terry is one of the prettiest South African actresses there are. Having started her acting career back in 2005, this stunning ebony beauty has a lot to offer. She has featured in the Oscar-winning film, Totsi, where she played the leading role as Miriam.

Pheto’s sharp acting skills have also earned her many roles in various television series such as SABSC1 drama series Justice for All, Zone 14 and the famous Jacob’s Cross. Her beauty has not gone unnoticed as she became the face of L’ Oreal, a renowned makeup brand, back in 2008. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the movie, How to Steal 2 Million, for the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards.

She has also been featured in several magazines including Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Destiny, Elle and True Love, just to mention a few.

Natalie Becker

Natalie is one of the biggest names in South Africa’s film industry. Not only is she beautiful, but also a very talented presenter, voice artist, and a renowned actress. She started off her career as a radio presenter at Good Hope FM. Her acting career gained recognition when she earned roles in movies such as Disgrace, The Scorpion King 2, The Deal and Rise of a Warrior.

She has also earned television credits from the glamour show Top Billing.

Jolene Martin Morgan

This extraordinary beauty is one of South Africa’s prettiest actresses. Her flawless skin, perfectly sculptured body and beautiful face make her stand out from the crowd. Not only is she an actress, but also a singer, television presenter and MC.


She started her professional career aged 13 and has featured in movies such as Hillside, Scoop Schoombie, and Konsternasie oppie stasie. Her fame has kept growing over time and especially for hosting the famous Coca-Cola Mega Millions game show on SABC1.

Shashi Naidoo

This beautiful Indian brunette is not only beautiful but is also super talented. She wears many caps such as actress, model, television presenter, fashion blogger, MC and last but not least, entrepreneur. Her sense of fashion is second to none.

Shashi has featured in many South African soaps and television commercials. She is famed for co-hosting the magazine show, 20 Something, and the famous nationwide MTV VJ search.

Lesley Ann-Brandt

This South African beauty currently residing in New Zealand, is quite the force to reckon with in the film industry. She has starred in numerous Box office movies such as Lord of the Rings, Blood and Sand, and Underworld.

Lesley has also had the leading role in television series, Diplomatic Immunity. Despite her acquiring her education in a whole different field, she managed to easily switch from being an IT recruitment consultant to a super talented actress.

Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais is a super talented actress cum movie star. Her flawless skin, well-formed physical features and likable demeanor makes her be considered as one of the most beautiful South African actresses. She has starred in the famous American series, Legend of the Seeker and earned numerous awards such as Most Popular New Female Talent and the coveted Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent.

Michelle Van Der Water

Her face is quite unforgettable just as her name is. Her infectious smile, beautiful face and shapely body have earned her a spot on South Africa’s prettiest actresses list. Although she was born in South Africa, Michelle was raised in Australia where she discovered her love for acting.

She began her professional acting career in 2000 and has featured in several acts such as Minotaur, Melrose Place, and the famous NCIS: Los Angeles.

Charlize Theron

Prettiest South African Actresses

Charlie’s emerald green eyes, beautiful face, flawless skin and curvaceous body make her stand out among many. This beauty was born in Benoni, South Africa but currently resides in the US.

She is an outstanding actress, fashion model, and producer. Her great acting skills have enabled her feature in many popular Hollywood films. Charlize has won many accolades for her role as a serial killer in Monsters and other encomiums such as Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Silver Bear and the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.

Theron is the first ever South African to win an Academy Award in a major role. She is not just any other pretty face, but brains and enormous talent.

From the above averments, it is safe to say that the prettiest South African actresses are not only beautiful but also super talented. Most of them have featured in numerous television series and some, even in Hollywood’s major acts.

These gorgeous ladies are not just pretty faces but hardworking ladies, who have strived to achieve all their accomplishments.


Written by How Africa

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