Famous People From South African Fashion Industry

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 1 Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benoni, South Africa

Charlize Theron is a former model and was an aspiring ballerina whose career came to a halt after a knee injury. However, an unexpected encounter brought her in the world of acting and she went on achieve tremendous success including winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She is currently one of the world's highest-paid actresses.

 2 Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel
Famous As: Supermodel
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mooiriver

Candice Swanepoel is a South African model known for her association with Victoria's Secret. In 2016, Swanepoel was ranked eighth among the top-earning models, according to Forbes. Also known for her charity work, Swanepoel works closely with mothers2mothers, a nonprofit organization that aims at averting mother-to-child transmission of HIV by providing support and education for pregnant women living with HIV.

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 3 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Famous As: Model, Miss Universe 2017
Birthdate: June 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sedgefield, Western Cape
South African model Demi-Leigh Tebow was named Miss South Africa 2017. She then won the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, thus becoming the second South African to win the pageant. A month after becoming Miss South Africa, Tebow was carjacked at Hyde Park but managed to escape using her self-defense skills.

 4 Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town
Died: February 14, 2013

Reeva Steenkamp was a British-South African model and TV personality. She had a successful career as a model before she was shot dead, at the age of 29, by Paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorius. Her death became international news and she was posthumously named SA Persons of the year along with Anene Booysen by the Daily Maverick in 2013.

 5 Tanit Phoenix

Tanit Phoenix
Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Model
Birthdate: September 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durban

South African supermodel, actor, and make-up artist Tanit Phoenix had begun her career at 14. A sensation in the fashion world, she has graced magazines such as GQ and Maxim, and has also been featured on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions. She loves ballet, yoga, and martial arts.

 6 Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais
Famous As: Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg

Jessica Marais is an actress whose portrayal of Rachel Rafter in the Australian television program Packed to the Rafters earned her the Logie Award under the Most Popular New Female Talent category in 2009. In the same year, she also won the Graham Kennedy Award for the same role. She has also received awards for her performance in Love Child.

 7 Musetta Vander

Musetta Vander
Famous As: Actor, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: May 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Durban
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 8 Anneline Kriel

Anneline Kriel
Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor, Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: July 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Witbank

 9 Caron Bernstein

Caron Bernstein
Famous As: Actor, Musician, Film actor, Singer, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg

Caron Bernstein is a painter, model, singer-songwriter and actress, all rolled into one. Born in South Africa, she started modeling for Ford Models at the age of fourteen, debuting in films at the age of 22 with Waxwork II: Lost in Time and shifting her focus to singing at the age of 23. Now a successful portrait-painter, she likes to capture the darker side of her subjects.

 10 Candice Boucher

Candice Boucher
Famous As: Film actor, Model
Birthdate: October 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durban

Candice Boucher is a South African actress and model who gained international recognition after being featured on the cover page of Playboy magazine in 2010. In addition to being a cover model for popular magazines like Sports Illustrated and Cosmopolitan, Boucher has also modeled for Elle, FHM, GQ, and Speedo. In 2011, she appeared in a Bollywood film titled Aazaan.

 11 Byron Langley

Byron Langley
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cape Town

Actor-model Byron Langley is best known as Simon Brown from the Spud franchise and as Warren from the popular movie The Kissing Booth. The South African actor has also been the drummer for the band Cat and the Cuckoo. He was part of the Cricket LMS World Cup, too.