Famous Actors from South Africa

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List of film actors and actresses from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These South African actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best South African actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of South Africa and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of actors on this list include Antony Sher and Colleen De Reuck.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African actors?" and "Which movies stars are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented South African film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Died at 87 (1915-2002)

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    Antjie Krog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Arnold Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Died at 59 (1948-2007)

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    Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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    Bryce Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

    Bryce Courtenay Died at 79 (1933-2012)

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    Died at 44 (1924-1968)

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    Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

    Charlize Theron age 40

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    Cliff Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Dani Behr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Died at 76 (1928-2004)

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    Died at 64 (1914-1978)

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    Elize du Toit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    Embeth Davidtz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

    Embeth Davidtz age 50

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    Died at 69 (1941-2010)

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    Gavin Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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    George Rowe Died at 76 (1874-1950)

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    Gideon Emery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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