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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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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Abba Eban Died at 87 (1915-2002)

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Abdullah Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Adhir Kalyan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Adhir Kalyan age 32

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Adrian Dickson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Alexander Michaeletos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Alfred Ntombela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Alice Krige is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Alice Krige age 61

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Amanda Coetzer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Antjie Krog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Antjie Krog age 63

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Antony Sher age 67

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Arnold Vosloo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Arnold Vosloo age 54

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Athol Fugard age 84

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Bijou Phillips is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Bill Flynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Bill Flynn Died at 59 (1948-2007)

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Bonnie Henna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Brian Cleeve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Brian Cleeve Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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Brian Murray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Brian Murray age 79

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Bruce Grobbelaar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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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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Can Themba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Can Themba Died at 44 (1924-1968)

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Carl Beukes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Carl Beukes age 39

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

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

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Cliff Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Cliff Simon age 54

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Colin Cowie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Colin Cowie age 55

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Colleen De Reuck is listed (or ranked) 26 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
Dani Behr age 42

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Danny K is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Danny K age 38

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Darlington Michaels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Dave Matthews is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dave Matthews age 50

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David Bateson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
David Bateson age 57

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Dempsey Pappion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Desmond Tutu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Desmond Tutu age 85

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Dolly Rathebe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Dolly Rathebe Died at 76 (1928-2004)

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Donald Gray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Donald Gray Died at 64 (1914-1978)

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Doreen Mantle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Doreen Mantle age 85

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Edward Baker-Duly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Elize du Toit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Elize du Toit age 35

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

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Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Ernie Els age 46

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Esta TerBlanche is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Eugène Terre'Blanche is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Eugène Terre'Blanche Died at 69 (1941-2010)

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Fana Mokoena is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Fana Mokoena age 44

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Fishka Rais is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Frances Hargreaves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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Gavin Hood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Gavin Hood age 52

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Geneviève Waïte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa

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George Rowe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
George Rowe Died at 76 (1874-1950)

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Gerald Kyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Gerald Kyd age 42

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Gideon Emery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Actors from South Africa
Gideon Emery age 43