South African movie actresses born in the year 1981

Here are 6 famous actresses from South Africa were born in 1981:

Elize du Toit

Elize du Toit (September 5, 1981 Grahamstown-) also known as Elize Du Toit is a South African actor. She has two children, Lena Spall and Rex Spall.

Elize du Toit is best known for playing straight-talking nurse Izzy Davies in the long-running British medical drama, Holby City. She studied acting at Birmingham School of Acting and moved to London to pursue her career. She made her television debut in 2001 on the British soap opera EastEnders. Her other notable television appearances include playing DCI Kate Warren in Sky1's crime drama series, The Tunnel, and Sarah Caulfield in the BBC Three supernatural drama, Hex. In addition to her television work, du Toit has also appeared in several stage productions, including the acclaimed West End revival of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker.

Zolani Mahola

Zolani Mahola (July 19, 1981 Bhisho-) is a South African musician, singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor, singer and film score composer.

She is best known as the lead singer of the South African band Freshlyground, which gained international recognition after collaborating with Shakira on the 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)." Mahola was also a judge on the South African version of The Voice in 2017. In addition to her musical pursuits, Mahola is an activist for social justice and environmental causes, and was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2007.

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Lesley-Ann Brandt (December 2, 1981 Cape Town-) is a South African actor.

She is best known for her role as Mazikeen in the TV series Lucifer. Brandt started her career as a model before transitioning to acting. She initially gained popularity in New Zealand with her role in the popular soap opera Shortland Street. Brandt has also appeared in other TV shows such as Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Memphis Beat, The Librarians, and Gotham. In addition to her work in television, Brandt has also acted in several films including Drift, InSight, and Killing Winston Jones. When she is not acting, she is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys sharing her workouts and healthy lifestyle with her social media followers.

Angelique Naude

Angelique Naude (March 26, 1981 Pretoria-) is a South African actor.

Naude is best known for her roles in South African soap operas such as "Isidingo" and "7de Laan." She studied drama and theatre at the University of Pretoria and later joined the National Children's Theatre in Johannesburg. Naude has also appeared in several South African films, including "Durban Poison" and "Fluit-Fluit." In 2018, she portrayed the character of Margot in the international war drama film "The Boat." Outside of her acting career, Naude is a skilled dancer and has performed with the South African Ballet Theatre. She is also an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken publicly about her own struggles with anxiety and depression.

Terry Pheto

Terry Pheto (May 11, 1981 Evaton-) a.k.a. Terry Phetto or Moitheri Pheto is a South African actor.

She first rose to fame in the international film industry when she starred in the 2005 Academy Award-winning feature film, Tsotsi. In the film, she played the role of Miriam, a young mother who helps to reform a gangster.

Since then, Pheto has appeared in several other critically acclaimed films, including Catch a Fire, Goodbye Bafana, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She has also earned recognition for her work on television, having appeared in popular series such as The Bold and the Beautiful, Zone 14 and Isibaya.

Pheto has received several awards and nominations throughout her career, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, both for her work in Tsotsi. In addition to acting, she is a philanthropist and has been involved in various initiatives aimed at empowering women and children in South Africa.

Lauren McGregor

Lauren McGregor (September 18, 1981 Cape Town-) is a South African actor.

She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in drama and pursued a career in acting soon after. McGregor gained widespread recognition for her role as Sarah-Lee Odendaal in the popular television series "Isidingo". She has also appeared in numerous stage productions such as "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Importance of Being Earnest", and has acted in several movies including "The Good Man", "Before I Wake" and "The Salvation". In addition to her acting career, McGregor has also worked as a presenter for various television shows and events. She is known for her philanthropic work and is actively involved in several charities that focus on education and healthcare in South Africa.

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