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Meet Top Celebs We Didn't Know Were From South Africa

Sienna Miller

Sienna's mother, Josephine, used to be a South African model, and it appears that Sienna inherited her beauty as well as her affection for the country. A number of critically praised films, including G.I. Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra, Alfie, and The Foxcatcher, have helped to establish her as a well-known actor. Furthermore, she has garnered several accolades for her work, including nods for both the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.


Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a proudly South African actress who, while accepting her Academy Award for her portrayal as Elaine Wuornos in the film Monster, made a point of mentioning her home country. She has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including The Devil's Advocate and Cedar House Rules, among others. She is fluent in Afrikaans and can communicate in a variety of other African languages.

Charlize came from a difficult upbringing, and her accomplishment as an actor is both a personal and a professional victory for her. She is the daughter of alcoholic parents. The city of Benoni, on South Africa's East Rand, is likewise immensely proud of its accomplishment, and it appears that the sentiment is reciprocal. During her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, she made note to the East Rand village.


Madeleine Petsch

Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch is the entire name of this Riverdale actress, and it has an unique South African flavour to it. She grew up 'between nations,' spending time in both America and South Africa - but she has a special attachment for the country where she was born and raised. Cherry Blossom is a well-known figure in Riverdale, and she has made a reputation for herself.


Roger Federer

Who would have thought that Roger Federer, the world's number one tennis player, has South African ancestry? However, it is true that the tennis champion is descended from a South African mother. Even though his father is of Swiss descent, the tennis star has a special place in his heart for South Africa because it is where his mother's heart is also located. Mom, Lynette, was born in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, a suburb of Johannesburg, where she now resides.

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