6 SA born celebs who made it big in Hollywood

Cape Town -  Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah and Arno Vosloo aren't the only SA born stars making a name for themselves in Hollywood. 

From roles on Pretty Little Liars to Glee, here are six celebs you might not have known are from SA.  

And yes, we known there are plenty more local exports making it big abroad. But these are all we could fit on this list (for now!).

So, if you want us to make a part two, send your picks to @TheJuiceSA on Twitter or Facebook.  

1. Sasha Pieterse 

Sasha is best known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis on the hit series, Pretty Little Liars

She was born in Johannesburg in 1996, before moving to Las Vegas in 2001. She later relocated to Los Angeles. 

Movies she's starred in include Good Luck Chuck and X-Men First Class, and she's also appeared in the popular series, Heroes and Hawaii Five-0

Sasha Pieterse


2. Candice Swanepoel 

Victoria Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel was also born in South Africa. 

At 15 years old she was spotted by a model scout at a Durban flea market, and just nine years later she came in at number ten on the Forbes top earning models list.  

The leggy model has walked the runway for Fendi, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce and Gabbana and Michael Kors, just to name a few.

Candice Swanepoel


3. Dean Geyer

Musician and actor Dean Geyer was born in Johannesburg before moving to Australia with his family. 

Dean finished third in the 2006 season of Australian Idol, and even appeared on an Australian soap opera.

He later went on to join the cast of the US hit show Glee in the 4th season as Junior Brody. 

Dean Geyer


4. Troye Sivan

Troye was born in Johannesburg but relocated to Australia with his family when he was two.

Even though he is an extremely popular YouTube personality, you might also remember Troye as the younger version of Wolverine in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Troye Savan


5. Tammin Sursok

Tammin Sursok was born in Johannesburg and her family immigrated to Sydney, Australia when she was four.

She is best known for her roles as Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless and Jenna Marshall on Pretty Little Liars.

Tammin Sursok


6. Alice Krige 

Alice was born in Upington in the Northern Cape. 

In Star Trek: First Contact, Alice played the Borg Queen. She returned to this character in the Star Trek game Star Trek: Armada II and in the Star Trek: Voyager series finale. 

The actress guest starred in Six Feet Under, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The 4400, and Dirty Sexy Money. She also featured in the final season of BBC drama Waking the Dead, in 2011.

The list can seriously go on and on, and on. 

Alice Krige


(Photos: Getty) 

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