10 famous South African celebrities of European Descent.

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Most populations of the world is dominated by white peoples with African ancestry,
Most is these white Africans became renowned people in the country and the world at large and the following are a few who has the south African ancestry reviews.

1. Dena Kaplan


Dena is a renowned actress and a dancer.
Born in South Africa and later relocated to Melbourne in Australia where her career kicked off.
She features in tv series and dances academies.
Her role in city homicide add ups to her popularity worldwide

2. Nicholas Raymond Leige Price


NICHOLAS was born in South Africa but presently acquired a Zimbabwean nationality.
He is a professional golfer who has won 3 major championships in his career.
He won the PGA Championship twice and The Open Championship in 1994.
NICHOLAS was initiated into the world golf hall of fame in 2003 after reaching number one in the world golf ranking in the mid 1990s.

3. Mark Richard shuttleworth

Mark Richard is South African-British entrepreneur who founded and is the CEO of Canonical, a company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system.
He also became the first South African to go to space in 2003.

4. Charlize Theron

Theron is a South African–born American actress who traced her ancestry to Benoni, South Africa.
She had wanted to be a ballet dancer When she was young.


She joined the Joffrey ballet school in New York but a knee injury prevented her ambitions
She later became a model and worked profusely in Europe before moving to Los Angeles where her acting career began.
Her first movie featured was “Children of the corn III: urban harvest.

5. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

Ronald was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academics.

He was best known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.


He also served as the commander of order in the British kingdom, appointed by Queen Elizabeth II.

He was born on January 3,1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
He died in United Kingdom in 1973.

6. Candice Swanepoel.

Candice is a South African model and philanthropist.


She has featured in many renowned art works and advertisements for many companies.

She became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010 and is still working with the brand. In 2016, she was listed 8th on the Forbes top-earning models list.

Candice was born in Mooi river, South Africa on October 28.1988.

She got married to Herman Nicoli, a Brazilian model in 2015.
However, the marriage hit the rock in 2018.

7. António Emílio Leite Couto

António Emílio Leite Couto also know as MIA COUTO is a Mozambican writer.
Born in July 5,1955.


He won the Camões price in 2013, the most important literary award in the Portuguese language and the Neudstadt International Price for Literature in 2014.

He is an alumni of university of Lourenco with a graduate certificate in biology.

8. Percival Colin “Percy” Montgomery.

Percy is a retired South African rugby union player.


He ended his International career in August 2008 with an achievement of all-time records for both caps and points for South Africa’s national team, known as the Springboks.

Percy married Tasmin Tobitt in 2003 and they divorced in 2010.

9.Christian Barnard

Christiaan Neethling Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant operation.

He was born on November 8,1922 and died on 2nd September 2001.

On 3 December 1967, Barnard transplanted the heart of an accident-victim into the system of an 54 years man in South Africa.

10.Gary Player


Gary is a South African golfer who is known to be the best ever golfers.
In the course of his career, Gary won nine major championships on the regular tour and also nine major championships on the Champions Tour.

He was born in Johannesburg on November 1,1933.


Gary made it to the world golf hall of fame in 1974 with the history wins in 165 tournaments on six continents and over six decades.

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