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Top 5 South African Actresses Who Don’t Look Their TV Characters


They are called actresses for a reason. These 5 ladies are a far cry from the characters they portray on the small screen. Their social media pages show them as slay queens who are always ahead in terms of fashion trends. Check out these 5 actresses and draw some inspiration.

1. Gugu Gumede

When it comes to looks Gigu Gumede is a chameleon. She is well known as Uzalo’s meek and mild Ma’Mlambo but when she’s off duty, she’s a glam goddess of note! You will be pardoned if you needed a bit of convincing in believing it’s one person.

2. Maumela Mahuwa

In the popular soapie Muvhango she plays the rural 1st wife to Chief Azwindini. How she acts and her clothes suits her character very well. Wait a minute,  you can’t believe if you see as Maumela Mahua’s Instagram page. You will even be shocked that in real life she wears skinny jeans and short mini skirts.

3. Michelle Mosalakae

She’s super talented and killing her role on Isibaya.  Playing Zikhita on the show, Michelle is your typical rural girl with no swag or taste in fashion. Wait until you invade her social media pages. She is the ultimate slay queen who mesmerizes her fans with her beauty and top class fashion.

4. Thulisile Phongolo

Playing Nomhla on Generations, she is a tomboy who doesn’t care a bit about looks. But hey, don’t be misled, fashion and Thuli are on the same WatsApp group. In real life The Footwork ambassador is ahead of her peers in terms of fashion.She always flaunts that hot body in gorgeous outfits.

5. Zola Nombona

Don’t be misled by her prison overalls on Lockdown, underneath is a banging body. She plays a prisoner stuck with the same hairstyle and clothes, but in real life she is a slay queen with a great fashion sense. Actress Zola Nombona has been recently crowned as Mzansi’s sexiest woman by Sowetan.

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