Heidi Mollentze

Born: 09 October 1972 (47 years old)
Gender: Female



Add to Actor Favourites


Heidi Mollentze is a South African actress, singer, voice artist, dialogue coach, presenter and performance coach best known for her role as Helen Patterson (aka Sally Smith), on the SABC1 soapie Generations, in 2007.

Born and raised in Bloemfontein, she is the eldest of three children (she has a brother, Werner and a sister, Marieke). Her mother is a radiologist and her father a professor in Internal Medicine at the University of the Orange Free State (UOFS).

Heidi matriculated with an A-average symbol from Fichardt Park High School in Bloemfontein in 1990. In her first year out of school she enrolled at UOFS to do a BA (Ed) Drama, which she completed in 1994. The following hear she did her Honours (Drama), graduating cum laude.

Since 1996 she has built an impressive array of credits in television, theatre and radio and has coached drama and voice.

Television series she has acted in include Suburban Bliss, Die Vierde Kabinet, Voete van Goud, Die Casper Rasper Show, Haak en Steek, Zing, Popstars, Jozi Streets, Dit Wat Stom Is, Villa Rosa, Isidingo (the mini-series), Om-i-Wereld, Angel Song, Generations and Egoli.

On the TV reality shows Zing 1 & 2 and Pop Idols 2, Heidi M was the official performance coach, while she was a co-producer and the presenters’ coach on the game show Om-i-Wêreld.

Theatre productions she has played the female lead in, include Kringe in 'n Bos, The King and I, The Buddy Holly Story, Skilpoppe, Little Shop of Horrors, Whore and My Boetie se Sussie se Ou.

The theatre productions she has directed include the drama: The Laramie Project, the cabaret: The Life of Us and the Bollywood musical: Fusion.

She is also a highly sought-after voice artist on radio and television, most recently performing in the Radio Sonde Grense soapie Insimbi, among other radio drama projects.

In addition, Heidi has acted in the film Swansong for Charlie, directed by Bobby Heaney; and the short film Parys se Moses, in 2006.

She also runs a communications skills workshop called Homebound with Heidi Mollentze, which aims to better South African workers' confidence in English communication.

Heidi is fluent in English and Afrikaans and performs in a wide variety of accents, including all local dialects, Puerto Rican, Russian, French and Indian.

An interview with Heidi was published in GET IT! magazine in November 2009, conducted by Lindsay Batteson. Click the picture below to download a PDF document of the full interview (opens in a new window).


New on TV today: Sunday 31 May

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is revived on M-Net and two comedies return to Vuzu.

New on TV today: Saturday 30 May

Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene starts on M-Net and Vuzu starts a run of Love Island USA.

Ta-ta Tau! Rapulana Seiphemo leaves Generations: The Legacy

TVSA can confirm that Rapulana and his long-time alter-ego Tau bow out to The Queen. A tease of his exit.

Twist of Fate Teasers - June 2020

A scandalous video is leaked which leads to divorce.

Uzalo Teasers - June 2020

The countdown begins. Your teasers for The Return on Monday, 15 June 2020...

Lithapo Teasers - June 2020

Death "on the job". Oops. This is the fate that awaits Spokes.

Age is Just a Number Teasers - June 2020

Your latest teasers for Zee World’s new 18h00 affair in the wake of its premiere last night…

New on TV today: Friday 29 May

The Voice returns to M-Net as Netflix releases six new and returning shows.

Geet Teasers - June 2020

Geet is nearly burnt alive!

Game of Love Teasers - June 2020

Will Anika catch the mysterious girl in the video and help clear the Oberoi name?


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.