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Brümilda van Rensburg

Born: 30 October 1958 (61 years old)
Gender: Female

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Brümilda van Rensburg is a South African actress best known for her role as Louwna Roelofse Vorster Edwards on the M-Net soap opera Egoli, from 1992-2010.

She graduated cum laude with a BA Honours degree in Drama and twice won the university's coveted Ludwig Binge award for her achievements in the dramatic arts.

At school her acting talent was already apparent and she became the first pupil ever to be awarded school colours for acting.

Although born in Phillippolis and raised in Pretoria, she loves the Cape and worked with CAPAB for three years after university before moving to Johannesburg to freelance. While with CAPAB her role as Cassandra in The Orestian Trilogy, won her a prestigious Fleur du Cap award.

Her husky voice, faultless frame and sultry looks, make her the ideal "femme fatale" and yet she's played a nondescript schoolgirl (Grietjie in "Voortreflike Familie Smit"), a bitchy feminist (Annie in "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove"), a rather plain farmer's wife in "Wêreld sonder Grense", as well the frail Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire.

It is however, her interpretation of the bitchy Adele in the TV series "Wolwedans in die Skemer" that made her a household name with South African viewers.

In the "Binnekring" she played a political journalist and that earned her an Artes nomination, a "Binnekring II" is the result.

The rich publisher in "Ballade vir 'n Enkeling II" followed by Judith, a mother whose baby was stolen in "Stolen Lives" Favourite roles were Portia in the Merchant Of Venice and her DALRO-Award performance Antigone.

Two features ("Dancing in the forest" and "Brutal Glory") have been released at the Cannes Film Festival. She was honoured yet again, winning a Vita Award for her work as Marie in "Exit the King".

It is however, not only the acting fraternity who appreciate her talent - the public has twice nominated her for the "Most popular SA female actress" award, an award she won in 1995.

Time permitting she teaches drama and does motivational speaking across the country. She also developed a range of clothes under the label Brümilda and hosted her own radio talk show on Punt radio for a year.

She has 12 years of dance training (modern and classic) to her name and is an avid language student (French and German) Brümilda has also directed some inserts for the SABC. Has produced 3 plays for the arts festivals.

In 2000 she played the lead in "om ‘goodbye’ te sê" in London to standing ovations.

In 2011 she starred as Rika Naude in the kykNET drama series Hartland.

She also starred as Helena King, the regal and dignified yet shrewd matriarch who manipulates her sons like an expert puppeteer, playing one against the other to suit her purposes, in the SABC3 drama series High Rollers, in 2013.

In 2014 she joined the cast of the kykNET soap opera Binnelanders, in the role of Jana du Preez.


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