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Angelique Pretorius

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Angelique Pretorius is a South African actress and voice artist best known for her role as Adéle Botha in the kykNET soapie Villa Rosa.

She is also known for her starring role as Wilmien Brits in the kykNET drama series Kruispad, in 2008.

In high school she took Speech and Drama as a subject and won the Best Actress Award for two One Act Play Festivals - first for the role of Carol in Oleanna and then for the role of Ginny in the comedy For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls.

In her matric year she won the Best Actress Award at the RAPS Festival (Repertory Amateur Players Society) for her performance in Death and the Maiden.

After school she completed a Theatre and Performance (Honours) degree at UCT and in her final year of study she was named Best Bilingual Student.

She took on various theatre roles in university plays, including Ophelia in Geoffrey Hyland's Hamlet and Miriam in Chris Weare's Mephisto, which travelled to the Grahamstown Festival. In her spare time she acted in student short-films and shot several international commercials.

Angelique has since become an experienced performer in television, film, theatre and voice. After graduating she performed in a multi-media one-woman show, called Yskas, which travelled to the KKNK and Cape Town. She also toured to the Grahamstown Festival where she performed a comedy called Done London.

She played the role of Emma in the SABC2 mini-series Huis van Liefde, in March 2008. Other television series she has acted in include madam & Eve, Snitch, Egoli, Hartland, Strike Back, High Rollers, 7de Laan, Rasdien and The Wild.

Angelique has also acted in numerous feature films including Bloedspoor, Tornado and the Kalahari Horse Whisperer, Stoute Boudjies, Lien se Lankstaanskoene, Stilte, Fanie Fourie's Labola and Winnie.

In theatre she has appeared in such productions as For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls, Death & the Maiden, Oleanna, Leons & Lena, Abandonment, The Boor, Mephisto, Die Geel Komplot, Yskas, Hamlet and Done London.

She was also voted onto the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World list for 2010 and 2011.

In 2013 she joined the cast of the soap opera Binneland in the recurring role of Yonaldi Botha, who immediately causes friction with Delia (Odelle de Wet).


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