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Sandra Prinsloo

1st Lang: Afrikaans (fluent), English (fluent)     
Eyes: Blue     Hair: Blonde     


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2013 NALEDI THEATRE AWARD NOMINEE for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role in “Janneman”

Computicket Awards for the Best Actress on the South African Stage in the following roles:
Siener in die Suburbs ; Fluit vir die Vliee ; Euridyce ;Maria Stuart ; Charlotte Corday in Marat –Sade ;Christine

M-NET and Vita Awards
Fluit vir die vlieë , The Taming of the Shrew, Christine, Kombuis Blues (Best Production Natal) ; Koffer in die kas (Best actress Free State) ; People are Living There ; Hedda Gabler


One of South Africa's best-known actresses and personalities.

After seeing Sandra perform in "Koffer in die kas" at the Civic Theatre, Barry Ronge from the Sunday Times wrote: In Japan, when the power and value of artists to the cultural life of the country are deemed to be at their height, they are declared 'national treasures' - an honour for which Sandra Prinsloo is long overdue.

Sandra’s stage and film career spans a period of 30 years. During this time she has performed leading female roles in the plays of renowned international dramatists and of local South African playwrights, totalling over 100 different productions to date.

She has also established a reputation as an outstanding actress in many countries overseas, including England, France, Germany and the United States.

Sandra’s leading roles in theatre varies from the most demanding and famous Shakespeare- and Chekov classics, right through to modern day Broadway- and West End productions.
These include The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Winter's Tale as well Marat Sade, Hedda Gabler, Siener in die Suburbs, Christine, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, Absurd Person Singular, Night and Day, Anastasia, The Seagull, Miss Julie, People are Living There, Amy's View and Breath of Life.

Sandra’s theatre awards are numerous: She has already received the Computicket Award for Best Actress on the South African Stage six times. She also received seven M-Net and Vita Awards. Twice the West Rand bestowed a further honour on her for the Most Popular Actress in South Africa.
She received the prestigious award from the Academy for Art and Science for her lifelong contribution to theatre in South Africa.

In 1990, after many years as an acclaimed actress, Sandra turned her attention to directing. To date, she has directed more than 20 theatre productions, all of which were performed with great success on South African stages, some on international stages, as well as the National Art Festivals.

Besides Sandra Prinsloo's popularity as an actress and artist, she is certainly one of the most controversial personalities in the local world of entertainment. Her involvement with and concern for the racial situation in South Africa is well known beyond the borders of this country. Her appearance in the title role of “Miss Julie” opposite black actor John Kani in 1985, met with bomb threats and violent assaults. She was the first South African white actress to appear on stage in love scenes with a black actor. As a result of this, she was ostracised by many of her countrymen.

De Kat magazine named Sandra as one of the100 most influential people in South Africa.

Even though Sandra’s acting career was focused on theatre, she also starred in eight movies and many television series and productions.

Amongst her movie roles is the female lead in Tigers don’t Cry opposite Anthony Quinn; and of course the memorable The God's must be Crazy, which had tremendous international success.

Her broader involved in the South African film industry was acknowledged by the Blue Fountain Club of Soweto who granted her an award for her contribution to the Black film industry in Southern Africa.

Her television roles range from the well-loved “soapies” like Egoli, to classic plays like Chekov’s The Seagull. For her role in Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, Sandra received a Television Award for Best Performance. The television production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie was screened in most European countries.

In 1992 Sandra decided to diversify her television career. She started covering international film festivals, doing interviews for television with international celebrities including Tom Selleck, John Malkovich, Brian de Palma, Ridley Scott, Helena Bonham Carter and Liv Ullman.

At present Sandra has her own TV chat show on Kyknet, interviewing prominent South Africans.


Series Role Director / Production Company
MENSE MENSE Tannie Mientjie dir Pierre van Pletzen, Nouvanaand Films
ERFSONDES Lucille Spencer Bobby Heaney Productions

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