Charlize Theron stars as a cutthroat executive at a pharmaceutical company in the crime-comedy "Gringo," which opens in theaters on March 9, 2018. In honor of the film's debut, Wonderwall.com is celebrating the model-actress — who was born in Benoni, South Africa — and more celebs from the Rainbow Nation. Keep reading to check out the biggest South African stars…
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Candice Swanepoel grew up in Mooi River, South Africa. The Victoria's Secret Angel was discovered by a local modeling scout at a flea market in Durban, which is just a couple hours away from her hometown.
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah was born in Johannesburg to a black mother and a white father in 1984, when interracial relationships were still illegal under the laws of apartheid in South Africa.
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. The Tesla and Space X billionaire, who went to college in Canada and the United States, became a U.S. citizen in 2002.
"Pretty Little Liars" star Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg but grew up in Las Vegas and Los Angeles after her parents relocated to America when she was just a few years old. She wasn't the only South African in the "PLL" cast…
"Pretty Little Liars" actress Tammin Sursok was born in Johannesburg but grew up in Australia after her parents relocated to Sydney when she was 4.
John Kani, who portrayed King T'Chaka in "Captain America: Civil War" and "Black Panther," grew up in New Brighton township outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (His son — actor Atandwa Kani, who was born and raised in Port Elizabeth — portrayed the younger version of T'Chaka in "Black Panther.")
Dave Matthews was born in Johannesburg but grew up in America after his parents relocated to New York state when he was just a baby.
Arnold Vosloo (pictured in 2006) — who starred in "The Mummy," "Blood Diamond" and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" — was born in Pretoria, South Africa, but relocated to Los Angeles when he was in his late 20s to pursue his Hollywood career.
Before he portrayed Brody Weston on "Glee" and Mark Reynolds on "Terra Nova," Dean Geyer competed on the fourth season of "Australian Idol" and starred as Ty Harper on the Australian soap "Neighbours." But the actor-singer, who was born in Johannesburg, didn't move to Australia until he was in high school.
Singer-songwriter and gay rights activist Troye Sivan was born in Johannesburg but moved to Australia when he was just a baby.
Retired basketball star Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg but moved to Canada with his family when he was just a baby.