Sandra Prinsloo (born 15 September 1947), also known as Sandra Prinzlow, is a South African actress best known internationally for her role as Kate Thompson in the 1980 film The Gods Must Be Crazy. Prinsloo has also appeared in numerous South African television, film, and stage productions.
Early life & Career
Prinsloo has stated that she never expected to become an actress.
“I was a ballet dancer from a very early age and I remember that I occasionally ushered at the Breytenbach Theatre in Pretoria when I was in high school. That’s the first time I came into contact with professional stage acting, but I never thought I’d be an actress . . . . I think I was far too shy in those days to ever think I could be an actress. So it wasn’t like I had this great big burning passion to become an actress, not at all. I preferred an academic life, in a way. When I went to university, I thought that was going to be what I was going to do”.
In addition to her well-known role in The Gods Must Be Crazy, Prinsloo has had major roles in Target of an Assassin (1979), Quest for Love (1988), Die Prins van Pretoria (1992), Soweto Green (1995), ‘n Paw Paw Vir My Darling (2015), Twee Grade van Moord (2016).
Prinsloo was in the original cast of Egoli: Place of Gold, South Africa’s first soap opera. For many years, she hosted her own talk show, RaakPraat met Sandra, on South Africa television. She has also conducted a series of interviews with personalities and celebrities for South African TV, Sandra Op ‘n Drafstap.
Prinsloo has acted in a number of South African television series and movies throughout her career, including Erfsondes (2012); Hartland (2011); Known Gods (2005); Saints, Sinners, and Settlers (1999); and Konings (1991) among others.
Sandra Prinsloo is one of the richest musicians in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth