Brumilda van Rensburg Biography: Age, Education, Academy, Background

Brumilda van Rensburg (born 30 October 1969 in Philippolis) is a multiple-award-winning actress. The veteran movie personality has made appearances in many productions on the local and international scene.

She tops up to her profession as an MC, motivational speaker, and teaches acting at a drama academy she owns. 

She has also impacted the lives of many through her teaching as a lecturer. She took a master class in acting as a guest lecturer at Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls.

The actress is also known to lovers of entertainment for playing Louwna Roelofse Vorster Edwards in Egoli. She made her first appearance in 1992 and left the role in 2010.

Brumilda van Rensburg
Brumilda van Rensburg has bagged many awards and recognitions since her high school days.
Background Information
NameBrumilda van Rensburg
Born30 October 1956 (age 65 years)
Philippolis, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActress, teacher, MC
AgencyBrümilda’s Acting Academy and Agency

Early Life

Brumilda van Rensburg was born in Philippolis, Orange Free State, Union of South Africa on 30 October 1956. She has spent over four decades in the movie industry since 1978.

She has won many records and bagged many awards, thanks to her acting skills. She has been receiving awards since her high school days.

She grew up in Pretoria but has a special love for the Cape and worked with CAPAB. Brumilda was with the organization for three years before relocating to Jo’burg to freelance. 


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Learning from the best has a huge impact on the learners right? Brumilda understands that and chose to teach many aspiring artists through her academy. 

Through the Brümilda’s Acting Academy and Agency, she is able to organize courses and workshops for students targeted in the country.


She had her high school education at Afrikaans Girls High School. Brumilda is also a graduate and studied at the University of Pretoria (UP). She obtained a BA Honours degree in Drama. 

She is a two-time winner of the university’s coveted Ludwig Binge award for her achievements in the dramatic arts. 


While working with CAPAB she was honored with a prestigious Fleur du Cap award for her role as Cassandra in The Orestian Trilogy.

She rose to prominence on the local screen for her role interpretation of the bitchy Adele in Wolwedans in die Skemer.

She was also cast as a political journalist in Binnekring and played as Alicia Francke in season 2 of Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling. The role of Judith in Stolen Lives followed and further gained her prominence.

Her work as Marie in Exit the King earned her a Vita Award and she was a two times nominee for the Most popular SA female actress award. In 1995, she bagged the award.

Brumilda also teaches drama and speaks (as a motivational speaker) across South Africa.

She was a host on her radio talk show on Punt radio for one year. Under the label Brümilda, the veteran actress developed a range of clothes.

She has experience spanning over twelve years of dance training, modern and classic. More to her name is producing three plays for the art festivals and directing some inserts for the SABC. 

Brumilda played the lead in om ‘goodbye’ te sê in London to standing ovations in 2000. She landed the starring role of Rika Naude in Hartland, a kykNET drama series.

Helena King in High Rollers was another starring role she landed. She appeared in the SABC3 drama series in 2013.

In 2014, she was cast as Jana du Prees in Binnelanders, a kykNET soap opera.


Television shows

  • Ballade Vir ‘n Enkeling as Alicia Francke
  • Binnelanders as Jana du Preez
  • Egoli: Place of Gold as Louwna
  • Hartland as Rika Naude
  • High Rollers as Helena King
  • Koöperasiestories as Flora
  • Lui Maar Op, Belinda as Belinda
  • Mense Mense as Heila


  • Leading Lady (2014)
  • Musiek vir die Agtergrond (2013)
  • The Power of Three (2011) as Olivia
  • Eternity (2010) as Lilian Shapiro
  • Brutal Glory (1989) as Lottie
  • Dancing in the Forest (1989)

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