Brumilda van Rensburg Biography, Age, Education, Academy, Theatre & Movies

Brumilda van Rensburg (born 30 October 1956 in Philippolis, Free State) is a South African multiple award-winning TV, film and theatre actress. She grew up in Pretoria and is popular for the role Louwna in Egoli: Place of Gold.


Brumilda van Rensburg biography
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She was born on the 30th of October 1956 in Philippolis, Free State. Brümilda van Rensburg is 63 years old. 


She portrayed the character, Louwna, in the popular South African TV-series Egoli: Place of Gold. She played the role for for18 years. The series was watched all over Africa.

Brümilda also appeared in Wolwedans in die Skemer and played as Adele. She also portrayed the rich publisher Alicia Francke in “Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling” (series 2).

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She is currently playing the role of Jana du Preez in Binnelanders, an Afrikaans TV-soapie on KykNet. 

Brümilda is popular for High Rollers and “Hartland”. She took home the ATKV Mediaveertjie award for Best Actress in a Drama.

She had been into professional acting for over 40 years. She as well as appeared in over 80 local and international products including theatre, TV, and film. 

Brumilda won the prestigious Fleur du Cap award for her role as Cassandra in The Orestian Trilogy. 

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Following a 5-star performance she delivered in Antigone (as Antigone), she won the coveted Darlo award. 


She attended Afrikaans Girls High School and during her school days, Brümilda was the first student to receive colors in acting.

She studied Drama at the University of Pretoria and graduated with distinction. 

She was awarded the coveted Ludwig-Binge award and the Golden Key International membership award for her achievements in the dramatic arts by the university.

Acting Academy and Agency

She has a passion to teach aspiring artists. She started a drama school, Brümilda’s Acting Academy and Agency. Brümilda teaches students and facilitates further training with several top lecturers in the industry

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She has lectured as a guest lecturer in a special master class in acting at Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls.

Theatre Performances

  • Die Vrou van tevore
  • As ek reg onthou
  • A Streetcar named Desire
  • Om goodbye te sê


  • Musiek vir die Agtergrond
  • Nag van Vrees
  • Agter elke Man
  • Egoli the Movie
  • Brutal Glory
  • Dancing in the Forest
  • The Power of Three
  • Leading Lady
  • Paw Paw vir my Darling


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