Rika Sennett biography: age, profile, background, shows

Rika Sennett (born 16 February 1952) is a veteran South African actress. Her role as Rissiepit in the film Snip and Rissiepit gained her prominence in the seventies.

She is also a presenter on television and boasts as the first female presenter on local TV in 1975. She has further gained ground with other roles she has played.


Rika Sennett biography
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NameRika Sennett
Born16 February 1952 (age 69 years)
NationalitySouth African
Years active1973-date


Rika, born on 16 February 1952, is not a newbie in the film and television industry. She has been active since 1973 boasting almost five decades of entertaining local television viewers.


In 2011, she was cast as Ada Rademan in a film about the railway community in the 1960s titled Roepman. She played the role of Hettie van Graan in the television series The Mating Game in 2010.

In the same year, she appeared in the television movie Mrs. Mandela as Helen Joseph. She landed the role of Liz in the television series Bentley.

In the South African medical drama television series titled Hillside, she was cast as Matron Lydia de Wet.

Other movie credits include The Long Run, Rienie, Just Hearing the Children, The Square, and Oily Colony.



  • Roepman as Ada Rademan (2011)
  • Mrs Mandela as Helen Joseph (2010)
  • The Long Run as Greta (2001)
  • Rienie (1980)
  • Just Hearing the Children (1977)
  • The Square (1975)
  • Oil Colony (1975)
  • Snip and Rissiepit (1973)

TV Shows

  • Bentley as Liz, 2006
  • Binnelanders as Laetitia
  • Erfsondes as Lynette
  • Feast of the Uninvited as Dorothea van Wyk
  • Hillside as Matron Lydia de Wet
  • Hotel as Koba Kruger
  • Jacob’s Cross as Chichi’s Doctor
  • Legacy as Magda
  • Song vir Katryn as Brinkman
  • Swartwater as Linda
  • The Mating Game as Hettie van Graan

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