Stephanie Baartman biography: age, husband, background, philanthropy

Stephanie Baartman (born 21 December 1985 in Humansdorp) is a South African actress. She is best known for being a cast in the soap opera broadcast on kykNet titled Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie as Bianca “Bibi” Bhele.

She started appearing on the series from the season premiere in 2016. She has managed to gain ground in the entertainment industry ever since.


Stephanie Baartman biography
NameStephanie Baartman-Buthelezi
Born21 December 1985 (age 35 years)
Humansdorp, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Marital statusMarried
LanguagesAfrikaans, English, Zulu


She was born in the small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa – Humansdorp on 21 December 1985. Her parents have been supportive of her choice of profession.

In 2008, Stephanie relocated to a place on North West – Klerksdorp after becoming a Mrs.

She hails from a family with a strong background in Christianity. Her parents who are pastors raised her to the woman she is today. 

She was also active in the church like her parents since she was 5 years. Stephanie began to sing in church at that age.


After it got to her knowledge that Supersterre was auditioning, she gave it a try. She received enough support and motivation from her parents to try it out.

The actress is fluent in three languages including Afrikaans, English, and Zulu. She was cast as Bibi in the soap opera Getroud met Rugby.


In August 2019, she returned to her hometown to share a message of inspiration with girls in a high school in the locality.

She was at Humansdorp Senior Secondary to be part of the Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks’s Women’s Month program.

The actress used drama and songs to share details about her journey in life with over a thousand girls present. According to the Mayor,

Stephanie took a few wrong turns in her life, yet she found the courage and strength to get back on the right path and pursue her dreams.


  • Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie – Bianca “Bibi” Bhele
  • Supersterre – Contestant

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