When the name Connie Ferguson is said within one’s circles, it is a clear probability that most if not all people who follow the South African entertainment industry will know who the queen of local content is and what she stands for.
Connie, South Africa's entrepreneur shot to fame in 1994 after her role in the local soap opera Generations as Karabo Moroka which was adored by many.
Since 1994 she has featured on several TV shows including late night news with Connie Ferguson, Rockville, The Wild, The Queen and many other productions.
Connie also appeared in several advertisements for Ultramel Custard, Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, Black Like Me and Ellerines only to mention a few.
All these endeavours have seen the actress shelve many achievements including being voted South Africa’s Ten Most beautiful women by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1993, appearing on the cover of many influential magazines including Forbes Africa and also featuring in David Dodd’s Potrait's of South Africa’s most beautiful women.
From a powerful acting career to producing for others and building an empire in the film industry, Connie and husband Shona Ferguson’s relationship gave birth to not just beautiful children but a big production empire.
Ferguson Films has successfully redefined local content with the rise of new local shows like The Queen, Igazi and The Throne which has not only brought a breath of fresh content but fresh and new actors too.
The 46-year-old has not only managed to inspire herself, her family and friends but most importantly millions of fans as well as give people opportunities at Ferguson Films. A very respectable and admirable celebrity she is, Connie has been a game changer who has proved that great determination and focus on your goals will boost success beyond one’s boundaries. Today we look at Connie as not just an ordinary actress but a strong force that remains relevant 2 decades later.
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