From the dusty streets of a township to making it all the way to Hollywood, Terry Pheto is one of our favourite success stories.
Born Moitheri Pheto on the 11th of May 1981, the actress has achieved a lot of milestones in her career.
If you ever need inspiration, you should look into Terry's life, before being scouted by a casting director in a Soweto theatre, Terry was just an ordinary girl with a dream.
She became the star of an Oscar winning film Tsotsi & she has since been on several international productions including a long standing role on The Bold & the Beautiful.
Terry Pheto's career has been filled with many firsts, she became the first South African in 2008 to be the face of international cosmetics brand L’Oréal. Not only is she super gorgeous and talented, she is one of the most giving people in the entertainment industry, a sentiment shared by one of her close friends Thembi Seete.
Terry is also a producer, she produced the highly acclaimed film Ayanda under her own production company, Leading Lady Productions.
She is living proof that it does not matter where you come from, with hard work you can amount to anything you want.
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