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4.Sasha Pieterse

#4:. Sasha Pieterse

Sasha Pieterse was born in February 16th, 1996 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Sasha is a South African-American actress and singer-songwriter.

She landed her first major role at the age of 13, as Alison DiLaurentis on ABC Family’s series Pretty Little Liars, becoming the youngest cast member.

Upon the success of the series, Pieterse earned a supporting role as Amy Loubalu in the 2011 Disney Channel film Geek Charming. In 2013, she starred in the teen comedy film G.B.F. which became a commercial and critical success.

5.Glynis Johns

#5:. Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns was born in October 5th, 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Glynis is a South African-British actress, dancer, pianist, singer best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney’s musical motion picture box office smash Mary Poppins. In both roles, she originated songs written specifically for her, including “Send in the Clowns”, composed by Stephen Sondheim, and “Sister Suffragette”, written by the Sherman Brothers.

She also received an Oscar nomination for her role in the 1960 film “The Sundowners.”

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