Veteran actor Shaleen Surtie-Richards died on Monday. She was 66 years old.
One of the most notable in the business, her career as a professional actor began in 1984. Since then, she has appeared in feature films, television and stage productions.
Shaleen is best known for her roles as Fiela in the 1988 film, Fiela se Kind, and as Nenna in the M-Net soapie Egoli: Place of Gold.
Her extensive resume includes roles in 7de Laan, Generations, Broken Vows, and the Leon Schuster movie Mama Jack. More recently, she appeared in the kykNet telenovela Arendsvlei and the movie Swirl. In 2018 she reprised her role as Fiela in the stage production directed by Frans Swart.
Here are four of her most memorable roles:
1. Fiela in Fiela se Kind
2. Nenna in Egoli: Place of Gold
3. Charmaine in Broken Vows
4. Muriel Foster in Arendsvlei