You may remember Mme Seipati from her roles on Soul Buddyz, Egoli, Intersexions and Scandal! She’s been on the small screen since the ‘80s, and her passion for the arts has cemented her veteran status. When it comes to longevity, this The Throne actress says that her humility and perseverance have stood her in good stead.

I was born and bred in the most rural part of Zeerust in North West. After matric, I came to Joburg, at age 19, in search of greener pastures. I didn’t know where I’d end up, but always knew that working in showbiz was my ultimate goal.

I first started out as a model. I did that for a while, but it was very difficult back then because they wanted girls who looked like local versions of international model, Iman. I then got my first job in showbiz in 1979 as part of the Sun City Extravaganza, where I was a showgirl until 1984. The show was synonymous with the likes of Moulin Rouge and the Lido de Paris show. It was quite a big deal back then.

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