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Take a look at the ugly side of power in Savage Beauty – now on Netflix

May 12, 2022

Pop the corn and make sure the drinks are cold for the premiere of Savage Beauty on Netflix today, 12 May 2022. The series is set to draw viewers into a world of beauty, secrets and revenge. 

Produced by Quizzical Pictures and created by Lebogang Mogashoa, Savage Beauty stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle, a mysterious young woman with a tragic past who single-mindedly pursues revenge for a hellish crime committed by a powerful family – the Bhengus. The family matriarch and patriarch – Grace and Don Bhengu (played by award-winning actors Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe respectively) who rule their beauty empire and family with an iron fist become increasingly ruthless as they try to unmask an enemy who wants to see their life’s work reduced to ashes. 

The series’ talent roster includes South Africa’s most accomplished actors. You can also expect to see cameo appearances from: 

  • Terry Pheto
  • Sarah Langa
  • Trevor Stuurman
  • Loyiso Gola
  • Thando Hopa
  • Kefilwe Mabote
  • Lasizwe

Savage Beauty is directed by Rea Rangaka, Denny Miller and Thati Peele, and executive produced by Harriet Gavshon, Lebogang Mogashoa and Nimrod Geva.  

Cast & Crew of Savage Beauty

  • Rosemary Zimu – Zinhle Manzini  
  • Nthati Moshesh – Grace Bhengu
  • Dumisani Mbebe – Don Bhengu
  • Nambitha Ben-Mazwi – Linda Bhengu 
  • Angela Sithole – Thando Bhengu
  • Jesse Suntele – Phila Bhengu
  • Oros Mampofu – Ndu Bhengu
  • Mpho Sebeng – Bonga Selepe
  • Slindile Nodangala – Gogo Simphiwe 
  • John Ncamane – Calvin ‘Kolobe’ Mamabolo

Will Bhengus continue to reign supreme in a kingdom built on other people’s pain? How far will Zinhle go to see the destruction of the Bhengus? Innocent lives might be saved, but at what cost?

Watch Savage Beauty on Netflix and find out.

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