Lindea Bosman

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Lindea Bosman (b. **/**/1935 or 1936) was a model, make-up artist and once-off actress.


Lindea Bosman took up modelling to overcome her shyness, but before even completing her course she was chosen by Victor Stiebel to model some of his designs. She was also a qualified beautician and it was through this that she became involved in the film world. When Jamie Uys and Elmo de Witt were casting the film Satanskoraal, she was responsible for making up the many young women who were auditioning for the part of Miss Malan, Ponie de Wet’s secretary. When none of them proved suitable, she got it. Before that her only acting experience was in school plays and she had no interest in following it up as a career. Interestingly, in the Rand Daily Mail of 14 December 1957 there is a photograph of her making up Gideon Roos, Director-General of the SABC, for his part as Piet Retief in a production by the National Theatre Organisation of C.J. Langenhoven’s Die Pad van Suid-Afrika at that year’s Day of the Covenant celebrations. Also in the picture is Jan Bruyns, who played the part of Dingaan in the all-white spectacle.

(Note: It is possible that Bosman was her married name. In 1957 a Lindea and Eugene Bosman were divorced. He was a pharmacist and she may initially have worked in her husband’s business. During the late fifties and early sixties, Gene Bosman was one of South Africa’s most accomplished rally drivers.)


Rand Daily Mail, 14 December 1957

Rand Daily Mail, 3 December 1959

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