Sybel Coetzee

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Sybel Coetzee (1955?-****) [1] is a South African stage, TV and film actress and entrepreneur, best known for her work in film. Also credited as Sybil Coetzee.


She grew up in Linden, Johannesburg and studied drama at the University of Stellenbosch. In her second year she was offered a role in the film Môre, Môre by

In 1978 she was involved in a road accident while filming an international film (Flashpoint Africa), and was badly scarred. However, she soon returned to acting, and also lent her face and voice to the "Buckle Up" campaign to promote the use of seatbelts being run in South Africa.

In 1979, while working on the film Gemini, together, she met Louis Möller again (they had been in primary school together) and in 1980 they got married . The couple have two sons, Marius and Heinrich Moller.

In 1989 she and Louis left show-business to settle on a farm near Plettenberg Bay, and after a few years started a theatre there, which they called the Barnyard Theatre. This soon turned into a business, with franchised Barnyard Theatres being built in various parts of the country, with three in Johannesburg, and one each in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

In 1999 they moved to Stellenbosch. Since then she has made only one film and had roles in two TV series.

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

Stage work

Performed in Fangs (with PACT), Don't Drink the Water (with The Company), Play it again, Sam, Rookery Nook, Ses Personasie op soek na 'n Skrywer (1974) and in Rosebloom (Harvey Perr, 1978?*), Info Scandals (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1979).

Television work

She played "Fransie Schoeman" in Egoli (1999) and "Cynthia van Niekerk" in the episode called "Rafels" from the TV Series Stellenbosch (2007)

Film work

Roles in Môre, Môre (1973); 'n Sonneblom uit Parys (1974); Kniediep... (1975); Mirage Eskader (1975); Ter Wille van Christine (1975); Hank, Hennery en Vriend (1976); Springbok (1976); Diamant en die Dief (1978); 40 Days (1979 ); Gemini (1980), Hansie: A True Story (2008),


SACD 1978/79

"Môre, Môre se Sybel: Nog net so mooi", Huisgenoot 31 March 2016: pp.116-7.

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