Tina-Bella Van Der Merwe-Botes

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Photographer,… more

Western Cape, South Africa
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Physical Attributes

167 cm / 5ft 6in
61 kg / 134 lbs
White / Caucasian
85 cm / 33 in
Skin color:
75 cm / 30 in
98 cm / 39 in
Dress size:
UK 10 / AUS 10 / US 6
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Credits & experience

  • Characters casting 1985, Technikon Pretoria, 1982 : Modelling&Acting(3month), Diploma in Drama


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

Acting agent

the 39 Steps Casting Agency

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Russian
  • Spanish

(Stage & film)1970 to 1980:7yrs old – first stage appearance as an “extra” (dancing girls);
Acrobatic dance tuition; Ballet Tuition; School Choir; Chosen to be a “space-age person” for that years’ senior class;
Several debates on stage, as well as “reading performance” in revue; Plays part of blind woman in Revue (written & directed by Vera Buys);
Wrote, directed and played in one-act for church camp(3 characters).
1982:Played part of a ghost in “OUR HOUSE” (Technikon Pretoria) Directed by Amor Tredoux. Also played in Student Film as Juliet for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Dying scene)Directed by Mario la Grange
1983:Ramp Model for Private Designer for public shows
1986:Part of “Blonde Secretary” in “Don’t just lie there, do something”(Lowveld Amateur Dramatic Society)
1988:Performed “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” live on stage at Zillertal–Pretoria (Clive Bruce Country show & singing competition)
1994:Church Choir, White River Dutch Reformed Church
2006:Started recording of CD: “Vir Ewig en Altyd!”
2008:August: Lily Clamacraft in Bill McNaughton’s play–“ALFIE” At Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)Director:Lawrie West.October:Radio; Continuity Show called “RADIO GA-GA” compiled by Lindsay Small(Director). Lead part of LOUISE in “Wolwedans in die Skemer” (adapted from original radio script by Original writer) & also “Continuity Announcer” for the rest of the show.
2009-10:Congregation lead Female Vocals in Agapé Band for Praise & Worship;
Radio: Voice-over advertisement (x3) Helderberg Village Security Village Somerset Wes–Oct 2010 & amended in March 2011.
2011: ROMEO & JULIET (Carnivals of the Heart Productions – Director Darryl Spijkers) – Lourensford Wine Estate Feb 2011 (Lady Montagueb & Front of House Manager, as well as Chorus/backstage/prompting)
ARTSCAPE THEATRE Cape Town March 2011–Market Scene and Ball Scene (different characters);
PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE: Lourensford Wine Estate & Masque Theatre Muizenberg – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Running at Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from 3-6 August 2011.
ISSUES – HORROR SHORT MOVIE: LEAD ACTRESS DR. CRUOR. Chosen as 1 of only 9 S.A. Horror Movies to be shown at the South African Horror Film Festival. Director Ruan Lotter. On youtube and simply scripts.
FIELA'S CHILD: Aunt Gertie in Fiela's Child (Accent: Dutch; Language: English) Aged to 65 July 2012 Carnival of the Hearts Productions (facebook profile) Director Darryll Spijkers.
2012: INNOGEN - Leonato's wife in Much Ado About Nothing (emotion creator part-no dialogue).
17 Nov 2012 - Coronated as MISS COMMONWEALTH AFRICA, (Current), Miss Commonwealth Pageants Limited, Directorship for Miss Commonwealth Pageants in South Africa 2013-14,
Head of Charity &Culture Association in Africa, Current.
AFRICAN ACHIEVER'S AWARD RECIPIENT (Feb 2013) "Model woman of Africa"; Opening of African Achiever's Awards Ceremony 2014 - Ghana.
ARTISM-AFDA STUDENT FILM: Lead Actress Miranda - 2014.
Miss Butterfly Western Cape 2015.Photographic Model Miss Butterfly Calender 2016.
Various private and public singing performances since 2015.


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles

Extra work in movies and commercials:
INVICTUS movie by Clint Eastwood;
ATLANTIS(Peasant Girl & stand-in for High Priestess/Drummer Girl)
HISTORY OF AMERICA Documentary 28.11.2009(1890’s Riis Lecturer No 3);C&A Clothing Commercial 5.12.2009
NIVEA SHAMPOO FOR MEN Commercial 12.12.2009;
BECEL Good Heart Health Margarine Commercial 16.1.2010
TESCO Still King Supermarket Commercial 17.1.2010;
NATALE Feature Film 16.9.2010 Featured Extra; three shoots.
SKOONHEID–Afrikaans Feature Film by OLIVER HERMANUS Featured Extra as receptionist in Doctors rooms (scene was cut);
Featured Extra for TV-Series Strike Back 2:April–June 2011 -Role of Hardened Spec Ops Agent in Section 20.
BMW Series 1 – March 2011 – Advertisement (2 x shoots).
SAFE HOUSE – April/May 2011 - Feature Film Extra and Background driver (4 x shoots).
Miss Marple:A Carribean Mystery-hotel guest- Special featured extra-age 35-45.
Nov 2013-THE LION'S HEAD(Drama Series):Extra as prisoner:Director- Regardt van den Berg.
BELLA DONNA(2013) & FLY(2015) Music Videos(youtube).
THE KISSING BOOTH (Feb 2017) Standard Extra;
SEARCHERS "PILOT" (March 2017) Standard Extra.


Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out

Here goes - I have done a modeling and acting course in 1985 with Characters Casting Consultancy, in Randburg. Since then I have been modeling for a debutante-ball, fashion shows (ramp modeling) and still photography as well as photographic modeling. I am confident in front of cameras as well as on stage because of my acting and performance career. My international title is Miss Commonwealth Africa 2012-13, which I attained in November 2012, in Grays, London.

Thank you for taking the time to go through my profile.

Warm regards

Queen Tina-Bella


Vocal ability

Lead singer

Vocal range


Composer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Singing since small, inherited my love for music and talent from my father. I'm ready to perform, I would love to sing cabaret-style music, but also classicals and movie-tracks from yesteryear, as well as country, country-rock, and country-gospel music. I also love character-songs, where I "perform" the song while singing. I am currently singing at STAGES Music School of Tommy Dell, (Platinum recording Artist in South Africa, called The Legend of Country Music in South Africa) in Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa since August 2011.Have performed as Lead vocalist in a local Gospel Band, Agape, for the church services. Singing at Weddings. On stage in Stage Productions. Performed in Student Concerts for Stages ( 4years). Have been booked for Gospel Festival on 6 December in Somerset West at Hottentots Holland High School. I am confident on stage and with a microphone, and have a strong and growing vocal ability. Have entered Star Search Competition in 2013 and had a 70% average. Tommy Dell is a renowned Music Teacher and Vocal Coach, I gained more confidence in the last four years than I ever had before! I am also trained to set up my own instruments like microphones and speakers, and I do have a keyboard which I am training on. I am a dedicated singer and LOVE singing. I practice whenever I have a chance, even without backtracks, but as soon as I know that an opportunity is coming my way, my full attention and dedication will be available for the SONG of my LIFE. At the moment, I have a Performance Repetoire of backtracks with 20 songs, which I can perform with confidence. Also, I learn a new melody fairly easy and quickly, as well as the lyrics thereof. No problem to sing with a band or with a backtrack, as long as I can listen to the original song before I attempt the backtrack (if it is unknown to me). I will endevour to be a star for you, but also to make my piers and teachers like Tommy Dell and Melindi Charle proud of me, and their training they have put into me. My first single called "ONE SONG - ONE MESSAGE" has just been released privately. The song is "I'll Walk with God" together with a motivational message. I sincerely hope to receive a phone call from you with regards to my musical career and future. Warm regards, Tina-Bella Van Der Merwe this is me.

TV & Reality

TV,no. Reality - LIFE is a reality show. Doing what I have to do and just being me, qualifies as a reality show! But that doesn't mean I don't have experience in front of the cameras! I am a seasoned actress for film and stage.
I went for reality shows auditions previously like Survivor S A and Top Billing.


Dancing ability


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Bollywood
  • Contemporary
  • Country
  • Disco
  • Latin American
  • Rock & Roll
  • Swing
  • Tap

Good rhythm, balance and love dancing especially ballroom-type, Did some ballet and acrobatic dancing when I was small. I am not as agile as I used to be, but with a bit of exercise can still do the steps on a dancefloor.

Hair, Makeup & Styling

I was the owner of AFRIKA QUEEN Boutique in the Strand, and have the ability to style and create perfect styles for any occasion - from weddings, matric dances, birthdays, holiday fashions and fashion shows, etc. Because I also have extremely long hair, (1.28m at the longest end) , I am also confident in creating different hairstyles. Have also been trained as a make-up artist for women's make-up and can do stage make-up and make-up for movies (extras and featured extras) with confidence, only facial.


Photography experience

Amateur photographer

Only for myself, and for the newspaper. Love sunsets, the moon and nature.


Presenting agent

the 39 Steps Casting Agency

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans

  • Irish
  • South African
  • UK English
  • UK Scottish
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Russian
  • Spanish

I am confident with a strong voice and have been asked many times to conduct training and talks at different places and situations, from the Salvation Army to Nutritional trainings, speaking publicly and remotely (virtually), I have presented awards, conducted pageants, and am confident in front of a camera and as voice over artist / advertisement recording (radio presenting) and working with a microphone due to the fact that I am also a trained vocalist and singer.
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