Ilene Hamann

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Ilene Hamann (born 9 June 1984) is an actress and model from South Africa.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ilene Hamann was born in Jeffreys Bay, where she lived until she moved to Cape Town, South Africa. Her mother is of Portuguese descent and her father of Dutch descent. Hamann started her career with photography, which earned her several modeling offers, which she pursued.

Hamann attended Nico Malan High School, and Matriculated with a B aggregate.[clarification needed] After her matriculation, she went to Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, where she completed her first year in photography but had to give up her studies due to the amount of modeling work she was receiving.



Hamann began her film career in Bollywood with Rog, making her the first South African model to be cast in such a leading role.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "African Queen". Screen. 16 July 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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