Tanit Phoenix

Tanit Phoenix (born 24 September 1980)[2][3] is a South African fashion model,[4][5] actress and makeup artist.[6] She is known for her swimwear and lingerie photo shoots after appearing in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003 and in GQ magazine and FHM in the same year.[7]

Tanit Phoenix
Tanit Phoenix.jpg
Phoenix in 2011
Born (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980 (age 40)
NationalitySouth Africa South African
OccupationModel, actress, makeup artist
Years active2003–present
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)[1]
Spouse(s)
(m. 2016)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Tanit Phoenix was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and is of Dutch and Irish descent.[8][9] She enrolled in ballet from the age of 5 and danced for 15 years.

Modeling careerEdit

Phoenix began her career in Durban, South Africa at the age of 14, after being discovered by a modelling scout in her hometown, Westville.[5] She has appeared in international TV commercials for Adidas, Coca-Cola, Volvic water, Aqua-mineral,[10] Visine, Schweppes, American Swiss Jewellery, Citroën C3, Nivea, Alberto VO5, Aria, Transition Lenses,[11] Volvic, Distractions lingerie campaign[12][13] and Veet television commercials and campaign which she held for 5 years.

Phoenix appeared in the European TV ad for Fa shower gel, skydiving. She was then chosen to be a cover girl for German Maxim in 2004 after being named "Who's That Girl?" at the Woman of the Year German Maxim awards in 2003, and then appeared on the cover of American Maxim the year after.[8][14] She was ranked #5 in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll of South African FHM readers in 2004, #6 in 2005, #10 in 2006, #40 in 2007.[15][16] In 2011 Phoenix won "IGN's Sexiest woman of the year". She was the most popular girl ever photographed for Babeology by IGN.[17]

She has appeared on the cover of South African Cosmopolitan four times,[18] South African and American FHM numerous times,[19] Legacy, Indwe, South African Marie Claire,[20] German and South African Shape and South African GQ magazines, and has frequently been shot for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.[21][22] In May 2014 Tanit Phoenix appeared on the cover for Maxim South Africa.[23][24][25][26]

Acting careerEdit

Phoenix began her acting career with a brief appearance as one of Jared Leto's girlfriends in the 2005 film Lord of War, and the South African-Canadian mystery series Charlie Jade as Malachi's associate in the episode "Things Unseen".[27] In 2007 she filmed a role in Gallowwalkers, opposite Wesley Snipes. The film was not released until it went to video in 2013.[28] In 2008 she appeared in the thriller Kamasutra Nights (also known as Maya).[29]

In 2010, she starred in the horror film Lost Boys: The Thirst[30] and in the comedy Spud opposite John Cleese.

In 2011, Phoenix appeared in the TV series Femme Fatales,[31] for Cinemax/HBO, where she is the narrator of the show and appears for a snippet of every episode;[32] the series was renewed for a second season that aired in 2012. She also had a minor role in Safe House, and plays the sexy antagonist alongside Leon Schuster in the 2012 movie Mad Buddies.

Phoenix starred in Death Race 2 and Death Race 3: Inferno alongside Luke Goss and Danny Trejo and reprised her role as Eve Wilson in Spud 2: The Madness Continues.[33]

Make-up artist careerEdit

In 2013, Phoenix took her first job as the key makeup artist and designer of the character Jimmy on the P.O.V. action film Hardcore Henry. Jimmy was played by her husband Sharlto Copley. She transformed him into 11 different characters.[34]

Personal lifeEdit

Phoenix has been in a relationship with actor Sharlto Copley since January 2012.[35] On February 15, 2016, they wed in Cape Town, South Africa,[36][37] and announced their first child together on January 1, 2017.[38]

Phoenix resides with her husband alternating between their houses in Cape Town and Los Angeles.[39]

Phoenix is a vegan.[40][41][42]

FilmographyEdit

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Charlie Jade Malachi's associate #1 Episode: "Things Unseen"
2005 Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni Megan Alba
2005 Lord of War Candy
2008 Kamasutra Nights: Maya Alexandria Direct to Video
2009 The Philanthropist Lap Dancer Episode: "San Diego"
2010 Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa Ettie
2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst Gwen Lieber Video
2010 Spud Mrs. Eve Wilson
2010 Death Race 2 Katrina Banks Video
2011–2012 Femme Fatales Lilith Lead Role
2012 Safe House Hostess
2012 Mad Buddies Kelsey
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno Katrina Banks Video
2013 Spud 2: The Madness Continues Eve Wilson
2013 Gallowwalkers Angel Video

ReferencesEdit

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  36. ^ Buck, Kristin (26 February 2016). "Exciting news for Sharlto Copley and Tanit Phoenix!". News 24. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
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  41. ^ "Tanit Phoenix". Mail & Guardian. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
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External linksEdit

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