Tanya van Graan

Tanya van Graan (born 13 December 1983) is a South African actress, singer and model. She is known for her roles in Zulu and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, and for being FHM's Sexiest Woman at the 2007 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World bash held in Johannesburg.[1][2]

Tanya van Graan
Born (1983-12-13) 13 December 1983 (age 39)
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
Years active2003–present
Kasper Kristofferson
(m. 2014)


In addition to appearances in South African productions, she appeared in the science fiction film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, by Edward Neumeier, as Sgt. A. Sunday, alongside Jolene Blalock and Casper Van Dien.

In 2010, she starred in the horror comedy Lost Boys: The Thirst as Lily, alongside Tanit Phoenix and Corey Feldman. In the same year she played the role of Holly in the action movie Death Race 2 and worked again with Tanit Phoenix in front of the camera as well as its sequel, Death Race: Inferno, released in 2013. In the movie, Graan played the character Amber and stood as before, in addition to Luke Goss, Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames before the camera. All three films of the Death Race series were released as Direct-to-DVD.

In 2013, Van Graan starred as Tara in the thriller movie Zulu of Jérôme Salle, alongside Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2014, Van Graan married Kasper Kristofferson at La Residence in Franschhoek.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Kofifi Karen
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Sgt. A. Sunday
2010 Mad Cow (2010 film) Charlize
2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst Lily
2010 Death Race 2 Holly
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno Amber
2013 Zulu Tara
2013 Jimmy in Pien Judge #2
2014 SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines Female Tech / Collins
2014 Die Spook van Uniondale Marie
2016 Geraubte Wahrheit Melissa
2017 24 Hours to Live Jasmine Morrow
2018 Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell Dr. Rita Sims
2020 The Empty Man Allison Lasombra
2021 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions Sonya Extended cut version
2022 Redeeming Love Sally


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Snitch Talen Aimes Guest
1 episode
2008 Strictly Come Dancing Herself Reality Show
2008 Malan en Kie Chantelle
2017 Dating Game Killer Shauna Bradshaw TV film


  1. ^ "Q&A: Tanya van Graan". news24. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ Petzer, Brett (11 November 2013). "Top Ten South African actors about to make it big". The South African. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Tanya & Kasper's La Residence Wedding". Wedding Friends. May 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2016.

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