Project Description

HILDEGARDT WHITES

Hildegardt was born in a little town in the Northern Cape called Nieuwoudtville  in 1986.  She attended Nieuwoudtville Primary School as a child; she started to sing at her local open-air church from the age of 11 and continued to do so until today, where she has made a name for herself in the gospel circles around the cape.  Her family moved to the West Coast in the year 2000 where she grew up and attended high school at Hoërskool Vredenburg, this is where she began to show promise in the art of acting, and further improving on her singing ability.  She would spend evenings and weekend afternoons with her parents and three brothers singing as a family, playing guitar, accordion, and Harmonica and singing the songs they sang at church, or local folk music.  Her strong relationship with her family is the thing that has driven her to succeed over the years, she will always tell you that her parents, Paul and Margaret, are her greatest source of inspiration.

In her final year of high school she heard about an audition for the musical, West Side Story, she went and got the role of Anita, herfirst experience as an actress on stage.  This was the moment she decided to pursue acting as a career.  After finishing high school, Hildegardt applied to study drama at Northlink College in Cape Town and spent her first year of tertiary study there, after the first year she was selected to study Drama at TUT in Pretoria (previously known as Pretoria Technikon).  Here she honed her acting skills and specialized in, over and above stage acting, Singing and Teaching.  She completed her studies and graduated in 2008. The two years to follow were the most difficult of her career.  She spent much of her time going for auditions for various TV ads, theatre shows, and even films, getting turned down almost every time.   She joined a touring children’s theatre group in 2009 and worked as a theatre performer with them until May 2010.  During this time she went for numerous auditions at 7de Laan but was either turned down, or was unable to attend the shooting dates due to other work commitments.  Then in September 2010 she finally received a call from the 7de Laan producers to come in and does a four week call as Bonita, the four week call eventually became a permanent role and today she is still going strong as one of our favourite faces on TV.

MEASUREMENTS

Height: 1.65m     Waist: 32      Hips: 34      Shoe: 6      Hair: Brown      Eyes: Brown