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Born: 10 June 1970

Years Active 1989 – Present

South African actress, model, producer and investor

Connie Ferguson was born in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa and is better known to many as the rich and powerful Karabo Moroka in the popular SABC 1 soapie, Generations, recently renamed Generations – The Legacy. Her 40th birthday bash also celebrated her 21st year in the entertainment industry. Connie first started out as a model and appeared on a number of television and print advertisements. She has also appeared on Eduspectrum, Handy Hints, Is’godi, Molomo Radiopotso, Studio Mix and Topscore.

In February 1994, she starred in the first ever episode of Generations. At the time it was a weekly television drama, later airing twice a week before 1996, when it became a weekday show. She remained with Generations for the next 16 years, until 2010 when she was one of the only two original cast members remaining.

In August 1994, Connie starred in the new SABC 1 television drama, Soul City, as Dr Lerato Molefe, and she returned for the second, third and fourth season. In 2011, she starred in the new soap opera on DStv, The Wild, as Marang Lebone. Unlike Generations, The Wild was filmed on location and cancelled after the first season after it failed to attract sufficient audience to remain on air.

In 2013 Connie, along with her husband Shona Ferguson, produced and starred in a drama series, Rockville, on Mzansi Magic (Channel 161). She married Aaron “Shona” Ferguson, her second husband in 2002 and is the mother of two daughters, Lesedi (from her first marriage to Neo Matsunyane) and Alicia. It was in 2013, while on competing on the show Strictly Come Dancing SA 6, that her mother, Margaret Masilo, passed away.

 Accolades

1993 – Voted as one of South Africa’s Ten Most Beautiful Women (Cosmopolitan Magazine).

1997 – Featured in David Dodd’s Portraits of South Africa’s Most Beautiful Women

Covers of local magazines including True Love, Ebony, Tribute, Drum and Pace.

Catch her weeknights on Generations – The Legacy on SABC 1 at 8pm!

 

By Thina Mthembu

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