This multi-talented beautiful girl needs no introduction, but for the millions of internationals out there, who have recently heard of her, we officially introduce: South Africa's hottest property, Tanit Phoenix, as she has tongues wagging in Los Angeles as the new IT girl and is heating up international screens.
Tanit Phoenix is known as a South African Super model and recently has become an International actress by trade. Did you know Tanit made it to the top 5 women on Micheal Bays' Shortlist to replace Megan Fox for Transformers 3? Tanit is also the face of the new provocative sexy lingerie line by Woolworths, 'DISTRACTIONS'. Tanit Phoenix just landed her latest leading role in the new HBO series in the United states: 'Femme Fatales'. Plus she has just landed a minor role opposite Denzel Washington in 'Safehouse'.
Tanit Phoenix was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to a family of Irish and Dutch descent. Her father, a Quantum Mechanics lecturer and former skydiver, is a descendant of 19th century immigrants from Tullylish, Ireland. Growing up, Phoenix excelled at a variety of activities, including dance, athletics, and music. At an early age, she was enrolled in a ballet class at the behest of her mother; it lasted for 10 years.
Tanit Phoenix was a finalist for the title role in the TV series version of Wonder Woman, but had lost the role to actress Adrianne Palicki. Phoenix now resides in Los Angeles.
Tanit Phoenix started her career at the age of 15 and has starred in (and is the face of) commercials for American Swiss Jewellery, Nivea, Alberto VO5, multi-billion dollar Aria (Casino) (Las Vegas), Transitions lenses, Volvic and Veet. She worked as an international fashion model for Munich Models, Why Not Model Agency - Milan, Model Management - Hamburg, Ice Model Management - Cape Town and Success Models - Paris. In September 2005, 2006 and in 2010, she was the cover girl of Cosmopolitan magazine. She has also known as a daredevil after she starred in the European TV ad for Fa showergel, skydiving topless from the heavens. She was then chosen to be the cover girl in the German men's magazine Maxim and then the cover girl for American Maxim the year after. Tanit has also been on the covers of men's magazine FHM and frequently been shot for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Marie Claire, Shape and GQ magazines.
Tanit Phoenix began her acting career as Candy in Lord of War opposite Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto, and had her second role the Canadian mystery series Charlie Jade as Malachi's associate in the episode "Things Unseen", then the following year starred opposite Wesley Snipes in the horror film Gallowwalker. In 2010, she starred in the horror film Lost Boys: The Thirst and the action film Death Race: Frankenstein Lives opposite Sean Bean, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo. Tanit has just completed filming the comedy Spud opposite John Cleese in South Africa. Phoenix is currently filming a 13-part contemporary film noir series in Los Angeles, season 1 and 2 of Femme Fatales, for Cinemax/HBO, where she has been cast as lead actress, and you will soon see her in Safehouse, where she has a minor role alongside Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
There is no stopping this beautiful tenacious young actress, and the roles keep coming opposite Hollywood's greatest leading men. Keep your eyes open she has an amazingly bright career ahead her.
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