13. Benu Mabhena
Benu came on the spotlight with her role in the 2006 film Blood Diamonds in which, as Jassie Vandy, she was a refugee and the wife of Solomon Vandy portrayed by actor Djimon Hounsou. Benu also guest-starred in “Jazz Man” on the cutting edge web series “Night Walkers”, Princess in 2006 and Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis(2008) where she plays herself. She resides in Los Angeles. Benu has said that she wants to be a voice and a source of inspiration for a young generation of girls back home in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.