Savage Beauty (South African TV series)

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Savage Beauty
Created byLebogang Mogashoa
Directed by
  • Denny Miller
  • Rea Rangaka
  • Thati Pele
Music byKyle Shepherd
Country of originSouth Africa
Original languages
  • English
  • Sotho
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producers
  • Harriet Gavshon
  • Nimrod Geva
  • Lebogang Mogashoa
  • Siphiwe Hlabangane
  • JP Potgieter
CinematographyTom Marais
  • Mmapula Letsoalo
  • Aluta Mlisana
  • Matthew Swanepoel
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time43–54 minutes
Production companyQuizzical Pictures
Original networkNetflix
Original release12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)

Savage Beauty is a South African drama series that was released on 12 May 2022 on Netflix.[1] The series was written by Lebogang Mogashoa. The series is about the mystery woman who enmeshes herself in a strong family that controls a global beauty empire and is hiding some dark secrets in order to exact retribution for her tragic past.[2][3]


Savage Beauty revolves around Bhengu Beauty (the global beauty empire) and Zinhle (the face of the brand) who has come to avenge the Bhengu family.[4] The public is unaware that Don and Grace Bhengu's lucrative beauty business was founded on the immoral practice of testing a skin-lightening product on children. That is, until one of the two survivors, Zinhle Manzini, arrives 15 years later to reveal them and reduce their dominion to ashes.[5]



  • Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle Manzini
  • Dumisani Mbebe as Don Bhengu
  • Nthati Moshesh as Grace Bhengu
  • Angela Sithole as Thando Bhengu
  • Jesse Suntele as Phila Bhengu
  • Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Linda Bhengu
  • Oros Mampofu as Ndu Bhengu
  • Mpho Sebeng as Bonga


  • Vaughn Lucas as Peter
  • John Ncamane as Kolobe
  • Tina Redman as Zandi
  • Nandi Mbatha as Ruby
  • Didintle Khunou as Vee
  • Thami Ngoma as Regina
  • Khutjo Green as Chief Nurse
  • Slindile Nodangala as Gogo Simphiwe
  • Bridget Masinga as Bhengu PR Person
  • Eve Rasimeni as Nurse Noni
  • Vele Manenje as Makhosi Mnisi
  • Mnatha Vika as Doctor


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1Episode 1Denny Miller & Rea RangakaLebogang Mogashoa12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)
2Episode 2Denny Miller & Rea RangakaNeo Sibiya12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)
3Episode 3Thati Pele & Rea RangakaNelisa Ngcobo12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)
4Episode 4Thati Pele & Rea RangakaNelisa Ngcobo12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)
5Episode 5Rea RangakaNeo Sibiya12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)
6Episode 6Rea RangakaLebogang Mogashoa12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)


  1. ^ "Savage Beauty… watch with caution". TheCable. 2022-06-03. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  2. ^ "Watch Savage Beauty | Netflix Official Site". Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  3. ^ "Savage Beauty season 1 review - a revenge drama hard to put down". Ready Steady Cut. 2022-05-12. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  4. ^ Nwanji, Ngozi. "How Netflix's South African Drama Series 'Savage Beauty' Takes On Skin Bleaching And Colorism: 'You Don't Actually Know The Repercussions'". Shadow and Act. Retrieved 2022-07-18.
  5. ^ Aleem, Aqsa (2022-05-16). "Review: Savage Beauty (Season 1), on Netflix". High On Films. Retrieved 2022-07-18.

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