Savage Beauty (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 release
Release12 May 2022 (2022-05-12)

Savage Beauty is a South African drama television 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] The series has been renewed for Season 2.[4]


Savage Beauty revolves around Bhengu Beauty (the global beauty empire) that was known to the south African culture and Zinhle (the face of the brand) who has come to avenge the Bhengu family.[5] 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.[6]



  • 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


Season 1 (2022)[edit]

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. ^ Moore, Kasey (2023-09-04). "Savage Beauty Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix". What's on Netflix. Retrieved 2023-09-08.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Aleem, Aqsa (2022-05-16). "Review: Savage Beauty (Season 1), on Netflix". High On Films. Retrieved 2022-07-18.

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