Michelle Botes

Michelle Botes Biography; Age, Education, Husband, Career, Net Worth

Michelle Botes (born 12 October 1962) is an award-winning South African actress, artist, and aromatherapist, who has starred in various TV series, stage plays, commercials and movies. She is best known for her parts in the TV soaps Legacy (2020-2023), Isidingo (1998), and Arende (1994), She was born and raised in Cape Town in South Africa by her parents in a modest household in South Africa.

Michelle Botes Age

She was born on the 12th of October, 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa. As of 2023, she is 61 years old and celebrates her birthday on October 12th every year.

Michelle Botes Education

After completing her secondary education, Michelle Botes continued her education at the University of Stellenbosch.

She earned a degree in speech and acting from the school where she studied.

She started her study at the University of Stellenbosch and finished it off at the University of Cape Town, where she earned a diploma in education.

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Michelle Botes Husband

She met her husband Ian Roberts on set. They couldn’t stand each other at first, but they soon realised they were in love. She married Ian at the age of 27. She wore a white wedding dress down the aisle to the pulpit. Together, they’ve had a son and a daughter. After eleven years of marriage, the couple got split, but they are still friends.

Michelle Botes Career

In the beginning of her career, Michelle Botes worked as a librarian showcasing books. While working as a librarian, she enrolled in additional acting training.

When she was cast in the 1998 season of the well-liked South African drama series Isidingo, she finally received her big break. She is a well-known South African actress who rose to fame and attention when she played Cherel de Villiers-Haines, the evil character. She portrayed and performed the role in Isidingo from 1998 to 2007.

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She starred in the South African drama Binneland Sub Judice in 2007 after leaving Isidingo. For three years, she performed in the part. Michelle Botes left the concert in 2010 after being cast on the South African television network M-Net. At the concert, she took on the character of Ingrid Jordaan.

In 2010, Michelle Botes took a break from acting, and she did so again in 2019. Without a question, the actress is one of South Africa’s top performers.

The actress has been acting for more than ten years. She is now a well-known name in the entertainment industry thanks to her extraordinary acting abilities. Recently, Michelle Botes played the part of Princess in the Afrikaans film Eagles.


  • In 2005, Michelle was honored as the most stylish South African celebrity by Elle magazine , JFPI Corporation and the Sunday Times newspaper .
  • She received the Duku Duku Award four years in a row, including in 2005 as “Best Onscreen Villian” (and on top of that, she was the only woman nominated in the category).
  • She has won the Crystal Award for Best Actress three times. She and Robert Whitehead (Barker Haines) also received an award for Best TV Couple in Isidingo.
  • At the 19th annual Avanti Awards, Michelle was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Isidingo.
  • The newspaper The Star‘s Top 100 her in 2002 placed among the top 10 on television.
  • G-Sport named Botes “Woman of the Month” in October 2006 (see external links).


  • Lover Under the Weapon, 1987
  • Dear Heaven, Genis! , 1987 as Santie
  • Palang van Dwaal as Mary
  • Arende as Princess
  • Kings as Santie
  • Triptych as Bibi (Barbara Brinkman) (1993)
  • Ingrid Jonker, A Child Full of Secrets (KKNK, 1995)
  • Until Death Do Us Part (stage, 2001)
  • Isidingo as Cherel de Villiers
  • Binneland Sub Judice as Ingrid Jordaan
  • Bakgat 2, 2010 as an older woman in a red skirt
  • Legacy, 2021-23, as Angelique Price
  • Jewel , 2021, as tyra

Net Worth

Michelle has an estimated net worth of $1,000,000, According to Networth Post which she has earned as an actress.

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