Actor, Writer, Artist
Date of Birth: 10 July 1962
Height: 1.68m Hair: Blonde Eyes: Blue
Languages: Afrikaans, English
Skills: Writing, Painting, Horse Riding
Isabella started acting at the age of 16 and immediately came into the foreground by winning the nationwide ATKV competition as best supporting actress, followed by the next year winning the best actress award.
While doing her post graduation acting diploma she was hailed as South Africa’s answer to Meryl Steep (Adrienne Sichel: The Star) for her part as ‘Anna’ in the highly acclaimed Ek, Anna Van Wyk (1984).
After completing her studies she joined PACOFS as a member of their permanent acting company for a couple of years.
While free lancing for CAPAB she performed in productions like Ibsen’s Spoke, 1990 winner of the AA Vita award for Best Production and Rebellie van Lafras Verwey, winner of 1992 Fleur du Cap Best Production.
She made her debut on television in the award winning series Arende, and was nominated for an Artes Award for best supporting actress in 1993. She also played ‘Lilley’ in the acclaimed Puppet Masters, winner of the 1993 Artes Best Drama Series for CCV.
Other television credits include Sonkring, The Game, Backstage, Sewende Laan, Egoli, Getroud met Rugby, Binnelanders and Feast of the Uninvited.
She has also featured in Henley-on-Klip: The Movie and the feature film Roepman.