Baroness Coral von Reefenhausen is a glamorous and
controversial German born member of European Aristocracy.
A 'woman of a certain age', she is intelligent,
witty, astute, occasionally foul-mouthed and when
the need arises, intensely bitchy.
She is the elegant survivor
of a lost world, one of designer couture and café
society. While partly out of touch with South Africa,
she is determined to come to grips with it. Below
the Belt is her way of doing just this.
The Baroness was born in Berlin, grew up in Rio
de Janeiro, ‘finished’ in Switzerland
and then shocked the family by embarking on an acting,
singing and dancing career. Whilst singing in a
nightclub (a critic once described her singing voice
as “marshmallow syrup, strained through an
old brassiere”) she met, and soon after married
Baron Tenny von Reefenhausen.
Two years later she divorced
the Baron (but kept the title) and married the wealthy
Italian, Fabrizio del Castano, who died tragically
in a light aircraft accident soon after, leaving
his entire fortune to his wife. The Baroness has
never re-married and travels the world, thanks to
her tremendous fortune.
Baroness has performed in England, New York City
and South Africa, including the Sun City Superbowl
(The Baroness in Incognito). She has appeared
as a guest on television chat shows including the
Tony Sanderson show and presented her one-woman
show at the Nico Malan in Cape Town (Ladies
and Gentleman…The Baroness) The Baroness
also appeared in a movie with Faye Dunnaway (Supergirl).
She has written popular and long running columns
in two local publications as well a sex advice column
for online web portal mambaonline.com.
The Baroness also makes frequent guest appearances
at gala functions and acts as compére at
Below the Belt
is the first time that the Baroness is hosting her
own television series.