Behind every Paula
From television screen to the stage – Diaan’s list of theatre productions is longer than her extremely long model legs. She has acted in more than 16 plays of which the most recent was Stephen Simm’s Under the Fig Tree at the Baxter with her soon to become fiancé Jody Abrahams. But watch out – this is just the beginning of Diaan’s success. Her career on the small screen kicked off in 2001, with a CV that includes music videos, advertisements and presenting on Kyk-Net. In 2002 Diaan played the role of Merle in Egoli and a year later she was Mienkie in Backstage. But then she landed the big one as Ms Lawrenson. With her straight blonde hair she made herself at home in every South African lounge in 2003 with her role as Paula in the popular Afrikaans soap 7de laan. Here we present Diaan as you’ve never seen her in a series of exclusive photos by awardwinning photographer Merwelene van der Merwe.
Concept Elzilda Becker Photos Merwelene van der Merwe Photographic assistant Jarred Wassink Photo retouching Marijke Willems Make-up Mark Boss Outfits and styling Louw Coetzee Green dress Marlene Birger at Studio 8 and Shoes Nina Roche Red dress Ann de Meulemeester at Wizard’s Gallery Hair styling Tracy-Lyn Lewis Logistics Petro Smit and Suretha Booysen Model Diaan Lawrenson