Liane Heyl (born October 3, 1967) is a South African actress and singer. She is best known for playing Boeboe in the television sitcom Vetkoek Paleis.

The actress has released several songs and established a school that teaches drama. She has shared some of her songs on various music applications.

Liane Heyl has contributed to the film, television, and movie industry. She made her television debut in 1996 in the sitcom Vetkoek Paleis.

Early Life

Liane Heyl
Liane Heyl biography
Liane Heyl is best known for her role as Boeboe in the sitcom Vetkoek Paleis.
Full Name:Liane Heyl
Other names:Liane de Villiers
Born:October 3, 1967 (age 55 years old)
Place of Birth:Johannesburg
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of Cape Town
Occupation:Actress, singer
Languages:Afrikaans, English, minimal French

Liane Heyl was born Liane de Villiers on October 3, 1967, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has a twin sister called Genee.


Villiers attended Hoërskool Menlopark. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in drama from the University of Cape Town. She also obtained a Higher Diploma in Speech and Drama in 1990 and a HED degree at the University of Pretoria in 1991. 

Other trainings include

  • Method Acting (1989 – 1994)
  • Operatic training at Trinity College, Gr 8 
  • Makeup course at Face to Face (1999)
  • Aerobics, various courses, and training (1990
  • Menlopark Highschool (1985)
  • 2nd Youth Beauty Institute; Pta (2005)
  • Trinity Gr 8 Opera exam (2010)


Liane Heyl starred as dim waitress Boeboe in the sitcom Vetkoek Paleis. She appeared in many other sitcoms like Molly & Wors, Ouboet & Wors, and Poena.

The actress appeared in many other television productions like Jozi Streets, Hart van Staal, and Rhythm City. She played Veronica in the Afrikaans soap opera 7de Laan, Die Sonkring, and Die Kasteel.

Aside from acting, she is a teacher and founded The Laine Heyl School of Drama. She teaches English and drama, and taught piano to students in Grades one to four at Trinity College in London in 2019.

Liane dropped a Christmas CD and DVD titled Kersfees vir die KIDS for children.

Heyl is a music artist with many songs, including Sterredroom. She bagged an Avanti award for Best supporting actress in a Comedy. She starred as a cancer patient in the Christian movie Hartsbegeertes in 2015.

The actress stars in Ouboet & Wors, which has been airing since October 2017. She has graced the covers of many magazines. 

In February 2018, she and her sister were on the cover of Vrouekeur Tydskrif. She has performed in musical shows. Heyl has been running her four drama studios since 2009. She was the casting director for x2 Mnet TV shows (2007 – 2009).

Personal life

Liane Heyl leads a private lifestyle. She doesn’t talk about her marriage and family life. She has a daughter named Willow, who she often posts on social media.

The actress is 1.56m tall and weighs 51 kg. She speaks Afrikaans, English, and minimal French.


  • 1999: Avanti Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • 1998: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Social Profile

Liane Heyl is on Instagram and Facebook. She posts her lifestyle and works on the platform. Her account is not verified yet, but she has garnered a decent following.

We cannot overemphasize her contributions to the entertainment industry. She has contributed as an actor, singer, director, organizer, team player, and more.



  • Boeboe Bokke
  • Hear My Heart
  • Rave Pop
  • Jammer Is ‘n Bummer
  • More Than A Friend
  • New Year’s Baby
  • Groot Meneer
  • Olke Bolke
  • Mamma He’s Making Eyes At Me
  • Mr Postman
  • Ek Droom Nog Van Jou
  • Bosveld Boer
  • Dis ‘n Jol


TV Roles

  • 7de Laan as Veronica
  • Die Kasteel as Henrietta
  • Die Sonkring as Warden
  • Poena as Coco de Kok
  • Rhythm City as Lawyer

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