Reeva Steenkamp

Quick Facts

Name Reeva Steenkamp
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Reeva
Birth Name Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp
Birth Date 1983-08-19
Gender Female
Profession Model
Place Of Birth Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Birth Nation South Africa
Nationality South African
Ethnicity South African-white
Religion Christian
Race White
Horoscope Leo
Father Barry Steenkamp
Mother June (nee Marshall, previously Cowburn)
Siblings 2
University University of Port Elizabeth
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Boyfriend Oscar Pistorius
Source of Wealth Modeling career
Net Worth $1.5 million
Height 5 ft 7 in / 171 cm
Weight 121 lb / 55 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Slim
Links Wikipedia, Twitter

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp, a paralegal and model from South Africa, went by the name Reeva Steenkamp. She was highly known for being the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa and for modeling for “FHM” magazine. She began modeling at the age of 14, and she went on to win a number of modeling contests.

Reeva liked the law as much as modeling, and she hoped to be admitted so she could practice law in South Africa. She also participated as a celebrity participant in “Baking Made Easy” on the BBC in 2012 and “Tropika Island of Treasure” season 5 on SABC 3rd in 2013. Sadly, on February 14, 2013, we lost such a versatile figure.

How much is the Net worth of Reeva Steenkamp?

At the time of her demise, Reeva Steenkamp ‘s estimated net worth was $1.5 million (2013). She earned a respectable salary of a few thousand dollars a year as well. Reeva’s primary source of income was her modeling business, thus she had amassed a large sum from her work.

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Reeva Steenkamp photo with a car. Via HuffPost News

Early Years: Who are the parents of Reeva Steenkamp?

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp’s real name, was born on August 19, 1983 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. She was of white South African descent and South African by nationality. She also identified as a Christian, and both her race and religion were white. Reeva finally celebrated her 29th birthday in August 2012, and according to her birth date, she was born under the sign of the lion. Her parents were horse trainer Barry Steenkamp and his second wife, June (née Marshall, formerly Cowburn), who was also from Blackburn, England.

She had two elder half-siblings named Adam Steenkamp and Simone Cowburn from her mother’s and father’s respective prior marriages. Regarding her schooling, Reeva went at St. Dominic’s Priory School. She continued her legal education at the University of Port Elizabeth, which later joined Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Laws in 2005.

What was the Professional Career of Reeva Steenkamp?

Reeva Steenkamp began her career as a model and paralegal before submitting an application to the bar in late 2011 with the goal of becoming a licensed attorney by the age of 30.
She then began modeling at the age of 14 and finished in the top three of both the Herald Miss Port Elizabeth competition in 2005 and the Weekend Post Faces of the Future competition in 2004. She was the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa and appeared as a model and cover girl in “FHM” magazine.

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Reeva Steenkamp began her career as a model and paralegal. Via ABC News

She also received rankings of #40 in 2011 and #45 in 2012 in the “FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World” survey conducted by South African FHM readers. Additionally, She then worked as FashionTV’s live roaming presenter in South Africa and made appearances in a variety of television commercials for goods like Toyota Land Cruiser, Clover “The One,” Redds, and Aldor Pin Pop. She appeared as a celebrity competitor on the BBC Lifestyle program “Baking Made Easy” in 2012. After her passing, she had been scheduled to feature on season five of the reality TV series “Tropika Island of Treasure,” which had been shot on site in Jamaica.

Due to the fact that the first episode of the series was dedicated to Steenkamp and was preceded by a video tribute to her, the series premiered as planned on February 16, 2013, two days after her passing. Additionally, in February 2014, eNCA aired “Reeva: The Model You Thought You Knew,” a half-hour documentary special about Steenkamp’s life.
Oscar Pistorius: The Verdict” was a Special Assignment show that aired on SABC 3 on September 12, 2014.

Did Reeva Steenkamp have a husband?

Reeva Steenkamp did not have a husband. Oscar Pistorius, a South African Olympic and Paralympic runner, was her boyfriend, and the two had been together since November 2012. The two had a good relationship up until her boyfriend Oscar fatally shot her. Francois Hougaard, a Springbok rugby player, and Reeva once dated. She was straight as far as sexual orientation was concerned.

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Reeva Steenkamp with her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius. Via USA Today

How did Reeva Rebecca die?

On Valentine’s Day 2013, Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp’s partner, shot four times through the door of a locked toilet cubicle at his Pretoria home. Three of those shots impacted Steenkamp, who was on the other side. He tried to call for rescue while providing emergency medical care. One of the first people on the scene was a neighbor, physician Johan Stipp, who attempted to open Steenkamp’s airway by using a jaw-lift technique. She had no peripheral pulse, gave no indication of breathing motions, and had frozen, dilated pupils, according to his interpretation of the scenario. It was clear that she had suffered a fatal injury.

Pastor Kurt Sutton of the Oasis Family Church in Port Elizabeth officiated during Reeva’s cremation on February 19, 2013, at Victoria Park Crematorium in Port Elizabeth. Oscar was detained and accused of killing. Although Pistorius acknowledged shooting Steenkamp, he said he thought he was shooting an intruder. He was found guilty of culpable homicide on September 12th, 2014, but not of murder. He was given a five-year prison term on October 21, 2014, but he only spent 10 months in jail. Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased by the Court of Appeal on November 24, 2017, to 13 years and five months, with the possibility of parole in 2023.

Body Measurement: Height and Weight

Reeva Steenkamp’s body weight is approximately 121 lb (55 kg) and she is 171 cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall. She had dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Furthermore, she had a thin physique.


  • She began modeling at the age of 14, and would have success in various modeling competitions.
  • In addition to modeling, she loved the law, and it was her hope to get admitted to be able to practice law in South Africa.
  • Before dating Pistorius, she was in a relationship with rugby player Francois Hougaard.
  • Olympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with murdering her in February 2013.
  • She moved with her family to Port Elizabeth as a child and began modeling when she was in her teens.

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