Oscar Pistorius’ Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Height, Age, Wikipedia, Parents, Cause Of Death

November 16, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Reeva Steenkamp was a South African model who gained fame for her stunning beauty and successful career in the fashion industry.

Tragically, her life was cut short when she was shot dead by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, on Valentine’s Day in 2013.


  • Full Name: Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp
  • Date of Birth: August 19, 1983
  • Age: 40 years (as of 2023)
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Model
  • Height: 1.65m
  • Parents: Barry Steenkamp (father), June Steenkamp (mother)
  • Siblings: Adam Steenkamp (brother), Simone Steenkamp (sister)
  • Relationship Status: Dating Oscar Pistorius at the time of her death
  • Net Worth: $700k

Early Life & Education

Reeva Steenkamp (40 years old as of 2023) was born on August 19, 1983, in Cape Town, South Africa. She grew up in Port Elizabeth, where her father, Barry Steenkamp, worked as a horse trainer.

Her mother, on the other hand, is called June Steenkamp. She had a close-knit family and was raised alongside her two siblings, Adam and Simone.

Reeva showed early promise as a model and began pursuing her passion during her teenage years.

After completing her secondary education at St Dominic’s Priory School in Port Elizabeth, Reeva studied law at the University of Port Elizabeth, which later became part of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

2005, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree, showcasing her determination and intellectual abilities alongside her blossoming modeling career.

Personal Life

Reeva Steenkamp had a few significant romantic relationships throughout her life. Before moving to Johannesburg to pursue her modeling career, she was involved with an emotionally abusive boyfriend.

Eventually, she found the strength to end the relationship and move forward.

In Johannesburg, Reeva briefly dated Springbok rugby player Francois Hougaard before meeting Oscar Pistorius, the renowned South African Paralympic and Olympic star, in November 2012.

They quickly formed a relationship and became a high-profile couple. However, their love story took a tragic turn on Valentine’s Day in 2013.


Reeva Steenkamp’s modeling career began in her teenage years, and she quickly made a name for herself in the industry.

Her striking looks, including her blonde hair and blue-green eyes, caught the attention of many. She became a sought-after model in South Africa, appearing on the cover of FHM magazine and starring in advertisements for renowned brands such as Avon Cosmetics, Toyota, KFC, Cardinal Beer, and Tiger Beer.

Reeva’s success in the fashion industry also led to her becoming the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa.

Alongside her modeling career, she worked as a paralegal and had aspirations of qualifying as a legal advocate by age 30.

Net Worth

At the time of her death, Reeva Steenkamp had accumulated an estimated net worth of $700k.

Her successful modeling career, endorsement deals, and various brand partnerships contributed to her financial success.


On February 14, 2013, Reeva Steenkamp’s life was tragically cut short when she was shot dead by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, at his home in Pretoria, South Africa.

The circumstances surrounding her death sparked international media attention and a highly publicized trial. Oscar Pistorius was ultimately convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison.

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