Pevita Percy is an Indonesian actress, model and Mixed Welsh actress of mixed Welsh and Scottish descent. Born in Jambi, Indonesia, Pevita is said to be the youngest of six children of a farming family. She moved with her parents and older sister to Britain when she was four. She is said to have enjoyed learning about dancing from her grandmother, who was a member of the Inkatha tribe of Wales.
Pevita was described as “a little girl with big feet who loved to dance”, who became known at a young age for her passion for art, design and drawing. As a child she appeared in a number of local plays, where her talent for acting is said to have been discovered. At the age of 14 she was enrolled at the amateur drama school, where her performance was noticed by a playwright who became a regular visitor to the family home. At the age of sixteen Pevita left home to study at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth where she joined a drama college.
Pevita was one of the many Welsh girls who emigrated to Britain during the late twentieth century and who are now sadly no longer living in their birth country. One of the very few contemporary survivors of this massive influx was Pevita Pearce, who settled in Britain and took up work as a showgirl in London. She later gained fame for her starring role in the movie, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Pevita was born in October of that year and according to some records was christened Pevita Perce.
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||October 6, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
A biography of PevitaPearce was published in Welsh language periodical, The Journal of the History of Wales, vol. 8, pp. 4 and 5, edited by W. Y. Thomas.
According to this article Pevita has left behind two memoirs which were published in English as “A Woman in His Tracks” and “The Making of Pevita Pearce – An American Girl”. In her memoir “A Woman in His Tracks” Pevita reveals how her humble and industrious father tried to encourage her towards a professional and cultured life in Jakarta, but she always remained true to her heart and her desire to learn from her father and follow her passion. Her biographer, Irvin Tozora, has succeeded in describing Pevita as an intelligent, sensitive, cultured, and versatile woman who managed to balance her temperament to bring out her great acting talent. She was also described as being an avid reader and lover of books.
On the contrary, Irvin Tozora has criticized Pevita as having failed to live up to her talented potential. According to him, Pevita did not live up to her enormous potential as an actress in spite of winning numerous awards including an Oscar for “A Woman in His Tracks”. However, both the biographers agree that Pevita was at her best when she acted in “A Woman in His Tracks”, the first of her five films that earned her the Best Actress award at the Oscars. Pevita’s extensive resume and impressive filmography have made her one of the best-selling actresses in the Philippines and throughout the world. Her numerous awards and accolades are testimony to her supreme acting talent and skill.