Tanit Phoenix is a South African fashion model, actor, and makeup artist who was born on September 24, 1980. After appearing in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003, as well as GQ magazine and FHM in the same year, she became known for her swimwear and lingerie picture assignments.

Tanit Phoenix is of Dutch and Irish origin and was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She began dancing at the age of five and continued for 15 years.