PRETTY MAMA!! Check Out Actress Thandie Newton's AFRICAN PRINCESS MOTHER . . . We See Where She Got Those CHEEK BONES FROM!!!Author:MTO StaffPublish date:Oct 3, 2016Actress Thandie Newton released a pic of her mom, who is extremely proud of Thandie. Thandie's mom Nyasha is a princess from the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe in southern Africa. Thandie grew up in Zimbabwe until she was three.