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Musetta Vander

Musetta Vander was born and raised in South Africa, where she spent her childhood dancing in such ballets and musicals as Giselle, Coppelia, The Student Prince and Showboat, eventually qualifying as a ballet teacher herself.

After college, Vander landed the plum job of anchor host for South Africa's answer to MTV. She then moved to the United States and began working in the flip side of that business, ultimately appearing as the girl in more than twenty music videos for such top recording artists as Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John and Chris Isaak.

But it was her critically acclaimed stage performance in the powerful South African play Soweto's Burning that provided her transition to the big screen.

Vander's feature film credits include Under the Hula Moon; Mortal Kombat: Annihilation; Gunshy; Wild Wild West; Molly; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; and The Cell.

Her many television appearances include episodes of such series as Murder, She Wrote; Boy Meets World; Diagnosis Murder; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Babylon 5; Stargate SG-1; Pensacola: Wings of Gold; Star Trek: Voyager; V.I.P.; Son of the Beach; She Spies; Frasier; and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Most recently, Vander acted in Miramax's family comedy Spymate, the original SciFi Channel movie Mansquito and the crime drama Alpha Dog, directed by Nick Cassavetes.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Musetta Vander Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 26, 1969 (48)
SignGemini
BirthplaceDurban, South Africa
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Musetta Vander compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Say It In Russian (2007)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Kicking and Screaming (2005)
Forbidden Warrior (2004)
Mosquito Man (2003)
Spymate (2003)
The Cell (2000) (breakthrough)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Gunshy (1998)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Backlash: Oblivion 2 (1996)
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