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Musetta Vander

Lowest Rated:   0% Breaking Point (2009)
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Birthplace:   Durban, South Africa
A native South African, Musetta Vander was raised without that most basic of modern conveniences--television! Radio programming, childhood books and weekend trips to the drive-in introduced her to the magical world of movies. It was not until the mid-'70s that South Africa finally got television, and the big black box in the family living room "miraculously" sprang to life. However, as the daughter of a ballet teacher, Musetta was no stranger to the entertainment world and debuted on stage at the age of four. Her childhood was filled with numerous dance performances including "Giselle", "Coppelia", "The Student Prince" and "Showboat", and, shortly after completing school, she qualified as a ballet teacher herself. After earning a BA in Communications and Psychology, she landed the plum job as anchor host for an MTV-like television show in South Africa. One day, a handsome visiting American, Jeff Celentano, spotted her on television, made her his bride, and whisked her off to the very place she had always dreamed of--Hollywood. Shortly after her arrival, she became part of the very world she used to host, appearing as the "dream girl" in more than 20 music videos for such top recording artists as Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John and Chris Isaak. It was her critically acclaimed stage performance in the original South African play "Soweto's Burning", about the trials of an interracial friendship in that racially segregated country, that provided her transition to the big screen. Musetta has since performed in numerous feature films, including collaborating with her husband on Under the Hula Moon (1995) and Gunshy (1998). She has also worked alongside such screen veterans as Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Will Smith in Wild Wild West (1999), George Clooney and John Turturro in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and John Hurt and Louis Gossett Jr. in Monolith (1993). She's also added a slew of television credits to her arsenal, including guest appearances on the hit shows "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995), "Stargate SG-1" (1997) and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997). Recently Musetta made a return to the stage, combining both her dance and acting background in an extremely successful adaptation of Molière's "The Bourgeois Gentleman" at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Spreading Darkness
  • Harriet Skelp
2017
No Score Yet $elfie Shootout
  • FBI Agent Zoey
2016
No Score Yet 5 Hour Friends
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Johnny
  • Julia Carter
2010
0% Transylmania
  • Teodora Van Sloan
2009
0% Breaking Point
  • Celia Hernandez
2009
No Score Yet Say It in Russian
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Planet Raptor: Raptor Island 2
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet What's Up Scarlett?
  • Sabrina Fisser
2006
No Score Yet Forbidden Warrior
  • Reza
2005
No Score Yet What's Up, Scarlet
  • Actor
2005
41% Kicking & Screaming
  • Janice Weston
$52.6M 2005
No Score Yet Mansquito
  • Jennifer Allen
2005
No Score Yet Mosquito Man
  • Actor
2004
17% Spymate
  • Dr. Amour
2004
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Siren
$45.2M 2000
46% The Cell
  • Ella Baines
2000
14% Molly
  • Maxine
1999
17% Wild Wild West
  • Munitia
1999
20% Gunshy
  • Grace
1998
3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  • Sindel
1997
No Score Yet Backlash: Oblivion 2
  • Lash
1996
No Score Yet Project Shadowchaser III (Project Shadowchaser 3000)
  • Rea
1995
No Score Yet Project: Metalbeast
  • Debbie
1995
No Score Yet Under the Hula Moon
  • Maya Gundinger
1995
No Score Yet Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion)
  • Lash
1994
No Score Yet Monolith
  • Katya Pavlova
1993
No Score Yet Round Trip to Heaven
  • Miss Moscow
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Sheriff Alana
  • 2017
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016
  • Miriam Nell
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Julie Merriweather
  • 2010
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Natalie
  • 2003
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
  • Ilainus
  • 2000
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Derran Tal
  • 1999
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Actor
  • 1997
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Felicia

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