Musetta Vander

Musetta Vander

  • Highest Rated: 77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Breaking Point (2009)
  • Birthday: May 26, 1963
  • 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

50% Shine Actor 2018
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 Forbidden Warrior Reza 2005
No Score Yet What's Up, Scarlet Actor 2005
40% 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
45% The Cell Ella Baines 2000
14% Molly Maxine 1999
17% Wild Wild West Munitia 1999
20% Gunshy Grace 1998
2% 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
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Miriam Nell
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Julie Merriweather
  • 2010
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Natalie
  • 2003
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
Alex
  • 2001
0% Secret Agent Man
2000
Prima
  • 2000
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Shan'auc
  • 2000
No Score Yet Xena: Warrior Princess
1995-2001
Ilainus
  • 2000
No Score Yet Pensacola: Wings of Gold
1997-2000
Capt. Trevera Zulinova
  • 2000
  • 1997
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Derran Tal
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Sentinel
1996-1999
Lila
  • 1998
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • 1997
No Score Yet Highlander
1992-1998
Immortal
  • 1997
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Dominique
  • 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Shirin Hourani
  • 1994
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Felicia

QUOTES FROM Musetta Vander CHARACTERS

Siren
Damn, two weeks from everywhere.
Kitana
Mother! You're alive!
Sindel
Too bad *you*... will DIE!
Sindel
Too bad you...Will die
Sindel
Too bad YOU will die
Sindel
Too bad YOU will die.