Musetta Vander Biography
Warrior Princess Musetta Vander formerly born as Musetta van der Merwe was born on 26th May 1963). A South African actress and model who is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy films.
Musetta earned a BA in Communications and Psychology and after completing school she qualified as a ballet teacher which she learnt from her mother who was also a ballet teacher.
After college, she landed the job of anchor host for South Africa’s answer to MTV and afterwards, she moved to the United States and began her career appearing in more than twenty music videos playing the role of Dancer and Models for such artists as Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John, Chris Isaak, and Amy Grant.
Musetta made her first notable role as Zander Tyler in the action-adventure TV series and then in 1998, she starred as Lady Elara, one of the lead characters in Dune 2000, a real-time strategy video game. In 2002, she repeated her role for the sequel, Emperor: Battle for Dune. Her theater credits include The Bourgeois Gentleman and Soweto’s Burning. Musetta has made national commercials for Lancôme, Sanyo, McDonald’s, Diet Coke, Mercedes, Heineken, Skittles, Yoplait and many others.
She played Agent 24-7 for Prudential Real Estate. She has also been featured in a number of magazines, including a pictoral in Maxim and a cover on Details.
In 1999, Vander had a supporting role in Barry Sonnenfeld’s film “Wild Wild West” where she played an assistant to Kenneth Branagh’s character, Dr. Loveles.
Vander has also made appearances in a wide variety of TV shows, primarily science fiction and fantasy series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, an alluring alien, Babylon 5 and Xena: Warrior Princess. Recently, Musetta earned TV credits which include guest appearances on NCIS, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and Hawaii Five-0
Musetta made an appearance in a Christian movie called Johnny with Lee Majors and played the stepmother of Gattlin Griffith in the horror movie Under the Bed, directed by Steven C. Miller.
Most recently, she played a part in the psychological thriller Spreading Darkness with John Savage and Eric Roberts; she also played Tom Sizemore’s love interest in the indie film 5 Hour Friends, directed by Theo Davies