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Vander, Musetta 1969–

Vander, Musetta 1969–



Original name, Musetta van der Merwe; born May 26, 1969 in Durban, South Africa; married Jeff Celentano (an actor, writer, and director). Education: Earned B.A. in communications and psychology.

Addresses: Agent—David Shapira & Associates, 193 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—KMA, 311 N. Robertson Blvd., Suite 288, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Previously worked as a dancer and ballet teacher; appeared as anchor host for South African music video channel; appeared in television commercials for Skittles candy, 1999, Heineken beer, 1999, and Prudential Realty, 2006.


Film Appearances:

Marissa, The Revenger, 1989.

(As Musetta) Sheri Cutler, Crime of Crimes (also known as Corredores de drogas and Crimen de crimenes), 1989.

Katya, Monolith, MCA, 1993.

Lash, Oblivion, 1994.

Juicy, Dickwad, 1994.

Nurse, The Secret Force, 1995.

Rea, Project Shadowchaser III (also known as Project Shadowchaser 3000), 1995.

Maya Gundinger, Under the Hula Moon, Trident Releasing, 1995.

Debbie, Project: Metalbeast, 1995.

Lash, Oblivion 2: Backlash (also known as Backlash: Oblivion 2), Full Moon, 1996.

Elissa, 1997.

American Hero, 1997.

Queen Sindel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (also known as Mortal Kombat 2), New Line Cinema, 1997.

Grace, Gunshy, Initial Entertainment, 1998.

Munitia, Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999.

Maxine, Molly, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Siren, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O' Brother), Buena Vista, 2000.

Ella Baines, The Cell, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Reza, Forbidden Warrior, Cinamour Entertainment, 2004.

Dr. Jennifer Allen, Mansquito (also known as Mosquito-man), 2005.

Janice Weston, Kicking & Screaming, Universal, 2005.

Sabrina Fisser, What's Up, Scarlet?, 2005.

Herself, Kicking & Screaming: Behind the Net—The Making of "Kicking & Screaming" (documentary), 2005.

Dr. Claudette Amour, Spymate, Miramax, 2006.

Connie Jones, Alpha Dog, Universal, 2006.

Miss Morticia, Trick or Treat, 2006.

Natalia, Say It in Russian, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Zander Tyler, Super Force, 1991–92.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Raptor Island 2: Raptor Planet, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sharain Hourani, "The Dying Game," Murder, She Wrote, 1994.

Dominique, "Pairing Off," Boy Meets World, 1994.

Dominique, "Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do," Boy Meets World, 1995.

KGB Agent Matikova, "MIG-89," Viper, 1996.

Ingrid Henning, "The Valkyrie," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), 1997.

Miss Natalie French/She-Mantis, "Teacher's Pet," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB, 1997.

Felicia, "Between the Darkness and the Light," Babylon 5 (also known as B5), 1997.

Elina Zulinova, "Road Warriors," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, 1997.

(Uncredited) Matzima, "Voyage to Hell," The Adventures of Sinbad, 1998.

Lila, "Love Kills," The Sentinel, 1998.

Kassima Fada, "Top Event," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F. Special Ops Force, S.O.F., Inc., and SOF, Inc.), 1998.

Derran Tahl, "The Disease," Star Trek: Voyager, 1999.

Ilainus, "Amphipolis under Siege," Xena: Warrior Princess, 2000.

Captain Jill "Blaze" Trevera, "Pensacola Shootout," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, 2000.

Prima, "From Prima with Love," Secret Agent Man, UPN, 2000.

Prima, "TKO Henry," Secret Agent Man, UPN, 2000.

Shan'uac, "Crossroads," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Showtime, 2000.

Prima, "The Breach," Secret Agent Man, UPN, 2000.

Alex Quaid, "Val's Big Bang," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2001.

Nutragena, "Hamm Stoker's Suck My Blood," Son of the Beach, FX Channel, 2002.

Shan'auc, "The Changeling," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles), Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Dr. Weiland, "Damsels in De-Stress," She Spies, syndicated, 2003.

Natalie Blanc, "High Holidays," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Princess Guinevere, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder), CBS, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Soweto's Burning, Hudson Backstage Theatre, Los Angeles; The Bourgeois Gentleman, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA.


Video Games:

Fantasy girl, It Came from the Desert, 1990.

Chantal Pousette, Voyeur, 1994.

Lady Elara, Dune 2000, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1998.

Lady Elara, Emperor: Battle for Dune, 2002.

Music Videos:

Amy Grant's "Every Heartbeat (Body & Soul Mix)," 1991.

Also appeared in videos for Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Chris Isaak.



Femme Fatales, October, 1998, pp. 22-23; July 30, 1999, p. 4.


Musetta Vander official site,, June 15, 2006.

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