When it comes to the continent of Africa, or more specifically, South Africa, it is not particularly known for its array of actors and actresses in Hollywood, but it has boasted some popular names in the premier entertainment industry, such as Charlize Theron and Arnold Vosloo. Another notable name is Musetta Vander, an actress who was born in Durban, South Africa.
Musetta Vander made her debut as an actress in 1991 when she appeared in the movie, Kick or Die, and she has since gone on to appear in several more movies and TV shows, including notable appearances in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Wild Wild West.
She is also a model and a dancer and we cover more about this, along with other interesting facts you should know about her below. Read on to learn more.
Musetta Vander’s Biography
The actress was born in Durban, South Africa on the 26th of May, 1963 as Musetta van der Merwe. She was born to unknown parents, but we know her mother was a ballet teacher. Musetta Vander got introduced into the world of performance art as early as the age of four when she made her first appearance in a stage performance for her school. Alongside a number of stage and dance performances for her school, she also trained as a ballet dancer and following the completion of high school, earned her badge to become a ballet teacher.
She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology after which she began her career in show business, first as an anchor and host for a music show in South Africa. After a few months working on the show, Musetta Vander relocated to the United States where she continued her career in show business, appearing in a variety of music videos as a model.
Her ultimate switch to acting came in 1989 after she played Emma in the critically acclaimed play, Soweto’s Burning. Musetta Vander then began her career as an onscreen actress by getting cast in the show, Super Force, as Zander Tyler in 1991 for her debut appearance.
Since then, she has gone on to appear in various movies and TV shows, including major productions like Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, where she played Sindel, Wild Wild West where she starred as Munitia, and a few more others. In Television, Musetta Vander has recorded credits in shows like NCIS, Boy Meets World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: Voyager, Frasier, Stargate SG-1 and several others.
Other than her work in show business, Musetta Vander is also a certified Master of Medical Qigong Therapy, alternative healing, and meditation process for various sicknesses ranging from headaches and cancer. She has performed various workshops on the therapy and has multiple videos on the therapy process on her YouTube channel, Musetta Vander.
Since she became a known member of Hollywood, Musetta Vander has spent a majority of her career shielding the media away from details about her personal life. While she would undoubtedly have been in a couple of relationships, we have no details about them, only the fact she got married on Christmas Day in 2018, to Jurer Meister.
Not much is known about her husband but they got reportedly got married after a couple of months of being together.
Other Facts About Musetta Vander
As a model and an actress, Musetta Vander works in two professions that place a high premium on physical beauty and thankfully, she has it, via a body that has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a weight of 57 kg. Additionally, it also has a shape-defining measurement of 34, 25 and 35 inches, for her bust, waist and hip size respectively. Other features include dark brown hair and eyes.
Other than movies and TV shows, Musetta Vander has appeared in several music videos as a model and a dancer for a range of artists such as Tina Turner, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Traveling Wilburys, and a few more others. She has also appeared in some video games, such as Dune 2000, Emperor: Battle for Dune and Voyeur.
Musetta Vander has quite a presence on social media and has a profile across most major platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. On Instagram and Twitter, she has the profile name, @musettavander. She also has her website, musettavander.com.