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As the daughter of a ballet teacher her first appearance on stage was at age 4 in one of

the many shows her mother choreographed. She earned a BA in Communications and
Psychology and shortly after completing school she qualified as a ballet teacher.[citation
needed]

After college, Vander landed the job of anchor host for South Africa's answer to MTV.
Then she moved to the United States and began her career appearing in more than
twenty music videos for such artists as Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Elton John, Chris
Isaak, and Amy Grant.[citation needed]

Vander's first notable role was as Zander Tyler in the action-adventure TV series Super
Force.[citation needed]

In 1997, Vander portrayed Sindel in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel to the
original video game adaptation Mortal Kombat.[citation needed]

In 1998, Vander starred as Lady Elara, one of the lead characters in Dune 2000, a real-
time strategy video game. In 2002, Vander reprised her role for the sequel, Emperor:
Battle for Dune. Her theater credits include The Bourgeois Gentleman and Soweto's
Burning. Vander has made national commercials for Lancme, 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[2] and a cover on Details.[citation needed]

In 1999, Vander had a supporting role in Barry Sonnenfeld's film Wild Wild West in
which she played an assistant to Kenneth Branagh's character, Dr. Loveless.[citation needed]

In 2000, Vander played a seductive Siren in the critically acclaimed O Brother, Where
Art Thou? directed by the Coen brothers. The same year, she had a role in The Cell
alongside Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn.[citation needed]

Vander has also appeared in a wide variety of TV shows, primarily science fiction and
fantasy series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as an alluring teacher who turns out
to be a giant praying mantis), Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager (an an alluring alien),
Babylon 5, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Highlander: The Series. Her most recent TV
credits include guest appearances on NCIS, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, and
Hawaii Five-0.[citation needed]

In 2006, Vander was cast for a role in the movie Alpha Dog, but the filming schedule
kept changing, and because she was working on another project at the time she was
unable to play the part in the end.[3]

Vander played Robert Duvall's character's wife in the comedy Kicking & Screaming and
co-starred alongside Rade Serbedzija and Faye Dunaway in Say It in Russian. She
played the lead female character in Breaking Point, a thriller with Tom Berenger and
Busta Rhymes.[4] Vander can also be seen in the spoof/comedy Transylmania.[citation
needed]

Musetta starred 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, Vander 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.[citation needed]