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Musetta Vander (born Musetta van der Merwe) is a South African actress best known for her role as Sindel in the action adventure film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Biography[]

Vander was born on May 26, 1963, in Durban, South Africa. The names of Vander's parents, where Vander went to school, and why she wanted to become an actress is not known. What is known is that Vander got her first on-screen role in 1986, when she was cast as a dancer in the dramatic comedy film Dada en die Flower. Pressman got her first major role in 1991, when she was first cast as Zander Tyler, a skilled psychic that works for the Esper Division, for 7 episodes of the action adventure series Super Force. Pressman has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, The Voyeur, It Came from the Desert, The Revenger, Crime of Crimes, Star Trek: Voyager, Hawaii Five-0, Viper, Oblivion, Oblivion 2: Backlash, Monolith, NCIS, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders[]

Vander portrayed Miriam Nell, the owner of a bar that employed Timothy and Brandon Smit, in the Season One episode "Iqiniso".

Filmography[]

  • Dreadnought: Invasion Six (2020) - Second Line Yelena Tursk (voice)
  • Vengeance Girl (2020) - Patricia Schmidt
  • Meryl (2018) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • Spreading Darkness (2017) - Harriet Skelp
  • Shine (2017) - Corrine Stacker
  • The Hatred (2017) - Edna
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2017) - Sheriff Alana Smith
  • Swedish Dicks (2016) - Jennifer
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "Iqiniso" (2016) TV episode - Miriam Nell
  • $elfie Shootout (2016) - FBI Agent Zoey Miller
  • The Better Half (2015) - Susan
  • 5 Hour Friends (2013) - Candy
  • Under the Bed (2012) - Angela Hausman
  • NCIS (2010) - Julie Merriweather
  • Johnny (2010) - Julia Carter
  • Napoleonic (2010) - Doctor Barbara Hale
  • Breaking Point (2009) - Celia Hernandez
  • Transylmania (2009) - Teodora Van Sloan
  • Say It in Russian (2007) - Natalia
  • Planet Raptor (2007) - Sergeant Jacqueline 'Jack' Moore
  • Monster Night (2006) - Morticia
  • Forbidden Warrior (2005) - Reza
  • What's Up, Scarlet? (2005) - Sabrina Fisser
  • Kicking & Screaming (2005) - Janice Weston
  • Mansquito (2005) - Doctor Jennifer Allen
  • The Bold and the Beautiful (2004) - Princess Guinevere
  • Frasier (2003) - Natalie Blanc
  • She Spies (2003) - Doctor Weiland
  • Spymate (2003) - Doctor Amour
  • Stargate SG-1 - 2 episodes (2000-2003) - Shauna/Shan'auc
  • Emperor: Battle for Dune (2002) - Lady Elara
  • Son of the Beach (2002) - Nutragena
  • V.I.P. (2001) - Alex Quaid
  • The Cell (2000) - Ella Baines
  • Secret Agent Man - 3 episodes (2000) - Prima
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Siren
  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold - 2 episodes (1997-2000) - Blaze/Elina Zulinova
  • Xena: Warrior Princess (2000) - Ilainus
  • Molly (1999) - Maxine
  • Wild Wild West (1999) - Munitia
  • Star Trek: Voyager (1999) - Derran Tal
  • Dune 2000 (1998) - Lady Elara
  • Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1998) - Kasima Fada
  • The Sentinel (1998) - Lila
  • Gunshy (1998) - Grace
  • American Hero (1997) - Gipsy
  • Elissa (1997) - Elissa
  • Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) - Sindel
  • Babylon 5 (1997) - Felicia
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) - Natalie French
  • Highlander (1997) - Ingrid Henning
  • The Lord Protector (1996) - Beryl
  • Viper (1996) - KGB Agent Natalya Marakova
  • Diagnosis Murder (1996) - Carrie
  • Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) - Lash
  • American Hero (1995) - Gipsy
  • The Secret Force (1995) - Clinic Nurse
  • Chris Isaak: Go Walking Down There (1995) - Dancer
  • Under the Hula Moon (1995) - Maya Gundinger
  • Project Shadowchaser III (1995) - Rea
  • Project: Metalbeast (1995) - Debbie
  • Boy Meets World (1995) - Dominique
  • Dickwad (1994) - Juicy
  • Oblivion (1994) - Lash
  • Murder, She Wrote (1994) - Shirin Hourani
  • Voyeur (1993) - Chantal Pousette
  • Monolith (1993) - Katya
  • It Came from the Desert (1992) - Fantasy Girl
  • Super Force - 7 episodes (1991-1992) - Zander Tyler
  • Amy Grant: Every Heartbeat (1991) - Woman
  • The Revenger (1990) - Marissa
  • Crime of Crimes (1989) - Maria Cutler (credited as Musetta)
  • Tina Turner: I Don't Wanna Lose You (1989) - Unknown Character
  • Rod Stewart & Ronald Isley: This Old Heart of Mine (1989) - Dancer
  • Alice Cooper: Bed of Nails (1989) - Dancer
  • Elton John: Healing Hands (1989) - Unknown Character
  • The Endangered (1989) - Christine Pickering
  • It's Murphy's Fault (1988) - Brant's Secretary (credited as Musetta van der Merwe)
  • Kick or Die (1987) - Giselle (uncredited)
  • Dada en die Flower (1986) - Dancer (credited as Musetta van der Merwe)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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