Caprice Bourret

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Caprice Bourret
Caprice Bourret, London, 2013 (crop).jpg
Caprice Bourret in 2013
Born Caprice Bourret
(1971-10-24) October 24, 1971 (age 43)
Hacienda Heights, California, US
Ethnicity American mother
French Canadian father
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Website
http://www.bycaprice.com

Caprice Bourret (born October 24, 1971) is an American businesswoman, model, actress and television personality. She lives in London where she runs her company, By Caprice Lingerie Ltd.[1]

Modeling[edit]

Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers[2][3] which have included Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated.[4] She was named the world's sexiest woman by the News of the World, GQs Woman of the Year and Maxims International Woman of the Year for three consecutive years.[5] She has been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut.[6]

Business[edit]

In 2000, Bourret entered into a licensing agreement with one of the UK's leading department stores, Debenhams, for the use of her name on a lingerie range. Six years later, she bought back the license and subsequently founded By Caprice Products, selling internationally to retailers and department stores. She designs, models, and markets lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear.[7][8][9] In 2010, Bourret launched Bedding By Caprice.[10] Bourret has given speeches at business events about the development of her own business, and on topics of general business interest.[11]

Film and TV[edit]

Caprice starred in the film Hollywood Flies,[12] Nailing Vienna [13] and Jinxed In Love, all produced for HBO. She also appeared in the soap operas Hollyoaks and Dream Team and the English comedy show Hospital. In 1998, Bourret hosted the UK television series, Caprice's Travels. The show followed Bourret's tour through several major holiday destinations. Bourret has appeared on Friday Night's All Wright and several award shows, including the European MTV awards and the World Music Awards, the British National Television Awards in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and several series for the television channels VH1 and E! Entertainment Television. In 2000, she featured in the Channel 4 documentary Being Caprice, in which a hidden camera recorded her life for ten days.[14] Also that year, she hosted an evening at The Oscars and the red carpet event for the American Music Awards both of which were broadcast live on ABC Network.[15]

In early 2005, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. She continued to make appearances on its companion show Big Brother's Little Brother until 2010.[16]

Bourret was a cast member on the fifth season of the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life and appeared in the reality shows Celebrities Under Pressure, Celebrities Disfigured, Three Celebrities and a Baby, and Road Raja.

In June 2006, she starred in the English independent movie Perfect Woman. This followed an earlier appearance in the film The Man with Rain in His Shoes alongside Penélope Cruz.[14]

In 2007, Bourret was a judge on Sky 1's Project Catwalk and Britain's Next Top Model.[17] Three years later she was head judge on TV3's show Style Wars in Ireland.[18]

On November 13, 2008 she came joint second with Jimmy Osmond in a Celebrity Come Dine with Me episode that also featured Nicky Clarke and Nancy Sorrell.[19]

In January 2013, Bourret was announced as one of the fifteen contestants participating in the ITV reality diving show, Splash!.

Theatre[edit]

Bourret played Maureen in the musical Rent at The Prince of Wales Theatre. She also performed in The Vagina Monologues at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.[20]

In 2007, Bourret produced and played the lead role of Lisa, in the off-Broadway production Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical at the Tesson Theatre in Johannesburg.[21]

Music[edit]

In 1999, Bourret was signed to Virgin Records and subsequently released her first single, "Oh Yeah"[22] (UK #24), and the 2001 follow-up single, "Once Around the Sun" (also UK #24).[23][24]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Bourret announced her pregnancy. She had decided to have a surrogate child after being told by doctors that she was unlikely to conceive naturally. Shortly after discovering the success of the procedure, Bourret found that she was also expecting a child herself.[25][26] The male, surrogate child was born in Los Angeles in August 2013 and Bourret attended the birth.[27] Bourret gave birth herself, less than a month later, to a son.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How Caprice went from supermodel to lingerie entrepreneur". Real Business. 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  2. ^ Amira Hashish (2011-06-09). "How Caprice became a model businesswoman". Thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ Bevan, Nathan (2009-02-14). "Supermodel Caprice stars alongside Rhys Ifans in new show". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Most Popular". CNN. 
  5. ^ "Interview Actress & Supermodel Caprice Bourret for Obesity Campaign UK". Obesitycampaign.co.uk. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ Whitehead, Jennifer (2003-10-02). "Caprice steals forklift truck in new Diet Coke promotion". Marketing magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  7. ^ About Bradley Chapman Leave a comment Go to comments. "Bradley Chapman Sales and Marketing". Rawbusiness.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  8. ^ Slowe, Kat (2011-05-12). "INTERVIEW: Caprice Bourret". Lingerieinsight.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  9. ^ bycaprice.com. "By Caprice stockists". ByCaprice.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  10. ^ Lingerie Buyer.co.uk. "Caprice Launches Bedding". Lingerie-Buyer.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Business Speeches". By Caprice Lingerie. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hollywood Flies (2005)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  13. ^ "SEE RANK Nailing Vienna (2002)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  14. ^ a b "Too close for comfort". The Guardian (London). 
  15. ^ "Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Caprice". Shalom Life. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  16. ^ Burchill, Julie (13 January 2005). "My feminist hero has become a rancid bore". London: The Times. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  17. ^ "Project Catwalk: Team Work On Caprice Lingerie Line". Unreality TV. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  18. ^ "ShowBiz Ireland - Caprice Launches TV3 Style Wars". Showbiz.ie. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  19. ^ Jeffries, Stuart (2008-11-14). "Stuart Jeffries: Watch celebrities hold dinner parties for charity? I'd rather reverse over a puppy". The Guardian (London). 
  20. ^ "Model Caprice Makes Musical Stage Debut in Rent". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  21. ^ [1][dead link]
  22. ^ "Aiming to be a model singer". BBC News. 1999-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  23. ^ music (2010-07-12). "Caprice Entertainment MSN". Entertainment.uk.msn.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  24. ^ "Chart positions Every Hit". Everyhit.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  25. ^ "Model Caprice Bourret having two babies ... a month apart?". Fox News. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Pregnant Caprice Bourret set to welcome surrogate baby weeks before due date". Express.co.uk. Daily Express. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Caprice Bourret welcomes first baby". Daily Express. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  28. ^ Moir, Jan (2013-10-25). "One baby from a surrogate. One born naturally. And why Caprice will never reveal which is which". London: Associated Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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