Caprice Bourret in 2013
October 24, 1971
Hacienda Heights, California, US
French Canadian father
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Caprice Bourret (born October 24, 1971) is an American-born businesswoman, model, actress and television personality. She lives in London where she runs her company, By Caprice Lingerie Ltd.
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. The male, surrogate child was born in Los Angeles on August 19, 2013 and Bourret attended the birth. Bourret gave birth herself less than a month later to a son.
Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers which have included Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. 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. She has been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut alongside Jonathan Ross.
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. In 2010, Bourret launched Bedding By Caprice. Bourret has given speeches at business events about the development of her own business, and on topics of general business interest.
Film and TV
Caprice starred in the film Hollywood Flies, Nailing Vienna  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. 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.
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.
When she arrived in London she posed as a celebrity "It" girl from a rich American family for a documentary series called Filthy Rich: Daddy's Girls, in which it was claimed she came from a moneyed family who lived in a security-screened Hollywood mansion. In fact, she was raised - mainly by her single mother - in a three-bedroom bungalow in an ordinary suburb of Los Angeles called Hacienda Heights. Her father was a used-car salesman who split from her mother when Caprice was five. Penniless Valerie Bourret was arrested on charges of credit-card theft; she had hatched a plot to defraud retailers with a young male accomplice and was given three years' probation.
In August 2003 21 year old Alexander Davis, heir to a £4bn oil fortune, asked Caprice to marry him. At the time Caprice was claiming to be 28, but she was later exposed as being more than ten years older than Davis. Davis' mother was quoted as saying "Alex needs to be studying not hanging out with a woman old enough to be his mother", and threatening to cut him out any legacy. They split up less than two years later.
Caprice then sued a Sunday newspaper for accusing her of being a 'gold digger', and claimed during the court hearings that the boy's mother wrote 'Caprice is perfect for my son. I look forward to planning their wedding'. Caprice was later forced to hand the money back when it was discovered she had used a forged letter to win the case.
In August 2006, defended by Nick Freeman, Caprice was banned from driving for one year and ordered to pay £2,500 costs when she was found guilty of drink-driving. She was held in police cells for several hours after she allegedly argued with officers who ordered her to take a breath test. "Do you know who I am?" she is said to have protested. Freeman claimed the model had a urinary tract infection, and that she was affected by the drugs she was taking. She owns two homes in South Africa, one in Cape Town's Camps Bay and another in Johannesburg's Bryanston.
In 2006 she was exposed for her false claim to have been 'Miss Teen California' when the organiser of the competition stated he'd never heard of her. MTC organiser Frank Lameira stated 'Caprice whomever never won Miss Teenage California and never was a participant in Miss Teenage California. The Miss Teenage California Pageant was created by myself in 1980. Perhaps she won another state teen pageant in California prior to 1980 that had a similar title, but I can assure you the Miss Teenage California's first pageant was in 1980.' He goes on to point enquirers to his website of previous winners. Caprice appears to have claimed it was some sort of mistake, however she has made the false claim in interviews such as one in Stuff Magazine published 19th February 2003 (which also includes the false claim that she is 27) with quotations such as "I was Miss Teen California. I had to do parades and openings and wave and, you know, the things that a beauty queen does. God, I’m glad those days are over."
|1997||Hospital!||Cassandra||Channel 5 one-off comedy|
|1999||Dream Team, TheThe Dream Team||Dani West||Series regular, US TV series|
|2001||Bubbles||American woman||Short film|
|2001||Baywatch||Jackie Love||One-off episode|
|2002||Nailing Vienna||Crystal||British film|
|2004||Hollyoaks: After Hours||Saskia||Spin-off|
|1998||Friday Night's All Wight||Herself||Co-Presenter, TV series|
|1999||Bang Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer||Herself||Interviewed by Reeves and Mortimer as their characters "The Stotts".|
|2002||Stars in Their Eyes||Herself/Nancy Sinatra||Celebrity Christmas Special|
|2002||Open House with Gloria Hunniford||Herself||1 episode|
|2003||Importance of Being Famous, TheThe Importance of Being Famous||Herself||Single guest interview series with Piers Morgan|
|2004||Road Raja||Herself||Driving reality show|
|2004||Loose Women||Herself||2 episodes, ITV|
|2004||GMTV||Herself||1 episode, ITV|
|2004||Celebrities Under Pressure||Herself||1 episode|
|2004||Sports Relief||Herself||1 episode|
|2005||Celebrity Big Brother 2005 (UK)||Herself||Evicted: Day 16 (Placed 5th out of 10)|
|2005||Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, TheThe Big Idea with Donny Deutsch||Herself||2 episodes, CNBC|
|2005||Surreal Life, TheThe Surreal Life||Herself||US reality series|
|2005||Dirty Tricks||Herself||1 episode|
|2005||Ireland AM||Herself||1 episode|
|2005||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself||1 episode|
|2006||The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live||Herself||One-off event|
|2008||Come Dine With Me||Herself||1 episode, Channel 4 culinary reality show|
|2008||Cooking the Books||Herself||1 episode, Channel 5|
|2009||Hole in the Wall||Herself||1 episode|
|2009||Live from Studio Five||Herself||1 episode, Channel 5 live chat show|
|2009||9th Meteor Ireland Music Awards||Herself – Presenter||Music Awards show|
|2010||Real Hustle, TheThe Real Hustle||Herself||1 episode, BBC|
|2010||Big Brother's Little Brother||Herself – Guest Panelist||Multiple episodes, E4|
|2010||Style Wars||Herself||Judge of Irish Reality Show|
|2010||The King is Dead||Herself – Guest Panelist||1 episode, BBC|
|2010||The King is Dead||Herself||Contestant|
|2010||Celebrity Juice||Herself||Closerer Magazine Head|
|2010||Live from Studio Five||Herself||Guest|
|2014||Ladies of London||Herself|
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