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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.


Early lifeEdit

Bourret grew up in Hacienda Heights, California. In 1996, she moved to the United Kingdom to launch her modelling career. She practises Judaism, the religion of her mother, Valerie Bourret.

[edit]CareerEdit

[edit]ModellingEdit

Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers which have included VogueGQCosmopolitanEsquireMaximFHM and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. She was named the world's sexiest woman by the News of the WorldGQs 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.

[edit]Business careerEdit

In 2000, Bourret entered into a licensing agreement with one of UK's leading department stores, Debenhams, putting her name to a lingerie range. Six years later, she bought back her licence, invested her own money into the business and subsequently founded By Caprice Products. She now sells on three continents and in Britain is stocked by high street giants and dozens of independent retailers. She fully finances, designs, models, and markets her own lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear.  In 2010, Bourret launched Bedding By Caprice to Shop Direct Group and very.co.uk.

[edit]Business/Corporate SpeechesEdit

In 2013 Caprice held a speech on Pure London Show. Miss Bourret talked openly how she developed/built her brand 'By Caprice' from scratch. 

[edit]Film and TVEdit

Caprice has appeared in a variety of film and television work. She starred in the HBO film Hollywood Flies and has also appeared in HBO's Nailing ViennaJinxed In Love also for HBO. Bourret has also appeared in the soap operasHollyoaksDream Team for Sky 1 and in 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 around the world. Bourret has appeared on Friday Night's All Wright as well as 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 filmed 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 hosted the red carpet event for the American Music Awards both live on ABC Network.

In early 2005, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. She continued to make appearances on companion show Big Brother's Little Brother until it switched channels in 2010.

She was a cast member on the fifth season of the VH1 reality series The Surreal Life and also appeared in the reality shows Celebrities Under PressureCelebrities DisfiguredThree Celebrities and a Baby, and Road Raja.

In June 2006, she starred in the English independent movie Perfect Woman, produced by Olympus Productions Limited. This followed an earlier appearance in the film The Man with Rain in His Shoes alongside Penélope Cruz.[19]

In 2007, Bourret was a judge on Sky 1's Project Catwalk and Britain's Next Top Model. Three years later she took the role of head judge on TV3's show Style Wars in Ireland.

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.

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

[edit]TheatreEdit

Bourret starred on stage in the musical Rent playing Maureen at The Prince of Wales Theatre on the West End and also performed in The Vagina Monologues at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.

In South Africa, Bourret produced and starred in the off-Broadway production Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical playing the lead Lisa at the Tesson Theatre in Johannesburg in 2007.

[edit]MusicEdit

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

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