Caprice Bourret

Caprice Bourret

Bourret in 2013
Born (1971-10-24) October 24, 1971
Hacienda Heights, California, US

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]

Early life

Caprice Bourret was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to an American mother, Valerie Bourret, and a French-Canadian father, Dale Bourret. In 1996 she moved to the United Kingdom and quickly became one of the most photographed women. [2]


Bourret has appeared on more than 250 magazine covers[3][4] which have included Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Maxim, FHM, and the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated.[5] 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.[6] She has been featured in television ad campaigns for Diet Coke and Pizza Hut.[7]


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.[8][9][10] In 2010, Bourret launched Bedding By Caprice.[11] Bourret has given speeches at business events about the development of her own business, and on topics of general business interest.[12]

Film and television

Caprice starred in the film Hollywood Flies,[13] Nailing Vienna,[14] and Jinxed In Love, all produced for HBO. She also appeared in the British soap operas Hollyoaks and Dream Team and comedy show Hospital. In 1998, Bourret hosted another British 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.[15] 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.[16]

In early 2005, she appeared on the British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother. She continued to make appearances on its companion show Big Brother's Little Brother until 2010.[17]

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

In June 2006, she starred in the British independent movie Perfect Woman. This followed an earlier appearance in the film The Man with Rain in His Shoes alongside Penélope Cruz.[15]

In 2007, Bourret was a judge on Sky 1's Project Catwalk and Britain's Next Top Model.[18] Three years later she was head judge on TV3's show Style Wars in Ireland.[19]

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.[20]

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

In June 2014, Bourret appeared as a main cast member on Bravo reality series Ladies of London.

Bourret appeared on Who's Doing the Dishes? in October 2014.


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.[21]

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.[22]


In 1999, Bourret was signed to Virgin Records and subsequently released her first single, "Oh Yeah"[23] (UK #24), and the 2001 follow-up single, "Once Around the Sun" (also UK #24).[24][25]

Personal life

Bourret lives with her partner Ty Comfort. In 2013, she had two sons, one carried by herself and the other through a surrogate.[26]


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  2. "Biography". Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. Amira Hashish (2011-06-09). "How Caprice became a model businesswoman". Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  4. Bevan, Nathan (2009-02-14). "Supermodel Caprice stars alongside Rhys Ifans in new show". WalesOnline. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  5. "Most Popular". CNN.
  6. "Interview Actress & Supermodel Caprice Bourret for Obesity Campaign UK". 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  7. Whitehead, Jennifer (2003-10-02). "Caprice steals forklift truck in new Diet Coke promotion". Marketing magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  8. "Bradley Chapman Sales and Marketing". Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  9. Slowe, Kat (2011-05-12). "INTERVIEW: Caprice Bourret". Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  10. "By Caprice stockists". Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  11. Lingerie "Caprice Launches Bedding". Retrieved 2013-01-31.
  12. "Business Speeches". By Caprice Lingerie. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  13. "Hollywood Flies (2005)". Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  14. "SEE RANK Nailing Vienna (2002)". Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  15. 1 2 "Too close for comfort". The Guardian. London.
  16. "Exclusive Interviews with Top Jewish Models - Caprice". Shalom Life. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  17. Burchill, Julie (13 January 2005). "My feminist hero has become a rancid bore". London: The Times. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  18. "Project Catwalk: Team Work On Caprice Lingerie Line". Unreality TV. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  19. "ShowBiz Ireland - Caprice Launches TV3 Style Wars". Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  20. Jeffries, Stuart (2008-11-14). "Stuart Jeffries: Watch celebrities hold dinner parties for charity? I'd rather reverse over a puppy". The Guardian. London.
  21. "Model Caprice Makes Musical Stage Debut in Rent". Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  22. Archived June 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. "Aiming to be a model singer". BBC News. 1999-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  24. music (2010-07-12). "Caprice Entertainment MSN". Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  25. "Chart positions Every Hit". Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  26. "Caprice Bourret: my family values". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
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