Born In: Hacienda Heights, California, United States
Caprice Bourret is an American model, actress, television personality and a businesswoman, best known as the founder of the company named By Caprice. Born in California, she was raised by a single mother as her father had left the family when Caprice was a few years old. Caprice was raised with orthodox Jewish values and aspired to become a model upon growing up. Following her high school graduation, she moved to New York and began her modelling career. However, it was only after she moved to London that her modelling career truly flourished. Within the first few years of moving to London, she had appeared on the covers of international magazines such as GQ, Maxim, Cosmopolitan etc. She is known as one of the most photographed women of all times as she has appeared in more than 350 magazines throughout her career. She has also appeared in many television shows, such as ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ and ‘Road Raja’ etc, along with films, and a few theatrical productions as well. In the mid-2000s, she launched her luxury brand By Caprice, which became an international success.
father: Dale Bourret
mother: Valerie Bourret
children: Jax Bourret-Comfort, Jett Bourret-Comfort
Partner: Ty Comfort (2011–)
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: California
education: Bishop Amat Memorial High School
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Caprice Bourret was born on October 24, 1971, in Hacienda Heights, California, to Valerie and Dale Bourret. She was born to an American mother and a Canadian-French father. Her mother was Jewish while her father was a Christian. A few years after she was born, her father left the family, leaving her mother to raise her two daughters, Caprice and her younger sister Tippy.
After her father left, Caprice and her sister were raised as per Jewish traditions. Caprice’s Jewish heritage caused her to get bullied in school, but even then, she followed her faith ardently.
She enrolled into Bishop Amat Memorial High School in California. However, she had aspired to become a model ever since she was younger, mostly owing to her mother’s influence on her. Her mother was an independent woman who ran her own interior designing business and taught both her daughters to survive independently. In addition, she also loved to dress up, which led Caprice to imitate her mother during her teen years.
She became further more religious during her high school years. At the age of 15, she began attending a shiurim, where classes were being run by rabbis. She attended it as she wanted to have an orthodox Jewish teaching.
By the time she graduated high school she had decided to begin her modelling career. She worked on her physique and ate a minimal diet. She was spotted by a modelling scout from a modelling agency and was asked to contact them. She moved to New York when she turned 18 and began her modelling career.
After spending two years in New York and doing a few small modelling assignments, she moved to London when she was 20 years old. Almost immediately, she began modelling work. Appearing on the cover of Vogue Magazine, she became instantly popular. It was the beginning of a long and extremely successful modelling career as she appeared in magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, FHM etc.
In total, within a decade of beginning of her modelling career, she had appeared in more than 300 magazine covers. One of the highlights of her career was the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.
She became known as one of the most photographed women in the world by the late 1990s and she also appeared in commercial advertisements as well. Some of her most popular commercial advertisements were for Pizza Hut and Diet Coke.
UK’s News of the World Magazine named her the world’s sexiest woman for three consecutive years. In addition, she was also the GQ Woman of the Year and Maxim’s International Woman of the Year for three years in a row.
Apart from modelling, she also began getting offers to appear on television. In 1992, she made her television debut with a small role as a television presenter on the show titled ‘The Big Breakfast’. In the following years, she appeared on television for award shows such as ‘National Television Awards’ and ‘MTV Europe Music Awards’.
In 1997, she made her film debut, appearing playing a small role as Cassandra in the British comedy TV film titled ‘Hospital!’ The film received decent reviews. She followed with a small role in the television series titled ‘The Dream Team’. She appeared in five episodes of the series, including the pilot, playing Dani West.
In 1998, she appeared hosting her own television series titled ‘Caprice’s Travels’. In the series, she was seen travelling through major holiday destinations. Further in the early 2000s, she appeared playing guest roles in series’ such as ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Top Buzzer’.
In 2000, she became a part of an experimental television show titled ‘Being Caprice’, wherein cameras were put up inside her house and her daily life was observed for ten days. The show was received well by the audience. In the same year, she hosted the red carpet event at the Oscar Awards and the American Music Awards.
She also made a guest appearance in the soap opera titled ‘Hollyoaks’ and later appeared in films such as ‘The Pinocchio Effect’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Dublin’ and ‘Christmas in the Highlands’.
In 2002, she was all set to take part in the second season of the television reality show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, but the deal fell out in the last moment. However, she did appear in the third season of the show. She exited the show on 15th day and ended up on the 5th spot. Her association with ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ resumed as she appeared regularly on the companion series ‘Big Brother’s Little Brother’, until 2010.
She further moved to the U.S. to appear on the television reality series titled ‘The Surreal Life’. The format of the show has celebrities living in the mansion of former American musician and singer Glen Campbell.
In 2004, she further appeared as one of the six celebrity contestants appearing in the reality TV show titled ‘Road Raja’. The series was set in Mumbai and the celebrities were required to accomplish a number of driving tasks in the chaotic traffic of the Indian city.
In the mid-2000s, she appeared as a judge on the talent hunt shows such as ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Project Catwalk’.
In 2010s, she appeared on the television reality shows such as ‘Celebs on the Farm’ and ‘Ladies of London’. In the former show, she ended as the first runner up.
More recently, in 2020, she appeared in the twelfth season of the dancing reality show titled ‘Dancing on Ice’.
In addition to her film and television career, she has also been quite active in the London theatre scene. She has performed a key role in the musical ‘Rent’, which was played at The Prince of Wales Theatre. She has also appeared in the popular experimental play ‘The Vagina Monologues’.
In 2007, she had a brief stint as a Broadway producer when she produced the Off-Broadway titled ‘Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical’, in which she also played the lead role.
In the late 1990s, she also attempted singing and signed with the label Virgin Records and recorded two songs- ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘Once Around the Sun’.
In 2000, Debenhams, one of leading UK department stores bought the license to use her name on their lingerie products. Caprice agreed. However, by the mid-2000s, she decided to launch her own lingerie brand, for which she bought back the rights and launched her own line of lingerie called By Caprice. She also designs swimwear and bed-wear under her brand.
By Caprice has been a successful brand and Caprice is regularly invited to give speeches at business conferences and universities.
Caprice Bourret has dated many celebrities and sportsmen through her 20s and 30s. In her late 30s, she met Ty Comfort, a London based designer, and they began dating. She had a miscarriage at 40 while she was pregnant. The couple got married in 2019.
As Caprice was having trouble conceiving, she took advice from a fertility doctor and had a son through surrogacy. In the same year, she had another son through natural birth.
She currently lives with her husband and two children in London.
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