(born August 16, 1970 in Johannesburg, South Africa
), is a South African
model, actress, singer/songwriter.
Caron moved to New York at 14 after being approached by photographer Patsy Dunn and asked to take test photos for her portfolio. Patsy sent the results to the New York
headquarters of Ford Models
. This led to a new career for Caron in America
where she represented South Africa for the agency's Supermodel of the World
Whilst there, she was introduced to recording producer Seymour Stein
, who tapped Caron. However, a record deal was never signed with Sire
and therefore no album was released.
Caron remained in New York taking up acting work in movies such as Who's the man?
and Business for Pleasure
(where she took a leading role opposite Gary Stretch
.) She is still pursuing music, inspired by her punk-rock heroes as a teen (including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Annie Lennox), and has appeared in many different bands including Kill-5 and C.
She also works with artists such as Daniel Cartier, for whom she provided backing vocals on his "Avenue A" album.
During her time as a Ford model in the early 1990s, Bernstein dated Van Halen
frontman David Lee Roth
and Guns N' Roses
frontman Axl Rose
.Bernstein was previously married to German musician and lead-guitarist
for the bands Rammstein
, Richard Zven Kruspe
. Richard and Caron were married on October 29, 1999 and believed to have divorced... Read More