Collette


Collette Roberts is a New Zealand-born, Australian model turned disco/pop star in Sydney during the late 1980s and early 1990s. She had great success in her home country, earning a top five single in 1989 with a cover version of Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell" and going Gold. She is somewhat seen as a one-hit wonder, however, with her other ventures failing to yield similar recognition.

History

Following the move away from her modelling career, she still maintained her fashionable image, creating a range of looks for herself over the years. Collette's debut album performed admirably in Australia, but as other Australian pop-stars emerged into the limelight in the states, she was somewhat dwarfed. The notoriously tricky second album proved difficult for the young Aussie starlet, and it is seen as a commercial flop, despite critics considering it a step-up musically for Collette. Following the limited sales, she retired from the music industry to pursue a career as a stylist and makeup artist.