Early life and education
Vandeven was born in Hollywood, California and attended high school in Santa Rosa, California. She is of Dutch descent. After graduating from high school at age 17, Vandeven served in the United States Army for two and a half years, where she worked in food inspection. She has a degree in education from Southern Illinois University and was working on her masters in nutrition in fall of 2006.
Vandeven appears as a girlfriend of the player-character boxer in a speaking role in documentary-style portions of the Don King Presents: Prizefighter game from 2K Sports, released in the U.S. on June 10, 2008. She had a cameo appearance as herself in the 2008 comedy College, alongside fellow Penthouse Pet Valentina Vaughn. She starred in the 2009-2011 Cinemax After Dark show Life on Top, about the erotic adventures of four New York City women.