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Dina Caliente
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Dina performing at the Royal Variety 2010
Name Dina Caliente
Gender TS2 Female Female
Age TS3-Adult Adult
Life state CAS Human icon Sim
Caliente family
Marital status Single
Zodiac sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Aspiration  Fortune
Hair color TS2 Blonde Hair Blonde
Eye color TS2 Green Eyes Green
Skin color Skin-tan Tan
Body shape Fit Fit
Other Information
Game The Sims 2 Icon The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Barnacle Bay
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Dina Caliente (née Bachelor; born 2nd December 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model. She rose to fame in 2004 when her Sim-self appeared in the sequel to the first The Sims game, The Sims 2.

Early LifeEdit

Dina was born in Barnacle Bay and grew up with her sister, Nina and her mother and father. As a small child she appeared in a local TV advert advertising the new tourist attractions in Barnacle Bay.

Dina was interested in music from an early stage, she was the lead character in the musical Annie. She also won an award when the Official Dance Assosiation arrived at Barnacle Bay searching for young talent; Dina was submitted into the competition by her parents and was eventually crowned the winner.

In High School, Dina showed an interest in drama and often talked about becoming famous somehow. She was described by her drama teacher as the "perfect young actress", due to her flexibility with roles she played.

Relationship with Jeff SmithEdit

After leaving school, Dina became involved with one of her close friends Jeff Smith; the pair were together for two years. When Dina was 18, she discovered she was pregnant with a baby boy; during the 9 months of pregnancy, Dina and Jeff split and agreed to share custody of their child. Dina gave birth to Tyler Caliente 9 months later; however, Dina suffered from Postpartum Depression and, to protect her child, she gave Jeff full custody of Tyler until she was better. Dina continued to see Tyler on a regular basis, during this time, Dina and Jeff briefly reconciled, however, it was short lived and the pair split up again. A custody battle took place for Tyler, but to protect her son from the arguments, Dina agreed to give full custody to Jeff.

The Sims 2Edit

Dina NinaCalienteFamilyPhoto

Dina and Nina's Official Sims 2 Promo Image.

Following her split from Jeff, Dina moved to Pleasantview with her sister Nina. Following their arrival in Pleasantview, Dina's dad died of lung cancer. The following year, her mother Nighat suffered a severe heart attack, which left Dina and Nina in charge of their home. Following the death of their parents, Dina and Nina were approached by Will Wright, creator of the first The Sims game. He offered Dina and Nina a role in the sequel to the original Sims game; he explained that the story would reflect their real lives and that their in-game home would be modelled off their current home. The story went quiet shortly after and speculation began as to whether the characters would appear or not. When the game was officially released, Dina and Nina was shipped with the game and were involved in one of the biggest Sim storylines ever.

The success of the game kicked into effect shortly after it's release and Dina and Nina became incredibly popular with fans; despite this, some other reaction was very negative. Dina began to receive death threats and after speaking with Will Wright, pulled out on future production of the games. It was agreed that the Caliente sisters would not be used to promote any further Expansion Packs following the release of the Base Game.

Second Child & Music Career (Justification)Edit

Dina started dating Malcolm Landgraab, who like herself, was used in the 2nd Sims game. During this time, Dina learned that she expecting another child with Malcolm. Dina and Malcolm welcomed a baby girl named Megan 9 months after.


Clip from the First Single

Following the birth of her daughter, it was announced that Dina had signed with Simba Recordings to produce her first album. Dina began writing for her album in April 2006; it was announced that Simba Recordings were hoping for a November release. The album title was released in September; the title was "Justification', which Dina personally labelled as her "justifying herself" as a person, rather than a Sim. The debut single was released on the 27th September; titled "Alone". Many believed it reflected her relationship with Jeff, although this was never confirmed. The album scored Number 11 on the EA Music Chart and the single reached number 4. Following the success of the first single, the second Single named "Endless Summer" was released to promote the album's release date.

Caption from the "Endless Summer" Video

Endless Summer proved more successful than Dina's first single, reaching Number 2 in the EA Music Charts worldwide.

"Endless Summer" became the best selling single of the year in the sims world,selling more than 1,000,000 copies worldwide.The single won the title "single of the year" in PML(Pleasentview Music Awards),BFNA(Bridgeport Finest Notes Awards) and SIM(Sims International Music) Awards.

Dina went on to release Seven songs from the album, Endless Summer being the most successful. Dina's final single from the album was "Goodbye (Is The Saddest Word)"; the song was about her losing her Mother just before her career kicked off. Dina also released a Christmas single, which was a cover of "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town', this was the first Christmas song to appear in the top 20 since 2003.

Split From Malcolm, "Circus Of Horror" and "Let's Dance"Edit

Dina took a break from the music following the success of Justification and announced she was to focus on her acting career. Shortly after this, it was announced that she had been dropped by Simba Recordings; it was

Caption from Circus Of Horror

believed that they didn't agree with her decision to pursue and acting career rather than focus on her second album. Her first main role was in the 2008 slasher movie Circus Of Horror, which followed several teenagers as they were stalked by the mysterious "Tragic Clown". During production, many on-set workers claimed that Dina hadn't been as "focused" on the movie due to problems with Malcolm at home; initially denying the rumors, Dina and Malcolm turned up at an awards ceremony together to prove their relationship was still strong. However, in July 2008, Dina officially announced that she and Malcolm had split and that they hadn't been "strong for years". The split became a media talking point and the hype regarding Dina's movie debut became bigger than anyone could have imagined. {C}
Dina - let's dance

Let's Dance Album Cover

{C}Circus of Horror debuted in time for Halloween in 2008; the film received mixed reviews from critics, some claiming that the plot was "far fetched". Despite this, the movie was a box office success and marked the start of Dina's acting career after she received an award for her role in the movie. At the premiere of the movie, Dina announced that she was currently writing songs for her second album and that she had been signed by Sim Records. Speculation began and an official trailer was released for the album, titled "Let's Dance". The album was confirmed to have a pure "dance theme" with no slower songs featuring. The album was released on July 26th 2010, along with the debut single "We're Going To Ibiza". The song scored number 2 in the EA Music Charts; the song was praised for it's "summer theme" and was compared to Dina's most successful single from her debut album "Endless Summer". The album itself was met by high praise from critics, some saying Dina had finally managed to "reach her peak"; the album debuted at number 1 on the EA Music Album chart and also won the award for "Best Sim Album" at the Annual YouTube Sims Awards. Dina went on to release another single from the album, titled "Sex On The Beach"; the album reached number 7 in the charts. It was believed that Dina was to release another song from the album to finish off the "holiday" that her music videos had portrayed, however, it was confirmed in January 2011 that instead of continuing with her second album, she was planning a third instead. Dina went on to release a single for the movie "A Christmas Carol", the song titled "Where Are You Christmas", featured Dina singing with clips of the movie being played; this song marked Dina's second Christmas single since "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town". Following the success of "Let's Dance", Dina was asked to perform at the UK Royal Variety Performance - Dina sang her own rendition of "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics; the performance proved popular with fans, with most requesting that it be a track on Dina's third album.

Return to The Sims and "In The Spot Light"Edit


Dina as she appears in The Sims 3

The Announcement that The Sims 3 was in production lead to speculation that Dina and Nina would return to the game; no confirmation was made and when an advert was released featuring a blonde woman with an elderly rich man, speculation mounted and many believed this to be Dina. EA Games refused to comment on the character and simply stated that viewers would have to "buy the game" when it was released. Upon release, Dina and Nina were no where to be seen. The storyline in the game was set before the events of The Sims and The Sims 2, so an appearance from either Dina or Nina would contradict the storyline in The Sims 2. Despite this, Dina confirmed on her YouTube page that she would be involved with The Sims 3, but it wouldn't be as "big" as it was in The Sims 2 and it would be later on in the year. In 2010, a new neighborhood was available for download named "Barnacle Bay", the same name of the town Dina and Nina were brought up in; and much to fans delight, Dina and Nina made a return as a younger form of themselves. Dina claimed her decision to return was purely down to "fans request" and said that she was pleased that her return wasn't on as bigger scale as her Sims 2 appearance. Many fans criticized Dina and Nina's return, however, stating that their personalities had switched and that some of their story lines, traits and aspirations contradicted those of The Sims 2, some also said that they didn't look enough like their characters in The Sims 2. Many critics claimed they believed that EA Games used the two characters to attract people to buy the town, as both characters had proved popular in The Sims 2.

Caption from "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind"

Dina's Third album went into production and it was announced by her record label that it would continue a similar theme to "Let's Dance", however it would be more "pop" than "dance". Dina announced on her official YouTube page that she was working with "Simmy B" for her third album. The first single titled "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind' was officially released on the 1st April 2011; the single was met by mixed reviews, some saying that it was a classic "cheesy pop song," with others saying they felt the lyrics "didn't make sense". Nevertheless, the song went on to be Dina's first Number 1 single over at EA Music and the video won an award for "most creative Sim Video".The song became a huge hit,selling more than 1,350,000 copies,becoming the 9th best selling single in the sims music history and was nominated "single of the year" in every city that the single was released in.The single won the title in both Strangetown and Simcity. The album was released on the 11th April; it has been Dina's most downloaded album to date and scored number 4 on the EA Music Album charts.

In The Spot Light Cover

Dina's second single from the album is set to be called "Starlight", which has proved to be a fan favorite from the album. Dina announced earlier this year that she intends to go on tour at the end of this year; the tour dates were released with most being held at the Bridgeport Arena. There were 10 tickets per show on sale upon original release, however, due to them selling quickly, the number was extended to 25 per show. It was also announced in March that a 2nd Circus Of Horror is in the works, with Dina being confirmed to return as the main character once again; there have also been rumors of a Sims Factor arriving on YouTube in the coming months and speculation lead people to believe that Dina was set to be a judge; this has not been confirmed. Dina Officially Released "Starlight" as her 11th single on the 12th July 2011 - the single was accompanied by a music video and entered the EA Chart on the following Sunday. The song went from 53 to 1 on the EA Charts, giving Dina yet another number one single in the EA Chart; the single performed well on the charts over all. On the 9th August 2011, it was confirmed that Hold Your Hands Up would be 3rd single released from the album; it was also confirmed that Dina would be featured in new R&B artist, CJ Junior's debut single "Independance Day".

"Under The Christmas Tree"Edit


"Under The Christmas Tree" Artwork

Dina announced on Friday the 30th September 2011 that she would be releasing a Christmas album on the 5th December. In a press release, Dina herself said "I'm excited about the album, it's a pure fan album with some classic Christmas songs and some fresh ones written by myself." She also confirmed that she would be re-releasing "In The Spot Light" early next year, which will include 5 new tracks and a behind the scenes featurette. Dina announced the name of the album to be "Under The Christmas Tree"; she also included the album artwork. On the 1st November, Dina launcher her brand new blog, simply titled "Dina's Blog".

"Sunrise" and Dina Caliente Movie!Edit

On the 1st March 2012, Dina used her Facebook account to announce that she had been writing new material for her new album; she also announced it was going to be named "Sunrise" after a song she that "meant a lot to her". She also confirmed that she was going to make a self doctumentary movie about her rise to fame; and also confirmed that it would feature live performances from her tour and asked fans to send in their sims to appear on the show. On the 10th March, Dina confirmed that the 1st single from her "Sunrise" album was going to be a cover of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love". It was also confirmed on the 21st April that Dina would be hosting the Official Sim Choice Awards in the summer.


List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
EA Chart Strangetown Top 100 Pleasantview Chart SimCity Hot 100 Bridgeport Chart Champs Les Sims Chart
  • Released: September 27, 2006
  • Label: Simba Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
11 13 2 9 4 19
  • 1,100,000
Let's Dance
  • Released: July 26, 2010
  • Label: Sim Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
1 1 1 2 3 16
  • 1,300,000
In The Spot Light
  • Released: April 11, 2011
  • Label: EA Music
  • Formats: Digital download
4 1 1 1 2 12
  • 1,500,000


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Album
EA Chart Strangetown Top 200 Pleasantview Chart SimCity Hot 200 Bridgeport Chart Champs Les Sims Chart
"Alone" 2006 4 56 2 9 3 - Justification
"Endless Summer" 2006 2 30 1 10 1 8
"Halo" 2006 5 38 3 11 9 -
"Santa Clause Is Coming To Town" 2006 1 1 1 2 2 3
"Mile In These Shoes" 2007 14 12 9 13 21 33
"Goodbye (The Saddest Word)" 2007 2 3 5 2 11 8
"We’re Going To Ibiza" 2010 2 4 8 6 5 11 Let's Dance
"Sex On A Beach" 2010 1 1 2 1 4 9
"Where Are You Christmas" 2010 45 23 11 8 20 - A Christmas Carol Soundtrack
"Can’t Get You Outta My Mind" 2011 1 1 1 1 1 1 In The Spot Light
"Starlight" 2011 1 5 2 2 1 1
"Hold Your Hands Up" 2011 45 77
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released


  • A Festive Audience With Dina Caliente (2006)
  • Let's Dance Together In The Spot Light (2011)

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