By her late teens she had released two LPs in her own right and had been voted Top Female Vocalist in South Africa, where she was presented a Sari award by the late great Peter Sellers.
A household name by the time she was a young teenager Stevie became the top tv and radio jingle singer in South Africa, singing on virtually every advert going.
Stevie Vann Lange was born in Mufulira Zambia a small African village close to the Congo border, her Father was a copper miner her Mother a doctor, they both encouraged her to play the piano from the age of 6 years old and she was singing in a dance band by the age of 12 years.
Her Dad used to take her to gigs, hang around and bring her back home till she was old enough at age 16 to drive and take herself.
Soon after she was 16 years old she had her own television show in which she danced and sang to a Hollywood a gogo style.