Caroline Müller was born in Oss (the Netherlands). She moved with her family to Germany in 1979. In 1980 she was a member of the girl quartet Optimal. After that (starting in 1985) she collaborated with Dieter Bohlen under the name C.C.Catch.
Dieter Bohlen was the driving force behind her records, writing and producing all the songs. This partnership led to a string of major Top 10 and #1 Pop chart hits beginning with "I Can Lose My Heart Tonight" in 1985, "Cause You Are Young" and "Strangers By Night"