She lived in Hollywood in 1991 where she went to beauty college. In 1994 she started working for MAC cosmetics, by 1996 she was doing make up on celebrities such as Dita Von Tease & Holly Madison. In 2002 she started modeling in 1950s style photo shoots, most photos taken by her husband Levi Dexter. In 2007, she created a pinup-inspired clothing line. In 2014, Bernie opened a shop in Gresham Oregon, and 2016 she moved to the UK.