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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 December 1960Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameCarol Ann Alt
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (2)

The third of four children born to Anthony Alt and Muriel Alt, Carol Alt was raised in East Williston, NY. She began her modeling career after she was spotted waiting tables during her freshman year at Hofstra University, which she attended on an ROTC scholarship. She dropped out of school to move to Manhattan, where she became one of the top models of the 1980s. When her modeling career ended after eight years, she turned to acting, and has appeared in more than 45 European films. She starred as "Karen Oldham" on the TV series, Amazon (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Discovered while waiting tables in a restaurant during her freshman Year at Hofstra University, Carol Alt became a successful model with the Elite Agency. After a long career gracing the covers of many magazines and appearing in exercise videos, she began acting in European films. Most of her films are made and released in Italy. Besides appearing in "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit videos, she has also worked on the second "Supermodels in the Rainforest" project. Both Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Access Hollywood (1996) have run stories about her and occasionally she is a guest commentator. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, playing golf, basketball, singing, and driving race cars.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Ron Greschner (21 November 1983 - 1996) (divorced)
Alexei Yashin (? - present)

Trivia (25)

Model turned actress
Life Magazine called her "The Face"
Playboy Magazine called her "The most beautiful woman in the world"
Daughter of the late Anthony Alt, a US Army Reserve Colonel and a New York City Fire Chief, and Muriel Alt.
Drives racing cars at charity events.
Mother was a former model.
Grew up in East Williston, Long Island, New York, USA.
Attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York on an ROTC scholarship.
Dropped out of college to model in Manhattan.
Ex-husband Ron Greschner played for the New York Rangers and her current boyfriend Alexei Yashin plays for the New York Islanders
Married her ex-husband, Ron Greschner , in St. Aidan's Roman Catholic Church, in Williston Park, Long Island, New York.
Her current husband, Alexei Yashin, signed a 10 year, $87.5 million contract with the New York Islanders of the NHL in 2001.
In 2004 she published a book discussing various health related issues she suffered from and how adopting a raw food diet 8 years earlier dramatically changed her life for the better. Her book is called "Eating in the Raw". One of her favorite restaurants is a raw food restaurant in New York called Quintessence.
Older sister of plus-sized model Christiane Alt and Karen Alt.
She speaks Italian.
Named New York City's "Ride of Fame" 25th honoree [October 7, 2013].
Her brother Anthony Ted Alt Jr., known affectionately as "Tony", died, at age 50, from a heart attack on July 14, 2005. He was born on April 20, 1955, in College Point, New York and was a 1978 graduate of the United States Military Academy.
Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Susan Lucci, for the "Malibu Pilates" fitness chair.
Co-hostess, with Jack LaLanne and Elaine LaLanne, of an infomercial for "The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer". Also appearing are Bobbi Sue Luther and Shar Jackson.
Host of an infomercial for "InTon", the 60 day skin revival system.
Working with Donald Trump as a participant on The Apprentice (2004) (aka Celebrity Apprentice). [January 2008]
Release of her book, "The Raw 50".
New York City Co-host of Steuben Day Parade broadcast locally on WNET. [September 2012]
Release of her book, "Eating in the Raw".
Co-anchoring Fox's New York City Local morning show [November 2002]

Personal Quotes (34)

I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker.
I have taken a Ferrari up to 185 mph.
When I start to sweat and get all red, they say, "Carol, we're ready to shoot."
Just because you're beautiful, they think you can't act. It makes me work harder. I've got a lot to prove.
There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.
I'm not a fast driver. I've seen what speed can do.
It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.
My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds.
I didn't think there was life after modeling, believe me. It's a hit to the ego when you are not the diva on the set any more. But I think what keeps me going are challenges. I love when people tell me I can't do something.
Elle Macpherson is absolutely amazing; she is just so beautiful.
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.
Because I was the first super-elite, the press caught on and started calling me a supermodel. So in that sense, I guess I'm the first. But, in my opinion, there were girls that could have been called supermodels before that, if the term was in existence.
I never drank except a couple sips of wine at Thanksgiving.
If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.
I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger. It's not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari. You don't put in the crappiest gas you can find. You use supreme. In the long term, you'll run clean.
I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on - it was 'Bazaar' Magazine.
I found my prince - he's a hockey player and we met at an NHL event, the last place I'd ever expect to meet someone, but there he was.
If you can eat 70 percent raw or introduce raw into your diet, it will help your health.
I think that what scares me more than getting fat during pregnancy is the responsibility of a child.
Sometimes I get so wrought up being brushed, poked and pinned all day.
It doesn't matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn't have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old, whatever that is nowadays.
These girls come; they last one season; they're completely used up and dried out and sent back home. That's not how to make a life. I want a girl to come in knowing full well what she's getting into and being able to deal and make decisions that will create a career.
I went along doing the one-salad-a-night routine for a year. And I remember feeling so tired and depressed and irritable. I had no personal life. I was always flying someplace - weekends, holidays, vacations. Dinners at night were no fun because I couldn't eat.
If you could sit down with Jesus, you wouldn't need anybody else. He could answer all of your questions. Instead of Einstein and Louis Pasteur and Madame Curry, you could just have Jesus and he could answer for all of them.
I don't eat celery. I eat raw milk, cheeses.
I am thrilled to be able to bring my vision of beauty to others who may be inspired by it.
Everybody's eating all my - brownies, granola, anything you eat cooked, I can find you raw.
Becoming an actress takes a lot longer than being a star. I don't want to be a star. I want to be an actress. I want to build a career.
Food should be raw, just the way God intended it!
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood. Eventually I learned to eat five small meals a day.
I'm not a vegetarian.
Society says that men need to be bigger and stronger, and they must protect their women and so on.
I think with most all of us, we want control of our image - it's part of the work that we do.
There was a point in time when I was in dire need of changing the way the model agency was working.

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