Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a scout for Prince spotted her fronting for a rap group in Los Angeles, California. She released a self-titled album for Prince's Paisley Park label in 1993. She then toured Europe as Prince's opening act on his 1992 Diamonds and Pearls Tour. Carmen later returned to work for Prince at his Los Angeles nightclub "Glam Slam". She performed there every weekend with the Erotic City dancers, led by choreographer and director Jamie King. In March 1997, she appeared in cartoon form as the model for a character who is a singer and a vampire ("but a good vampire", says her publicist) in a comic book series called "Embrace". Carmen later went to co-star on the television series "Baywatch" (1989) as lifeguard Lani McKenzie, and as host of MTV's game show "Singled Out" (1995).IMDb Mini Biography By: Gustaf Molin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|Dave Navarro||(22 November 2003 - 20 February 2007) (divorced)|
|Dennis Rodman||(14 November 1998 - 6 April 1999) (divorced)|
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Lisp, breathless voice
Her heritage is Irish, German and Cherokee.
Attended Princeton High School in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville (class of 1990).
Originally signed by Prince's Paisley Park record label as a hot young talent. She had moderate success with a single named "Go-Go Dancer".
Is the youngest of five children in her family.
Was a dancer at Kings Island Amusement Park in Ohio.
Was discovered by Prince at age 18, and worked with him on her self-titled debut album that was released in 1993.
Was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).
Hosted VH1's 100 Greatests Artists of Hard Rock
Appears on the cover of the April 2003 issue of Playboy magazine, with a nude pictorial inside. Howard Stern gave the layout a thumbs up, and commented that she looked better today than she did 10 years ago.
On "The New Tom Green Show" (2003), she announced that she was planning to make a strip aerobics video.
Engaged to musician Dave Navarro. [August 2001]
One of her favorite films is Showgirls (1995).
Attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Nick Lachey.
She married Dennis Rodman in the "Chapel of the Flowers" in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ranked #59 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Member of the infamous dancing show The Pussycat Dolls.
Named #18 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Met her ex-husband Dave Navarro on a blind date.
Named #9 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
September 2004: Voted the Sexiest Woman of the Year by FHM Magazine. In second place was Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue.
Attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an older classmate of Nick Lachey.
Ranked #28 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Alyssa Milano, Melissa Joan Hart, Garcelle Beauvais, Jamie Luner, Peta Wilson and Jeri Ryan on the cover of, and inside the October 1997 issue of "Details" magazine.
Engaged to her rocker boyfriend, guitarist Rob Patterson [April 24, 2008].
Her celebrity stylist is Davy Newkirk.
American scientist, Neal Evenhuis, named an extinct genus of fly after her. The species is called Carmenelectra.
I was watching an HBO special the other night on real-life maximum-security-prison guys. I glanced up, and my poster was in quite a few cells. I was screaming 'Oh, no!'
I never had my own name on a bathing suit on "Baywatch" (1989). I was always given one that said Pamela or Yasmine. I earned my own suit, at the end of the season, which I now have framed.
Is there a rehab center for Coke drinkers? I drink six to eight cans a day.
"She had on this white fur coat, her hair down, and her eyes pierced my heart from 20 feet away. The first thing I did was buy her 1,200 pairs of sunglasses to cover up those eyes. I couldn't risk anyone else having the same reaction." -- fiancé Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) on when he first saw her.
[on her engagement to rocker Dave Navarro]: "We met on November 10th, so the 10th of every month we go out to dinner and we make a big event out of it. We have this digital camera that Miramax gave me during a movie. And we took pictures all over -- we travel everywhere together. Usually, I'm just the girl and I bring out the camera, 'Baby, come on, lets look'. And he's like [rolls eyes] 'Ok Babe' -- It's kinda boring to him. This night, he brought out the camera and we were looking at the pictures together. And he was down on one knee the whole time and I wasn't even aware of that, because he was on the edge of the bed. And the very last picture was him holding up the ring. And then he proposed to me. We cried -- I said 'Yes', and we spent five hours just staring into each others eyes. It was really sweet. He's a good guy. Well, maybe a little more than just staring..." -- Carmen on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1999).
There's something about male strippers, it's a little corny for me. Most of my girlfriends would rather have a lapdance by a girl - I just think they're much sexier in that type of situation.
[Being asked about a crazy fourth of July event]: "We were in the Hamptons, and we stayed at some castle, and everyone was partying. They were playing music super loud nonstop. I didn't get any sleep all weekend - you couldn't sleep if you wanted to. So after all the other parties were over, everyone came back to the castle. I convinced everyone to take their clothes off and jump in the pool. Except me. I stood there with my clothes on."
About Madonna: "'Truth or Dare' was so raw and honest. You could tell she was working really hard at dancing every number - and singing at the same time" (In Style, Sept/2006).
(2006) Release of her book, "How to Be Sexy" by Carmen and Sheryl Berk.
(2007) Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Erica Shaffer, for the "Kiyoseki Pro" mineral ceramic hair styler.
(February 2009) Beyaz Show Valentine's Day - Presented by Beyazit Ozturk
(2010) Appeared in a commercial for Carnival Cruise Line.
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