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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 April 1972Sharonville, Ohio, USA
Birth NameTara Leigh Patrick
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, to Patricia Rose (Kincade), a singer, and Harry Stanley Patrick, an entertainer and guitarist. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. 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 <gumo@hem2.passagen.se>

Spouse (2)

Dave Navarro (22 November 2003 - 20 February 2007) (divorced)
Dennis Rodman (14 November 1998 - 6 April 1999) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Curvaceous, buxom figure
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Lisp, breathless voice

Trivia (34)

She has English, German, Irish, and distant Dutch, ancestry.
Attended and graduated from Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio in 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 of Patricia (died 1998) and Harry Patrick.
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
Has appeared 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]
Attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
One of her favorite movies is the drama film Showgirls (1995).
Classmates with Nick Lachey at Princeton High School and the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
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.
In her November 2003 wedding to Dave Navarro, she wore a strapless beaded Badgley Mischka gown.
Named #18 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Among the guests at her wedding to Dave Navarro were Traci Bingham, Kelly Osbourne and Jack Osbourne.
Met her ex-husband Dave Navarro on a blind date.
Named #9 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
Voted the Sexiest Woman of the Year by FHM Magazine. In second place was Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue. [September 2004]
Has appeared in five movies with the word "movie" in the title: Scary Movie (2000), Date Movie (2006), Scary Movie 4 (2006), Epic Movie (2007) and Disaster Movie (2008).
Ranked #28 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Godmother of Lyric London, son of Jeremy London and his wife, Melissa Cunningham.
Has 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.
(April 24, 2008) Engaged to her rocker boyfriend, guitarist Rob Patterson.
Her celebrity stylist is Davy Newkirk.
American scientist, Neal Evenhuis, named an extinct genus of fly after her. The species is called Carmenelectra.
Revealed to Glamour magazine, that her mother and older sister, Debbie, died within two weeks of each other. Debbie passed away from a heart attack in her sleep in 1998 at age 40, while her mother passed away from several brain tumors.
Older half-brother Rod Mark committed suicide in 2005, after suffering from depression. He shot himself through the heart at his home in Florida. Carmen and Rod did not have the same father. Carmen has admitted that she did not know Mark that well.
(July 13, 2013) Inducted into the Bikinis, Texas Bust of Fame during the official grand opening of Bikinis, Texas (formerly Bankersmith, Texas located south of Fredericksburg, Texas owned by ATX Brands, which owns the Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill trademark).
She appeared as a diva on VH1 Divas 2004 (2004). [April 2004]

Personal Quotes (8)

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] "Okay, 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, September 2006)

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