Carmen Electra Profile
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Carmen Electra

Famous As
Model, TV personality, actress, singer
Birth Name
Tara Leigh Patrick
Birth Date
Apr 20, 1972
Birth Place
Sharonville, Ohio, USA
Famous As
Model, TV personality, actress, singer
Popular for
As co-host of MTV game show "Singled Out" (1995)
Birth Name
Tara Leigh Patrick
Birth Date
Apr 20, 1972
Birth Place
Sharonville, Ohio, USA
Height
5' 3"
Nationality
American
Hair Color
Brown
Eye Color
Blue
Education
  • Attended Ann Weigel Elementary School
  • Graduated from Princeton High School in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, class of 1990
  • Attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio
Father
Harry
Mother
Patricia
Sister
Debbie Patrick (d. 1998)
Spouse
Dennis Rodman (basketball star, 14-Nov-98 - 6-Apr-99), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction's guitarist, 22-Nov-03 - 20-Feb-07)
Relation
Prince (musician), B-Real (rapper, 1995 - 1998), Rob Patterson (Korn's guitarist, engaged Apr-2008 - Oct-2012), Tal Cooperman (designer)

Celebrity performer, singer, and dancer Tara Leigh Patrick renowned as Carmen Electra is of Cherokee, Irish, and German decent which can obviously been judged through her exotic skin color. Plus her unique face and sexy body, her beauty becomes even more complete, so it's reasonable that Carmen was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001) and #59 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002). This 5' 4" (1.63 m) in height was born in White Oak, Ohio near Cincinatti, USA, on April 20th, 1972, and is the youngest of five children in her family. Before becoming popular, Tara formerly worked as a dancer at Kings Island Amusement Park in Ohio. At early age of 9, she began to step her foot on the ladder of fame when she was chosen for the School for Creative and Performing Arts. While studying there, Tara took singing lessons and by her teenage years, she was dancing in musicals and doing her own choreography for the school's theater. In addition, she also went on to be in over 100 tap and ballet contests before began rapping and reaffirming her goal to go to Los Angeles and getting a record deal.

Concerning her dream, Tara took her first big step moving to Minneapolis, where her sister and half-sister lived. In order to support her finance, she did some modeling for Target department stores. In 1991 or four years later, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and within one week met singer Prince. For the reason that Prince told her she looked like Bizet's Opera Carmen, Tara took it as her new name as she combined it with Electra from Sophocles for her last name after a goddess, and so she started to use Carmen Electra as her popular name. In 1992, soon after meeting and auditioning for Prince, Carmen was signed to his Paisley Park Records label, marking the start of a short-lived and unsuccessful singing career. From that time Prince took her under his wing and began describing her as "this new girl out of Cincinnati." She was also promoted with ads in Rolling Stone and on MTV, but the success wasn't there.

Despite the fact that she was under Prince wing, Carmen's first album wasn't a success at all. Even worse, by 1993, her success began to fade or might be in danger of vanishing, so that she decided to disappear instead. One year after her break, during which her career was the typical story of the flare that finally died, the name Carmen Electra had been forgotten. To end that, in 1995 she started appearing in various television programs before in March of 1996 she took a huge step forward and posed nude for Playboy besides did a Playboy video called "Playboy Cheerleaders," in which she sings the show stopper "2-4-6-8." This was the point where Carmen started to find herself and got a boob job done while also made appearances on the Nickelodeon show ALL THAT. After all, she got her big break as she joined MTV's Single Out audition and was announced by MTV's senior vice president Lisa Berger on October 4, 1996, that she'd been selected to replace Jenny McCarthy on MTV's innovative show "Singled Out." So, on February 10, 1997, she became the co-Host of the show.

From that time Carmen had been in many TV and movie appearances. Her more often appearances on TV and big screen, indeed, led her to the door of her first movie "Good Burger" (1997) where she played a small role that surely handed her a part in the famous TV series "Baywatch" (1997-1998) for which she was signed on to replace Pamela Anderson. When the producers didn't throw her a life preserver at contract time, Carmen made the video "The Chosen One, Legend of the Raven," which co-starred fellow Playboy nudie, Shauna Sand Lamas. Also she landed a role on the short-lived "Hyperion Bay" (1999) and appeared in cartoon form as the model for a character who's a singer and a vampire in a comic book series called Embra (March, 1997). In addition to those, she appeared as a national spokesperson for Budweiser and filmed a small role in the independent feature "Dust and Stardust." Next, Carmen went on appearing in one of the bigger movies of 2000 "Scary Movie." Won't waste her time, in 2001 she outed outfit which soon followed with her appearance in "Perfume" (2001) and in the remake of the 1970s TV show "Starsky & Hutch" (2004). Last of all she also regularly performed with the exotic dance troupe "The Pussycat Dolls."

As for her personal life, Carmen achieved lots of infamy because of her on-again, off-again marriage to basketball star Dennis Rodman, whom she married in a quick on November 14, 1998, in the "Chapel of the Flowers" in Las Vegas, Nevada, while he was drunk. The couple then divorced on April 6, 1999. Carmen's current husband, musician Dave Navarro, is the lead member of the rock band Jane's Addiction. Married on November 22, 2003, the couple documented their courtship and marriage on an MTV reality show in 2004 entitled [['Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave]]. Unfortunately, the "Till Death Do Us Part" spell didn't work effectively for the couple as the pair later on July 17th, 2006 publicly announced their separation after only three-years of marriage before then having their divorce finalized on February 20th the following year.