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CARMEN ELECTRA PROFILE

Carmen Electra Profile

Name: Patrick Tara Leigh
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Birth Date: April 20 1972
Parents: Harry and Patricia Patrick
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Husband: Carmen is currently engaged to David Navarro
Occupation: Actress, musician

Biography and Career :

Carmen Electra (birth name Tara Leigh Patrick) was born on April 20, 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an American model, television personality, actress and singer.

Her family is of Irish, German, and Native American (Cherokee) descent. She attended Princeton High School for four years in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati.

She is not related to adult film actress Tera Patrick, who's birth name is Linda Hopkins Shapiro.

She lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for Target Corporation , before moving to Los Angeles in 1991. After moving to California she met the singer Prince (a Minneapolis native), who persuaded her to change her name to Carmen Electra. Soon after, she signed a recording contract with Paisley Park Records, Prince's company, marking the start of a short-lived singing career.

In 1995, before moving to Los Angeles in 1991, started appearing in various television programs. Then in May of 1996 she appeared in Playboy magazine. This led to an increasing role as a television personality on various shows, including regular roles on Baywatch and MTV's Singled Out.

She has appeared in several films, such as Good Burger (1997), The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999), the horror spoof Scary Movie (2000), and the remake of the 1970s TV show Starsky & Hutch (2004).

She also regularly performed with the exotic dance troupe The Pussycat Dolls. She also created the highly successful Carmen Electra Aerobic Striptease series of DVDs which combines classic stripping moves with a low impact workout.

Carmen Electra's most recent movie appearance is as Eugene Levy's trophy wife in Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Her acting work is regularly derided by critics; in the Roger Ebert review of the film Dirty Love, he states: "The Carmen Electra character, meanwhile, struts around like a ho in a bad music video, speaking black street talk as if she learned it phonetically, and pulling out a gun and holding it to a man's head because she thinks, obviously, that pulling guns on guys is expected of any authentic black woman. A scene like that would be insulting in any other movie; here it possibly distracts her from doing something even more debasing."



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We like Carmen Electra because is a model, actress, dancer and singer. A former Playmate, Electra has appeared in couple of TV shows and movies .She is a pretty lady, is a Baywatch's beauty.

Why is Carmen Electra famous?

She is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, dancer and sex symbol. Carmen Electra has appeared in Playboy, Baywatch, Singled Out, and a series of other movies.

Filmography:

An American Vampire Story (1997)
Good Burger (1997)
Starstruck (1998)
The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven (1998)
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)
Christmas Vacation 2000 (1999)
Scary Movie (2000)
Sol Goode (2001)
Perfume (2001)
Get Over It (2001)
Rent Control (2002)
Whacked! (2002)
Uptown Girls (2003)
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Mr. 3000 (2004)
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Monster Island (2004)
Dirty Love (2005)
Lil' Pimp (2005)
Getting Played (2005)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Hot Tamale (2006)
lonelygirl15 (2006)
National Lampoon's Pledge This! (2006)
Epic Movie (2007)
I Want Candy 2007)
Full of It (2007)
Vaya par de productorex (2007)
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
Meet the Spartans as Queen Margo (2008)
Disaster Movie as The Beautiful Assassin(2008)
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009)
Mardi Gras (Filming) (2009)
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)

Television work:

Erotic Confessions (1996)
Baywatch Nights (1996)
Good Burger (1997)
All That (1997)
Pacific Blue (1997)
Singled Out (host in 1997)
Loveline (host in 1997)
Baywatch (cast member from 1997-1998)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)
VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (host in 2000)
Off Centre (2002)
Electra's Guy (2002)
Carmen and Dave: An MTV Love Story (2002)
The Simpsons - The Frying Game (2002)
Cleavage
Livin' Large (2002-2004)
BattleBots (host in 2002)
Dance Fever (2003)
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003)
'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave (2004)
Monster Island (2004)
Summerland (2004)
Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model (2004-2005)
Tripping the Rift (2005)
American Dad House M.D.
Lolo's Cafe (2006)
Full Frontal Fashion (2007)
Joey (TV series)
ChartBlast hosts the chartshow on MTVNHD and MTV Italy since 2008
Monk
Perfect Catch 2009

Trivia :

- Her heritage is Irish, German, and Cherokee.
- Attended Princeton High School in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville (class of 1990).
- Worked with Prince 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
- 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.
Attended high school with Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees.
- One of her favorite films is Showgirls (1995).
- Attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- 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".
- Was discovered by Prince by the age of 18.

Quotes :

- "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."