Carmen Electra’s original name is Tara Leigh Patrick born on April 20, 1972, is an American actress, model, singer, and television personality. Electra was dubbed a “sex symbol” and a “pop culture icon” for her role as Lani McKenzie in Baywatch (1998–1999) and her involvement in 2000s parodies films. She also participated in the movie Get Over It (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), and Hot Tamale (2006), as well as hosting the MTV show Singled Out (1997–1999) and performing as a guest dancer on VH1 Divas 2004 with The Pussycat Dolls.
Electra started glamour modeling in 1996, with multiple appearances in Playboy magazine, before moving to Los Angeles and landing the role of Lani McKenzie in the action drama series Baywatch (1997–1998).
Electra made her cinematic debut in the comedic horror flick American Vampire in 1997. She also voiced Six in the animated series Tripping the Rift from 2004 to 2005.
Electra began her professional career in 1990 as a dancer at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, where she performed in the production “It’s Magic,” one of the park’s most popular shows.
She relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1991, when she met Prince, a singer, and songwriter.
Electra soon acquired a recording contract with Prince’s Paisley Park Records and debuted as a singer in 1993 with her self-titled first studio album, which would be her last release.
She originally appeared in a nude photo in Playboy magazine in May 1996, the first of numerous.
Electra relocated to Los Angeles, where she made her acting debut in American Vampire, an indie comedic horror film (1997). She had her debut in 1997 when she was hired as Lani McKenzie in the American drama series Baywatch. Electra starred in Playboy four more times: in June 1997, December 2000, April 2003, and the anniversary edition in January 2009. The final three editions had her on the cover.
Electra played Drew Decker, a character imitated after Casey Becker from Scream, in the horror-comedy parody film Scary Movie in 2000. (1996). The picture was a box office hit, and it gave birth to the Scary Movie series, which has a cult following. She went on to play Holly in Scary Movie 4 (2006), the fourth installment in the franchise, which set a box office record for the biggest Easter weekend opening. In the 2003 television film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, Electra reprised her role as Lani McKenzie.
She appeared with The Pussycat Dolls on occasion, most notably as a featured guest of the group on VH1 Divas 2004 when they shared the stage with singers such as Patti LaBelle and Debbie Harry. Carmen Electra was her stage name during her time at Paisley Park Records.
With the publication of her book, How to Be Sexy, in 2007, she became a published author. Electra continues to make cameo appearances in parody films, including Epic Movie in 2007, Meet the Spartans in 2008, and Disaster Movie in 2009. She appeared in various lonelygirl15 video spoofs that promoted Epic Movie. All of these films were commercial hits, with the exception of Epic Movie.
On July 6, 2011, Electra served as a guest judge on Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance. She was joined by regular series judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as Travis Wall, a guest judge.
Electra joined Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 as a guest judge for the London auditions. She stepped in for Amanda Holden, who was unable to attend due to issues following the birth of her kid.
Carmen attended Ann Weigel Elementary School in her early years.
Carmen also learned to dance from Gloria J. Simpson at Dance Artists School in Western Hills until she was nine years old (due to her enrollment in the School for Creative and Performing Arts). She attended Cincinnati Public School District as well.
She graduated from Sharonville’s Princeton High School in 1990.
She also enrolled at Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, a Cincinnati-based modeling school.
Family & Marital Status:-
Harry Patrick(father) is a musician & entertainer and his singer wife Patricia (d. 1998).
She has one Brother: Rod Mark and a Sister: Debbie Patrick
Electra’s mother passed away from brain cancer in August 1998, and her older sister, Debbie, died of a heart attack two weeks later. Electra was dating NBA player Dennis Rodman at the time. In November 1998, she engaged Rodman at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rodman filed for annulment nine days later, alleging he was of “unsound mind” when the couple married.
Electra married Dave Navarro, the main guitarist for the rock band Jane’s Addiction, on November 22, 2003. ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave’ was an MTV reality television show that chronicled the couple’s romance and marriage. Electra and Navarro announced their separation on July 17, 2006, and on August 10, 2006, she filed for divorce, which was completed on February 20, 2007.
|Profession||Model, Actress, Singer, and Dancer|
|Date of Birth||April 20, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Sharonville, Ohio, United States|
|Height||5 feet 3 inches|
|Family||Father: Harry Patrick
Mother: Patricia Patrick
Brother(s): Rod Mark
Sister(s): Debbie Patrick
|Wife/Husband||Ex-Spouse: Dave Navarro (m. 2003–2007), Dennis Rodman (m. 1998–1999)|
|Schooling||School for Creative and Performing Arts
Barbizon Modeling and Acting School
Walnut Hills High School
Princeton High School
|Net Worth||15 Million USD (Approx)|
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