- NAME: Carmen Electra
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress, Pin-up, Reality Television Star
- BIRTH DATE: April 20, 1972 (Age: 41)
- EDUCATION: Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Sharonville, Ohio
- Full Name: Tara Leigh Patrick
- AKA: Carmen Electra
- AKA: Tara Patrick
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972, in Sharonville, Ohio. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. In 1991, she signed a record contract with Prince. Electra was a Playboy model before joining the cast of Baywatch in 1997, replacing Pamela Anderson. That same year, she was hired to host MTV's Singled Out,
Actress, musician and model Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972, in Sharonville, Ohio. Growing up with parents in the entertainment industry, Electra studied dance from a very young age. After attending Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts, she decided to pursue a career in music, moving from the midwest to Los Angeles, where she signed a record contract with Prince in 1991. It was Prince who encouraged her to change her name, reportedly saying that she looked like a "Carmen."
Electra also worked as a model, posing several times for Playboy before being cast as Pamela Anderson's replacement on the television series Baywatch in 1997. That same year, she was hired by MTV to host the popular game show Singled Out, replacing Jenny McCarthy, who left the program to begin a comedy series. In addition to TV, Electra has had small roles in such feature films as Scary Movie and Starsky and Hutch.
Electra is perhaps best known for her off-screen headlines. In the 1990s, she was romantically linked with musicians Tommy Lee and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. At the end of the decade, she had a brief marriage to flamboyant Chicago Bulls basket player Dennis Rodman. In 2003, she married rock musician Dave Navarro on MTV. The couple follow their nuptials with a reality series for the cable network, entitled 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave.
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In November 1998, Baywatch actress and Playboy model Carmen Electra wed eccentric basketball star (and sometime cross-dresser) Dennis Rodman in Las Vegas. Rodman filed for an annullment nine days later, claiming he was drunk at the ceremony. The couple had an on-and-off relationship until they divorced the next year, and in the meantime both were arrested for a domestic disturbance.
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