Carmen Electra

Actor / Singer

Born: 20 April 1972
Birthplace: Ohio
Best known as:

The Baywatch actress who later hosted Singled Out

Name at birth: Tara Patrick


Carmen Electra turned a role on the swimsuit series Baywatch into a career as a general-purpose voluptuous celebrity. She got her start as a musician, performing under the tutelage of Prince; her album Carmen Electra was released in 1992. She moved into acting, taking a role on Baywatch (the show which also launched Pamela Anderson's career), and then replacing Jenny McCarthy as the host of MTV's dating game show Singled Out. She appeared in the films Goodburger (1997), Scary Movie (2000, with Shannon Elizabeth, and also in the 2006 sequel Scary Movie 4), Starsky and Hutch (2004, with Ben Stiller) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (with Steve Martin). Electra married eccentric basketball star Dennis Rodman in 1998; after some much-publicized squabbles, they divorced the next year. In 2003 she married rock guitarist Dave Navarro, and the pair starred in the MTV series 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave. In July of 2006 they announced the end of their marriage.

Extra credit:

Other stars who got a boost from Baywatch include Yasmine Bleeth, Gena Lee Nolin and Brooke Burns.

Copyright © 1998-2015 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

More on Carmen Electra from Fact Monster:

  • Carmen Electra - Carmen Electra (Tara Patrick) model, actress Born: 4/20/1972 Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio ...
  • Carmen Electra - Biography of Carmen Electra, Buxom actress from Baywatch
  • Gena Lee Nolin - Biography of Gena Lee Nolin, Conniving lifeguard Neely Capshaw on TV's Baywatch
  • NBA Lockout Update - NBA Lockout update by Gerry Brown Check out Earlier Coverage in the Information Please Sports ...
  • NBA Season Preview 1999 - Short Season, Tall Task Can the NBA maintain its edge without his Airness? by Gerry Brown NBA ...

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.