Tara Leigh Patrick was born in the year 1972,April 20 . She is better known by her stage name Carmen Electra, is an American glamour model, actress, singer, and dancer. She began her career as a singer after moving to Minneapolis, where she met Prince, who had produced her debut record. She later relocated to Los Angeles in California, to pursue her career as an actress, gaining notoriety for her role as Lani McKenzie on the television series named Baywatch.
She had made her film debut in the horror comedy AmericanVampire in 1997, and had roles in multiple parody films, including Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Disaster Movie. Electra had also appeared as a model in Playboy magazine, and had worked as a dancer with the Pussycat Dolls.
Carmen Electra Career Details
Electra had started her professional career in 1990 as a dancer in the Kings Island in Mason, in the show “It’s Magic”, which is one of the more popular shows in the park’s history. In 1991, she had moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she met singer and famous songwriter Prince. Soon after, Electra signed a recording contract with Prince’s Paisley Park Records and began a short-lived singing career.Decades later she would return to music, occasionally performing with The Pussycat Dolls, most notably as featured guest of the group when they shared the stage with artists like Patti LaBelle on VH1 Divas 2004. During her time at Paisley Park Records, electra officially became known as Carmen Electra.
In 1995, Electra started appearing in television shows. During 1996, electra was featured in a nude pictorial in the Playboy magazine, the first of several. This exposure had led to higher profile television appearances, including Baywatch (cast member in 1997 to 1998, as Lani McKenzie) and MTV’s Singled Out. She later returned to Baywatch for the 2003 reunion movie named Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
Electra was featured in Playboy for four more times: June 1997,December2000, April2003, and the January 2009 anniversary issue. She was also on the cover of the last three of these issues.
In the year 1997, Electra had appeared in the films American Vampire and Good Burger. In 1997, Electra had modeled for the covers of comic books Razor and the Ladies of London Night by the London Night Studios.Electra had also appeared in commercials for Maxim Men’s Hair Color products (2004–2005). In 2006, Electra has signed on as the spokesmodel for Ritz Camera Centers, appearing in their television and print ads with the CEO David Ritz. She has featured in some video spoofs of lonelygirl 15 that advertised Epic Movie. In That same year she had appeared as the face and spokesperson for Max Factor cosmetics in their television and print ads. In the year 2007, Electra became a published author with the release of her new book, How to Be Sexy. She is also the oldest cover girl in the publication history of the FHM Magazine.
Carmen Electra Bio: Parents, Siblings, Early Life
In August 1998, Electra’s mother died of brain cancer, and two weeks later, her older sister, Debbie, died of a heart attack.During this time, Electra had been dating NBA star Dennis Rodman. She and Rodman wed in November 1998 at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada.Nine days later, Rodman filed for annulment, claiming he was of “unsound mind” when the pair wed. Electra explained that It’s easy to get caught up in a moment. You think it’s romantic, but then you realize that God, we did it in Vegas? It’s like getting a cheeseburger at a fastfood restaurant.” The couples had reconciled and celebrated New Year’s Eve together, but four months later they had mutually agreed to end their marriage in the year 1999 under amicable circumstnces.
Five years later, Electra had given an interview to Glamour in which she admitted that she had married Rodman in 1998 in direct response to numbing emotional pain of having lost both her mother and sister.
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In August 1998, Carmen’s mother died of brain cancer and two weeks later, her older sister, Debbie, died of a heart attack. At that time, she was dating NBA star Dennis Rodman, and she married him on November 1998 in Las Vegas. They got divorced a year later. In 2003, Carmen got married for the second time with the famous musician, Dave Navarro. After staying together for over 3 years, they had divorced in 2006.
In April 2008, Carmen got engaged to Rob Patterson, a member of the Nu-metal band Otep and hard rock band Filter. After getting together for years, they separated in 2012. Carmen also dated Simon Cowell from December 2012 to February 2013.
Carmen Electra Net Worth, Salary
With all these works, Carmen has a net worth of $15 million. SHe earned it from her professional career as a model and brand endorsements.