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Carmen Electra

Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, dancer and sex symbol. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and dancing with the Pussycat Dolls, and has since had roles in the parody films Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie. Electra was born in Sharonville, Ohio, the daughter of Patricia, a singer, and Harry, a guitarist and entertainer. She attended Ann Weigel Elementary School and then studied dance at Dance Artists dance studio under Gloria J. Simpson, in Western Hills, a neighborhood of Cincinnati. Her mother died of a brain tumor in 1998. Her older sister Debbie died from a heart attack, also in 1998. Carmen graduated from Princeton High School in Sharonville. Carmen Electra also attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in the Cincinnati Public School District. She has Irish, German, and Cherokee ancestry. Electra started her professional career in 1990 as a dancer at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio in the show "It’s Magic", one of the more popular shows in the park's history. In 1991, she moved to California and met Prince. Soon after meeting Prince, Electra signed a recording contract with Prince's Paisley Park Records and began a short-lived singing career.During her time at Paisley Park Records, she officially became known as Carmen Electra. Electra on June 3, 2008. In 1995, Electra started appearing in television programs. In May 1996 she was featured in a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, the first of several. This exposure led to higher profile television appearances, including Baywatch (cast member from 1997–1998, as Leilani "Lani" McKenzie) and MTV's Singled Out. She returned to Baywatch for the 2003 reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. Electra was featured in Playboy four more times, with her second appearance in June 1997, third in December 2000, fourth in April 2003 and her fifth in the January 2009 anniversary issue. She was on the cover three times, in December 2000, April 2003 and on the 55th anniversary Issue in January 2009. Electra has appeared in films such as American Vampire (1997), Good Burger (1997), The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999), the horror spoof Scary Movie (2000) and also appeared in Meet the Spartans (2008), Scary Movie 4 (2006), Epic Movie (2007), Date Movie (2006), Disaster Movie (2008), the remake of the 1970s TV show Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She won an MTV Movie Award (best kiss) for Starsky & Hutch. She also appeared in an episode of House in which she portrayed herself as an injured golfer and an injured farmer, playing out House's fantasy. In 1999, she appeared in the Bloodhound Gang's music video of "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope." In 2005, she joined the voice cast of the animated series Tripping the Rift, replacing Gina Gershon as the voice of the sexy android "Six". Also in 2005, she began the Naked Women's Wrestling League, acting as the commissioner for the professional wrestling promotion. In late 2006, Carmen began to be featured in commercials by Taco Bell.

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Apr 20, 1972 In Sharonville, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Prince: The Ryde Dyvine 1992-12-19
Latest Project:
Movie With Friends Like These 2022
Known For
Movie With Friends Like These Bridget 2022
Movie Lap Dance Lexus 2014-12-05
Movie 2-Headed Shark Attack Anne Babish 2012-06-26
Movie Barry Munday Iconic Beauty 2010-03-13
Movie Meet the Spartans Queen Margo 2008-01-24
Movie Disaster Movie Beautiful Assassin 2008-08-29
Movie Bedtime Stories Hot Girl 2008-12-24
Movie Full of It Carmen Electra 2007-03-01
Movie Epic Movie Mystique 2007-01-25
Movie I Want Candy Candy 2007-03-23
Movie Christmas in Wonderland Ginger Peachum 2007-12-27
Movie Scary Movie 4 Holly 2006-04-12
Movie Date Movie Anne 2006-02-17
Movie American Dreamz Herself 2006-03-04
Movie Hot Tamale Riley 2006-04-23
Movie Pledge This! Herself 2006-12-01
Movie Searching for Bobby D Rebecca 2005-05-14
Movie Getting Played lauren 2005-12-10
Movie Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Sarina Murtaugh 2005-12-21
Series Tripping the Rift Six of Nine 2004-03-04
Movie Starsky & Hutch Staci 2004-03-05
Movie Lit: All Access Herself 2004-11-16
Movie Monster Island Herself 2004-03-07
Movie Mr. 3000 Tonight Show Guest 2004-06-15
Movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding Lani McKenzie 2003-02-28
Movie Sol Goode Treasure 2003-03-11
Movie My Boss's Daughter Tina 2003-08-21
Movie Cleavage Herself 2002-12-10
Movie Perfume Simone 2001-04-08
Movie Get Over It Mistress Moira 2001-03-08
Movie Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored Herself 2001-05-31
Movie Scary Movie Drew Decker 2000-07-07
Series BattleBots 2000-08-23
Movie The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human The Female 1999-09-03
Movie Christmas Vacation 2000 Esmeralda 1999-12-17
Series Hyperion Bay Sarah Hicks 1998-09-21
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Carmen Electra 1998-10-01
Movie Good Burger Roxanne 1997-07-25
Movie Erotic Confessions: Intimacy Manager (segment "At the Tone") 1996-01-01
Movie Prince: The Ryde Dyvine 1992-12-19