Carmen Electra News
Carmen Electra is being courted to accompany an Austrian businessman to the Vienna Opera Ball next month (23/02/2006).
Richard Lugner is keen for the former Baywatch star - who is married to rocker Dave Navarro - to be his companion at the society event, even though she wasn't his first choice and has yet to accept his invitation.
The 73-year-old has previously attended the ball with famous women including Electra's Baywatch castmate Pamela Anderson, Geri Halliwell and British royal Sarah Ferguson, DUCHESS OF YORK.
He says, "We were also in talks with a second one. I've seen pictures of her, but not the ones in Playboy."
Biography of Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra has made the leap from sex symbol to pop culture icon
Carmen Electra was born on April 20th, 1972 in White Oak, Ohio. Electra's talents were evident when she was a child, as she attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts at only 9 years old.
In school, Carmen began taking singing lessons and practicing her vocal talents. By the time she was a teenager, she was performing in musicals (as a dancer) and doing her own choreographies. Her ultimate ambition was to go to Los Angeles and sign a record deal. And by the tender age of only 15, Carmen was on her way to realizing her dream.
From model to singer
Electra decided to relocate to Minneapolis, where she resided with her sister and made a living as a model for Target department stores. After four years, the aspiring star moved to Los Angeles and only one week later ran into musical genius Prince, who decided that she should change her name to Carmen Electra.
Prince liked Carmen's look and style, and he signed her on to his label, Paisley Park Records, in 1992. Unfortunately, despite all of Prince's efforts in helping Carmen by promoting her and her new album, her music career failed miserably.
Her single "Go-Go Dancer" hardly got any airtime on MTV, and when the single hit store shelves in 1992, it didn't sell well at all.
Singled out by MTV
Perhaps Electra's most noted move was posing for Hugh Hefner's magazine in 1996. The following year, Electra was chosen as the next host of MTV's Singled Out, as a replacement for Jenny McCarthy. Although the deal was for 65 episodes, Carmen was not as popular Jenny and the show eventually fizzled. But she did get another chance as the host of Loveline, also on MTV.
Carmen Electra Fact Files:
Birth Name: Tara Leigh Patrick
Birthdate: April 20, 1972
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Actor, Musician, Model
Claim to Fame: Succeeded Jenny McCarthy as cohost of MTV game show Singled Out
Significant Other(s): Prince, musician , B-Real, band member of Cypress Hill
Husband: Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls basketball player; married November 1998; separated March 1999; filed for divorce April 1999 , Fred Durst, musician; lead singer for rock band Limp Bizkit
Father: entertainer, guitarist
Mother: vocalist; died in 1998
Sister: Debbie Patrick; died in 1998
Fun Fact: She chose the name "Carmen" after Prince told her she looked like a "Carmen." The last name, "Electra," is in honor of the goddess Electra
Education: Princeton High School, Cincinnati, Ohio , School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carmen Electra Movies
Carmen Electra's NWWL - Volume 1 Bush Vs. Hussein (2005)
Carmen Electra, the NAKED WOMEN'S WRESTLING LEAGUE takes wrestling to the next outrageous level. This action-packed series is played for both laughs and titillation, featuring, just as its title claims, naked women wrestling. Each of the wrestlers has her own set of special moves to punish the opposition. Join the amusingly named Cruella Bleeds, Spitney Beers, Roxy Demonica, Twin Peaks, and more as they battle for the right to be called the best naked wrestler of them all!
Dirty Love (2005)
A jilted photographer sets off on a mission to get back at her philandering model boyfriend and along the way discovers that not all love is created equal.
Monster Island (2004)
Monster Island features the adventures of six 20-somethings that win a trip to a Bermuda resort. As they party hardy in typical Spring Break fashion, Carmen Electra and some backup dancers function as their featured entertainment. As she seductively croons and shimmies before throngs of teens, giant fake-looking monsters descend on the crowd. BATMAN'S Adam West and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter make special appearances and bolster the star factor in this silly parody.
"I never had my own name on a bathing suit on Baywatch. I was always given one that said Pamela or Yasmine. I earned my own suit, at the end of the season, which I now have framed."
"Is there a rehab center for Coke drinkers? I drink six to eight cans a day."
"There's something about male strippers, it's a little corny for me. Most of my girlfriends would rather have a lapdance by a girl - I just think they're much sexier in that type of situation."
She is the youngest of five children in her family.
Her heritage is Irish, German, and Cherokee.
She was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).