Carmen Electra - Biography & Career
Carmen was born Tara Leigh Patrick but later changed her name when the artist formerly known as Prince told her she looked like a Carmen after she signed with his record company. Her last name also changed and means a greek goddess. She was born on April 20, 1972 in White Oak, Ohio near Cincinatti. At age five she entered in and won her first dance contest. She went on to be in over 100 tap and ballet contests. She attended the School for Creativity and Performing Arts at age 9. She also went to Princeton High School in Sharonville. Click here to go to my Betcha' Didn't Know This page about Carmen Electra.Later on in her life she signed with Prince's music company Paisley Park Label and became one of his Protege's. Her first album was self-titled and she released a single Go-Go Dancer after many delays. The album never took off because of problems with executives. It was remixed and new tracks were added and finally released in July of 1992. Her video had came out in March 1992.
After that she occasionally appeared as a dancer in Prince's Glam Slam Clubs and also performed in front of the October 28 1996 MTV Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam audience.Then she appeared in the May 1996 Playboy issue. She made a video called Cheerleaders for Playboy also. Then she got her big break when just three weeks after auditioning for Singled Out she was offered the job. On February 10 1997 she became Co-Host of Singled Out. Since then she has been in many TV and Movie appearances including Good Burger, Loveline, Baywatch, All That, Baywatch Nights and of course Singled Out. Click here to go her Accomplishments Page!She also had a relationship with one of the members of Cypress Hill, B-Real. He was producing her second album appropriately titled, Carmen Electra II.But after the break up who knows what happened to the album. Click here to check out more news on Carmen Electra.
Now she's shooting a calender by Landmark due out at the end of 1997. Can't wait for that one. She's also in the running to star in her own network primetime show. What the theme will be is still unknown but MTV Productions is testing her out in many different show genre's like Sitcom, Sketch Comedy, Drama, Etc.If you would like to get an autograph of Carmen Electra your best bet would be writing to this address below