Carre Otis - Biography & Career
Carre Otis was born on September 28th, 1968, in San Francisco, California. She moved to New York City at age fifteen to pursue a modeling career, after having modeled for a year at home.
Contrary to those who made the switch from model to actress, such as Denise Richards, Cameron Diaz and Angie Harmon (to name a few), Carre started out as an actress at the age of fourteen, before posing for photographers. Her modeling career was jump started when she appeared on the cover of the French edition of the fashion magazine Elle, allowing the rest of the world to lay eyes on the brown-haired, green/blue-eyed beauty.
Just like future Guess? Girls Shana Zadrick and Josie Maran, Carre was discovered by Guess? president and creative director Paul Marciano. Her work with Guess? led to her working with famous photographers Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts in the years that followed.
If you don't remember Carre as the Guess? Girl in the early 90's, you surely remember her as the biker babe in the Calvin Klein jeans ads during the same time period. Her other modeling work includes cover shots for magazines such as New Women, Gear and San Francisco.
When not modeling, Carre's film resume started to become more complete with a role in 1990's Wild Orchid, where she met her husband-to-be, Hollywood bad boy Mickey Rourke. The couple divorced after 2 years of marriage.
In 1996, Carre appeared in the film Exit in Red, and 2 years later, she could be seen in the film Simon Says.
1996 was also the year that Carre was featured in the Pirelli Calendar, a project honoring the most beautiful women, which also featured the sexy Laetitia Casta. Sports Illustrated knows how to pick their swimsuit babes; Carre appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Millennium Edition with models Daniela Pestova and Heidi Klum.
Carre almost as many tattoos as model James King; she has five body imprints -- a rose and a Japanese peace sign on her right ankle; a Tibetan symbol on her left ankle; an angel on her back; and a Native American Thunderbird on her wrist.
Presently signed with The Dash Group, Carre continues to work on her film and modeling careers. Mickey Rourke may have seen the last of her, but we certainly haven't.