Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Carmen Electra,is an American glamour model.

Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra,is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, dancer, and singer. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and Summerland, for her appearances 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.

Early life
Patrick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Patricia, a singer, and Harry, an entertainer and guitarist.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. She has Irish, German, and Cherokee ancestry.

Personal life
Electra had a short relationship with Prince. She was also romantically involved with rap star B-Real of Cypress Hill from 1995 to 1998. When B-Real and Electra were guests on The Howard Stern Show, it was revealed that B-Real had bought Electra's breast implants.

Electra achieved publicity during her on-again/off-again marriage to basketball star Dennis Rodman from 1998 to 1999. Their wedding took place at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada. She subsequently had a brief affair with Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe drummer and ex-husband of Pamela Anderson.

On November 22, 2003, Electra married Dave Navarro, lead guitarist for the rock band Jane's Addiction. The couple documented their courtship and marriage in an MTV celebrity reality show called 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave. On July 17, 2006, she and Navarro announced their separation, and Electra filed for divorce on August 10. It was finalized on February 20, 2007.

In 2006, Electra stated that when she was eight years old she had a "little girl crush" on Joan Jett. In 2007, tabloid sources romantically linked the two. However, Electra's spokeswoman has insisted that "They are just friends." In June 2007, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked Electra if her relationship with Jett was romantic. Electra replied, "We're just friends," and said that she collected tabloid articles claiming she and Joan were dating because she found them amusing.

She is currently engaged to Rob Patterson

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