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Carmen Electra's Biography

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Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on 20 April 1972 in Ohio, USA.

In the early 1990s Carmen Electra signed to Prince's Paisley Park label. She released a self-titled album and a single Go-Go Dancer.

Her breakthrough into a wide awareness came in the late 1990s both from playing Lani McKenzie in Baywatch Hawaii, and by being a Playboy playmate.

Carmen Electra told the BBC:

"When I did Baywatch - and posed for Playboy - it was my choice. I knew it would be hard for me after and my agent tried to dissuade me."

Carmen Electra married Dennis Rodman in Las Vegas in November 1998.

It was a troubled marriage and it did not last long.

At one point, as reported by the BBC, Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra were arrested on domestic violence charges after they had a fight at a Miami Beach hotel.

Carmen Electra went on to appear in movies including the box office smash horror spoof, Scary Movie.

Other film credits include Get Over It, Starsky and Hutch, and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.

Carmen Electra's TV credits include playing Six in the 2005 series of The Sci-Fi Channel's Tripping the Rift.

Carmen Electra's second marriage was to guitarist David Navarro in November 2003. The marriage was covered in their MTV show Til Death Do Us Part.

However, in July 2006, the BBC reported that they were to "amicably separate" and in February 2007 Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro officially divorced.

In March 2007, the movie I Want Candy was released, with Carmen Electra playing the leading role of porn star Candy Fiveways.

Carmen Electra was listed in Playboy's 25 Sexiest Celebrities in 2007. In 2008, it was announced that Carmen Electra and musician Rob Patterson had got engaged. They reportedly broke up in 2012.

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