Actor, Singer, And Model Carmen Electra Biography

Tara Leigh Patrick, well recognized as Carmen Electra, is one of the prominent figures of the entertainment world. Professionally turned since 1990, she gained popularity starring in the parody films, including the Scary Movie film series, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Meet the Spartans. Besides, the actress is also notable for making appearances in the TV shows like Hollywood Squares, ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave, and Britain’s Got Talent.

Early Life, Parents, And Educational Background

Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972, in Sharonville, Ohio, United States. She is the daughter of Harry Patrick, a guitarist cum entertainer, and late Patricia Patrick, a singer.

She has a brother named Rob Mark Patrick. In 1988, her mother passed away due to brain cancer. Two weeks after, she lost her older sister, Debbie Patrick, who died of a heart attack.

Childhood picture of Carmen Electra
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Moving on to her educational background, the actress went to Ann Weigel Elementary School and later took dancing classes at Dance Artists studio in Western Hills until she reached nine.

Electra attended School for Creative and Performing Arts but graduated from Princeton High School in the year 1990. For her further studies, she enrolled at Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.

Moreover, she is of Cherokee, German, and Irish descent and holds American nationality. She is 49 years old as of writing this article.

Regarding her physical appearance, Carmen stands at the height of 5 feet 2 inches, which is 1.59 meters and weighs around 121 lbs or 55 kg.

Professional Career

Actress cum singer Electra, 49, started her career as a singer, releasing her debut studio album in 1993. Then, she was first introduced into the modeling world in 1996 and appeared in Playboy magazine.

Subsequently, her role as Lani McKenzie in the action drama series Baywatch from 1997-1998 turned out to be the biggest break in her acting career.

Carmen Electra played Lani McKenzie in the action drama series Baywatch
Source: Cheatsheet

She landed on her first film role in the comedy horror film American Vampire in 1997. She has also hosted the MTV dating game show Singled Out.

Carmen was also cast in various films, such as Get Over It, Rent Control, Uptown Girl, Starsky & Hutch, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Hot Tamale.

From 2004 until 2004, she provided the voice of Six in the animated television series Tripping the Rift. She gained further success starring in parody films, including the Scary Movie film series, Date Movie, Epic Movie, and Meet the Spartans.

Electra is also notable for making appearances in the TV shows like Hollywood Squares, ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave, and Britain’s Got Talent.

Besides her acting, the famous actress cum model has also worked as a dancer. She has performed with the renowned dancing girl group “The Pussycat Dolls” on VH1 Divas 2004.

Net Worth And Social Media Earnings

The 49-year-old actress is reported to have a net worth of $8 million as of August 2021. She amassed a significant amount of wealth from her career in acting.

As for her salary, she surely makes an average salary of $45,000 to $52,000 per annum. She also runs websites called ‘carmenelectra’ and ‘getlegendzxl’.

Scary Movie actress earns $2,662.5 to $4,437.5 per sponsored post from her Instagram @carmenelectra, with 1.3 million followers. Her other income sources would be advertising, sponsorship, side business, and other media outlets. 

She has huge followers of 5.1 million on her Facebook page. Similarly, her Twitter account currently has more than 357 thousand followers.

Property And House

Baywatch actress purchased a gated house in Beverly Hill for $1.35 million in 2002. After twelve years of living there, she finally sold it for $3.75 million.

Prior to that, she already paid $2.7 million for the beautiful mansion in Hollywood Hills. But, less than a year later, she listed her home on the market and the deal was finalized with $2.35 million in July 2015.

Married Twice And Relationship History- Does She Have Children?

‘Meet the Spartans’ actress married her first husband, Dennie Rodman, an NBA star. They tied the knot in November 1998. A year after, the two decided to parts way and divorced in April 1999 under “amicable circumstances”.

Electra got married for the second time to Dave Navarro, a lead guitarist for the rock band Jane’s Addiction. The two wedded on November 22, 2003. However, they announced their separation on July 17, 2006, and finalized the divorce on February 20, 2007. 

Carmen Electra with her former husband, Dave Navarro
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Subsequently, the popular actress cum model became engaged to Rob Patterson, a member of the nu-metal band Otep and hard rock band Filter in April 2008. But, after their four years of togetherness, they broke up in 2012.

Electra, however, does not have a kid of her own. Talking about her current relationship status, she is reportedly single. 

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