Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Tara Leigh Patrick


actress, model, dancer

Birth Date

April 20, 1972


48 years

Zodiac Sign



Sharonville, Ohio, United States


Princeton High School; Barbizon Modeling and Acting School



Carmen Electra family members

Father's Name

Harry Patrick

Mother's Name

Patricia Patrick

Siblings names

Debbie Patrick (older sister) and four older brothers

Is Carmen Electra a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Carmen Electra marital status?


Who is Carmen Electra husband?

Dennis Rodman (ex-husband), Dave Navarro (ex-husband)

Carmen Electra husband

Dennis Rodman (ex-husband; were married in 1998-1999)

Dennis Rodman ex-husband Carmen Electra


Date of birth: May 13, 1961

Carmen had tons of male fans, who dreamed about her from morning till night. But during many years she was single and got married for the first time at the age of 26. Her spouse was a famous basketball player Dennis Rodman. They exchanged the vows in a cozy chapel in Las Vegas, but after 9 days from their wedding, Mr. Rodman applied for the cancellation of their marriage. In April 1999 they finally parted their ways.

Carmen’s first husband was widely known as the NBA star. Before his retirement, he played for the teams “Chicago Bulls”, “Detroit Pistons”, “Los Angeles Lakers” and many others. He also hosted the show “The Rodman World Tour”.

Dave Navarro (ex-husband; were married in 2003-2007)

Dave Navarro ex husband Carmen Electra


Date of birth: June 7, 1967

Electra’s second husband was the musician Dave Navarro. They wedded on November 22, 2003, after two years of dating. In 2006 Carmen confessed, that there were problems between Dave and her. The couple applied for a divorce, which was finalized in February 2007.

Dave comes from California and he is a celebrated guitar player, songwriter, and singer. He used to work with the bands “Red Hot Chili Peppers” and “Jane’s Addiction”.

Who are Carmen Electra parents?

Harry Patrick (father)

Harry Patrick father Carmen Electra


Date of birth: June 18, 1942

Carmen is still very close to her father. Harry was a musician, he played the guitar, and it was he, who inspired his daughter Tara (carmen’s real name) to start making music. He had two jobs and worked as hard as possible to pay for his daughter’s music and dancing lessons. He supported her when she was struggling for a career in show business.

Currently, Harry lives in Cincinnati, OH.

Patricia Patrick (mother)

Patricia Patrick mother Carmen Electra


Date of birth: circa 1939

Carmen used to tell this story numerous times in her interviews, and each time she started crying. Her mother, Patricia Rose Patrick, was a singer. Tara’s father was her second husband, previously she was married to another man and had at least one son with him.

The woman was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. At first, she didn’t tell her daughter about it, because at that time Carmen’s career took off. She was busy with her job on MTV. Then one of the relatives told the girl that her mom was struggling with a hard illness. Nevertheless, Carmen refused to believe in it. Once she even invited her mother to the set to watch her daughter at work, but Patricia was too sick and couldn’t enjoy it.

Mrs. Patrick had a brain tumor. She passed away in August 1998. Carmen till now misses her a lot and feels guilty for not being with her mom during the last year of her life (she was so focused on her career).

Carmen Electra siblings

Debbie Patrick (older sister)

Date of birth: 1958

Date of death: August 1998

Debbie was Carmen’s only sister. The movie star called her siblings “my second mom”. Debbie passed away from a sudden heart attack in 1998, just a week before her mother’s death from a brain tumor.

Rod Mark (half-brother from the maternal side)

Date of birth: circa 1962

Date of death: 2005

Carmen’s half-brother from the maternal side committed suicide. The man was in his house in Florida when he suddenly took a gun and shot into his heart. Rod had a long battle with depression, which he obviously couldn’t have resisted anymore. His sister was shocked when she had the bad news.

Carmen Electra has three other older brothers.


She is famous as a pin up model, movie star and vivid dancer, who boasted with the reputation of the hottest one. In the early 1990s, she rose to fame for the first time as the protege of the singer Prince. With his help, she recorded her first album, which she called “Carmen Electra”. Although the debut set of songs didn’t become a sensation, she didn’t get upset and accepted an offer to take part in a Playboy photoshoot. After that Carmen gained a reputation for the new sex symbol and replaced Pamela Anderson in the series “Baywatch”. Later she

After that acting became the main occupation for her. Nevertheless, her roles can hardly be called too deep. She appeared in a string of low budget films and TV series, like “Good Burger”, “Soldier of Fortune, Inc.” and “Starstruck”. In the early 2000s, she starred in “Scary Movie” with Anna Faris and Marlon Wayans. In 2005 she recorded the fitness workout videos “Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease”.

Among Carmen’s recent projects there’s the role in the telenovela “Jane the Virgin” and the short appearance in the series “Alone Together”.

In her interviews Carmen repeats, that family is the main priority in her life.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. Her mother’s early death from cancer inspired Carmen to become a philanthropist. She is a member of the organization, which supports brain cancer patients.
  2. In her early interview, the actress told, that she was a really bad girl at school. “Everything my older brothers did to me at home, I did to my classmates at school. I was a fighter and a bully”, she told.
  3. Carmen doesn’t have kids, but she plans to become a mom in the future. “I don’t want to hurry up about that, but I can become a mother in future”, she confessed.
  4. She is single as of 2020, but previously she used to date a handful of great men, among which the singer Prince, the musician Rob Patterson and the swimmer Ryan Lochte.
  5. Her height is just 159 cm. She was 45 cm shorter than her first husband Dennis Rodman. “Dennis supported me after I had lost my mom. He sent me so many flowers, that there was not enough space for them in my apartment”, she told.
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