April 20, 1972 (50)
Carmen Electra is a model, actor, and media personality. Born Tara Leigh Patrick in 1972, Electra began her career as a dancer and model before transitioning to acting. She rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s with breakout roles on shows like “Baywatch” and “Singled Out,” and went on to become a popular fixture in the world of reality TV. But Electra’s talents extend far beyond the small screen – she has also dabbled in music, releasing several successful albums, and has worked with a number of influential artists and celebrities throughout her career.
One of Electra’s most notable collaborations was with Prince, who produced her self-titled debut album in 1993. The album was a critical and commercial success, featuring hit songs like “Go Go Dancer” and “Fantasia Erotica.” Electra and Prince remained close friends until his untimely death in 2016, and she has spoken publicly about the profound impact he had on her life and career.
She has also worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and DJ Muggs on various music projects over the years. In the world of acting, Electra has shared the screen with Hollywood heavyweights like Ben Stiller, Mike Myers, and Charlize Theron, and has appeared in several films with her ex-husband, Dave Navarro. In terms of reality TV, she has worked alongside other notable personalities such as Simon Cowell, Dennis Rodman, and Flavor Flav on shows like “Britain’s Got Talent,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” and “Flavor of Love.”
In addition to her music and acting pursuits, Electra has also used her platform to advocate for animal welfare. In 2014, she posed for a PETA campaign urging people to adopt animals from shelters, and has spoken out against animal testing and cruelty in the cosmetics industry.