Carmen Electra in 2013.
|Born||Tara Leigh Patrick
April 20, 1972
Sharonville, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Tara Patrick|
|Occupation||Actress, model, dancer, television personality, singer, entertainer|
‘Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave
Dennis Rodman (m. 1998; div. 1999)
|Partner(s)||Rob Patterson (2008â€“12)|
|Relatives||Debbie (sister d. 1998)|
|Awards||MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss|
People who know me know I have a sense of humor that can really push the envelope.
I have a constant sweet tooth, so I like anything from the bakery, like cupcakes, cookies.
With Aerobic Strip Tease, you can do it at home – it makes it easier for women that don't want to go to the gym.
I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.
Being flirty is a way of letting a guy know you're interested without making a fool out of yourself.
Dinner is a great first date. Don't believe that stuff about girls not wanting to eat on a first date – sharing a romantic meal is so sexy.
I love kids. I just love kids. They put you in a good mood and they are so full of life.
If you are thinking every day, 'I have to get to the gym' and 'I have to lose this weight,' and that's all you think about and you obsess over it, it's not healthy.
For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.
It's always great to have a great mascara that makes your lashes look thick and full. That's a definite must have.
People are surprised at how down-to-earth I am. I like to stay home on Friday nights and listen to 'The Art of Happiness' by the Dalai Lama.
Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue.
I like to play video games like 'Rock Band' and 'Guitar Hero.'
I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You'd use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up.
I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.
I hate my stomach. It's impossible to get it flat, and the area around my belly button drives me crazy.
My mom was a seamstress, and I wish I'd learned to sew because I'm obsessed with 'Project Runway!'
For some reason I only crave fruit when I'm in a tropical place – if it's really hot in the summer or if I go to a tropical island for work. But otherwise I really don't crave it.
I guess I've always been attracted to people who stand out as individuals – people who are adventurous and take chances.
I'm more attracted to a stronger man rather than a feminine man. Someone who would just throw me down and take control. I love feeling helpless. I definitely like a man who is aggressive and confident.
When people assume that you're one way and you're not that way at all, it's hard.
I can't say whether or not I'll ever get married again, but I'm open to the possibility.
I don't find any presidents all that sexy. They're not very rock'n'roll.
Am I still interested in a guy's body? Now that I have grown up, I am much more of a 'vibe' kind of person! If a man has a good body, that is an added plus.
If you don't have a valentine, hang out with your girlfriends, don't go looking for someone. When it's right, they'll come to you.
Other people's perspective, just seeing the sexy image, might be that I take my sexuality very seriously. But I really don't. I like being sexy. It's fun, and I have had a nice little career off it.
I think it's sexy when someone makes a statement that says, 'This is who I am. This is what I think is sexy.'
One of the big misconceptions about me is that I walk around in mini-skirts and high heels twenty-four seven and go to the gym in heels.
I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough.
I'm an eight hours kind of sleeper, so I definitely try to schedule that in.
If you think about it now, it's kind of ridiculous. All these hot girls on Baywatch in tiny little red bathing suits running around saving lives.