Alt at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival
|Born||Carol Ann Alt
December 1, 1960
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
|Other names||The Face|
I think with most all of us, we want control of our image – it's part of the work that we do.
It doesn't matter what age you are. You can look sexy and feel great, and that doesn't have to be a gift only for the young. It can be a gift for any age, even the old, whatever that is nowadays.
I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on – it was 'Bazaar' Magazine.
My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds.
There was a point in time when I was in dire need of changing the way the model agency was working.
Everybody's eating all my – brownies, granola, anything you eat cooked, I can find you raw.
It's not about failure; it's about trying something and risking something for attaining your goal.
Becoming an actress takes a lot longer than being a star. I don't want to be a star. I want to be an actress. I want to build a career.
I am thrilled to be able to bring my vision of beauty to others who may be inspired by it.
I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker.
If I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time-out and eat some crackers.
These girls come; they last one season; they're completely used up and dried out and sent back home. That's not how to make a life. I want a girl to come in knowing full well what she's getting into and being able to deal and make decisions that will create a career.
I didn't think there was life after modelling, believe me. It's a hit to the ego when you are not the diva on the set any more. But I think what keeps me going are challenges. I love when people tell me I can't do something.
I think that what scares me more than getting fat during pregnancy is the responsibility of a child.
Society says that men need to be bigger and stronger, and they must protect their women and so on.
I went along doing the one-salad-a-night routine for a year. And I remember feeling so tired and depressed and irritable. I had no personal life. I was always flying someplace – weekends, holidays, vacations. Dinners at night were no fun because I couldn't eat.
If you can eat 70 percent raw or introduce raw into your diet, it will help your health.
If you could sit down with Jesus, you wouldn't need anybody else. He could answer all of your questions. Instead of Einstein and Louis Pasteur and Madame Curry, you could just have Jesus and he could answer for all of them.
Because I was the first super-elite, the press caught on and started calling me a supermodel. So in that sense, I guess I'm the first. But, in my opinion, there were girls that could have been called supermodels before that, if the term was in existence.
I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger. It's not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari. You don't put in the crappiest gas you can find. You use supreme. In the long term, you'll run clean.
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, an abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood. Eventually I learned to eat five small meals a day. Now if I'm making a movie and get hungry, I call time out to eat some crackers.
I found my prince – he's a hockey player and we met at an NHL event, the last place I'd ever expect to meet someone, but there he was.
There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.