Nee Tara Leigh Patrick, Carmen Electra was born on April 20th, 1972 in White Oak, Ohio. Electra's talents were evident when she was a child, as she attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts at only 9 years old.
A native of the mid-west, Carmen grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first break when a scout for "Prince" spotted her dancing and asked her to come to an audition for "Prince" for his new video and tour. She released a self-titled debut album for Prince's Paisley Park Label in 1992 and produced a top 20 hit on dance charts with "Get On Up". Carmen currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, rock guitarist Dave Navarro.