Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick but later changed her name when the artist formerly known as Prince told her she looked like a Carmen after she signed with his record company. Her last name also changed and means a greek goddess. She was born on April 20, 1972 in White Oak, Ohio near Cincinatti. At age five she entered in and won her first dance contest. She went on to be in over 100 tap and ballet contests. She attended the School for Creativity and Performing Arts at age 9. She also went to Princeton High School in Sharonville. Click here to go to my Betcha' Didn't Know This page about Carmen Electra.Later on in her life she signed with Prince's music company Paisley Park Label and became one of his Protege's. Her first album was self-titled and she released a single Go-Go Dancer after many delays. The album never took off because of problems with executives. It was remixed and new tracks were added and finally released in July of 1992. Her video had came out in March 1992.