Carol Alt

Active - 1984 - 2012  |   Born - Dec 1, 1960 in Queens, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Early on in her modeling career, Carol Alt was lauded as "the Face" and "the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Life and Playboy magazines respectively. A native of Queens, NY, she became a fashion model at age 16 and soon rose to the top of her profession. Alt made her film debut in 1983 playing a small role in Portfolio, but she did not become an actress until 1986 when she starred in the Italian film Monte Napoleone. Alt has developed quite a following in Europe and the bulk of her film and television work has been produced in Italy. In 1991, she appeared in Vendetta, a television miniseries. Alt occasionally appears in U.S.-produced films, most notably, Private Parts (1996), The Look, Twisted Fortune, and Woody Allen's To Rome with Love. Alt also has appeared on-stage.

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  • Was a pre-law student when a photographer noticed her waiting tables at a Long Island eatery and got her in touch with modeling agencies.
  • Appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1982, and in the magazine's first video in 1989.
  • Began her acting career with roles in Italian films such as My First Forty Years (1987) and Bye Bye Baby (1989).
  • Landed her first regular TV role in 1994 with the syndicated action series Thunder in Paradise.
  • A vocal proponent of eating a raw-food diet, she has released multiple books on the subject. She also co-founded the all-natural skincare line Raw Essentials in 2008.
  • Was part of the cast of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice in 2008.
  • Has appeared on more than 700 magazine covers.
  • Supports the Tony Alt Memorial Foundation, which was established in honor of her brother and provides financial support for various children's causes.