Yasmine Bleeth (born June 14, 1968 in New York City) is an American TV and film actress.
Bleeth is famous for her role as Caroline Holden on the worldwide-syndicated TV series Baywatch, where she played an always red swimsuit-clad professional lifeguard.
Bleeth`s American father, Philip, is Jewish of Russian and German ancestry, while her mother, Carina, was a Pied-noir
Her mother was a former fashion model, while her father was a professional photographer. They both ran a business that rented vans to fashion photographers for on-location shoots. Her father became Yasmine`s business manager. Bleeth`s parents separated, and she was raised by her mother. She was 18 when they later divorced.
At the age of 20, Bleeth lost her mother Carina to inflammatory br**st cancer, the deadliest type of br**st cancer. Bleeth said that she never accepted the fact that her mother was dying until Carina took her very last breath. Just two months after Carina`s 47th birthday, her fight with cancer was over.
After Carina died, Bleeth sank into depression, and she turned down offers for acting or modeling work for about eight months.
After she met Ricky Paull Goldin, a soap actor who helped her with her depression, the two lived in Manhattan, but after she was cast for Baywatch, she moved to Los Angeles. The couple had planned to marry, but shortly after the wedding invitations were made out, she called off the marriage
In December 2000, Bleeth voluntarily entered the Malibu-based Promises rehabilitation clinic to overcome a cocaine addiction.
On September 12, 2001, Bleeth was arrested in Michigan after her car pulled off the highway and wound up on a median. No other cars were involved. The car accident occurred on Interstate 94 near Detroit as she and her future husband, Paul Cerrito, were heading to Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Police found four syringes with an injectable form of cocaine in them and a small plastic bag with cocaine residue on it. The next day police conducted a search of her hotel room, and they found more cocaine and drug paraphernalia. In November 2001, through a plea bargain, Bleeth pleaded guilty to possessing less than 25 grams of cocaine and to driving while impaired. She was sentenced in January 2002 to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
Bleeth`s lawyer, Jerry Sabbota, stated that the actress was satisfied with the plea bargain, noting that her record will be cleared of any felonies after she fulfills the terms of her probation. "When all is said and done she`ll have a traffic ticket on her record. She wasn`t treated any better than anyone else, and she wasn`t treated any worse", Sabbota said. Bleeth completely fulfilled the terms of her probation as of January 2004, and her record was cleared as previously determined by the plea bargain.
Bleeth married former bar owner Paul Cerrito on August 25, 2002. They met each other at the Promises clinic. They married in Santa Barbara, California and now live in Los Angeles, California.
In the (April 2003) edition of Glamour, Bleeth stated, "They say you shouldn`t get into any relationship in the first year of sobriety — especially with someone in the program, but Paul and I fell in love immediately."
Full Name at Birth
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth
Date of Birth
Her beautiful face.
Her long hair.
Her beautiful body.
Her Blue eyes
Claim to Fame
Caroline Holden on Baywatch
Celebrity Talent International
Print ads for Lee Jeans National Denim Day (1998)
TV commercial for Johnson's Baby Shampoo at age 6 months
TV commercial for Soft & Dri (1997)
Print ad for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board (milk moustache) (1998)
TV commercial for Downy Fabric Softener (1973)
(1984) TV Commercial: Atari 5200 video game super system
Favorite TV Shows
Pink, Red, Green