Real name: Carol Alt
Birthdate: December 1, 1960
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Carol Alt, the third of four children, was born in East Williston, Long Island, New York, to Muriel Alt, who had worked as a print and runway model before her marriage, and Anthony Alt, a New York City Fire Chief. She has two sisters, Christine, a model and Karen, and a brother, Anthony Alt,deceased. She was raised in College Point, New York, and she attended Hofstra University. Carol Alt stands an impressive 5-10 tall.
Alt's first big break in modeling in 1980, when she was featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine, but she gained real fame in 1982 when she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also been a consultant with the "Le Mirador" skin-care line. Alt was one of the first models to parlay fame in that area into success in other areas, such as acting, launching product lines, and book writing, paving the way for the more recent models to do so, such as Kathy Ireland.
Since 1986 she has been one of the leads in a variety of movies; mostly Italian, but one of her most recent starring roles was in the Canadian movie Snakehead Terror. She played "Karen Oldham" in the TV adaptation of Peter Benchley's Amazon(1999). Her TV guest roles include a voice role in the "Peggy's Pageant Fever" episode of King of the Hill, first broadcast November 10, 1998.
Alt also has written a book, Eating In The Raw: A Beginner's Guide To Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier, And Looking Younger the Raw-food Way, promoting eating only raw foods. She placed #5 on askmen.com's list of "Top 10 models Of All Time", behind only Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Gisele Bundchen, and Cindy Crawford.
In 1983, she married Ron Greschner, a professional ice hockey player with the New York Rangers. They divorced in 1996, and she is currently in a relationship with Russian ice hockey player Alexei Yashin, a player recently with the New York Islanders and a man thirteen years her junior. Contrary to popular belief, they are not married; in an interview with ESPN in 2006, Yashin denied that he is married to Alt and instead said they are in a committed relationship.