Carmen Electra, whose real name is Tara Leigh Patrick, was born and raised in Sharonville, Ohio.
Electra appears to be a Christian, even though she doesn’t talk about it a whole lot. But when her mother and sister both died, and she went through a divorce, all within about a year, it was her faith in God that helped pull her through:
My relationship with God is one-on-one. My faith has affected my life tremendously, especially in this last year. . . . Instead of going out to a party to take the pain away, I’d spend time alone. I still pray to God every night.
Aside from that, Electra isn’t very chatty about her faith. She seems to be quietly Christian.
The politics of the non-political
Electra doesn’t choose to enter into the political debate, but it’s reasonable to think she follows the liberal path tread by other Hollywood celebrities. She’s likely a supporter of gay marriage, since she was rumored to have a sexual relationship with openly gay musician Joan Jett, but she’s never said as much in public. (Electra claimed they were just friends, but Jett didn’t deny that they were something more. )
She’s also into environmental causes. In 2011 she partnered with Norelco, a company that makes shaving razors, and the Arbor Day Foundation to bring awareness to global deforestation and encourage tree-planting. She spent a few hours “deforesting” or shaving men in New York City to promote the campaign.
But that’s really all we have to go on for Electra’s political beliefs. Even if she leans liberal, there’s a good chance that she’s not going to show up at the polls on election day to mark her opinion. She does lend her support to several non-political charitable causes, however.
She put together an organization that provides survivors of brain tumors (the disease from which her mother died) with a trip to Hollywood. She’s also a supporter several organizations that focus on chronic illnesses like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
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