Carmen Electra

Religion, politics, and ideas ofCarmen Electra

Summary

Carmen Electra is a Christian, and leans on her faith during difficult times.

She's generally non-political, but has some philanthropy under her belt.

Editorial

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.[1]

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,[2] but Jett didn't deny that they were something more.[3] )

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.[4]

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.[5] She's also a supporter several organizations that focus on chronic illnesses like cancer, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis.[6]

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