Last Updated: July 6, 2020
Yasmine Bleeth is an unfortunate example of how a highly successful career was brought down by scandals and wrong actions. She is no longer in public life, but, once she was an extremely gorgeous woman desired by scores of people.
Born as Yasmine Amanda Bleeth on June 14, 1968 in New York City, to Carina a model and Philip Bleeth, a business owner, she is a former American actress. Her father Philip has Russian-Jewish and German-Jewish origins whereas her mother Carina was of Algerian origins. Yasmine’s first brush with camera came when she was only 10 months old and appeared in a Johnson & Johnson’s No More Tears baby shampoo television commercial in the year 1969. She was six when she appeared on Candid Camera and later that year, she was seen in a Max Factor cosmetic advertising campaign with model Cristina Ferrare. She grabbed the attention of a fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo, who later featured her and her mother in her mother in his book entitled Scavullo Women.
Once Total Film magazine quoted her as saying, “When I was a girl I used to have to force boys to kiss me. My toughest friend had to hold them down.”
It was her performance on Baywatch that brought a lot of fame to her. People magazine named her among its 50 Most Beautiful People in 1995. FHM placed her among its 100 Sexiest Women each year from 1996-2001 and FHM U.S. had her on its 100 Sexiest Women list from 2000-2003. Baywatch fame led her to various other film and TV roles. She has been a featured actress in five different series besides guest-starring in others. She once even launched her own line of swimwear called Yaz Wear.
However, her career came crashing down after she was found in possession of cocaine in the year 2000 and was sentenced for 2 years in rehabilitation. After her first effort in a drug rehabilitation clinic in late 2000, Bleeth only gave one more performance, the 2003 TV film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.
She met her future husband, strip club owner Paul Cerrito in the December of 2000 while voluntarily staying at the Malibu based Promises Rehabilitation Clinic to overcome her cocaine dependence. She later 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.”
They eventually married in Santa Barbara, California on August 25, 2002 and are residents of Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Arizona.