Yasmine Bleeth is a former actress and model who made strides in the entertainment industry in the 1980s and 1990s. Following her role as Caroline Holden in the series, Baywatch, she garnered widespread fame even though she has been known for her on-screen appearances since childhood. She is additionally known as Inspector Caitlin Cross, the role she played in the TV police drama series, Nash Bridges that ran for six seasons on CBS. Unfortunately, Yasmine’s colorful career came to end as a result of her addiction to hard substances which landed her two years probation and 100 hours of community service. She later gained sobriety after years of fighting to stay clean by receiving therapy from a rehab facility. Below are details about the life, career, and romantic life of the retired actress.
Who is Yasmine Bleeth?
The former model who is the daughter of Philip and Carina Bleeth was born in New York City on 14th June 1968. Her father is a businessman while her mother was a model. Sadly, her mother passed on from cancer of the breast when Yasmine Bleeth was 20 years old. Having a mother who had been in the entertainment industry, it didn’t take long for Yasmine to make her first on-screen appearance after her birth as she was featured in a commercial for baby shampoo when she was just 10-months. She followed it up by appearing in a brand advertising campaign when she was six years old.
At the age of 12, Yasmine Bleeth earned her first movie role in Hey Babe!, and three years later, she was featured in another commercial. She landed her first small-screen role in the soap opera titled, Ryan’s Hope that ran on ABC from July 1975 to January 1989. Following her performance in the soap opera, she gained a nomination in the Soap Opera Digest for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress in a Daytime or Prime Time Serial.
In 1991, Yasmine was featured in another soap opera, One Life to Live that was aired on ABC television network for more than 43 years; from July 1968 to January 2012. She clinched another Soap Opera Digest nomination for the category of the Hottest Female Star following her performance in the aforementioned opera where she portrayed the character of Lee Ann Demerest Buchanan.
Yasmine Bleeth gained global recognition in the year 1993 when she had the role of Caroline Holden in the drama series, Baywatch, a role she further reprised in the TV movie version of the series. Later in 1998, she was cast in 26 episodes of the American TV police drama series, Nash Bridges and as Jenna Reed in the sports comedy movie, BASEKetball for which she was nominated for the Worst Actress in 1999 Golden Raspberry Award. Other movies and series she has featured in are; Herman’s Head, Boy Meets World, The Naked Truth, Titans, Heaven or Vegas, and many others.
Beyond being known as an actress, Yasmine Bleeth is also known for her benevolent deeds which include raising funds for the largest and best-funded breast cancer organisation in the United States, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation where she also serves as a spokeswoman.
Is Yasmine Bleeth Married or Dating Anyone?
Yasmine Bleeth had been in multiple affairs with big names in the entertainment industry such as Matthew Perry, Richard Grieco, Coy Luther and Ricky Paull Goldin whom she got engaged to, having dated the actor for five years.
In 2000, the former actress came in contact with the former strip club founder, Paul Cerrito during her stay at the Malibu-based rehab center. After falling for each other soon after they met, the lovebirds moved ahead to seal their love with a nuptial bond in August 2002 in Santa Barbara, California. Information regarding their children is yet to be disclosed by the couple who have been together for more than a decade and are still waxing strong as a couple till date.
Who is Yasmine Bleeth’s Spouse or Boyfriend?
Yasmine’s husband is a one-time founder of a strip club. His current line of work is not yet known but he had been on the news some years back following his lawsuit against Disney after he allegedly injured himself by tripping over equipment during the filming of a TV show at his home. He demanded the payment of damages by Disney and that his medical expenses were to be covered. Meanwhile, Paul and Yasmine were arrested in 2001 for the possession of hard drugs after they were found driving in Detroit under the influence.