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CAROL ALT

Name: Carol Alt                                                                         
Born: 1 December 1960 East Williston, Long Island, New York                             
                                                                                       
Carol Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress.                     
                                                                                       
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,           
for whom a charitable foundation is named. She was raised in East Williston,           
New York, and she attended The Wheatley School and Hofstra University.                 
                                                                                       
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 has also written another book about raw eating titled       
The Raw 50: 10 Amazing Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks, and Drinks for Your       
Raw Food Lifestyle. She placed #5 on askmen.com's list of "Top 10 models Of All         
Time", behind only Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Gisele B├╝ndchen, and Cindy       
Crawford.                                                                               
                                                                                       
She is currently one of the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice.                       
                                                                                       
According to Fred Norris of the Howard Stern Show, Carol Alt never was a               
supermodel.                                                                             
                                                                                       
In 1983, she married Ron Greschner, a professional ice hockey player for the New       
York Rangers. They divorced in 1996, and she is currently in a relationship with       
Russian ice hockey player Alexei Yashin, a man thirteen years her junior who           
played previously with the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders. He is           
currently playing for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in Russia. 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.