Former actress and model Yasmine Bleeth not only blossomed in the 1990s, but she also enjoyed one of the most fruitful careers you can find in the showbiz industry. An eloquent example of a child prodigy, her first acting role came when she was only 10 months old – yes, 10 months. At the age of just six, she was able to perform such an achievement in a commercial that caught the attention of fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo, who then tasted her in his book Scavullo Women.
Over the years, her acting skills have been extended to film, television, video games, theatre, and music videos. How many professionals can boast such a great deal? With such an impressive background, you will surely want to know more about the actress-model. So read on to find out everything you need to know about her.
Yasmine Bleeth Bio (Childhood and Family)
She was born on 14 June 1968 as Yasmine Amanda Bleeth in New York City. Her mother Carina Bleeth was a model, while her father was an entrepreneur. She has Russian, German and Jewish ancestors on her father’s side and Algerian roots on her mother’s side.
For her education, Yasmine Bleeth attended the International School of the United Nations in New York. As already indicated, Yasmine’s first acting role was in “No More Tears”, a baby shampoo TV commercial for the multinational pharmaceutical and consumer goods company Johnson and Johnson. That was in 1969 when Yasmine was only 10 months old. She appeared as a baby in several other commercials. When she was six years old, she appeared in the reality TV series Candid Camera with a hidden camera. In the same year, she also appeared in a commercial for the Max Factor cosmetics line, alongside the then famous model and actress Cristina Ferrare. In this project, as already mentioned, her performance attracted the attention of Francesco Scavullo.
Yasmine’s first film role was in 1980 in the film Hey Babe! where she was cast opposite the now deceased comedian and actor Buddy Hackett. She was 12 years old at the time. Four years later she began appearing in the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope.
In 1989 Yasmine Bleeth lost her mother to inflammatory breast cancer. To mourn the death of her mother, Yasmine took an eight-month break from acting. Later, her father married another woman whose name we cannot yet determine. However, Yasmine has two half-brothers named Tristan (born 1986) and Miles (born 1988) from her father’s second marriage.
Yasmine is married to Paul Cerrito, a strip club owner. Their wedding took place on August 25, 2002, in Santa Barbara, California. However, they have no children that we know of.
Things You Need To Know About Yasmine Bleeth
Throughout her career, Jasmine Bleeth has worked on over 40 projects in film, television, theatre, video games, advertising, and music videos. Her professional career is generally considered to have started in 1983 with her role as “Theresa O’Brian” in Hey Babes! Since then she has worked on many other projects.
Yasmine is probably best known for her portrayal of the character of “Caroline Holden” in the TV movie Baywatch and its offshoots, with 75 appearances in the project between 1993 and 2003. She is also known for her role as “LeeAnn Demerest Buchanan” in the ABC soap “One Life To Live” between 1991 and 1993.
Yasmine Bleeth Has Struggled With Cocaine Addiction
Her cocaine addiction became so serious that she volunteered for rehabilitation at the Promises Rehabilitation Clinic in Malibu, California. However, there is evidence that she did not follow the instructions given by her counselors at the clinic. For example, despite the time she spent at the clinic in 2000, she was arrested for drunk driving on September 12, 2001, after her car veered off the highway and into a median strip. After the arrest, the police found cocaine both in her car and in her hotel room.
Her Husband Also Struggled With Cocaine Addiction
Yasmine Bleeth’s husband Paul Cerrito also had cocaine problems. In fact, they first met at the Promise Rehabilitation Clinic in Malibu during the rehabilitation program. Despite the fact that the participants in the program were not allowed to have a relationship, the couple continued to fall in love and continue their relationship. It is obvious that this disobedience was responsible for Yasmine’s continued drug addiction afterward because when she was arrested for drunk driving, she was driving with Paul in the car.
Yasmine Embarks On Anti-Breast Cancer Charity Programs
After her mother died of breast cancer, Yasmine Bleeth started programs against breast cancer. In 1998, for example, she was the spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, a fundraising project to support breast cancer research. She once donated the $10,000 she won on the television quiz show Celebrity Jeopardy! to cancer research.
What Is Her Net Worth?
In 2019, Yasmine Bleeth’s net worth is estimated at $2 million. Of course, she has collected the amount from her career as an actress and model over the years.