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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 1, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flushing Point, New York, USA Profession: actor, model, singer, waitress, bakery worker

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A leggy brunette supermodel, Carol Alt was also a "Cover Girl" makeup representative. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, she began her modeling career at age 16 and has been seen on more than 600 magazine covers. Alt perhaps is best known for her 1982 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover. Since the late 1980s, she has appeared in numerous Italian-made films and TV programs. In the USA, Alt is perhaps best-known for her starring role opposite Eric Roberts in the syndicated "Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride" (1991) and its 1993 sequel "Vendetta II: The New Mafia". She also co-starred in the short-lived adventure series "Thunder in Paradise" (syndicated, 1994). More recently, Alt appeared in "Private Parts" (1997) as an airline passenger to whom Howard Stern recounts his life story and had the lead in the syndicated series "Peter Benchley's Amazon" (1999-2000).

A leggy brunette supermodel, Carol Alt was also a "Cover Girl" makeup representative. Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, she began her modeling career at age 16 and has been seen on more than 600 magazine covers. Alt perhaps is best known for her 1982 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover. Since the late 1980s, she has appeared in numerous Italian-made films and TV programs. In the USA, Alt is perhaps best-known for her starring role opposite Eric Roberts in the syndicated "Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride" (1991) and its 1993 sequel "Vendetta II: The New Mafia". She also co-starred in the short-lived adventure series "Thunder in Paradise" (syndicated, 1994). More recently, Alt appeared in "Private Parts" (1997) as an airline passenger to whom Howard Stern recounts his life story and had the lead in the syndicated series "Peter Benchley's Amazon" (1999-2000).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Fatal Trust (2006)
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 Swarmed (2005)
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 Snakehead Terror (2004)
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 Grownups (2001) Cast
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 Storm Trooper (1999) Grace
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Raised in College Point, NY and East Williston on Long Island
1979:
While waitressing, spotted by a photographer who suggested she try her hand at modeling
1979:
Began modeling career; handled by Elite; landed first cover on the Italian edition of <i>Bazaar</i>
1979:
Signed to cosmetics contract by Lancome; appeared in print ads
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Featured on the covers of several fashion and women's magazines including <i>Vogue</i> and <i>Cosmopolitan</i>
1981:
Profiled in <i>Life</i> magazine
1982:
Appeared on cover of the swimsuit issue of <i>Sports Illustrated</i> magazine
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Signed to contract with Cover Girl cosmetics; featured in TV commericals and print advertisements
1983:
Appeared in the docudrama "Portfolio"
1985:
Announced she was quitting modeling
1985:
Made stage acting debut in L.A. production of "Sweet Charity," staged by Bob Fosse and starring Debbie Allen; did not remain with show when it transferred to Broadway
1986:
Film acting debut, "Monte Napoleone"
1987:
Began acting in European features
1991:
Cast in breakthrough role as a woman who marries the man who murdered her father in the syndicated TV-movie "Bride of Violence/Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride"
1993:
Reprised her role in "Vendetta II: The New Mafia" (syndicated)
1994:
Co-starred in the syndicated series "Thunder in Paradise"
1997:
Landed featured role in the film version of Howard Stern's autobiography "Private Parts"
1998:
Resumed modeling career
1999:
Starred in "Thinking of Africa," a series of 12 two-hour films made for Italian television
1999:
Starred in the syndicated adventure series "Peter Benchley's Amazon"
2003:
Appeared in the modeling-themed drama "The Look"
2007:
Cast as Queen Fallopia in the "National Lampoon" production "Homo Erectus"
2007:
Co-starred in the Italian TV-movie "Piper"; reprised role on TV series of the same name
2008:
Co-founded the skin care and beauty product line Raw Essentials by Carol Alt
2012:
Directed by Woody Allen in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"
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Education

Hofstra University: Hempstead , New York -

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companion:
Rex Smith. Singer, actor. Had relatioship in 1982.
husband:
Ron Greschner. Professional hockey player. Born c. 1955; met in 1982 when he was playing hockey for the New York Rangers; married on November 21, 1983; separated in 1996; divorced; retired from hockey in 1990.
companion:
Ayrton Senna da Silva. Formula one race car driver. Born in March 1960 in Brazil; although close, Alt maintains they were just friends; died in a racing accident on May 1, 1994.
companion:
Alexei Yashin. Professional hockey player. Born in November 1973 in Sverdlosk, USSR; together from 1998; played hockey with the Ottawa Senators from 1993; did not play during the 1999-2000 season because of a contract dispute; signed 10-year, $87.5 million contract with the New York Islanders in September 2001.
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father:
Anthony Alt. Fireman. Was also in army reserves; born in 1930; died of cancer on Christmas day 1983.
mother:
Muriel Alt. Former airline employee former model. Before her marriage, had worked as a print and runway model.
brother:
Anthony Alt Jr. Older; lives in New Zealand.
sister:
Karen Alt. Nurse. Older.
sister:
Christine Alt. Model. Younger.
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