Birth Name: Yasmine Amanda Bleeth
Birthdate: June 14, 1968
New York, New York
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Status: Married to Detroit club owner Paul Cerrito (Married August 25, 2002-present)
Hair/Eyes: Chestnut Brown/Blue
feet, 5 inches tall/N/A
Heritage: American with French North African/Alerian decent and was a Catholic
(Mother's side)/German, Russian, Jewish (New York born father/Family name was originally "Blut," but ancestors changed
it to Bleeth)
Education: Private High School/United Nations International School in New York/She
wanted to be a fashion designer
Parents: Phillip, who is Yasmine's business manager/Mother Corina,
who died from Breast Cancer in 1992 before Yasmine was 21 years old.
Siblings: 2 half-brothers, Tristan and Miles from her father's
Showbusiness start: At six months as the Johnson & Johnson baby for the "No
More Tears" promotion.
Hobbies/Interests: An accomplished Chef; Loves to watch "The Food
Network"; Breast Cancer charity work
Pets: 1 dog; A Boston Terrier named Elvis
Languages: Bilingual/English and French
Yasmine Bleeth was born in New York City, New York. Yasmine's career had been molded by the genetics of
her parents. Her New York native father Phillip was of Russian, German and Jewish decent. He made his living as a businessman.
Her mother Corina was French North African (Algerian) and was a Catholic. Corinia was a former fashion model. Yasmine has
said that her mother was a beauty, but she wasn't a beauty queen. She was noted as a beauty that not only gave yasmine her
looks, but also gave her lessons and skill in how to handle life. She insisted that her daughter do well in school. Her parents
did not emphasize on her looks. Yasmine was a star at an early age. She still had to learn how to cook and do housework. Yasmine's
early start in show business was at just 6 months. She appeared as the Johnson & Johnson baby.
Yasmine grew up bilingual. She spoke French because of her mother's background and the fact that she went
to a private school as well as her native English. Yasmine went to the United Nations International School in New York.
She used to travel to Paris because her mother was French and she had family there. Like many other attractive girls, she
has had her problems with jealous female students. One group of girls wanted to beat her up simply because they said that
she 'flipped' her hair too much. Now Yasmine admits that she actually did 'flip' her hair too much. Girls also claimed
that she was 'stealing' their boyfriends.
Yasmine managed to survive her parent's divorce as a teenager, and the death of her mother from breast cancer
in 1992 before she was 21 years old. Her mother was misdiagnosed. The doctor thought that she was going through an early menopause.
The doctor told her mother to come back in a month if the inflammation in her breast dis not go away. But she did not go back
to the doctor even though the symptoms persisted. She was 43 when finally diagnosed with breast cancer, which had
spread tremendously, and 44 when she died. It was about six months. Yasmine never thought that she would lose her mother
to the disease. Yasmine had never discussed it with her. She never asked her why she didn't go back when she realized
that something was wrong. Yasmine figured that it mist have been denial or fear. Later she realized that even though she and
her mother had fought a lot, that she had been her best friend. The loss still hurts her deeply and admited that he has
never completely gotten over the loss.
At age six, she appeared in a Max Factor campaign with Christina
Ferrara. Her work in this campaign caught the eye of fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo. He had introduced her in his
self-titled book Scavullo's Women. Yasmine continued her career modeling and acting. She made her stage debut in
the off-broadway production of the one-act plays, Welcome to My Life and Looking for It.
Yasmine left high school at 16 years old to take the part of Ryan Fenelli on the then popular
ABC daytime soap, Ryan's Hope. She thought that this saved her from going to college. She had never wanted
to go away to college. She had a huge following on Ryan's Hope. In 1991, when the show was cancelled, she stayed
in the ABC family creating the role as the sultry, misunderstood Lee Anne Demerest on the highly acclaimed soap,
One Life to Live.
Later, she was cast as Caroline Holden, Lieutenant Stephanie Holden's younger sister in a guest
appearance on Baywatch before she left daytime TV and signed a three year contract to portray the role as a regular
cast member starting in the show's 5th season (1994-1995).
She was voted as one of People magazine's 50 Most beautiful People of 1995.
Baywatch had launched her career as an international star and she had become a multi-media presence with success
in television, feature films, CD-ROM, a music video, and her own poster.
Yasmine's credits include the 1996 NBC movie, A Face to Die For. The movie
generated high ratings for the network. Yasmine also starred in the ABC TV movies, Talk to Me; Crowned
and Dangerous (1997); Heaven or Vegas (Cineville Pictures/1998).
Yasmine has appeared on numerous magazine covers. She was also one of the numerous popular stars
that endorse the successful MILK campaign, wearing that famous mustache. With the help of Baywatch Producers,
Yasmine had developed her own swimwear line called Yazwear. She wanted to sell quality swimwear that wasn't too expensive
for the average person to afford. The line sold exclusively in the Newport News fashion catalog. She opted to model
the swimwear line herself.
She has starred in full-motion live entertainment CD-ROM entitile, Maximum Surge (Digital
PicturesDirected by William Mesa), and shot the video This House is not a Home, the follow-up to The Rembrandt's
number one single, I'll Be there For You.
After Baywatch, she moved on to other projects.One of the biggest things that earned
great disapproval was that Yasmine had such a serious problem with Baywatch, that she constantly said to the
press that she hated it and referred to it as a stupid show. As a regular cast member, Baywatch gave
Yasmine internationl fame and enabled her to receive tremendous offers upon completing her first season. It launched her career.
She has also said things concerning other cast members that could not be erased with the press.
With a new agent, The Gersh Agency and her father as her manager, Yasmine's career took
off as she starred in The Lake (1998/ABC TV Movie); It Came From The Sky with John Ritter and JoBeth Williams
and BASEketball (Comedy from David Zucker).
Yasmine has stressed that she does not accept any nude offers. She has turned down
offers from Playboy magazine, stating that the only reason that they are interested is because she does not pose
nude. Yasmine stated that she is a "clothes-horse" and likes for people to see her with her clothes on.
She had gotten back with old boyfriend Richard Grieco after not dating for a long period
of time and was concentrating on her career goals after breaking off her engagement to hunky soap star Ricky Paull Goldin
after a five year relationship. They had a wedding date that was cancelled so that she could film the ABC movie A
Face to Die For. The wedding was put on hold. But Yasmine never set another date and when she broke off the relationship,
everyone wondered what went wrong. Nothing was wrong with her old boyfriends and they didn't do anything to provoke the breakups.
Yasmine felt that she needed to work on herself, and admited that it was a lonely time for her.
Yasmine loves to cook. It brings her pleasure. She said that it is a creative outlet for
her. She gets such a wonderful feeling when she cooks. She compares it to the feeling that a sculptor of painter gets when
they create. When she was dating Richard Grieco, she admitted that he had an incredible sweet tooth and she baked
for him three times a week. She loves watching The Food Network.
Later she broke up with Richard Grieco. Yasmine moved forward to land a regular role on the CBS
drama series, Nash Bridges. The Producers and staff thought that she would give them babe-a-tude
to boost ratings. Instead, they noted that she was losing weight. They as well as everyone else knew what was wrong.
She had a drug problem. They could no longer show close-ups of her. She started showing up late for work. They did not
renew her contract.
She moved on to the NBC night-time soap, Titans. A good show in the wrong time
slot. The show was cancelled after its first season.
Things came to a head on September 11, 2001 when Yasmine and fiance Paul Cerrito were in
the Detroit area visiting his mother when Yasmine was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of
cocaine. Paul, who was in the car with her at the time and on probation for previous convictions, was found to be in
violation of his probation and was sent to jail for six months. Yasmine, who truely loved Paul proved her devotion by
moving to Detroit for the entire six months. She visited Paul every weekend.
The couple wed on August 25th, 2002 on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at The Bacara
Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California. The glamorous ceremony resembled the Hollywood style weddings
of the 60's. The bride wore a breathtaking sleeveless, white satin gown that fitted snuggly around her bodice and then
opened into an A-lined dress to the ground. She wore her hair up in a fancy bun with an attached veil. 50 guests dressed in beautiful gowns and tuxedos were served lemonade and Italian soda while being serenaded by
an 11-piece orchestra before witnessing the joining of the couple.
After their August 25th wedding, Yasmine was to shoot the Baywatch Hawaii Wedding movie
in Hawaii. She and new husband Paul Cerrito decided that they would make the paradise trip their honeymoon as well.
Yasmine believes life is what you make it. Life is not predetermined. You make your
own luck. Her heroes are her mother and grandmother.
Her current projects include the movie version of Maximum Surge (2004).