Carmen Electra took to Instagram to show off her latest look, and she proves once again that age is just a number. The singer/model/actress turns 50 this April (yes, you read that right), and put women half her age to shame in a sheer black dress. Carmen credited her stylist Jessica Paster for highlighting her jaw-dropping curves, as she proclaimed “It’s time to live” with a picture shared to her 1.3 million Instagram followers.
Carmen Electra also posted a short video showing off a few dance moves as she prepared for the I Heart Radio Music Awards. The ceremony was held Tuesday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and was one of the first big events for the city as it emerges from the pandemic shutdown. Her red carpet presence was even featured in People Magazine’s coverage of the awards event. LL Cool J hosted the awards, which featured a performance by Megan Thee Stallion and Jennifer Lopez receiving the Icon Award.
The Ohio native gave a shoutout to her makeup artist Preston Meneses and hairstylist Rikke Gajda for her look for the evening. Music producer Pierre responded to the picture and video, saying “You are stunningly beautiful!” Telenovela actress Isabel Madow voiced her approval on Instagram with a “fire” emoji. This isn’t Electra’s first viral Instagram post – she regularly features her modeling photography, including a recent swimsuit photo shoot.
Millennials may wonder why Carmen Electra would be attending a music awards show, but they likely weren’t alive when her voice first streamed out of Sony Discmans. It may be hard to believe that it’s been almost 30 years since her debut rap/dance album, titled Carmen Electra, was released in 1993. The album was produced by the legendary Prince, who had taken in Electra as his protégé. Featuring the talents of The New Power Generation, Tony M., and Monie Love, the album proved Electra had a great voice, but sales of the album were weak, and her singing career never flourished. If you are a 90s kid, however, you likely remember a few of her songs getting radio play at the time. In case you forgot, here’s one of her music videos, which made enough of an impression on MTV that they ended up hiring her later.
Electra then shifted to modeling and made several appearances in Playboy Magazine. By the late 1990s, Carmen Electra was the unofficial Queen of Pop Culture, as she was a series regular on the hit series Baywatch and hosted MTV’s popular game show Singled Out. She also managed to get married – ever so briefly – to NBA legend Dennis Rodman. Her relationship with the Chicago Bulls star even led to her appearance in the 2020 ESPN documentary The Last Dance, where she recounted the wild, off-court activities of Bulls players during the Michael Jordan dynasty era.
She then transitioned to movies, most notably with some hilarious cameos in the Wayans Brothers’ Scary Movie series. She would go on to appear in other parody comedies, including Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie. We would be crazy not to share her hilarious cameo in the opening scene for Scary Movie in 2000, where she parodies Drew Barrymore’s demise in Scream.
Recently, Electra has appeared in a number of reality competition shows, including Hell’s Kitchen and The Celebrity Dating Game. She’s even appeared in TV shows including Franklin & Bash and Jane the Virgin. She’s even confirmed that she would love to do a Baywatch reboot, were to ever happen. From radio to TV to movies to the red carpet, Carmen Electra proves the key to success is to never stop working – and never stop posting pictures on Instagram.