Actress, dancer and model Carmen Electra used her birth name Tara Patrick before meeting Prince in 1991.
After the pop legend saw the then aspiring artist dance, he suggested a name change. "I auditioned for an all girl group that he was putting together and he ended up signing me to his label Paisley Park," Carmen told The Yo Show. "After I danced for him he said, 'You look like Electra. That should be your name.'"
Carmen admits that the new moniker didn't initially stick. "At first I thought it sounded kinda like a super hero type of name which actually it is," she said. "So I was hesitant but it just sorta grew on me and that's it. I'm Electra now."
Prince was right. Carmen's appeal and electric personality has lead to a successful career including a Playboy magazine cover, and dozens of television and movie roles including "Baywatch," "American Vampire," "Scary Movie," "Meet the Spartans," "Date Movie" and "Starsky & Hutch."
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Since 1987, the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas has been a hot spot for young bands to demonstrate their skills to an audience of music industry professionals, with the hopes of developing some international recognition or landing a record deal. However, in more recent years the festival has also become a place to watch some of the biggest names in the business perform at special showcases, corporate-sponsored events, and late-night parties.
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Much has already been written about Lady Gaga's gig March 13 at a Doritos-sponsored stage shaped like a 56-foot vending machine. But that’s just the cheese dust on the corn chip snack of high-caliber acts playing SXSW between March 11 and 16. Many of the shows require special tickets in addition to the standard admissions badge. But for those lucky enough to gain access, there are numerous mega-popular acts playing some fairly intimate (compared to arenas) settings. YahooRead More »from Bigger in Texas: The Most Massive Acts Booked for SXSW 2014