Some of our younger readers might not be aware of 38-year-old Carmen Electra, but for a lot of us, she was a key part of our childhoods. And thankfully she’s back, and dressed like a harlot from the the Moulin Rouge as she performed onstage with the Pussy Cat Dolls in LA recently. She’s a classy chick and hasn’t lost any of her charm. She’s made her career out of maintaining her impressive figure and has released a series of work out videos, one which revolves around the art of stripping. But like a late night programme on VH1, let’s rewind the clock to her glory days.
She first came to our attention in Baywatch as a replacement for Pamela Anderson and has been in aour hearts and on our screens ever since. Some of her highlights have included The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven, My Boss’s Daughter, Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon and the seminal piece of sci-fi The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, which surely ranks alongside Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris. The film stars David Hyde Pierce and see’s Pierce, playing an alien (credited as infinity-cubed in the opening credits), who narrates a courtship in a late-20th century American city as an extraterrestrial nature documentary. The relationship "footage" is played straight, while the voice-over (with its most often wildly inaccurate theories) and elaborate visual metaphors add comedy. Among the themes explored is the possibility that, when describing their interpretation of other species' acts and feelings, humans may be getting everything wrong. It’s pretty deep stuff and has rightly been consigned to car boot sales the world over to avoid anyone watching it and questioning their own place in humanity.