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Article from the UK magazine OK:
Opening her weddingalbum exclusively for OK! The Baywatch star talks about her fairy tale wedding and reveals why husband Paul is the one...
Yasmine Bleeth brougt elegance and beaty to baywatch in the heady days of the now cult drame about a group of lifeguards.her exotic frensh morrocan looks set pulses racing and catapultet her to world wide fame alongside her colleagues Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra. As one of Baywatchís leading ladies, Yasmine appearde on magazine cover after magazin cover. When she finally decided to hang up the famous red swimming costume in 1997, Yasmine was immediately snapped up by the former Miami Vice star Don Johnson to star in an other worldwide favorite, Nash Bridges.
On two walls of her study at home, her smiling face and easy goodlooks jump out of every cover photo.
Around the house, beatiful photos of her family and friends share pride of place with the newest additions to the collection, her weddingphotos!
On august 25 last year, a beaming Yasmine wore a classic white gown made of duchesse satin for her marriage to interpreneur Paul Cerrito. The Santa Barbara wedding, set against the pounding surf to the pacific, was a fairy tale ending for a woman who had spent the last past jears in batteling cocaine addiction...
It was PaulĎs love and support that had given her the courage to fight and win her battle with cocaine, so the wedding day was given an added sense of poignacy for Yasmine and Paul.
The couples beatiful wedding symbolised an end to all of Yasmineís recent troubles, and it was clear, that she had never been happier before.
Here, exclusively in OK, Yasmine opens her photo album to give you an initimat elook at her fairy tal ewedding, and tells us all about her special day...
OK: Yasmine, tell us about your husband Paul.
Yasmine: We actually met in rehab and i really knew I was in love when I continued to want to see him afterwards! In rehab, evryone gets quite close but you donít know whatís real and whatís not. At that point I neither wanted nor felt I would be capable of having another longterm relationship in my live, and I wa resigned to that fact. Ironycally Paul wasnít looking for a relationship either, but if itís ment to be, itís ment to be. And it is!
OK: How did Paul propose?
Yasmine: He proposed in Michigan, which is wher ehe comes from. He had gone to visit his mother and seemed to be gone for a very, very long time. He finally rang me up and told me he had something very important to talk with me about. It sounded ominous and I was convinced he was going to break up with me. But after what seemed like an interminable silence he was kneeling in front of me, asking me to be his wife. He then proceeded to present me with two velvet boxes, one of which contained his grandmotherís ring and the other his motherís. e hadnít chosen a ring for me at that point and just wanted me to have a symbol to represent our engagement- and wanted me to have the ring i like the best. He later designed the engagement ring that Iím wearing, and the wedding band.
OK: Youíve had more than your fair share of troubles. Is this your happy ending?
Yasmine:Paul is a very special person- he is the one. I am totally in love with him and he has made my obstacles feel a lot lighter. When you want to keep a special person in your live you will do anything you need to make things right. I couldnít wait to be a married woman and itís now six month later and I still loving it all.ď
OK: Tell us about your beatiful duchesse satin dress...
Yasmine: It was designed by UllaMaija in satin and featured a sweetheart neckline and hand drapped bodice. The waiste line was accented by a silk chiffron sash, noted to one side. I had a chapel length trail and a silk chiffron veil and felt like a princess. Iím very romantic and wanted something traditional.
OK: And of course the ring...
Yasmine:Paul designed the platinum band set with square cut diamonds. He is a man of great taste. Our rings are beatiful. On the day i also wore my grandmotherís antique pearl bracelet.
OK: Why did you chose Santa Barbara as location for your wedding?
Yasmine: We love the ocean and wanted to capture it in our wedding. Santa Barbara is such a beatiful spot and we had our hearts set on an oceaside wedding. The resort is exquisite and it allowed us to have a beatiful wedding and honeymoon in the height of the summer. There is also a spa, so we also enjoyed some pampering as well.
OK: Can you give us some details about the wedding itself?
Yasmine: We wanted our wedding to reflect all the elements of who we are. We wanted us to be elegant and still have twists of all the other things we love, like elvis and ā50s diners, our love of classic rock and the Pacific ocean. I could hear the ocean during the ceremony, which was perfect.
Our wedding featured a stunning array of tropical flowers including my faforites, orchids.
We wanted it to be intimate and fun and I think we achived all those things. It was wonderful from start to finish. It started with the wedding party the night before and ended with the after wedding reception, an 11 piece Latin band and an R&B quartet. Paulís mother surprised us with fireworks after dinner which was nothing short of magnificent.
OK: What was the music for your first dance?
Yasmine: We danced to the Etta James song At Last . It summed up our sentiments to each other entirely.
OK: What is the significance of the number 17, which was featured on your invitation and the cake?
Yasmine: Weíd been dating for about two weeks when Paul leaned over and told me he loved me. I replied:Ďoh yeah? How much do you love me?Ď He said 17. I asked him what that ment and he said it has just popped into his head. I let it go, thinking it was just something random but since that day 17 has somehow featured in our lives. Itís our lucky number and we use it when we see something we love. We say it when we are having a great day. It represents everything that is romantic between us.
Ok: What does the future hold?
Yasmine: We have no definitive plans. At the moment ām just thoroughly enjoying being Mrs Yasmine Cerrito.
Ok: Thank you for this interview Yasmine.
Yasmine: No, Iíve got to thank, bye...
Yasmine Bleeth is not just another babe. Yes, she spent three years squeezing into a tight, red swimsuit on Baywatch, much like the shows other notable alumni, Pamela Anderson Lee, Carmen Electra and Gina Lee Nolin. And, yes, like those actresses, Bleeth left the show to pursue meatier acting assignments. Difference is, while Lee and Electra are still struggling to shed the dreaded bimbo image that comes from launching ones career as a bouncing, beach-bound Barbie doll, Bleeth has taken peoples misconceptions about her intelligence and talent and left them back at the beach-where they belong.
Not to say that its been easy. The second coming of Yasmine Bleeth is a battle being waged on several fronts. Since Baywatch, Bleeth has earned consistently positive critical notices for a range of made-for-TV movies. Last fall, she landed the role of a saucy investigator who butts heads with Don Johnsons title character on CBS Friday night hit, Nash Bridges. And then, of course, there are her talk-show appearances. From Conan OBrien to David Letterman to Politically Incorrect, Bleeths quick wit and self-effacing style have earned her a reputation as one of the most sought-after guests on late-night TV Not exactly fodder for the bimbo bargain bin, eh?
Bleeths honesty, smarts and obvious charm are apparent even over the phone. Celebrity Style caught up with her at her hotel room while on a mini-vacation in Canada. Her willingness to tackle nearly any topic-from love to strip clubs to feminism-is remarkable indeed. She even conducted the interview while still in bed with boyfriendactor Richard Grieco. Oh my!
Bleeth doesnt shy away from discussing the fact that some people still try to write her off as a mere mannequin, valued for her looks and not much else. "People are surprised to find out that I can speak and put two sentences together, that Im smart and literate," she laughs. "Why would they assume that I wouldnt be?"
Perhaps its because despite having begun her career with an impressive seven years of work on daytime soaps such a Ryans Hope and One Life To Live, most Americans first discovered Bleeth on Baywatch. Still, she wont apologize for her work on a show that didnt exactly stretch the boundaries of her acting craft, even if it did get her stereotyped. "I look at [the stereotype] and wonder, Is it because Im an actress? Is it because Im a woman? Or is it because I was doing a show where I was perceived as a sex symbol, whatever that means?"
Almost sounds like a feminist philosophy, no? Bleeth pauses for a moment. "Would I consider myself a feminist?" she asks. "Does being a feminist mean that I believe that Im as good as any man and I should be as good as any man? Yes. Do I believe that men and women have certain roles? Yes, I believe in that, too. Most feminists probably wouldnt say that."
And most hard-core feminists probably wouldnt want to hang out at strip clubs. Nor would they appreciate the humor of shock jock Howard Stern. Dont count Bleeth among their ranks. Thats right. If Bleeth could be invisible for a day, shed lounge around strip clubs-yes, strip clubs- and soak up all the atmosphere. "Im just very interested in the whole idea and why men are so interested in it," she explains. "Whats the fascination? Whats so sexy about it?"
As for Stern, when his name comes up, Bleeth laughs and admits shes a fan. She also says shes bewildered by the many celebrities who agree to appear on Sterns show, then are offended when theyre asked to tackle taboo topics. "These people go on the show and are insulted and freaked out when hes asking them about their sexual escapades and whether theyve had fantasies about their brother," chuckles Bleeth. "Thats just what he does. Its a joke!"
Still, while Bleeth has no trouble shifting gears from brainy to bawdy, shes also not immune to a little old-fashioned romance, either. Grieco- Bleeths main man for almost three years now-is "very romantic," she admits. In fact, early in their relationship, Grieco flew to the set of a film where Bleeth was working and gave her a bouquet of freshly picked roses from his garden. "He could have sent flowers or bought them, but he flew across the country with these flowers wrapped in paper towels. More than any of the expensive gifts hes given me, thats what I really cherish," she says.
This is clearly a couple in love. At one point during the interview, Bleeth takes a quick pause. Theres some soft chatting in the background, then she returns to the phone. "Sorry," she apologizes. "Thats my boyfriend. He just had to give me a kiss." Yet while the couples passion keeps burning brightly, dont expect wedding bells any time soon. Bleeth says shes happy with the relationship the way it is. "Is marriage something thats a necessity for me right now? Do I spend time thinking about it? Would I feel more loved? No."
Ironically, when Bleeth met Grieco while filming the quickly forgotten flick Heaven Or Vegas, she thought they were destined to be just friends. "On the surface, Richard is somebody who I never would have gone out with," says Bleeth. "But in the end, the qualities that you need most are not the most obvious. They dont come out right away." Such as? "Someone with a kind heart, whos respectful of family, who makes me laugh. Richard is a guys guy. People might think hes macho and all that stuff, but something about that works for me."
Actually, Bleeth doesnt want her boyfriend to double in the role of best friend. And while Grieco isnt the most sensitive guy shes dated, she says he understands what she needs. "Guys know immediately that Im high maintenance," Bleeth says. "Not monetarily speaking. But if a guy is going to be with me, its going to take some time and effort and thought."
Of course, if the love affair with Grieco ever falters, might we suggest an alternate beau for Bleeth? She noticeably perks up when the conversation turns to host Conan OBrien. "I have the best chemistry with Conan," she says "He just makes me laugh and we have great timing together. I think I can set him up well for the joke, whether I mean to or not." But what does she really think of him? Slightly embarrassed, she admits she finds him "charming" and "sexy." HmmmÖ
In any event, whether Bleeth chooses to settle down anytime soon, shes certainly looking at life more philosophically these days, something she attributes to her 30th birthday last year.
One might expect that Bleeth wouldve dreaded reaching the big 3-0, but thats not the case. "I really was looking forward to it. I like being a woman and getting older. And Im not just saying that," she insists. "Before, I would just sort of let things happen and never really think about them. Lately, Ill go, Hey, wait a minute-why was this like this. Why did I make this decision? Why did this relationship end? You have to think about what youve learned and what youre doing right now."
Examining her life and career helped Bleeth come to the decision to leave Baywatch two years ago, even if it meant tempting the fates-which can be unkind to actors who make early exits from hit TV series. (Think David Carusos career, post-NYPD Blue. Eek.)
But even though she was abandoning Baywatch, Bleeth was not opposed to the idea of returning to series television. She just wanted to find the right role, hopeftilly something that played to her comedic strengths. She thought shed hit the jackpot last summer when she found out she was one of four actresses in the running for the lead role in a new NBC series, Will & Grace, which became one of that networks most promising freshman shows. Instead, the role went to Deborah Messing. Bleeth says she was deeply disappointed.
Not long after, however, she got a call from her agent offering her a shot to join the cast of Nash Bridges, playing the role of Caitlin Cross, a tough internal affairs investigator. "It was very flattering that CBS was interested in me," says Bleeth. "It was really strange to get a job before meeting anybody involved. They had done the research on me and watched my tapes. I hadnt even auditioned."
Series star Don Johnson invited her to lunch the day before her first scenes were shot. Her first impression of Mr. Miami Vice? "I wasnt nervous per se, but then again, youre meeting an icon. He was very sweet and charming and straightforward. He had really done his homework on the Caitlin character and thought her out. It really made me feel confident that they [the producers] didnt just hire me because I was some girl from Baywatch with a cute body."
Bleeth calls her Bridges character "strong, ballsy, aggressive and smart," which is exactly the kind of role she wanted to play. "At the same time, Caitlin is very feminine, too, and I really liked that combination. I think thats why she gets away with her behaviour. The character uses her feminine wiles and at the same time shes charming."
Finding complex, well-developed roles for women is "absolutely" a challenge, Bleeth contends, "especially when youre joining a show thats typically male-dominated." For example, Nash Bridges had featured some female characters prior to Bleeths, but none had panned out. "They were relegated to the background, for exposition stuff," Bleeth says. "I didnt want to play some girl who was going to jump into bed with Dons character. I didnt see how people would be interested in seeing that for more than a few episodes."
Indeed, says Bleeth, her Nash Bridges character provides a far greater acting challenge than she faced on Baywatch, not that its any big surprise.
"Baywatch was great fun," she says. "But I had been on soaps for seven years before that, while for most of the cast, Baywatch was their first job. I didnt learn much." On the other hand, Bleeth finds herself surrounded by veteran actors on Bridges. "I feel Im really learning from them and have to step up to the plate," she says.
So whats next for Bleeth? Which of her contemporaries does she most admire? Jennifer Jason Leigh, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep and Vanessa Redgrave are just a few of Bleeths favorites on todays movie screens. "I just saw Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love," she adds. "She was just amazing. And Im a big Julia Roberts fan, too."
As for celebrity fashion, Bleeth points to Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek as having the best personal style. And she admits shed sashay down the catwalk for designer Badgley Mishka if asked.
Part of looking good, Bleeth says, is knowing what clothes flatter ones own figure. She tends toward a more classic look-tailored and fitted clothing. "I would have loved to have lived during the 40s or 50s," she says, when Hollywood was all about glamour.
Indeed, Bleeth has a special appreciation for some of the legendary screen actresses of this century. Though she refuses to compare herself to any of them, she doesnt hesitate to point out their enviable qualities: "Id love to have Katherine Hepburns coolness and sophistication. Marilyn Monroes sexy, sweet-young-thing appeal. And it wouldnt be bad to look like a cross between Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor either!"
Bleeth, however, really doesnt have anything to worry about when it comes to looks. Her exotic appeal is a result of her Russian/German heritage, and at least some of her beauty comes from her mother, who once worked as a model.
Still, dont expect any vanity from Bleeth. She says she thinks her best feature is that shes comfortable in her own skin. "Its not about being perfect-whether Im heavier or skinnier or havent had sleep the night before," she says. In fact, Bleeth adds, "Im the kind of person who waits until Ive gained ten pounds to start exercising." And if she were challenged to gain 20 pounds for a role, she says shed do it without hesitation.Which brings us to an amusing anecdote from Bleeths past. A few years back, it seems, a supermarket tabloid ran a story on "Yasmines Love Diet," which Bleeth says is the most ridiculous thing shes ever read about herself. "They wrote that Id gained 30 pounds over the summer and lost it in a week because I was dating three guys at once!" she recalls.
Yasmine Bleeth sees her future much differently: 20 years from now, Bleeth envisions shell be "filming one good movie a year and running a beautiful bed and breakfast with my family, someplace in Napa Valley, CA." She laughs to herself, then adds: "Oh! And doing it as well as Martha Stewart."
Yasmines wise guy rules
Since the Baywatch beauty has had relationships with some of the hottest heartthrobs - Luke Perry, Grant Show and Ricky Paull Goldin - we asked Yasmine to give us The Rules she loves by:
Dont let them know youre smarter than they are.
"This is important. Ive had relationships where Ive said, Dont even talk to me about this. I know so much more than you know. And that didnt work. Guys cant handle that."
Let the man be the man.
"It sounds old-fashioned, but you should be woman enough to do this. Men have more head trips than woman. If it makes them feel good to make the decision about where to have dinner, just let them. Who cares?"
Learn how to cook.
"I really believe this is a way to a mans heart. Anyone whos ever fallen in love with me (can attest to this). A man once said to me. The way you served the butter-you made little balls out of butter. I couldnt get over that."
Never come between a guy and his mother.
"This is crucial. Ive done this and it proved disastrous. I was in a relationship where I felt the guy was throwing too much attention to his mother, and I got jealous. What I shouldve taken under consideration is that if a guy treats his mother great, chances are hell treat you great too."
Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth tells why getting off the beach
With her last full season of Baywatch behind her, Yasmine Bleeth readily admires that life on the hit TV series wasnt always a day at the beach. Problems sometimes arise when youre dealing with a cute, but uppity co-star. (No, not Pamela Lee.) It seems hunky David Chokachi continually gave Yasmine grief. "We were always try to one-up each other," explains Yasmine, laughing. "I remember the first year he was on the show, I told some talk show that he actually had his armpit hair trimmed in the makeup trailer. And he said on the Oprah Winfrey show that he was sponsored by PowerBar and that I was sponsored by Hostess Twinkies!" But the worst showdown occurred "one day when he found a dead rat on the beach and chased me around with it. Ive never run so fast in my life," she says.
Such clowning around with cast members is what shell miss most, says Yasmine, who is leaving Baywatch after three seasons as Caroline Holden and will only return for five guest-star appearances next season. "Id like to pursue other jobs-and have a little more free time," she says. Yasmines latest endeavor is a line of swimsuits called Yazwear, which is sold only exclusively through the Newport News mail order catalog (1-800-688-2830)."Thanks to Baywatch," she says, "it seemed apprapo that I do a swimwear line." Besides, she was frustrated by prices of good suits in the stores. "Were offering high-quality one-peace and two-peace swimsuits all priced under $32."
Selling swimsuits maybe a breeze for Yasmine, but does she ever have trouble selling herself as more than just a babe at the beach? "I do try and dispel any preconceived notions that I might not be able to form a sentence just because Im on Baywatch. If I go to a party where I know no one, I feel like people assume that Im snotty or maybe Ive nothing to say because of the way I look. That makes me uncomfortable..."
But Hollywood had already taken notice of Yasmines looks before she could even hold up a mirror. Her career kicked off when she was 6 months old with a two-year contract doing commercials for Johnson & Johnsons baby shampoo. And Yasmines roles on popular daytime soaps, Ryan Fenelli on Ryans Hope (at age 16), and Lee Anne Demerest on One Life to Live (at 22) kept her, thankfully, she says from ever having to work a job outside of show business.
Manhattan born-and-bred Yasmine will soon make her feature film debut in Heaven or Vegas (scheduled for release in late 1997 or early 1998), in which she plays a rebellious Mormon woman who gets involved with prostitution until she is saved by a Prince Charming, who is played by Richard Grieco.
What about a real life Prince Charming? Yasmine had planned to marry Ricky Paull Goldin (a former Another World soap star) in 1995, but the marriage was called off at the last minute (for reasons unsaid) and the relationship ended. All Yasmine, who turns 29 on June 14, wants to say about the subject is that its "unfortunate" that things didnt work out.
However marriage is definitely a part of her future plans. "A career doesnt keep you satisfied forever," she says. "I want a mate and a best friend for life" Shes currently dating someone (she wont name names) who she describes as "very passionate, very volatile. Hes the man I shouldve dated when I was 18-The wild guy on the motorcycle. Im having a lot of fun."
What qualities does her ideal man possess? "Confidence without arrogance and ambition without being completely power-hungry," says Yasmine. But the most valuable trait in any man is a good sense of humor. And she practices what she preaches. "Im a really goofy," she says, "and keeping myself happy is priority number one." So how does she accomplish it? "By talking to my friends and family, having a good laugh and cry when I need it..and keeping things in perspective. If Im feeling mighty, I look at the bad things that have happened to me, and if Im feeling down, I look at how fortunate I am."
Monday, March 11th
She has her niche and I have mine, --Baywatch babe Yasmine Bleeth speaking on Friday, without a trace of jealousy, on her mega-co-star Pamela Anderson Lee. No wonder Bleeth isnt concerned, her niche seems to be widening considerably. Not only was she voted one of People magazines "50 Most Beautiful Faces of 1995," but she was recently featured as the object of Joey and Chandlers affections on Friends.
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Star of Baywatch
Judging from your comments and questions, you didnt need People magazine to tell you that Yasmine Bleeth is one of the worlds 50 most beautiful people. Bleeth, the stunning brunette who struts her stuff each week on the hugely--and internationally--popular Baywatch, is certainly a favorite with E! Onliners.
But Bleeth is spending less and less time in her skimpy red one-piece these days. Shes chosen not to renew herBaywatch contract: Shell only make guest appearances. Instead, shes busy with TV movies and CD-ROMs, and she just completed filming a starring role in the feature film Heaven or Vegas. Does this mean weve seen the absolute last of Yasmine running on the sunny shores of the Pacific? Well let her answer that.
Here, in the cyberflesh, is that other Baywatch babe to take on all of your questions--but, sorry, not all of your proposals...
How old are you, and where are you from?
Im 28 years young, and Im from New York City.
Is your lovely name your real name?
I love my name, too, and its been Yasmine since day one. I wouldnt change it for the world!
Which person on Baywatch do you enjoy working with most?
David Hasselhoff--what a professional.
If you had to go out with one of the guys from Baywatch, who would it be?
The guys on Baywatch are like brothers to me. I dont think of them as dates, but David Chokachi is a lot of fun to hang out with.
Have you ever dyed your hair blonde or been pressured to in order to get a part?
I admit to having highlighted my hair red--but I never have and never would dye it blonde. Brunettes really do have more fun.
Whats the best and worst thing about being on Baywatch?
The best is hanging out on the beach all day. The worst is the cold, dirty Pacific water.
On Friends, what do you think of Joey and Chandlers obsession with Baywatch? Chandler even put you on his "five celebrities I can sleep with and my mate cant get mad" list. Is this weird for you, or are you flattered?
Im flattered--and it sure doesnt hurt our show, either. [Joey and Chandler] probably speak on behalf of so many men around the world.
Is it true that you are dating Matthew Perry?
Contrary to what the tabloids print, I am not dating Matthew.
Why have you turned down repeated offers to pose for Playboy?
Im not interested in Playboy. Im a fashion maven, and I love people to see me with my clothes on.
What is one of the craziest things you have done in your life?
Once when I was hanging around with friends, I drank a bottle and a half of wine, which is way too much for me. Things definitely got a little crazy, considering I hardly ever drink.
Are you still dating the actor who played Dean Frame on Another World?
I am no longer dating Ricky Paull Goldin, but we remain friends.
How did it feel to be in the video game Maximum Surge?
Maximum Surge was a completely new experience for me. It was great to get tough and gritty. The whole concept of CD-ROM is still mind-blowing to me.
Dont you think David Hasselhoff needs to start picking some more real-looking women?
David is a great guy and a smart boss. How else do you explain the show being the number one international show?
Do you get along with Gena Lee Nolin offscreen? You hate each others guts on Baywatch.
I get along very well with Gena Lee, though we are not best friends. My best friend, Nancy Valen, was cast on Baywatch this season.
Are the producers ever going to rename the show? Id suggest Babewatch.
To my knowledge, there are no plans to rename the show. Though some prefer Babewatch, the truth is, the lifeguards watch the bay.
I am killing myself trying to remember the name of the soap you used to be on.
Please dont kill yourself! I played on Ryans Hope and One Life to Live.
What type of movie would you like to do?
I would like to try my hand at comedy. With soaps and Baywatch, I have a lot of experience with drama and romance. Comedy is something totally different.
When did you first realize your aspirations to become an actress?
I did my first commercial when I was 10 months old, and Ive been in the business ever since.
Have you discovered the incredible world of Internet?
Honestly, Im not that proficient with computers. I usually have somebody help me go online. Theyre fun, because I can interact with my fans.
If you didnt have a job in Los Angeles, where would you prefer working or living?
New York City--Im a born-and-bred city girl.
Your character profile on the Baywatch Website states that "Caroline" has a talent for painting. Is this a hobby you pursue when youre not performing?
Right now, Im redecorating my house, so the only painting Im doing is ceilings, doors and moldings. Ugh!
How many hours a day/week do you work out to keep your beautiful body fit?
October 21, 1996
Friends star Matthew Perry has a new love. The actor, who plays the smart-ass Chandler Bing on the popular series, is currently romancing Baywatch Łber-babe Yasmine Bleeth. The New York Daily News reports that Perry and Bleeth have been inseparable for the last three weeks, much to the chagrin of actor Richard Grieco, Bleeths former beau. Grieco has been sending his love roses by the hundred, and he even threw in a diamond ring for good measure. Yasmine has certainly had a busy year. In January, she was still engaged to Another Worlds Ricky Paul Goldin, and the two were reportedly planning a big wedding in Ireland at the end of the year. Then she and Grieco became a pair while on the set of Heaven or Vegas (Bleeth plays a prostitute, Grieco a gigolo-- sounds deep). Now shes paired with Perry, who it seems is trying to keep things quiet, apparently hoping to avoid the circus that surrounded his brief but memorable relationship with Julia Roberts.
Thursday, October 17th
I originally signed a three-year contract, and Ive fulfilled that contract, so Im not quitting...Im just leaving my options open.-Baywatchs Yasmine Bleeth on why shes packing up the Coppertone and leaving the beach behind. Bleeths hope? Pursuit of a feature film career. Bleeths reality? A starring role in this Sundays ABC TV movie Talk to Me, a behind-the-scenes look at the nasty world of a fictional talk show. Good thing shes brokered a deal to appear on five episodes of Baywatch as a recurring character next season, just in case film stardom is a little slow in coming. (Prodigy/Spotlight)
October 15th, 1996
After three years, "Baywatch" star Yasmine Bleeth (right) has decided to hang up her swimsuit.
The 28 year-old who started acting at the tender age of six months, when she appeared in a TV commercial for Johnsons Baby Shampoo, says that she wont be back for the next season of the worlds most popular TV show as she plans to concentrate on her movie career.
She already has two movies in the can. "Talk to Me," in which she plays a naive talk show producer, is due to air on ABC on Sunday Oct. 20th; and she has also finished "Heaven or Vegas," a movie about a prostitute who wants to leave Las Vegas.
On Baywatch, Yasmine Bleeth is the biggest babe-magnet around (sorry, Pamela). And in real life, she s dated a string of 90210 and Meirose Place hunks. So whats her secret? Read on to find out how she always gets her guy BYCHUCKARNOLD
Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth may be off-duty, but, once again, shes stuck on the beach.
Except instead of having to work today shes busy working it for her YM cover shoot. And every guy around has his eyes on her-one desperate dude even breaks out his binoculars to get a closer view.
Its no wonder: Yasmine looks every inch the aquagoddess with her sexy new blond streaks and ultra-curvy hod. As further proof of her amazing babemagnet powers, she immediately attracts the two sweetest cuties around.They just happen to be a couple of little blond boys.
"These are future David Chokachis," proclaims Yasmine, after posing for a photo with her adorable fans, who are in such a total state of shock that they cant even open their mouths to introduce themselves to their idol.
If anyone can spot a studin-training, its Yasmine. After all, as lifeguard Caroline Holden on Baywatch, shes scoped superhunks like David Chokachi, Jaason Simmons, and David Charvet. And as a daytime soap star, she worked with Christian Slater before he became a Hollywood heartthrob and snagged hotties like Grant Show and Luke Perry.
While shes definitely had her fair share of dates with mega-babes, Yasmine has always held out for true love. No flings for this girl only the real thing.
"I always go out with a guy for a while. Its never a quick sort of deal," says the 27-year-old actress. "Ive really only had five serious boyfriends in my life. When I pick em, I pick em right."
Until recently, Mr. Right was former soap-opera stud Ricky Paull Goldin. Although Yasmine insists@ they havent given up on" their year-and a half engagement, their have been rumors of a breakup since they cancelled their NewYears Eve wedding after the invitations were already in the mail.
Yasmine admits that long-term relationships arent always smoothly sailing, but she says day definitely beat diving back into the dating pool. "I just think its weird sitting across from somebody at dinner on a first date. wondering if youll ever see him again," she says.
To avoid that sinking feeling, Yasmine has always played it serious when it comes to romance. In fact, she was only 16 when she started getting hot-and-heavy with Grant Show. We need details Yasmine, details!
"I saw this gorgeous creation of a man and I was like, Wow!" she gushes. "We played boyfriend and girlfriend on the old soap Ryans Hope, and we were friends for a long time before we started going out in
real life. We were together for about two years and were still friends now."
And what about Luke Perry? (She started dating him before 90210.) Yasmine fidgets in her seat, plays with her hair, and tries to hide in her sweater. Her body language tells us this is one sore subject. All shell reveal is: "We were friends. We knew each other for a while." Emphasis on the past tense.
Yasmine wont spill any more about her exes, though. She believes that in order to make a new love last, youve got to keep the past in the past. "I hate talking about old boyfriends because it always ends up hurting the guy youre with now. Im sure Grants girlfriend, Laura Leighton, doesnt want to read about me and Grant. And I dont want to read about Ricky and his ex-girlfriends." Thats the kind of cool chick Yasmine is-she doesnt like to step all over other peoples feelings. In fact, when she came aboard Baywatch two years ago, she was careful not to make any waves with the resident diva on duty, Pamela Lee. "I wasnt out for her job; it wasnt like they were going to fire her because they hired me," she says. "Pamelas a very confident girl. Shes really secure with herself and has no reason to feel threatened by me. We get along great-shes very nice."
The one thing Pamela has that Yasmine wants is David Chokachi-on the show, that is. "Hopefully, next season Im going to get my claws into David. Ive been knocking on the producers door every day, going,
"Excuse me, Pamela got David last year; I want him this year!"
But dont feel too sorry for her. Yasmine hasnt had any trouble so far puckering up for her kissing scenes with Baywatch babes David Charvet and Jaason Simmons. "I was on the soap operas, where every week we were making out with somebody new," she explains with a laugh.
Believe it or not, despite Yasmines tongue-twisting experience with her buff sand dudes, shes never dated a lifeguard in real life. Heres another surprise: for a girl who runs around all day in a bathing suit, Yasmine is not majorly obsessed with her bod-although she definitely does like to look good.
"Im not a big exercise buff, but about two months before we begin taping for the new season I do start working out pretty heavily", she says.
But when shes not shooting, Yasmine reveals, she usually blows off exercise and lets herself gain a few pounds. "Id probably weigh ten pounds more than I do if I werent in this business, and Id be very happy with myself"
Yasmine has been in show business practically from Day One-she started modeling when she was six months old-but she doesnt feel as if she missed out on anything. In fact, she attended a normal high school in New York City and she even went to her senior prom.
But okay-she did take Grant Show as her date. "We werent boyfriend and girlfriend yet, but we were working together on Ryans Hope. I asked him if hed take me because I wanted to impress the others.ď she recalls. "Ive always had very good taste in guys." As if we couldnt tell.