Inside the life of ‘Baywatch’ star Yasmine Bleeth

Yasmine Bleeth was one of the biggest Hollywood stars back in the 90s.

She portrayed the character of Holden on Baywatch and had the whole world under her feet as she was beautiful and alluring.


Yasmine Bleeth was born in 1968 in New York City.

Yasmine at the age of 10 months already landed an acting gig and also in commercials. So it wasn’t surprising on the path she was going to take later on in life.

Yasmine was discovered by Brooke Yield when she was 7 months old. She was raised by her mother as her parents divorced when she was still a child.

Yasmine told Daily News, “I was lucky, even though my parents split up when I was young, they became friends later on and that made it easy for me. He (her dad) only moved three blocks away after the divorce.”

Yasmine went to live on her own at the age of 17 but was once drawn back home when her mother was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer.

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Her mother passed away at the age of 37 which left Yasmine heartbroken, leading to her turning down every job that came her way.

“I stayed home, watching cooking shows, taking walks,” she said.

She got her breakthrough after appearing on Baywatch alongside Santa Monica.

Yasmine Bleeth and Richard Grieco (WireImage)

Yasmine didn’t have to go to the audition like others. She was specifically called to be on the show.

“They called me up, he was with me the whole process and gave me a lot of advice. He grew up surrounded by models, who wore less than I do on the show,” she said.

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After appearing on the show, she sure became a cake everyone wanted a piece of. Other producers reached out to her and she went on to appear on the TV series Nash Bridges, which aired on CBS between 1998-2000.

It didn’t take long before she completely disappeared from the spotlight and left many people asking questions about what happened to the hot brunette.

Yasmine Bleeth and husband Paul Cerrito (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

After meeting Richard Grieco, she was so much in love with him that when they finally parted ways it affected every part of her life and pushed her to depend on substance for her sanity.

“I got a bloody nose on the set a couple of times, but the makeup artist would just hand me a tissue without saying a word and I’d clean it up.


If I sounded stuffed up in the morning, I’d give myself a facial or I’d go to the steam room to detoxify my body. And if I was sniffling, my publicist would tell people I had sinus problems, which I do,” she said.

Yasmine looked like a shadow of herself, and hard to go on a break to get herself back.

We hope she got over it all and doing so great today.

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