Carol Alt is the ultimate pioneer and chameleon, constantly on the lookout for new ideas and new frontiers. Since her days as the world's most renowned supermodel, Carol Alt has gone on to become a multi-award winning actress, a best-selling author on raw food nutrition, and the host of her own show, "A Healthy You," on FOX.
But that's not all there is to this multi-faceted supernova! I bet you didn't know that she had a number one hit in Europe in the music industry! She provides voiceovers for such hits as "King of the Hill," and has hosted various TV and radio morning shows and newscasts, including Fox's "Good Day Live," "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood" and "E!TV," to name a few.
Called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" by Playboy Magazine and "The Next Million Dollar Face" by Life Magazine, Carol has not disappointed. Her father lost track of her covers by 1983 when she hit 250 magazine covers! But she has gone on to grace the covers of over 700 magazines and still counting.
Elite Models turned down the idea of doing supermodel posters, videos and calendars when Carol proposed it. Therefore, she went on without them to self-produce four posters, two workout videos with Cosmopolitan Magazine and six calendars; she is a one-woman conglomerate! Since then her posters and calendars have become the benchmark for any and every rising, young supermodel. Carol created a new business for all supermodels to come and in the process, became the object of fantasy for every young boy in America who had her poster plastered on his bedroom wall.
At this point, even her agents have lost track of the number of advertising campaigns, commercials, interviews, hosting and endorsement contracts that have created this enormously successful and lasting career.
Forever touted as "the model that started the supermodel trend" by John Casablanca, the owner of Elite Models, Carol laughs off that title as the result of necessity being the mother of invention: the necessity of a fourth Elite division of models who worked every day - who were career professionals - made Carol the first ever "Super Elite Model in the Super Elite Division." The press therefore dubbed her the first "supermodel."
Hitting the highest echelons of the fashion industry at the tender age of 19 did nothing but fuel Carol's thirst for new projects and new venues. So, making good use of her fame, she chaired many charity events and lent her time and name to many worthwhile causes.
No other model can boast an uninterrupted 32-year career. Having twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine's Swimsuit Edition, Carol has gone on to star in over 50 movies, series, miniseries and episodic television shows in America, Canada and abroad.
Her highly acclaimed series "Amazon" written by Peter Benchley ("Jaws"), debuted as Variety's Number One New Dramatic Syndicated Series, much to the delight of CBS and Alliance Atlantis, and paved the way for the hit "Lost."
Carol has also had great success with her role in Howard Stern's "Private Parts." She is the recipient of three European Telegattos (Emmy awards), one European "Oscar," Moda, the Mont Blanc Award, the Best Award, the Golden Ticket Box Office Award (for the most box office sales for a film in one year), the Certificate del Arte from the European Film Commission and the Umbra Award. Prince Albert still holds a slight grudge that Carol did not come to the Monaco Film Festival to pick up her award for her portrayal of the life story of Rosanna Benzi, a woman with genetic polio living in an iron lung, in the film "Vice for Life."
She also received the CFDA's Model of the Year award and The Woman of the Year Award for her charitable endeavors.
Not content to "just act," she rewrote the medical aspects, co-produced and directed the children in a series of 12 films about a female doctor with a practice in an African clinic called "Under the African Sun."
Her independent American films include "Hitters," which won the Westchester International Film Festival, "The Look," which was the talk of The Tribeca Film Festival, and "The Signs of the Cross" which won the Catskills Film Festival. Her sci-fi hit "Snakehead Terror," based on a true story, is still scaring people on the Syfy channel where it became not only a hit, but now a cult film. Not to mention the cult fashion film "Portfolio" produced by Universal Films! It's every wannabe fashionista's Bible!
Some of her other films include "Fatal Trust" for Lifetime; "Totally Awesome" for VH1; "Homo Erectus," an Adam Rifkin comedy starring Ali Larter, Tom Arnold and David Carradine; a new Syfy channel film called "Swarmed"; and "The Town That Banned Christmas," an independent film which joined the roster of Lionsgate Films for 2006.
She continued acting here and abroad with three new Italian films in 2007 and 2009.
She also went to the eighth round in the Italian version of "Dancing with the Stars" in 2009!
Carol was also Donald Trump's pick for his first ever "Celebrity Apprentice." The show and Carol did so well that a new genre was born! Fans were so outraged that Carol, the winning-ist PM, was shut out from the finals by The Donald, that they would shout their outrage across restaurants! Carol helped Piers Morgan win. Piers said, "Without Carol's support and help, I would not have won!"
As for her books, Carol was a best-selling author for her first book on raw food called "Eating in the Raw," which came out in 2005 and is a perpetual best-seller. Her second book, "The Raw 50," debuted in 2007 and her third book, "Easy Sexy Raw," followed in 2012.
She then followed up with novels on modeling called "This Year's Model" and "Model, Incorporated," both of which followed the antics of Melody Ann, a hapless young waitress who finds herself at the top of the modeling ladder. Carol's books were touted by the modeling industry as the benchmark of modeling books and a must-read for every young model and their mothers who are thinking of modeling as a career. According to an industry insider, these books are the closest to being on the inside of the modeling industry one can get without actually being a model.
Always thinking of others, Carol spends her spare time (as if there is much) raising money for her late brother Tony Alt's Memorial Foundation. TAMFI.com gives 100% of its proceeds to worthy children's' charities. It has just been accepted as a 9/11 Charity by the Cantor Fitzgerald BGC's Charity Day, which Carol has worked for the past four years.
Carol recently added TV host to her multifaceted career with her new show on FOX, "A Healthy You & Carol Alt." Carol's journey to health has led her to meet many experts and pioneers in the health field. Carol shares tips she's learned along the way and interviews experts on her new show. Carol also integrated social media in her segment "Ask Carol." Have a health question you would like answered? Tweet Carol at @CarolAltFNC or @ModelCarolAlt.