Yasmine Bleeth became known internationally
when she joined the cast of the syndicated TV series
Baywatch in 1994 as Caroline Holden,
the athletic and impressionable
younger sister of Alexandra Paul's character.
But Bleeth had been in front of the
public since she was six months old when
she did a TV commercial for Johnson & Johnson.
At age six, she was in an ad campaign for Max Factor,
and photographer Francesco Scavullo
included her in his book, Scavullo's Women.
Bleeth continued modeling and acting,
then, at age 16, won the role of Jack Fenelli's
daughter on the ABC soap opera Ryan's Hope.
In 1991, she joined the cast of ABC's One Life to Live
as the sultry Lee Anne Demarest. After leaving the show, Bleeth decided to try her luck in Los Angeles. After appearing in a 1993
episode of the series Herman's Head,
the role of Caroline Holden on Baywatch
followed when the show added several
new and younger cast members.
In 1996, Bleeth starred in her
first leading role in a TV-movie, A Face to Die For,
in which she played a woman with facial scars
and a prison record given a second chance at
happiness. She also was alongside Dick Clark
at the latter's annual ABC
special to rock 'n' roll in the New Year
Bleeth played opposite comedian Buddy Hackett
in a little-seen 1984 film, Hey, Babe! made when she was 12, and has appeared in a few Off-Broadway plays as well.