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Name: Carol Alt  
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Date of Birth: 1st December 1960
Place of Birth: Long Island, New York, USA
Profession: Model
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Carol Alt

Carol Alt (born December 1, 1960 in East Williston, Long Island, New York) is an American supermodel.

Alt's first big break in modeling in 1980, when she was featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine, but she gained real fame in 1982 when she was featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has also been a consultant with the "Le Mirador" skin-care line. Alt was one of the first models to parlay fame in that area into success in other areas, such as acting, launching product lines, and book writing, paving the way for the more recent models to do so, such as Kathy Ireland.

In 1983 she married Ron Greschner, a professional ice hockey player with the New York Rangers. They divorced in 1996 and she remarried in 2002 to Russian-born Alexei Yashin, also an ice hockey player with the New York Islanders and a man thirteen years her junior.

Since 1986 she has been one of the leads in a variety of movies; mostly Italian, but one of her most recent starring roles was in the Canadian movie Snakehead Terror. Her TV guest roles include a voice role in the "Peggy's Pageant Fever" episode of King of the Hill, first broadcast November 10, 1998.

Alt also has written a book, Eating In The Raw: A Beginner's Guide To Getting Slimmer, Feeling Healthier, And Looking Younger the Raw-food Way, promoting eating only raw foods.

She placed #5 on's list of "Top 10 Supermodels Of All Time", losing only to Kathy Ireland, Christie Brinkley, Gisele Bundchen, and Cindy Crawford.

Interesting Side Note: Carol Alt's supermodel status is questioned by Howard Stern Radio Show personality Fred Norris. Norris contends, quite vigorously, that Carol Alt is not a supermodel. This has led to many humorous moments for the show, usually coinciding with Carol Alt's appearances.

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