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Actress Carmen Electra Has Officially Changed Her Legal Name

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By Favour Adegoke on February 27, 2024 at 2:45 PM EST

Carmen Electra has officially changed her name to… Carmen Electra. The actress and model filed for a name change in early January with the hopes of getting rid of her birth name.

A report revealed that she decided to start 2024 fresh by making "Carmen Electra" her real name.

Electra's name change came after she began releasing content on the website OnlyFans, where she got bizarre requests from fans.

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Carmen Electra's Name Change Approved

Carmen Electra at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party 2018 at Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA

Media personality and model Electra has officially dumped her birth name, Tara Leigh Patrick, and can now be legally known as "Carmen Electra."

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the actress who has always been known since the 90s as Carmen Electra across all her film and TV appearances, was officially granted the name change, which she filed for in January.

In her initial filing, she noted that she "has been using Carmen Electra as her stage name for decades and now seeks legal clarification." This "legal clarification" has now been given to the "Scary Movie" star.

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Sources close to Electra also told a news outlet that there was no serious reason behind her seeking to change her birth name and that it was just something the actress had been thinking about. She eventually made the move at the beginning of 2024 in order to start the year "fresh."

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The Actress Joined OnlyFans To Mark Her Birthday

Carmen Electra posing for the camera.
Instagram | Carmen Electra

Electra's name change comes after she revealed she was dipping her toes into the world of OnlyFans. She joined the popular platform after marking her 50th birthday in 2022 and more than two and a half decades after leaving her popular show, "Baywatch."

In an interview with People magazine, she revealed her reason for joining OF, noting that it allows her to take complete control and ownership of her creativity.

Electra said at the time, "I, for once, have this opportunity to be my own boss and have my own creative vision to share with my fans without someone standing over me, telling me, 'Don't do this, don't do that. Cover up this."

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"People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos, you might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside," Electra added in her chat with the news outlet.

In addition, she disclosed that her OF account would have travel-themed content, beauty tips, swimsuit, and lingerie shots, along with "more sexy, classy pictures and videos," allowing her to communicate personally and get to know her devoted followers on a "little bit more intimate" level.

Electra has since steadily updated her fans on the platform with fresh content, mostly about her life and daily activities.

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