Yasmine Bleeth (born June 14, 1968) is an American TV and film actress who was born in New York City. Yasmine, which is pronounced yes-MEEN, is the Arabian version of Jasmin, the name of a flower. As a child, Yasmine was frequently ridiculed for having this unusual name. Her nickname is Yaz or Yazmania.
Yasmine is most famous for her acting role as Caroline Holden on the worldwide-syndicated TV series Baywatch, where she played an always red-swimsuit-clad lifeguard on the Los Angeles County beaches, along with David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Alexandra Paul.
Her American father, Philip Bleeth, is Jewish of Russian and German ancestry, while her mother, Carina Bleeth (who died of inflammatory breast cancer on November 7, 1989 at the age of 47) was a Pied-noir .
Her mother was a beautiful, successful fashion model, while her father was a successful photographer. They both ran a business that rented vans to fashion photographers for on-location shoots. Her father became Yasmine's business manager .
Yasmine's parents separated, and Yasmine was raised by her mother although she continued seeing both of her parents. Her parents divorced when Yasmine was 18 years old, and her father remarried. He then fathered two sons, Tristan Bleeth (born in 1986) and Miles Bleeth (born in 1988), who are Yasmine's two half-brothers.