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Carol Alt (born 1 December 1960) is an American supermodel, born in East Williston, Long Island, New York. She is married to Alexei Yashin an ice hockey player with the New York Islanders (her first husband, Ron Greschner [1983 - 1996], is also a professional ice hockey player, with the rival New York Rangers). She 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.
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.
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.
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