What Ever Happened to Yasmine Bleeth?

It’s as if the thought came crawling from the depths of the ocean, running through the surf, and bouncing across the beach into my head: what ever happened to Yasmine Bleeth?

In a show full of blondes with fake boobs (see Pamela Anderson and Nicole Eggert), Yasmine was a refreshing change of scenery.  Men everywhere fell in love with the buxom brunette and despite her last name resembling a sound one makes while kneeling over a toilet after too many shots of whiskey, she was an instant star. She consistently landed on FHMs 100 Sexiest Women in the World (1996-2001) and even had her own line of swimwear called Yaz Wear. Yes, that’s a terrible name for a line of clothing.

After four years of bliss on Baywatch, she packed up her red bathing suit and disappeared. I was devastated. Think of the worst breakup you’ve ever experienced and you’ll know how I felt when Yasmine left Baywatch in 1997. Sure there were various roles in TV shows and TV movies, but they didn’t involve her wearing a bathing suit 96% of the time. How could she do this to the world when we needed her most? Needless to say, I required years and years of therapy. Many issues are still unresolved. Hopefully writing this post will help put some of these issues behind me.

What were you running from, Yasmine?

So what went wrong? Well, at the peak of her career, like so many men had been hooked on Yasmine, Yasmine got hooked on cocaine. It was so bad she actually collapsed at a photo shoot for Glamour at one point, not unlike how I collapsed when I heard Yasmine left Baywatch. She eventually hooked up with a strip club owner, Paul Cerrito, in her first visit to rehab. They later got in a car accident because they were beyond high, and as a result were arrested and put on probation and sent back to rehab. Don’t worry though, she got clean, and they got married. Love conquers all. In this case, it even conquered cocaine. In 2003, Bleeth returned to the beach one last time for the Baywatch TV movie: Hawaiian Wedding. I still cry when I watch it.

Where is she now? Earlier in 2010, Yasmine reminded the world she’s still got it, even in her 40s, when she posed for this Milk ad:

At the age of 42, she’s now quite content living as a housewife in Birmingham Michigan, obviously not even considering the wake of broken hearts she left behind her. Will we see more of her?  A part of me hopes so, a part of me hurts too much knowing she’ll never be mine. But whenever I feel like caving in and going to Michigan to find her and tell her how I feel, I do the same thing that helped me get over Gary Busey, I look at the infamous mugshot. Yasmine, I hardly knew ya.

  • Bleethinator

    I just thought about this chick yesterday! lol.

    • with a name like Bleethinator, I’m surprised you don’t think about her every day.

  • I had no idea of her downward spiral. I mean, living in Michigan? Horrible.

    “Hawaiian Wedding. I still cry when I watch it.”
    There are so very, very many things wrong with that statement.

    • Don’t piss off the Michiganders. You wouldn’t want that.

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  • Tom

    she looks even hotter in the mug shot

  • I want to know the photographer’s prompt that led to the photo of her in the swimsuit/underwear.

    Also what is that material? I need that outfit!

    • I wore that outfit to work yesterday.

      Know any places hiring?

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  • She is hurtin’.

  • tim flek

    she was prince abdulaziz bin fahad during her addiction years.

  • meman1

    yasmine is a rare exotic stunning beauty, puts women in playboy to shame, all natural no botox, tatoos, prettiest face eyes hair body a natural wonder!!!!

    • She is a natural wonder. Right up there with Niagara Falls.

  • Yasmine quit acting following the arrest. Because she now lives in away from Hollywood. Either in Arizona or Michigan. She seems to have had to get extensive help to beat her addiction to drugs. She is basically done with acting for now. I recall her on Ryan’s Hope and some cameos before she landed on Baywatch.

    • As long as she’s safe and sound, we’re all happy.

  • Jonathan

    Hate to break it to you, but that “Got Milk” ad is not from 2010. That would be the original ad she did back in the 90’s. A rumor started about her posing again, but that’s all it was. She was actually spotted recently at an event/dinner with best friend Nancy Valen. There were two pictures on Fortune Feimster’s Twitter account. Not sure if they are still there, but I have them saved to my computer. She looks pretty much the same, just a little older. If you check out her IMDB message board you might still be able to find the pictures

  • Darya

    went to school w/  her in NYC and rode school bus with her, she  really was pretty!

  • Na

    birmingham michigan is actually very very nice 

  • Timriv

    Wonder what time she goes on at the club?

  • Eaanders007

    You sure that’s milk under her nose?

  • Linda Rustin

    i’m so glad to here that ms bleeth got it together, i watched her on the soaps, i had heard about her problem and my heart went out to her.I think she’s a very beautiful woman. I hope life goes well for her.

  • Raceguy1

    Buddy get a life and stop being such a loser!!! I just wanted to know what happend to her not how you felt about her

  • Luckyme52

    What a shame I’m twice her age and i was in love with her.

  • MsPittsburgh

    I always loved her!!! I’m glad she’s doing well and hopefully happy!

  • Susan Sarel

    she was very beautiful long ago but fell into the throes of drugs and became a serious junkie. Needles too. She married her “dealer” What a match. Hope she, or they, havent relapsed. Sorry but I have no use for junkies

  • Amy

    She lives like 2 hours away from me 🙂

  • Mike1981

    ‘In a show full of blondes with fake boobs (see Pamela Anderson and Nicole Eggert)’
    Typical female jealousy. Actually, before season 5, out of the 3 females regulars, Pamela and Nicole were the only blodes. The third one, Alexandra Paul, was a 5″10 tomboy.

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