Carmen Electra

Electra in 2010, photo by Helga Esteb /

Birth Name: Tara Leigh Patrick

Place of Birth: Sharonville, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 20, 1972

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh

Carmen Electra is an American actress, model, television personality, singer, and dancer. She is known for her roles on Baywatch, as part of the Scary Movie franchise, and in the films Get Over It, My Boss’s Daughter, Starsky & Hutch, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Hot Tamale, American Dreamz, Full of It, and Christmas in Wonderland.

Carmen is the daughter of Patricia Rose (Kincade) and Harry Stanley Patrick.

She has been described as having Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American lineage has been verified/documented. No Native American ancestors appear on publicly available family trees of Carmen Electra.

Carmen’s paternal grandfather was Harry Charles Patrick (the son of Harry Burns Patrick and Mary Cecilia Skelton). Carmen’s grandfather Harry was born in Ohio. Carmen’s great-grandfather Harry was the son of William Burns Patrick and Martelia “Tillie” Pelphrey. Mary was the daughter of John Skelton and Ellen Hogan, whose parents were Irish.

Carmen’s paternal grandmother was Delores/Dolores Joserene/Ludwina Deiters (the daughter of Stanley Kohel Deiters and Helen Margaret Kemper). Delores was born in Ohio. Stanley was the son of William Howard Deiters and Rosina/Rose/Rosa Grimm, who were both the children of German parents. Helen was the daughter of Joseph John Kemper and Apollonia Doepker, whose paternal grandparents, and mother, were German.

Carmen’s maternal grandfather was Roscoe William Kincade (the son of William Kincade and Rose Anne Butler). Roscoe was born in Indiana. Carmen’s great-grandfather William was the son of Jonathan Kincade/Kincaid and Mariah/Maria Alcock.

Carmen’s maternal grandmother was Fern Lucille Metz (the daughter of Leonard Russell Metz and Mary Elizabeth Bennett). Fern was born in Indiana. Leonard was the son of James Thomas Metts/Metz and Martha A. Foster. Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew J./I. Bennett and Hannah A. Webster.

Sources: Genealogies of Carmen’s paternal great-grandparents, Harry Burns Patrick and Mary Cecilia Skelton –

Carmen’s paternal grandmother, Delores/Dolores Joserene/Ludwina Deiters, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Carmen’s maternal grandmother, Fern Lucille (Metz) Kincade Morehead –


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. andrew says:

    Her Patrick patrilineal line is Scottish and her paternal grandmother is 100% German. Ellen Hogan’s parents were Irish. She has also several French lines (Shumate/Chaumette, Remy, Lemaster, DeMoss etc)

    Kincade line is Scots-Irish:

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