Sunday, August 3, 2008
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth age 40
Yasmine Amanda Bleeth (born June 14, 1968, in New York City) is an American TV and film actress. She is famous for her role as Caroline Holden on the worldwide-syndicated TV series Baywatch, where she played a red-swimsuit-clad professional lifeguard. Her given name Yasmine is Arabic for a fragrant flower and Hebrew for Jasmine. Bleeth is Yiddish in origin, and was once spelled as Blut, which is German for blood.
Rehab and sobriety
Attorney Sabbota stated that Bleeth had returned to Promises rehabilitation clinic. In an issue of Glamour from April 2003, Bleeth wrote a three page article entitled "Back From my Drugs Hell" about her rocky path to recovery, her drug addiction, and her struggle to remain sober. She wrote that her cocaine habit was so severe that she collapsed at a photo shoot for Glamour, and she went without sleep for five days at a time. She wrote that "consciously trying to stay off drugs is now part of my life and always will be." 
Commenting on her cocaine addiction, Bleeth said, "It was almost like falling in love... It became my boyfriend, my best friend, my family."