Born in Honolulu, beautiful Tia Carrere has all the qualities anyone would want in a movie star. She is charming, extremely charismatic, wonderfully intelligent and witty, and of course, exotically sexy. And we are certainly happy that Tia became a film star, so that we may all get a chance to enjoy her sweet personality and her wide array of talents. But it seems that Tia Carrere never really intended to be an actress at all. In a recent appearance on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, Tia reveals that it was in fact a chance meeting in a grocery store that put the notion of acting into her head at all. While shopping in the Food Pantry in Waikiki, Tia was approached by the parents of a filmmaker who happened to be shooting a film in the local area. The folks told her that she would be perfect for the lead role, because she was “gorgeous”.
As fate would have it, Tia Carrere did get the part in the film, 1984’s “Aloha Summer”, and before she knew it, she was on her way to Hollywood and the big time. Greater success was on the way, as soon after moving to the mainland, Tia would land a role on “General Hospital” that would become her big break. Following this with the leading female role in the mega-successful “Wayne’s World”, Tia never looked back, proceeding from one successful project to another, including her highly entertaining role as Juno Skinner in James Cameron’s blockbuster “True Lies”.
Tia Carrere would not only become a star in Hollywood, but would find herself quite unique in the world of entertainment, due not only to her beauty and talent, but also to her own interests in many varied things. For example, Tia would be doing the voice of a Disney animated film, “Lilo and Stitch”, at the same time she was on the cover of Playboy. This fascinating juxtaposition of parts and projects is testament to the one-of-a-kind woman that Tia Carrere is. And we are continually thrilled that she keeps doing all the exciting things that she does.
As Tia Carrere herself says, “I do this, I do that, I zig, I zag. I always said that my motto was, ‘Years from now, I never want to look back and wonder what if?'” Well, we wouldn’t want to have to do that either. We love Tia.
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