Carré Otis

Carré Otis began her modeling career in 1983 at the age of 15 and, by age 18 was gracing the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine. Soon she was modeling for Guess jeans and Calvin Klein. She has also appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and Playboy magazine. She had a tumultuous marriage with actor Mickey Rourke, with whom she appeared in two films, Wild Orchid and Exit Red. Through it all, she battled substance abuse problems and an eating disorder. She is now an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association and continues to model. She discusses her quest to find balance in her book, Beauty, Disrupted, which will be published by HarperCollins.

Published in Authors

Beauty, Disrupted

by Carré Otis with Hugo Schwyzer

Throughout her career, supermodel and actress Carre Otis has been celebrated for her physical beauty, but in her brazenly honest memoir she revisits the ugliest part of her past to reveal the events that ultimately brought her to the kind of beauty that can only be found within. Talking candidly about her struggles to overcome sexual exploitation, drug and alcohol addictions, an eating disorder, a notorious film role, her infamously abusive marriage to Academy Award Nominee Mickey Rourke, and at the core of it all, her submission to a culture obsessed with image, this book is a gift to women of all ages, most especially her own coming-of-age daughters.

Published in Memoirs