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Date of Birth: 17 February 1958
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Carole Raphaelle Davis was born in London on February 17 in 1958 to a French mother and American Father. She grew up in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Thailand and moved to New York City as a teenager. Carole went to City University of N.Y. and majored in Chinese Studies and Political Science. After University she attended the two-year program at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Carole modeled for Playboy Magazine, was Pet Of The Month in 1980 (under the name Tamara) and Pet of the Year runner-up for Penthouse Magazine in 1981. During that time, Carole sang in nightclubs and was a lingerie and bathing suit model for Playtex bras and La Perla. Carole modeled for over a hundred covers of romance novels as well as appearing and singing for commercials for Pepsi and Miller Beer.
Carole Raphaelle Davis is an actress. She has appeared in movies and television, notably, The Flamingo Kid, The Rapture, Mannequin, If Looks Could Kill and Live From Bagdhad. Her television appearances include guest star roles on Sex and the City, Angel, My Wife and Kids, Star Trek Voyager, Bob Patterson, Almost Perfect and 3rd Rock From the Sun. The full list of credits is on [IMDB.com] .
As a singer/song-writer and recording artist, Carole was signed to Warner Brother records in 1989. Her record “Heart of Gold” was produced by Nile Rodgers. Her single “Serious Money” was a Dance hit and the video was number one on BET. She toured Europe and Asia and performed in clubs throughout the U.S. Carole wrote the song “Slow Love” with Prince for his Grammy Award winning album “Sign O’ the Times.” She recorded her own version of the song for Warner Brothers records. She subsequently left Warners in 1993 and moved to Atlantic Records, where she self-produced and wrote the album “I’m No Angel.” As a song-writer, Carole made a publishing deal, signing with MCA. She was signed to Sony France for Europe.
Carole Raphaelle Davis is also a writer. Carole wrote a series of articles on anti-Semitism in Europe for The Jewish Journal. As a novelist, she is the author of “The Diary of Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife” (Andrews McMeel Publishing), a non-fiction humor book about Hollywood excess and human status anxiety written from the point of view of a death-row dog. She is an investigative journalist for American Dog Magazine for which she has written a series of articles about cruelty in the pet trade. She is a contributor to Animal Wellness Magazine, Paw Print Magazine, The Pet Press, FetchDog.com, Fido Friendly Magazine, The WEHO News and has appeared numerous times on CNN as an animal welfare contributor. Carole’s opinions have been published by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times on animal protection issues in September, 2005 and May, 2006, respectively. Carole has an animal welfare column on Newsvine.com and is the author of the popular “Hollywood Dog Blog” at www.hollywooddog.blogspot.com.
Carole is the West coast Director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, a national non-profit organization that investigates puppy mills and pet stores (www.caps-web.org). She leads the anti-puppy mill movement in Los Angeles.
Carole is married to Emmy Award winning comedy writer Kevin Rooney and lives in Los Angeles and Nice, France.
Carole was born in London but subsequently lived in Scotland, France, Hawaii, Cambodia and Thailand. One career highlight was composing "Slow Love", a song featured on Prince's seminal Sign O' The Times.
Carole's first feature film was in the 1981 horror film Piranha II: The Spawning. Later on in the 1980s, she appeared in the 1984 comedy film The Flamingo Kid, her most well known film role came in 1987 as Roxie Shield in the cult comedy film Mannequin.
She would also appear in the 1990s films such as the 1990 comedy film The Shrimp on the Barbie, in the 1991 comedy film If Looks Could Kill and also that year would appear in The Rapture.
Carole made some guest appearances in television shows such as The A-Team, Star Trek: Voyager, Sex and The City and Angel.
Outside of the entertainment business, she is an advocate for animal rights. She appeared twice on the Jane Velez-Mitchell show on CNN's Headline News Network, speaking out against violence and illegal breeding of domesticated pets and commented on President Obama's choice of family pet.
- In the Light of the Moon (2000)
- Interruptions (1997)
- The Rapture (1991)
- If Looks Could Kill (1991)
- The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)
- The Princess Academy (1987)
- Mannequin (1987)
- The Flamingo Kid (1984)
- C.O.D. (1983)
- Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)
- Has composed with Prince.