An 1983, Carol self-produced a line of best selling posters; starting a cottage industry that included posters, workout videos, and calendars.
Since then posters and calendars have become the benchmark for any and every rising, young supermodel.
She also represented a successful line of skincare on QVC called Le Mirador and then went on to create her own line of skincare called Raw Essentials which was sold in 2013.
Carol has twice graced the cover of the coveted Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Swimsuit Edition and in February 2014 was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit franchise.
Touted by Elite Model Management owner, John Casablancas as “The model that started the Supermodel trend” and by the press as the first ever “SuperModel,” Carol had an illustrious career which led to many other endeavors.
Her acting career started with Bob Fosse in Sweet Charity, and went on to include over 45 movies, mini-series and television series, both in America and abroad.
Including the series Thunder in Paradise produced by Baywatch producer Doug Schwartz and Greg Bonnen, co-starring Hulk Hogan and Chris Lemmon, as well as the highly acclaimed series, Amazon, written by Peter Benchley (JAWS), which debuted as Variety’s “Number One New Dramatic Syndicated Series”, much to the delight of CBS and Alliance Atlantis, and paved the way for today’s hit “Lost”.
Carol was featured in Woody Allen’s I Love Rome playing Alec Baldwin’s wife and also has had great success for her role in Howard Stern’s Private Parts produced by Paramount.
Her independent American films include Hitters, which won the Westchester Film Festival, The Look, which was the talk of The Tribeca Film Festival and Signs of the Cross, which won The Catskills Film Festival. Her sci-fi hit, Snakehead Terror, based on a true story, became a cult film. Not to mention the cult Fashion Film, Portfolio, produced by Universal Films! It’s every wanna-be Fashionista’s Bible!
Some of her other films include: Fatal Trust and Stealing Chanel (which she also produced) both for Lifetime, Totally Awesome for VH1, National Lampoon’s Homo Erectus, an Adam Rifkin comedy starring Ali Larder, Tom Arnold and David Carradine, a
Sci-Fi Channel film called, Swarmed and The Town that Banned Christmas, an independent film which joined the roster of Lions Gate Films.
Carol has participated in two reality shows: the first season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice and Italy’s version of Dancing with the Stars.
She is the recipient of Three European Telegattos (Emmy awards), one European “Oscar” Moda, The Mont Blanc Award, The Best Award, The Golden Ticket Box-Office Award (for the most box office sales for a film in one year), The Certificate del Arte from The European Film Commission and The Umbra Award. Prince Albert still holds a slight grudge that Carol did not come to the Monaco Film Festival to pick up her award for the portrayal of the life story of Rosanna Benzi, a woman with genetic polio living in an iron lung, in the film Vice for Life.
She also received the CFDA’s Model of the Year award and The Woman of the Year Award for her charitable endeavors.
As for her books, Carol was Best-selling author for her first book on raw food called Eating in the Raw, which came out in 2005 and is a perpetual best seller. Her second book: The Raw 50(menus) in 2007. Her third book Easy Sexy Raw was published in 2012 and her last book in 2015, A Healthy You, was based on her Fox News show of the same name.
She then followed up with a book series on modeling called This Year’s Model and Model’s Inc. Carol’s books were touted by the modeling industry as the benchmark of modeling books and a must read for every young model and their mother who are thinking of modeling as a career.
Carol was also a main feature in HBO’s highly successful About Face. Produced by Timothy Greenville-Sanders it delved into the secret lives of supermodels.
Carol is also the host of her own Fox News show called A Healthy You and Carol Alt, which has been on the air for two years.
Always thinking of others, Carol spends her spare time (as if there is much) raising money for her late brother Tony Alt’s Memorial Foundation. TAMFI.org doles it’s proceeds out to worthy children’s charities such as St Jude’s.
Not content to just work with one charity, Carol has completely funded a small animal rescue organization which saves older, abused and stray animals from death row in city shelters. Shelterchic.Org also gives 100% of their proceeds to deserving animals. Both charities have been accepted as a 9/11 Charity by the Cantor Fitzgerald BGC’s Charity Day which Carol has worked for the past 15 years.
Right now Carol is the main spokesperson for several new upstarts all of which meet her demanding moral and stringent social values.
Carol is also a mainstay on the lecture circuit where she lectures on Health and Nutrition.