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birth date:
January 02, 1967

birth place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Tia Carrere was built to be admired. As far as we're concerned, they should rename her homestate of Hawaii, Carrereland. Or name the Honolulu airport after her. Give her a statue, something, anything, please.

She played Mike Myers' girlfriend Cassandra in Wayne's World, she was a sexy villain in True Lies and is now the star of Relic Hunter.

Available to buy:

Intimate Stranger
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. Tia Carrere

Intimate Stranger (1992)

Title: Intimate Stranger
Released: 1992
Genre: Thriller
Runtime: 96 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Tagline: She just turned on the wrong guy!

Comments: Tia Carrere's only nude scene ever... This is one great little movie you got here. If I'm correct, this was a made for TV movie, which would help to explain the look to it. The acting is very good at points, but then seems to fade at others. The maniac, for example, sounds incredibly scary over the phone, but when you see him face to face with heroin Deb, he doesn't seem to be that great. Just a small example. The plot is a little bit thin, but what can you say? It's a cat-and-mouse style movie, which usually doesn't includee much of a plot. The plot, however, doesn't seem to matter here, because the style of it all is great. It has a very eary look and feel to it, and the soundtrack is great (especially the Debbie songs!). So, yes, it may not be the best movie ever made, but it still deserves 5 stars for its creativity and the great sense of horror about it.

Scene Description: Tia Carrere riding a guy topless.

..Movie Stills
Available to buy:
 Intimate Stranger (VHS)

Was offered a role on "Baywatch" but turned it down so she could audition for "Wayne's World."

Worked as a model. She is a singer. Released an album called "Dream."

Heritage is "part Chinese, part Spanish, part Filipino."

Her little sister could not say "Althea", it came out "Tia."

Had a body double used in nude hot tub scene in the film "Showdown in Little Tokyo".

As Cassandra in _Waynes World (1992)_ , she performed all her songs as the singer and featured on the soundtrack.

Was an acting contestant on "Star Search" (1983) in 1985. She lost in her first round.

Has a recording studio at home.

Featured in Playboy Magazine, January 2003 edition

Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine (1992)

She ranked # 69 in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women (2001)

Personal quotes

"The kids all knew me from Wayne's World. The grown-ups knew me after True Lies."

"No, I always wanted to be a singer. It was kind of funny that I took this road, started acting, then-almost ten years later-in Wayne's World people finally got to see me sing. And everyone thought it was dubbed in."

"Wayne's World was a turning point-after Wayne's World, it was like, "Who is this girl? Where did she come from? Let's give her another job. Have her come in and meet instead of read."

"I was an Indiana Jones fan like crazy. I wanted to be Harrison Ford. And I'm so happy that I am now!"

"Lara Croft wears shorts and a muscle tee! Let's be honest, she's completely inappropriately dressed for what she does," laughed Carrere. "That's more of a fantasy male fetish character than a real woman. She's like a Barbie doll that moves and shoots people. Sydney Fox is real."

"We are doing a very ambitious show, heavy on the action with amazing sets, trying to make everything as real-looking as possible, like the tunnels and the catacombs and the tombs. Up here, we can go out to the forest to double Nepal, and use buildings in Toronto to double Berlin."

"God gave me breasts, I have no problem with sharing them with the world, they're not always going to be up here," she laughed, but added seriously, "I say work it, use whatever you've got to get them to watch. It's important in the syndicated world to raise awareness, and I guess that's why they approached me, the business side, the recognizability: I had done a lot of work and a lot of press. They'll learn how smart we are when they watch. I think now we're not afraid of wearing makeup and being sexy and being provocative and passionate, that's part of being a woman."

"I'm 32, I think when you get to a certain age, hopefully you've learned some things along the way. I'm still learning, but I'm liking more expressing myself," she added. "It's taken a long time to get to this point, but the people that I aspire to, the people that I look up to, are very strong, opinionated, daring women."

Tia Carrere - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography (list of movies she's appeared in)

"Lilo & Stitch: The Series" (2003) TV Series (voice) .... Nani
Stitch! The Movie (2003) (V) (voice) .... Nani
Lilo & Stitch (2002) (voice) .... Nani

Meet Prince Charming (1999) .... Samantha Feld
Merlin: The Return (1999) .... Maxwell
Night of the Headless Horseman, The (1999) (TV) (voice) .... Katrina Van Tassel
"Relic Hunter" (1999) TV Series .... Sydney Fox
... aka "Relic Hunter - Die Schatzjägerin" (2000) (Germany)
... aka "Sydney Fox l'aventurière" (2000) (France)
Five Aces (1999) .... Karen Haggerty
Scar City (1999) .... Candy
... aka S.C.A.R. (1999) (New Zealand: English title)
... aka Scarred City (1999)
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998) .... Heather
... aka Clear Target (1998)
Dogboys (1998) (TV) .... Jennifer Dern
... aka Dressés pour tuer (1998) (TV) (Canada: French title)
... aka Tracked (1998) (TV) (USA: video title)
Top of the World (1997) .... Rebecca Mercer
... aka Cold Cash (1997)
... aka Showdown (1997)
Kull the Conqueror (1997) .... Akivasha
Natural Enemy (1997) (TV) .... Christina D'Amelio
High School High (1996) .... Victoria Chapell
Daedalus Encounter, The (1995) (VG) .... Ari
"Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" (1995) TV Series (voice)
Hollow Point (1995) .... Diane Norwood
... aka Arsenal de pointe (1995) (Canada: French title)
... aka Rysk Roulette (1995)
Immortals, The (1995) .... Gina Walker
My Teacher's Wife (1995) .... Vicky Mueller
Nothing But the Truth (1995) (TV) .... Simone Gideon
Jury Duty (1995) .... Monica Lewis
Hostile Intentions (1994) .... Nora
Treacherous (1994) .... Dr. Jessica Jamison
True Lies (1994) .... Juno Skinner
Wayne's World 2 (1993) .... Cassandra Wong
Quick (1993) .... Janet Sakamoto
... aka Crossfire (1993) (UK: video box title)
Rising Sun (1993) .... Jingo Asakuma
Intimate Stranger (1992/I) (TV) .... Mina
Little Sister (1992) .... Adrienne
... aka Mister Sister (1992) (UK)
Wayne's World (1992) .... Cassandra Wong
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) .... Kimiko
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) .... Minako
Fatal Mission (1990) .... Mai Chang
Fine Gold (1990) (TV)
Instant Karma (1990)

Road Raiders, The (1989) (TV) .... Diane
Aloha Summer (1988) .... Lani Kepoo
"Noble House" (1988) (mini) TV Series .... Venus Poon
... aka "James Clavell's Noble House" (1988) (mini)
Zombie Nightmare (1986) .... Amy
"General Hospital" (1963) TV Series .... Jade Soong Chung, R.N. (1985-1987)

Tia Carrere - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "Enemy Yours/Duck Departure" (episode # 1.13) 22 November 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "Queen Is Wild, The/Back to the Academy" (episode # 1.12) 8 November 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "Hooray for Hollywood Planet" (episode # 1.11) 1 November 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "Quarterback Quack / To Love a Duck" (episode # 1.10) 25 October 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen/Miss Betsy" (voice) in episode: "The They Stole Dodgers' Brain/Wrath of Canasta" (episode # 1.8) 11 October 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "Duck Codgers/Where's Baby Smartypants?" (episode # 1.4) 13 September 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "The Trial of Duck Dodgers/Big Bug Mamas" (episode # 1.3) 6 September 2003
"Duck Dodgers" (2003) playing "The Martian Queen" (voice) in episode: "The Fowl Friend, The / Fast and the Feathery" (episode # 1.2) 30 August 2003
"Big Breakfast, The" (1992) playing "Herself" 9 March 2001
"Hercules" (1998) playing "Marigold" (voice) in episode: "Hercules and the Golden Touch" (episode # 1.31) 12 November 1998
"Veronica's Closet" (1997) playing "Kim" in episode: "Veronica's on the Herb" (episode # 2.6) 5 November 1998
"Murder One" (1995) playing "Beverly Nichols" in episode: "Chapter Fourteen" (episode # 1.14) 12 February 1996
"Murder One" (1995) playing "Beverly Nichols" in episode: "Chapter Six" (episode # 1.6) 2 November 1995
"Murder One" (1995) playing "Beverly Nichols" in episode: "Chapter Two" (episode # 1.2) 26 September 1995
"Tales from the Crypt" (1989) playing "Scarlett" in episode: "On a Dead Man's Chest" (episode # 4.3) 27 June 1992
"Married... with Children" (1987) playing "Piper Bowman" in episode: "Kelly Bounces Back" (episode # 5.6) 28 October 1990
"Quantum Leap" (1989) playing "Chu-Hoi" in episode: "Leap Home, The: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970" (episode # 3.2) 5 October 1990
"Friday the 13th" (1987) playing "Michiko Tanaka" in episode: "Year of the Monkey" (episode # 3.11) 15 January 1990
"Anything But Love" (1989) playing "Cey" in episode: "Those Lips, Those Thais" (episode # 2.2) 4 October 1989
"MacGyver" (1985) playing "Tiu" in episode: "Murderers' Sky" (episode # 3.20) 9 May 1988
"Tour of Duty" (1987) playing "Lang" in episode: "Dislocations" (episode # 1.3) 8 October 1987
"MacGyver" (1985) playing "Lisa Chan" in episode: "The Wish Child" (episode # 2.4) 20 October 1986
"A-Team, The" (1983) playing "Tia" in episode: "The Sound of Thunder" (episode # 4.23) 13 May 1986
"Airwolf" (1984) playing "Kiki Tinabi" in episode: "Annie Oakley" (episode # 3.8) 16 November 1985
"Cover Up" (1984) playing "Philippines Contestant" in episode: "Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe?" (episode # 1.17) 9 March 1985