In the ’80s and early ’90s, Carré Otis was one of the hottest models around.She was regularly cast in shoots with the other supermodels of the day, and she dated a bunch of celebs, including Mickey Rourke (the pair were married for six years and divorced in 1998).We’d be separated for a few hours, and I could think of nothing else but being with him again. I screeched with delight and ran as fast as I could through the front door and toward the kitchen. We both loved the drama of it all, loved the fantasy of being head over heels in love, unable to be apart. Mickey ran to the fridge, searching for a bottle of white, while I slung my bag off my shoulder and tossed it onto the counter. A tremendous noise reverberated through the kitchen. Her vocals sound in the songs “Beautiful Dangerous” and “Paradise City” Slash album.
Sometimes I wasn’t paid because the agency felt I owed them — debts from test shoots, portfolio expenses and hotel rooms.” “With the exception of a few jobs, there was very little jet-setting,” she continued.A red flannel shirt, with a wifebeater underneath, didn’t hide his impressive torso and biceps. Pulling out a chair, I sat down across from him and began to eat. “What the fu–” I looked down at my bluejeans, my white shirt, and my black leather jacket. He wore torn bluejeans and a pair of unlaced boxing shoes. Without looking at him or saying a word, I opened the large refrigerator door and rummaged for something to eat. He lit another cigarette, and when he set it in the ashtray, I reached over, picked it up and took a drag. What was this strange red puddle flowing out around me in an eerily perfect circle? Already a supermodel at age 20, Carré Otis auditioned for the film “Wild Orchid” and met co-star Mickey Rourke — and a tumultuous tabloid couple was born. Now remarried, drug-free and the mother of two daughters, Otis recounts their dangerous passion in her new memoir, “Beauty, Disrupted.” An excerpt: There are moments in life that define us. And one of those defining moments for me was the first time I met the man who would become my first husband. I will never forget the lone figure hunched in a corner.