Model, actress and TV personality Bridget Marquardt
was born on September 25, 1973 in Tillamook, Oregon with the birth name Bridget Christina Sandmeier. Bridget was still an infant when their family moved to Lodi, California, where she was raised. She attended Galt High School and graduated from Lodi High School in 1990. She earned an A.A. at the San Joaquin Delta Junior College and then transferred to California State University, Sacramento, where she earned her communications degree. In 2001, she graduated from the University of the Pacific with a master's degree.
She joined Playboy's Millennium Playmate Search at the age of 25 and was sent to the Playboy Mansion for a test shoot. She was rejected twice for Playboy but with her perseverance, she eventually became a regular at the Playboy Mansion. She moved into the mansion in 2002 and became one of publisher Hugh Hefner
Bridget Marquardt is most famous for her appearance on E! network's reality TV series The Girls Next Door
. She was also seen on shows Entourage
, General Hospital
, Robot Chicken
, The Apprentice: Los Angeles and Curb Your Enthusiasm
. In 2006, she was part of the “Tanner's Ghost” episode of VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project
and in 2007, she was one of the celebrity guests on the game show Identity
Her film credits include Intolerable Cruelty, Tomorrow's Yesterday, Kottentail and the fourth installment of Scary Movie. Her other movies were Black Friday and I Know What Boys Like.
She made it to the Playboy cover three times. She was featured on the front page in its November 2005, September 2006 and March 2008 issues.
Bridget Marquardt is a contestant on CBS' reality TV series Secret Talents of the Stars
, a show that pits celebrities against each other as they showcase their hidden abilities. Her hidden talent is soaring as a trapeze artist with the former masters of Cirque du Soleil.
(Photo courtesy of CBS)