Bleeth is famous for her role as Caroline Holden on the worldwide-syndicated TV series Baywatch, where she played an always red swimsuit-clad professional lifeguard. They both ran a business that rented vans to fashion photographers for on-location shoots. She was 18 when they later divorced. At the age of 20, Bleeth lost her mother Carina to inflammatory breast cancer, the deadliest type of breast cancer. Bleeth said that she never accepted the fact that her mother was dying until Carina took her very last breath.