Gina Joy Carano is an American actress, television personality, fitness model, and former mixed martial artist (MMA). Carano began her training with straight Muay Thai to competitive MMA, where she competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC. She was featured in ESPN The Magazine as well as Maxim. Her popularity led to her being called the “face of women’s MMA” (although Carano herself rejected the honor) and was ranked 5th on a list of the “Top 10 Influential Women” of 2008. In August 2009, Carano fought Cristiane Santos in Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, the first time two women headlined a major MMA event; Santos won. Carano compiled a competitive record of 12–1–1 in Muay Thai and a 7–1 in women’s MMA. Outside the ring, Carano performed as Crush in the revamped 2008 television series American Gladiators. Carano has pursued a career in acting since she retired from competition. Carrano’s film debut in Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 action film Haywire earned a nomination for best actress in that genre at the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards. Additional film credits include Fast & Furious 6, a starring role in John Stockwell’s In the Blood, and as Angel Dust in the upcoming Marvel Comics film adaptation of Deadpool.
Name: Gina Joy Carano
Nickname: Conviction, Crush
Date of Birth: April 16, 1982
Place of Birth: Dallas County, TX
Place of Residence:Las Vegas, NV
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: University of Nevada
Height: 5’8″ / 173 cm
Weight: 159 lbs / 72 kg
Shoe size: 8.5 / 39 (EU)
Dress size: 10 (US)
Bra size: 34D
Measurements: 38-28-37 in / 96.5-71-94 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Kevin Ross
- Kit Cope
- Henry Cavill (2012-2014)
Awards and Honors:
- 2012 – Golden Schmoes Nomination
- 2012 – EDA Female Focus Award Nomination
- 2013 – Critics Choice Award Nomination
- 2014 – Hollywood Award Nomination
- Maxim’s Hot 100
Hobbies and Interests:Watching movies
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Food: Chicken, fish
Favorite Music: Rap
Favorite Book: The Night Angel by Brent Weeks
Favorite Sports: MMA
Favorite Movie: Braveheart, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- At school, she was active in basketball, softball, and volleyball.
- During her kickboxing career, she never lost a match. Gina played 12 matches and won all of them.
- She has voiced the role of Natasha Volkova for the 2008 video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.
- She was third most searched person on Yahoo! on May 13, 2008.
- She was a contestant on American Gladiators in 2008.
- Her father, Glenn, was a pro football player.
- She is a fourth-generation Italian and every year her family throws an Italian festival for the family.
- She is the middle child of three girls.
- She was team captain for her high school volleyball team. She made varsity her freshmen year.