Who is Carrie Mitchum?
Carrie Mitchum is an American actress, best known for her work in soap operas; she gained fame for her role as Donna Logan in the popular series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, In addition to her acting career, she is also known for her family’s rich legacy in the entertainment industry, being the granddaughter of legendary actor Robert Mitchum.
Where is Carrie Mitchum Today?
Carrie Mitchum transitioned from acting to pursue a career as a chef, beginning her culinary journey after her marriage ended in 1998. She worked as a chef in Italy, studied at Le Cordon Bleu, and started a disaster and film set catering company. She also opened several restaurants, including Fuel Cafe in Memphis and SALT on Shelter Island in New York. Carrie eventually returned to Santa Barbara, where she became a banquet chef at the San Ysidro Ranch, and later the executive chef and general manager for Belcampo Meat Co. She is currently the executive chef at Succulent Cafe in Solvang, California.
Carrie Mitchum Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Caroline Elizabeth Mitchum was born on 15 June 1965, in Los Angeles, California USA, the daughter of Chris and Cindy Mitchum, also actors. She comes from a family deeply rooted in performing arts, as she is the grand-niece of John Mitchum, and a niece of James Mitchum, who all left their mark on the entertainment industry.
She has two brothers, Bentley who is an actor as well, and Kian Mitchum, and a sister, Jennifer. She moved a lot during her childhood, living in Spain for some time, and according to reports, she attended 18 schools before she was 13 years old.
Eventually, she was sent to a boarding school in the US, eventually matriculating from Stoneleigh-Burnham in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She then enrolled at Dartmouth College, however, she left a year later, after which she launched her acting career.
Career Beginnings and Immediate Success
Carrie Mitchum’s acting career took off with her role as Donna Logan in the iconic TV series “The Bold and the Beautiful”, actually part of the original cast, and her portrayal of Donna garnered immense popularity. The show, created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, revolves around the high fashion world in Los Angeles, showcasing glamour, honor, romance, passion, and family dynamics.
Portraying Donna Logan, she was a prominent figure in the series, sharing the screen with stars such as Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss and John McCook. The character of Donna was a central part of the Forrester family’s ups and downs, which paralleled the tumultuous lives of their children, who had intertwined relationships and marriages. The plot also involved the Logan family, of which the matriarch, Beth Logan, harbored an ongoing affection for Eric Forrester. Carrie remained with the show until 2001 appearing in more than 420 episodes, replaced by Jennifer Gareis. She then left acting completely, focusing on her new career as a chef.
Carrie’s acting career extended beyond her role as Donna Logan. In 1989, she featured as Randy Bash in the TV movie “The Karen Carpenter Story”, a biopic that explores the life of the famous singer Karen Carpenter, and her battle with anorexia and bulimia. Written by Barry Morrow, and directed by Joseph Sargent and Richard Carpenter, the film stars Cynthia Gibb as Karen Carpenter, Mitchell Anderson as Richard Carpenter, and Peter Michael Goetz as Harold Carpenter.
Mitchum next portrayed Sunnie Haines in the TV movie “Dead Silence” in 1991. Directed by Peter O’Fallon, this suspenseful film centers around three young students on holiday, whose lives take a terrifying turn when they’re involved in a hit-and-run accident with a lonely hitchhiker in the desert. They opt to keep the accident a secret, but as evidence accumulates, they grapple with the moral dilemma of concealing the truth while preserving their friendship; co-starring Renée Estevez as Zanna Young and Lisanne Falk as Joan Reducci.
Carrie continued her acting career with the 1995 video “Virtual Combat”, in which she played the role of Cathy. Written by William C. Martell, and directed by Andrew Stevens, the film delves into the world of virtual reality and stars Don Wilson, Michael Bernardo and Ken McLeod.
Carrie next appeared in the 1996 TV movie “Lethal Orbit”, alongside her now ex-husband and brother. In this film written by Budd Garrison, directed by Ulli Lommel, a group of recently trained astronauts is sent into space to conduct a new experiment. Stranded, they face an eternity up there unless they can establish contact with Earth. Concurrently, a court process is underway to determine the cause of the accident.
Carrie Mitchum portrayed Meg Corbett, while Casper Van Diem portrayed Tom Corbett, and her brother Bentley played Blake Cooper.
Carrie Mitchum’s accomplishments also included her portrayal of Pier Angeli in the 1997 film “James Dean: Race with Destiny”. Directed by Mardi Rustam, this movie, originally entitled “James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young”, delves into the life of the legendary actor James Dean, played by Casper Van Dien.
The plot revolves around James Dean’s remarkable talent and rebellious attitude that took Hollywood by storm. In the midst of his rising stardom, his passionate affair with the Italian actress Pier Angeli, portrayed by Carrie Mitchum, sparks disapproval from Pier Angeli’s mother, played by Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd, and studio chief Jack Warner, portrayed by Mike Connors.
Since retiring from acting, Carrie has only made an appearance in the Podcast “Hollywood and Beyond with Steven Brittingham” in 2021.
According to authoritative sources, Carrie Mitchum’s net worth is estimated at $1.6 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children
Carrie Mitchum was married to actor Casper Van Diem from 1992 until 1999. They share two children. Caspar “Bo” Van Dien, the elder child, is currently 21 years old, resides with Carrie, and apparently works full-time as a dishwasher at Succulent Cafe. Bo, a nickname derived from his middle name, Robert, which honors his great-grandfather, is praised by his mother for his hard work and integrity.
Grace Van Dien, the younger child, is an 18-year-old budding actress. She’s already appeared in multiple films and series, including the fourth season of “Stranger Things”. Grace has embarked on a promising acting career, and her father, Casper Van Dien, has been constantly supportive of her career.
Unfortunately, on the other hand, Carrie Mitchum’s relationship with her daughter has been less than positive. Grace has publicly expressed her dissatisfaction with her mother, describing her as a “horrible person” during a discussion about the debate regarding artists’ personal lives versus their work.
Furthermore, Carrie has another son from another relationship, but there aren’t any further details into the matter.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Carrie Mitchum has brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight and other vital statistics are unknown.