Carole Raphaelle Davis was born in London, England on February 17, 1958 to a French mother and an American father. She is trilingual and a citizen of the United States and the European Union. She grew up in England, Scotland, Hawaii, France, Italy and Thailand and moved to New York City as a teenager. Carole went to City University of New York and majored in Chinese Studies and Political Science. After University, she attended the two-year program at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Carole modeled for Playboy Magazine, was Pet of the month in 1980 (under the name Tamara) and Pet of the Year runner-up for Penthouse Magazine in 1981. During that time, Carole sang in nightclubs and was a lingerie and bathing suit model for LaPerla and Playtex bras. Carole modeled for hundreds of covers of romance novels as well as appearing and singing for commercials for Pepsi and Miller Beer. As a singer/songwriter and recording artist, Carole was signed to Warner Brother records in 1989. Her record Heart of Gold was produced by Nile Rodgers. Her single Serious Money was a dance hit and the video was number one on BET. She toured Europe and Asia and performed in clubs throughout the United States.