She began her career as a singer after moving to Minneapolis , Minnesota , where she met Prince , who produced her debut record. She later relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career as an actress, gaining notoriety for her role as Lani McKenzie on the television series Baywatch. Electra has also appeared as a model in Playboy magazine, and worked as a dancer with the Pussycat Dolls. Electra is of Dutch , English , German , and Irish descent,  and was very close to her family. She said of her mother, "My mom was my rock," and described her older sister Debbie as being "like a second mother to me".