Gina Joy Carano is an American actress and former mixed martial artist. She competed in EliteXC and Strikeforce from 2006 to 2009, where she compiled a 7–1 record. Her popularity led to her being called the “face of women’s MMA”, although Carano rejected this title.
Gina Carano Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 16, 1982 (40 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Dallas County|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist, Actor, Model|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Gina Joy Carano was born on the 16th of April, 1982, in Dallas County, Texas. Carano is the daughter to Dana Joy and Glenn Thomas Carano, a professional football player. Though her parents divorced in her childhood and she was primarily raised by her mother, her father played an integral part in her upbringing. She finished graduation from Trinity Christian High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where she also helped the basketball team securing the state title.
Gina is believed to be in a relationship with long-time boyfriend and professional Muay Thai fighter, Kevin Ross. They have reportedly been together since June 2015. Gina and Kevin were in a relationship previously for four years and separated for almost a decade before getting back together again. Carano resides in Los Angeles, California.
Here are some of the best highlights of Gina Carano’s career:
- Maxim’s Hot 100 list (2009)
- Fast and Furious 6 (Movie, 2013)
In 2006, Gina Carano appeared in ‘Ring Girls’, a cult movie about five women Muay Thai fighters challenging the best fighters all over the world. Her real-life success in the sport, beauty, and personality drew her a significant number of fans. On 10 February 2007, in the first televised female fight on Showtime, she knocked Julie Kedzie flat in the second round. This roaring brawl was called as ‘Fight of the Night’ in which the fans applauded for both women by giving them standing ovation.
The following year, Carano stripped off at the weigh-in and successfully made it to 141 pounds to fight against Kelly Kobold. She defeated Kobold unleashing powerful kicks and blows which ultimately caused a deep gash over Kobold’s right eye. On 15 August 2009, the biggest fight occurred in the history of Women’s MMA amidst approximately 14,000 viewers in San Jose, California which brought about the end of Carano’s MMA career. At Strikeforce’s first Women’s Championship, Brazilian fighter Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos defeated Carano in the first round.