Brooke Burke Charvet (née Brooke Lisa Burke) (born September 8, 1971), better known by her maiden name, Brooke Burke, is an actress, dancer, model and television personality. She is known for Rock Star (2005–2006), winning the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars and for co-hosting Dancing With the Stars starting in 2010 (season ten).
Burke is the oldest of nine children born to Donna and George Burke. Burke is of Jewish heritage on her mother's side and has French, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry on her father's side. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended both Sahuaro High School and Palo Verde High School in Tucson where she was homecoming queen in 1989, and later studied broadcast journalism.
She appeared in men's magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Playboy and FHM. In 2007, she was listed as one of Blender's hottest women of film and TV.
In 2001 Burke also competed in the TV show host edition of The Weakest Link where she was voted off in the second round.
She hosted Wild On! on the E! network from 1999–2002.
Burke has fronted infomercials promoting a Swiss ball video home fitness workout named Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets, and...