Carmen Tarleton Wiki, Age, Husband, Biography, Family & Facts

Carmen Tarleton

Carmen Tarleton (born in 1968) is an American Former Nurse, Advocate, Author, Musician, and Motivational Speaker from California. She is best known as one of the survivors of domestic abuse which took place in 2007.

Later, she became popular after delivering various inspiring lectures on different platforms. As of now, Carmen recognizes as an advocate for victims of domestic violence nationally.

Carmen Tarleton American Former Nurse, Advocate, Author, Musician, and Motivational Speaker

She gave a speech at the United Methodist Church of White River Junction about the incident. As a nurse, she worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. The author released her book titled “Overcome: Burned, Blinded, and Blessed” in 2013.


Spouse Herbert Rodgers’ Acid Attack & Controversy 

The incident took place on June 10, 2007, when Carmen Tarleton’s husband “Herbert Rodgers” attacked her in her Thetford’s home. According to a source, he suspected his wife was having an extra-marital affair with someone.

He broke into the house in order to catch Carmen and her boyfriend red-handed. But Tarleton and her two daughters were there in the house. Rodgers then attacked the author with a baseball bat and threw caustic lye on all over her body.

Carmen Tarleton's husband Herbert Rodgers attacked her with a baseball bat and threw caustic lye on all over her body

As a result, she sustained severe chemical burns to 90% of her body and lost her eyesight too. The chances of her survival were very less but fortunately, she made it. In 2013, the advocate underwent a full face transplant.

In 2009, Herbert found guilty of domestic abuse and sentenced for his sin. He also said in the court that Tarleton didn’t deserve this.

In 2017, Carmen’s spouse passed away in prison due to natural causes. He was serving a 30 to 70-years sentence for his crime which he conducted. At the time of his death, Herbert was imprisoned at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill in Pennsylvania.

He died at Harrisburg Hospital due to health issues. When the motivational speaker heard about him, she said in the interview that Rodgers’ demise doesn’t bring her much closure as she forgave him several years ago.


Real Full Birth NameCarmen Blandin Tarleton.
Nick nameCarmen.
ProfessionFormer Nurse, Advocate, Author, Musician, and Motivational Speaker.
In the News forthe victim of domestic abuse back in 2007.
Age (As of 2019)51 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday1968.
Birthplace/HometownCalifornia, USA.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
EthnicityWhite Caucasian Descent.
AwardsWon the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category "Inspirational/Spiritual".
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)not available.
Current ResidenceCalifornia, USA.
Social Media Account StatsInstagram: NA.
Twitter: --
Facebook: --
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
Bra Size34B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)35-27-36.
Shoe Size (UK)6.
Tattoo details?NA.
Eye ColorBlue.
Hair ColorBlonde.
ParentsFather: Name not Known.
Mother: --
SiblingsBrother: Not Known.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusDivorced.
Dating History?Not Known.
Husband/Spouse NameHerbert Rodgers.
SonWill update.
Daughter2 daughters.
Highest QualificationGraduate with a Bachelors degree.
SchoolLocal High School.
Alma Mater.Will update.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Brad Pitt.
Actress: Sandra Bullock.
Dream Holiday DestinationParis.
Favorite ColorWhite.
Love to doPlaying the Piano.
Favorite FoodContinental Cuisine.
Net worth (approx.)$200K US Dollars (As of 2019).
Contact Details
Official Website
Email AddressNot found.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Carmen Tarleton

Carmen Tarleton American acid attack survivor with her daughters

  • Domestic Abuse Survivor, Carmen Blandin Tarleton was born to her father and mother in 1968 in California, USA. Hence, her age is 51 years old, as of 2019.
  • She tied the knot with her spouse “Herbert Rodgers” in a private ceremony in 2001 in California.
  • He worked as a sales associate at JCPenney in West Lebanon. Rodgers and Blandin Tarleton welcomed two beautiful children i.e. two girls (names are not available) in their life.
  • The couple parted their ways and separated in February 2007. Later, he attacked her in a very brutal manner. In fact, her arm also got fractured in the incident.
  • In 2013, the author underwent 15 hours long face transplant operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
  • Recently, in September 2019, it was revealed that Carmen is facing tissue damage and likely to lose her first donor’s face.
  • Moreover, it is expected that the advocate will now undergo a second transplant procedure.

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  • The inspiring author won a bronze medal winner at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013.
  • She received the honor in the category titled Inspirational/Spiritual book.
  • During an interview, she told that she began to play piano after the horrible incident that happened to her.
  • She even started to write her own songs. Her single “The Whispers” is available on the iTunes.




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