Carla, whose full name was Carla Maria Victoria Angelina Teresa Appollonian Luzupone Tortelli LeBec, was a loud, obnoxious, superstitious single mother of six. She was a barmaid who was more likely to get tips through threats than courteous service. In the sixth season of the show, Carla married pro hockey player Eddie LeBec and had twin boys. Eddie was then run over by a Zamboni leaving Carla single once again. Carla’s one true love was the one she never had. She had a deep love for Sam and loved him since his days with the Sox. She always hated Diane and felt that she wasn’t the right one for him. When Diane returned for the last episode of the show, the barflies convinced Carla that she was having hallucinations and that Diane was just a figment of her imagination.
Rhea Perlman was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is a veteran of more than a dozen off-Broadway plays, experimental theater and improvisational groups. Perlman is a graduate of Hunter College where she earned a degree in drama. She is most notably known for her role as Carla Tortelli on Cheers but has been in movies such as Canadian Bacon, Matilda, and the made-for-TV movie, Houdini. She’s also been on numerous TV sitcoms such as Blossom, Matlock, St. Elsewhere, and Taxi. She is married to Danny DeVito in real life.