In 1987 Stevens met Eric Carr, then-drummer of the rock band Kiss, who was 37 at the time. She spent nearly four years in a relationship with Carr until his death in 1991, and was interviewed at length for the 2011 book The Eric Carr Story. She now lives in Los Angeles with her son Jaxon, born from a subsequent relationship with film Director and her ex-boyfriend Stephen Herek.
After being spotted in a dentist's waiting room by a Hollywood talent agent, Stevens first television appearance was on an episode of the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1992. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including the Sci Fi Channel's Black Scorpion along with an episode of Wild On! for E! Entertainment Television. In addition, she's had small roles in Pacific Blue and Beverly Hills, 90210, the daytime TV drama Days of Our Lives and 18 Wheels of Justice. She guest starred on Jake in Progress and Two and a Half Men.
Stevens has had a small roles in the 2001 movies Vegas, City of Dreams and Rock Star with Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, and the 2013 movie Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. She was featured in the Third Eye Blind video for “Never Let You Go” from their 1999 CD release Blue.
Stevens also owns Carrie Stevens Infamous Family Fudge which sells fudge online. Launched in 2014, the company's products are inspired by her grandmother's recipes for fudge.