Popularized the line "Si Ikaw, Si Ako."

Won the Ms Young Philippines title in the early 1980s

Husband, Rodolfo Fariñas, is a former Ilocos Norte Representative.

Police ruled that her death was suicide. Carlson fell from the 23rd Floor of the Platinum 2000 condominium in Greenhills, San Juan. It was earlier speculated that it was a murder.