She said she was "not allowed to be the best of me here." Mc Carthy has a son, Evan Joseph, with ex-husband John Mallory Asher. Not long after he was born, Evan was diagnosed with autism.
In 2007, Mc Carthy publicly announced that her son was autistic, and around the same time, began working as an activist on behalf of autism-related organizations, including Talk About Curing Autism and her own group, Generation Rescue.
"Let me tell ya, it was like Cell Block H," she says.
is an American actress, model, television host, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activist.
Mc Carthy became the Playmate of the Month for October 1993.
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner cites Mc Carthy's "wholesome Catholic girl" persona as the unique quality for which she was selected out of 10,000 applicants.
Instead, to hear her tell it, Mc Carthy's life has been more like a Jackie Collins novel.
The second of four look-alike sisters, she was raised in a "very middle, middle class" Polish neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.