Erika Eleniak


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Erika Eleniak (2011)

Erika Maya Eleniak (born September 29, 1969 in Glendale, California ) is an American actress and former playmate . She was best known for the role of Shauni McClain in the television series Baywatch .

Life and accomplishments

Eleniak's father, who came to the United States from Canada to become an actor, also encouraged his daughter to get involved in the field. As a child, she appeared in various commercials and in the following years repeatedly worked as an advertising model . She first appeared in a film in 1982. In ET - The Extra-Terrestrial she played Elliot's classmate during Frog - Sezierungs scene in which Elliot kissed her at the end. After becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs in high school , she defeated her addiction in 1988 and landed various minor roles on series such as Charles in Charge and Broken Angel .

In 1989 she tried to become a Playmate to give momentum to her stagnant career. Her plan worked, and after appearing in two Playboy issues, she was offered a lead role on the new Baywatch series . She worked on the hit series for two seasons until she left it because of her partner and co-star Billy Warlock , making room for Pamela Anderson . After separating from Warlock in 1992, she achieved her greatest success to date: In addition to Steven Seagal , she played a playmate on Red Alert . A year later, the comedy The Beverly Hillbillies Are Going! released, but flopped considerably. Her next film, Chasers, by director Dennis Hopper, was also unsuccessful.

In the following years Eleniak tried different independent and television films. However, she was denied further success. Eleniak has a daughter born in 2006.

Other

  • In the broadcast of the 3rd season of the show Germany's Next Topmodel on May 1, 2008 , Eleniak acted as a guest juror and coach for a photo shoot in the Baywatch style.
  • In the German film Lammbock , Moritz Bleibtreu uses her example to develop a theory about the durability of early silicone breasts on long-haul flights.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1982: ET : The Extra-Terrestrial
  • 1985: My dear Biber ( Still the Beaver / The New Leave it to Beaver , TV series)
  • 1987: Silver Spoons (TV series)
  • 1988: Broken Angel (TV movie)
  • 1988: The Blob (The Blob)
  • 1988–1989: Charles in Charge (TV series)
  • 1990: Daughter of the Streets (TV movie)
  • 1990: Full House (TV series)
  • 1989–1992: Baywatch - The Lifeguards of Malibu ( Baywatch , TV series)
  • 1992: Red alert (Under Siege)
  • 1993: The Beverly Hillbillies are on the loose! (The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1994: Chasers - Too sexy for jail (Chasers)
  • 1995: Escape in the red Cadillac (Girl in the Cadillac)
  • 1995: Panic in the Park
  • 1995: Burning Love (A Pyromaniac's Love Story)
  • 1996: Bordello of Blood
  • 1997: Ed McBain - Der Lockvogel ( Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave , movie made for TV)
  • 1998: Captive - A Cold Blood Plan (Captive)
  • 1998: Brooklyn South (TV series)
  • 1998: Death on a Summer Night (One Hot Summer Night)
  • 1998: Project: Pandora / Dead on Target - Target captured (The Pandora Project)
  • 1998: Fellows - For Life and Death (Charades)
  • 1999: Fantasy Island (TV series)
  • 1999: Missiles on Washington (Stealth Fighter)
  • 1999: Cruise ship on death course (Final Voyage)
  • 1999: Earthquake Inferno: When the World Ends (Aftershock: Earthquake in New York)
  • 2000: The Opponent
  • 2001: Vegas, City of Dreams
  • 2001: Showdown in the snow (Snowbound)
  • 2002: Second to Die
  • 2002: Breakaway ( Christmas Rush , TV movie)
  • 2002: He Sees You When You're Sleeping (Movie made for TV)
  • 2002: Shakedown
  • 2003: Betrayal - Death is their business (Betrayal)
  • 2003: The Librarians / Strike Force
  • 2004: Caught in the Headlights
  • 2004: Brilliant
  • 2004: Fatal Lessons ( Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher , TV movie)
  • 2004: Dracula 3000
  • 2005: Ice Cold as Hell ( Absolute Zero , TV movie)
  • 2005: Fatal Reunion
  • 2010: CSI: Miami (TV series, episode 9x03)
  • 2011: Desperate Housewives (TV series, episode 7x07)
  • 2017: Boone : The Bounty Hunter
  • 2018: Cor Values

Web links

Commons : Erika Eleniak  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. What the Hell Did I Get Into . In: Celebrity Fit Club , Season = 4, Episode = 1 , VH1 , August 6, 2006.