Many film lovers would probably know Erika Eleniak, the beautiful actress with the sparkling green eyes and breathless voice. She is an American-born actress of Canadian origin, best known for her role in Baywatch, where she was cast as Shauni MaCain from 1989 to 1992.
As a teenager, the model cum actress with the platinum blonde hair and the curvy, busty figure was roped into the underworld of juvenile delinquents who live and breathe hard drugs and alcohol, but she was rescued through a detoxification process that she was forced to undergo through Alcoholics Anonymous.
Today, Erika Eleniak is clean and serving in her capacity as director of children in recovery from the threat of hard drugs and alcohol.
Five Facts About Erika Eleniak
- Background Data
Erica was born in Glendale, California, on September 29, 1969, the eldest daughter of her parents. Although the identity of her father is not known, it is a known fact that he is of Ukrainian descent and was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Her mother, Iris Eleniak, is of German and Estonian descent and she grew up with three sisters and one brother, including Alexis Eleniak. Erika’s full name is Erika Maya Eleniak, she is American and belongs to the white ethnic group. Another notable member of Erika’s family is her uncle Eddie Carrol, who works as a voice actor in the entertainment industry.
The actress is a Christian by religious inclination. She went to Robert Fulton Junior High in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, although she later entered Van Nuys High School and graduated years later.
- Career and Net Worth
Her modeling career began in July 1989 at the age of 19 with an appearance in Playboy magazine. That same year she took on the role of Stephanie Curtis, Charles’ girlfriend in a recurring role in the popular television series entitled Charles in Charge. Erica was part of Baywatch, where she played the lead role of Shauni McClain from 1989 to 1992. In One Last Kiss, she played the role of Carrie.
She made her film debut as a child on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, but her first adult role was in The Blob in 1988, where she appeared as Vicki De Soto. Since then she has appeared in several films, including Under Siege (1992), Chasers (1994), Girl in the Cadillac (1995), Stealth Fighter (1999), Bordello of Blood (1996), Final Voyage (1999), Precinct: Heatwave (1997), The Pandora Project (1998), The Opponent (2000), Betrayal (2003) and many others.
The popular actress has also seen her share of television shows. She appeared on The Real Gilligan’s Island in 2005 and the Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. In the same year, she appeared in a British comedy podcast on iTunes called 80’s Movie and Music Fest Café, where she had an in-depth discussion about her career with Ross Dyer and Julian Bayes, who were the hosts.
As for her net worth, it was set at an admirable $4 million by a source considered reliable.
- Body Stats
The model recognizes an hourglass body shape and stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches with 53 kg or 125 pounds of body weight. Your body measurements are summarized as chest 34, waist 24, hip 32, all in inches. She has green eyes with blond hair. The actress wears size 8 shoes, but the size of her dress and bra is not on file.
- Relationship Status
The beautiful actress has seen her fair share of failed relationships. Once Erika Eleniak was officially engaged to Billy Warlock, who was her co-star on Baywatch. On May 22, 1998, she entered into a marriage with Philip Goglia, but the marriage broke up after only six months. In 2001 Erika Eleniak moved to Calgary, Alberta to be close to her new love interest Roch Daigle, a key ring she met on the set of Snowbound. Her relationship with Roch led to her first pregnancy, which unfortunately ended in a miscarriage. She became pregnant again and gave birth to a beautiful girl named Indyanna in the first month of 2006. The movie star was also involved with William McNamara of the 1994 Chasers, who was known to be engaged, but the engagement did not last long.
- Other Interesting Fact
When she was a teenager, Erica got involved in the San Fernando Valley party scene and began experimenting with hard drugs and alcohol. In 1988, she received help from Steve Ferguson from the same circle – he helped her curb her bad habits by introducing her to Alcoholics Anonymous, where she went through the detoxification process. Erika and Steve dated for a while with engagement plans for the future, but unfortunately, their plans collapsed when Erika’s mother married Steve’s father.