Many movie lovers would probably know Erika Eleniak, the beautiful actress with sparkling green eyes and breathless voice. She is an American-born actress of Canadian origin who is best known for the role she played in Baywatch where she was cast in the character of Shauni MaCain from 1989 to 1992.
As a teenager, the model cum actress with the platinum blonde hair and the curvaceous buxom figure was roped into the underworld of juvenile delinquents who live and breathe hard drugs and alcohol, but she was salvaged through a detoxication process which she was compelled to undertake through Alcoholics Anonymous.
Today, Erika Eleniak is clean and serves in her capacity as a director to kids who are in the recovery process from the menace of hard drugs and alcohol.
Five Facts About Erika Eleniak
- Background Data
Erica was born as the eldest daughter of her parents on the 29th of September 1969 in Glendale, California. Although the identity of her dad is not known, it is a known fact that he is of Ukranian descent and was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Her mom Iris Eleniak is of German and Estonian ancestry, she grew up with three sisters and a brother among whom is Alexis Eleniak. Erika’s full name is Erika Maya Eleniak and she is an American by nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. 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 was at Robert Fulton Junior High in Van Nuys, Los Angeles though she later joined Van Nuys High School and graduated from there years later.
- Career and Net Worth
Her modeling career took off in July 1989 at the age of 19 with an appearance on Playboy magazine. That same year, she took the role of Stephanie Curtis who was Charles girlfriend in a recurring role on the popular television series titled Charles in Charge. Erica was part of Baywatch where she portrayed the lead character of Shauni McClain from 1989 to 1992. One Last Kiss saw her playing the role of Carrie.
Her movie debut was made as a child on the set of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982, but her first role as an adult artist came in 1988’s The Blob where she acted as Vicki De Soto. Since then, she has made appearances in several films like; 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 a lot more.
The popular actress has also seen her portion of television shows, she was on 2005 The Real Gilligan’s Island and the 2006 Celebrity Fit Club, that same year, she came on a British comedy podcast on iTunes titled 80’s Movie and Music Fest Café where she had an extensive discussion about her career with Ross Dyer and Julian Bayes who were the presenters.
As for her net worth, it has been pegged at an admirable $4 million by a source that is considered reliable.
- Body Stats
The model spots an hourglass body shape and stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches with 53 kg or 125 pounds in body weight. Her body measurement is summarized as bust-34, waist- 24, hip-32, all in inches. She has green eyes with blonde hair. The actress wears a shoe size of 8 but the size of her dress and bra is not on record.
- Relationship Status
The beautiful actress has seen her fair share of failed relationships. At one time, Erika Eleniak was officially engaged to Billy Warlock who was her co-star on Baywatch. On the 22nd day of May 1998, she tied the marriage knot with Philip Goglia but the marriage crashed after only six months. In 2001, Erika Eleniak relocated to Calgary, Alberta, in order to be close to her new love interest Roch Daigle, a key grip whom she met on the set of Snowbound. Her relationship with Roch resulted in her first pregnancy but unfortunately, it ended in a miscarriage. She got pregnant again and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Indyanna in the first month of 2006. The movie star was also involved with William McNamara from the 1994 Chasers, they were known to be engaged but the engagement did not last long.
- Other Interesting Fact
When she was a teenager, Erica got involved with the San Fernando Valley party circuit and consequently, she started experimenting with hard drugs and alcohol. In 1988, she got help from Steve Ferguson from the same circuit – he assisted her in curbing her bad habits by introducing her to Alcoholics Anonymous where she passed through the process of detoxification. Erika and Steve dated for a while with engagement plans for the future but unfortunately, their plans crashed when Erika’s mom married Steve’s dad