Erika Eleniak is an Amerian actress, Playboy Playmate as well as a former model who is famous for her role as Shauni McClain in “Baywatch” (1989-1992). She is also well-renowned for her role in the films such as “The Blob” in 1988, “Under Siege” in 1992, and “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1993. Further, she has been cast as Jillian Parnell in the miniseries Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Officer Christine Bannon in the police drama series Brooklyn South, Stephanie Curtis in the CBS sitcom Charles in Charge, Stephanie Potts in the romantic comedy film A Pyromaniac’s Love Story, Monica in the mystery drama film Charades, Kelly Moore Brooks in the television film One Hot Summer Night, Barbara Fine in the mystery comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, Claire Peterson in the police procedural drama series CSI: Miami, Katherine Garrett in the drama film Vegas, City of Dreams and more. Her debut feature-film role was at age 12, in the 1982 film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. Apart from this, she has also given acting lessons with the Antonio Sabato Jr. Acting Academy.

What is Erika Eleniak Known For?

  • Being an actress, Playboy Playmat, and former model. 
  • For her role in “Baywatch” as Shauni McClain. 

What Nationality is Erika Eleniak?

Born on September 29, 1969, her birth name is Erika Maya Eleniak. She is from Glendale, California, the USA. Thus, she holds American nationality whereas her ethnicity is Mixed. She is of Ukrainian descent on her father’s side and has Estonian and German roots on her mother’s side. As of 2021, she celebrated her 52nd birthday. She is a follower of the Christianity religion and her zodiac sign is libra.  

About her parents, she was born to her father, Dale Alan Eleniak, and her mother, Iris Maya (Neggo) Arnold. Her uncle, Eddie Carroll was a well-recognized actor and comedian. She grew up with her four siblings; a brother and 3 younger sisters. 

Regarding her educational qualification, she attended Robert Fulton Junior High in Van Nuys, Los Angeles. Next, she graduated from Van Nuys High School.

Erika Eleniak, American actress and former model


Erika Eleniak Career Timeline

  • Eleniak made her first feature-film role in 1982 in the film “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” as the girl kissed by Elliott in the classroom scene. At that time, she was only 12.
  • In the year 1988, she appeared as Vicki De Soto, a victim of the creature in the horror film “The Blob”. 
  • Next, she appeared in the July 1989 issue of Playboy in a pictorial with a nautical theme. 
  • She appeared in the TV series “Charles in Charge” as Charles’s girlfriend in 1989. 
  • After that, she won a role on “Baywatch” as female lead Shauni McClain, which she played from 1989 to 1992. 
  • Additionally, she played Carrie, the high-school girlfriend of Jesse (John Stamos), in “One Last Kiss”, the November 16, 1990 episode of Full House.
  • In the year 1992, she returned to film acting, playing a Playboy Playmate hired to perform a striptease for the captain of a U.S. Navy battleship in “Under Siege.” 
  • After a year, she had a starring role as Elly May Clampett in the screen adaptation of “The Beverly Hillbillies”. 
  • She starred in the Dennis Hopper-directed romantic comedy film “Chasers” in 1994. 
  • Also, she was seen in the 1995 film “Girl in the Cadillac”. 
  • Moreover, she starred as identical twins in the interactive 1995 video game “Panic in the Park”. 
  • Later, she appeared on the reality television series “The Real Gilligan’s Island” in June 2005.
  • In 2006, she participated in the fourth season of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club”. In the same year, she appeared on “80’s Movie and Music Fest Cafe”, a British comedy podcast on iTunes. 
  • Her latest film was “Lolipop Gang”, “Marilyn Monroe Back?” in 2022 whereas she is set to appear in “Baywatch: The Documentary”. Whereas her latest TV shows in which she appeared on “The Morning Show” as a Guest; Episode: “14 October 2020”; Reality. 

How much is Erika Eleniak Net Worth?

Erika Eleniak is an actress, Playboy Playmate, as well as a former model who has made a quite lot of money from her profession. As of 2022, the net worth of this talented personality is estimated to have $4 Million. Her main source of wealth is derived from the entertainment industry whereas she also made a certain amount of cash from her modeling profession. Her exact salary details and career earnings have not been disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is making a cool amount of money from her professional career. 

Who is Erika Eleniak Husband?

Erika Eleniak was a married woman and at present, she is leading a single life. She was married twice till now and she is also a mother to her daughter, Indyanna Daigle with her ex-husband, Roch Daigle. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Erika Eleniak and her ex-husband, Roch Daigle


Previously, Erika dated actor, Billy Warlock. They even got engaged but later, they split. They also co-starred in Baywatch and Billy played her love interest on the show. In the year 1992, she had a fling with actor Scott Baio. She also had a short-termed romance with Steve Thomas in the year 1992. After a year, she dated film and television actor, William McNamara. The pair later got engaged but split in December 1995. They together co-starred in the 1994 romantic comedy film “Chasers”. On May 22, 1998, she married Philip Goglia but they ended in divorce just after six months. From the year 1999 to 2001, she went out with actor James Colby. Next, Erika married her boyfriend-turned-husband, Roch Daigle. The duo started in the year 2002. In the year 2005, she became pregnant but 6 and a half weeks into her term, the pregnancy was discovered to be ectopic and ended in miscarriage. Later, she gave birth to their daughter Indyanna Daigle in January 2006. She once said, “I love my life. I’m really grateful. My biggest dream come true is my daughter. I’ve wanted her since I was a little girl.” Erika and Roch ended their relationship in the year 2007. 

Erika Eleniak Height, Weight, Size

Actress, Erika Eleniak stands at the perfect height of 5 ft. 6 in. and her body weight is 60 kg or 132 lbs. She has a pair of green eyes and her hair color is blonde. She often dyed her hair. Her other body measurement is 34-32-24 in (breast-hip-waist) . She has a breathless voice and her body figure is curvy. Back then, Eleniak suffered from weight issues. At one point, she was underweight due to an eating disorder and was once hospitalized for laxative abuse. 

Did You Know?

  • Libra is her zodiac sign.
  • Her birth name is Erika Maya Eleniak.
  • She has been repped by Cunnicut Productions, Inc., Production Company, Carpinteria, California, United States.
  • She is of Ukrainian descent on her father’s side and has Estonian and German roots on her mother’s side.
  • She co-starred as Emily Shaw in the 2003 thriller film Lady Jayne: Killer (also known as Betrayal).

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