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Erika Eleniak
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Eleniak in Los Angeles, California
on October 1, 2011
Erika Maya Eleniak

(1969-09-29) September 29, 1969 (age 54)
Nationality American
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 1982–present
Philip Goglia
(m. 1998; div. 1998)
Partner(s) Roch Daigle
Children 1
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Erika Eleniak at the 2010 Sacramento Autorama
Eleniak in 2010

Erika Eleniak (born September 29, 1969) is an American actress and model known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. Her film debut was in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). She starred in the films The Blob (1988), Under Siege (1992), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).

Early life

Erika Eleniak was born in Glendale, California. Her father, Dale Alan Eleniak, is of Ukrainian descent and her mother, Iris Maya (Neggo) Arnold is of Estonian and German descent. Eleniak's paternal great-grandfather, Wasyl Eleniak, was one of the first pioneer Ukrainian immigrants to settle in Canada.


Eleniak's first feature-film role was at age 12, in the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as the girl kissed by Elliott in the classroom scene.

In 1988 she appeared as Vicki De Soto, a victim of the creature in the horror film The Blob, which was a remake of the 1958 film of the same name.

That same year, she began a recurring role in the TV series Charles in Charge as Charles's girlfriend Stephanie Curtis, and also won a role on Baywatch as female lead Shauni McClain, which she played from 1989 to 1992.

She had a starring role as Elly May Clampett in the screen adaptation of The Beverly Hillbillies in 1993. The next year, she starred in the Dennis Hopper-directed romantic comedy film Chasers with William McNamara. Eleniak shot another movie with McNamara, Girl in the Cadillac (1995), and starred as identical twins in the interactive 1995 video game Panic in the Park. She continued to make more independent films until 2003.

Eleniak appeared on the reality television series The Real Gilligan's Island in June 2005.

In 2006, she appeared on 80's Movie and Music Fest Cafe, a British comedy podcast on iTunes, in which she discussed her career with presenters Ross Dyer and Julian Bayes. She gave a lighthearted view of Baywatch and her challenge during filming of Celebrity Fit Club.

Personal life

Eleniak began dating Roch Daigle. The two eventually married. Eleniak later became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter.



Year Title Role Notes
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Pretty Girl
1988 The Blob Vicki De Soto
1992 Under Siege Jordan Tate
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Clampett
1994 Chasers Seaman Toni Johnson
1995 Girl in the Cadillac Amanda 'Mandy' Baker
A Pyromaniac's Love Story Stephanie Potts
1997 She's So Lovely Uncredited; Special thanks
1998 Captive Samantha Hoffman
The Pandora Project Wendy Lane
Charades Monica
1999 Love Stinks Gina Voice; Uncredited
Stealth Fighter Erin Mitchell Credited as Erika Eleniak-Goglia
Final Voyage Gloria Franklin
2000 The Opponent Patty Sullivan
2001 Vegas, City of Dreams Katherine Garrett
Snowbound Barbara Cates
2002 Second to Die Sara Bratchett Scucello, née Morgan
Shakedown Julie Hayes Direct-to-video film
2003 Betrayal Emily Shaw
The Librarians Sandi Clark
2004 Brilliant Ricky Smith
Dracula 3000 Aurora Ash
2005 Caught in the Headlights Kate Parker
Fatal Reunion Jessica Hartley Landers Direct-to-video film
2009 Imps* Brooke Shields Filmed in 1983
2010 Changing Hands Woman in the Park
2012 Meant to Be Linda Dickson
Changing Hands Feature
2017 Boone: The Bounty Hunter Herself
2018 Cor Values Veronica MacDougall
2019 In Search of the Last Action Heroes Jordan Tate Documentary; Uncredited
2022 Lolipop Gang Herself Filming
Marilyn Monroe Back? Marilyn Monroe Pre-production
TBA Baywatch: The Documentary Herself Documentary; Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Silver Spoons Samantha Episode: "Rumors Are Flying"
Still the Beaver Lynn Episode: "I Had It All"
1988 Second Chance Monica Episode: "The Front"
1989 Charles in Charge Stephanie Curtis Recurring Cast: Season 4
1989–92 Baywatch Shauni McClain Main Cast: Season 1-3
1990 Full House Carrie Fowler Episode: "One Last Kiss"
1998 Brooklyn South Officer Christine Bannon Recurring Cast
1999 Fantasy Island Sybil Hammond Episode: "Innocent" & "The Real Thing"
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Jillian Parnell Episode: "Part 1 & 2"
2005 The Real Gilligan's Island Ginger - Green Team Main Cast: Season 2
2006 Celebrity Fit Club Herself Main Cast: Season 4
2008 Germany's Next Topmodel Herself Episode: "Episode 10"; Reality
2010 CSI: Miami Claire Peterson Episode: "See No Evil"
Desperate Housewives Barbara Fine Episode: "A Humiliating Business"
2023 Meet the Richardsons Herself Episode: "Episode #4.8"


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Howard Stern Radio Show Herself Guest; Episode: "November 27, 1999"; Reality

Video game

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Panic in the Park Janie / Jamie

See also

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