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Erika Eleniak
Erika Eleniak
Playboy centerfold
appearance
July 1989
Birthplace Glendale, California
Birthdate September 29, 1969 (age 37)
Measurements 34C" - 24" - 32"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 129 lb
Preceded by Tawnni Cable
Succeeded by Gianna Amore

Erika Maya Eleniak (born September 29, 1969) is an American Playboy Playmate and actress, best known for her role in Baywatch. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (504x668, 66 KB) Summary This is a scan of the cover of the August 1990 issue of Playboy. ... Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... Nickname The Jewel City Location Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... Tawnni Cable is an American model and actress. ... Gianna Amore is an American model and actress. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... Playmates Brooke Berry, Shannon Stewart, Neferteri Shepherd, and Kristi Cline A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ...

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Biography

Early life

Erika Eleniak was born in Glendale, California. Eleniak is the eldest daughter in her family of four girls and one boy whose parents divorced. Her father, who was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is of Ukrainian descent, and her mother is Estonian and German. [1] During the late 1970s, Eleniak's father introduced her to her future career in the movie industry when his then girlfriend got Eleniak a part to model children's clothing for TV commercials. Her first acting role was in the world wide hit film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - as the girl kissed by Elliott in the school classroom scene. Nickname The Jewel City Location Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is an Academy Award-winning 1982 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg that tells the story of a young boy, Elliott, who befriends a benign alien being called E.T. stranded on Earth and trying to find his way home. ...


During her teens, Eleniak became a regular on the San Fernando Valley party circuit and she began to use alcohol and drugs regularly. [2] Steve Ferguson, a quadriplegic who socialised in the same circles as Eleniak, helped curtail her problem by introducing her to Alcoholics Anonymous in 1988 and helping her through her detoxification. [3] Eleniak dated Ferguson for a while and there was talk of an engagement, but the relationship ended and her mother, Iris, ended up marrying Ferguson's father instead.[4] San Fernando Valley The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley in Southern California, United States. ... Quadriplegia is caused by damage to the spinal cord at a high level (e. ... Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international community of Witchcraft and Sorceryalcoholics who meet in groups. ...


Career

Eleniak went on to have several small roles in television. She played Stephanie Curtis, Scott Baio's on-screen girlfriend in Charles in Charge (and was also his off-screen girlfriend), and Jamie Coburn in Broken Angel. In 1989 Eleniak decided that appearing in Playboy would help boost her career, and Ferguson put her in contact with a Playboy photographer. Playboy featured her on two covers and later as the centerfold in the July 1989 issue. Scott Baio as Chachi on Happy Days in the 1970s. ... Charles in Charge was a situation comedy television show broadcast on American network CBS which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a college student working as a live-in babysitter. ... Playboy is an American adult entertainment magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...


After an audition and three call backs, Eleniak won a role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. She was the lead female character for three seasons until Pamela Anderson replaced her in 1992. While working on the series, Eleniak became romantically involved with Billy Warlock, who played Eddie Kramer, her character's boyfriend. He was the reason why Eleniak ended up leaving the show after only two seasons.[5] The two announced their engagement in 1993[6], but the relationship didn't last due to Warlock's jealous nature - he later confessed in an interview, "I can't bear anyone else to see her body."[7] Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Pamela Anderson. ... Image:Billy warlock. ...


In 1992 Eleniak returned to film acting, playing Jordan Tate, a Playboy Playmate hired to do a striptease for the captain of a U.S. Navy ship, in Under Siege, a film that was one of the year's biggest hits. She attempted to capitalize on this success by starring as Elly May Clampett in the screen adaptation of The Beverly Hillbillies in 1993, but the film flopped. The next year she starred in the Dennis Hopper-directed romantic comedy Chasers. William McNamara, one of her costars in this film, also became her partner in life. Eleniak went on to shoot another movie with McNamara, Girl in the Cadillac (1995). The two were engaged but never married. Eleniak also starred in an interactive game during 1995; she played identical twins in Panic in the Park (1995). She continued to make more independent films including A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995), Bordello of Blood (1996) and Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (1997). Eleniak has starred in a host of films, including The Pandora Project (1998) with Daniel Baldwin, One Hot Summer Night (1998) with Barry Bostwick, Final Voyage (1999) with Ice-T, Stealth Fighter (1999) also with Ice-T, The Opponent (2000), Vegas, City of Dreams (2001) with Angelica Bridges, Second to Die (2002), Snowbound (2001), Betrayal (2003) and Shakedown (2002). Under Siege is a 1992 action film in the Die Hard mould. ... Elly May Clampett is a fictional character featured in The Beverly Hillbillies TV sitcom & film of the same name. ... The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney (of the Ernest movies), Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, and Penny Fuller. ... Dennis Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an American actor and film-maker. ... Romantic comedy films are a sub-genre of comedy films as well as of romance films. ... Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood is a 1996 comedy/horror film starring Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, Corey Feldman, and Chris Sarandon. ... Evan Hunter (born Salvatore Lombino on October 15, 1926 - he had his name legally changed in 1952) is a prolific American author and screenwriter. ... Daniel Leroy Baldwin is an American actor, producer and director, born 5 October 1960 in Massapequa, New York. ... One Hot Summer Night is a 1998 movie with Erika Eleniak, Brian Wimmer, Tobin Bell and Barry Bostwick. ... Barry Bostwick (born February 24, 1946 in San Mateo, California) is an American actor, particularly associated with made-for-television movies and mini-series. ... Tracy Ice-T Marrow (born February 16, 1958)[1] is an American rapper, rock musician, author, and actor. ... On the cover of Playboy, November 2001 Angelica Bridges (Born: November 20, 1971 in Harrisonville, Missouri, USA) is an American actress, model and singer. ...


Eleniak continues to act. She appeared as one of the cast members of the reality television series The Real Gilligan's Island for its second season which started in June 2005.[1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Real Gilligans Island was a short-lived reality show that ran for 2 seasons on TBS. Contestants on the show were forced to participate in challenges based off of plots from the 1960s telivision show. ...


Eleniak is currently a contestant on the fourth season of VH1's reality television series Celebrity Fit Club, on which overweight celebrities compete to lose weight. The season debuted on August 5, 2006. Eleniak was previously underweight due to an eating disorder and was once hospitalized because of laxative abuse[2] VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A laxative is a preparation used for encouraging defecation, or the expulsion of feces. ...


Personal life

Eleniak has dated some of Hollywood's most famous bachelors, including Scott Baio, and was engaged for a time to William McNamara. In 1997 she met her future husband, Philip Goglia. They were wed on May 22, 1998, and she was Erika Eleniak-Goglia during their brief marriage. They resided together in Marina del Rey, California, until their divorce. ... Scott Baio as Chachi on Happy Days in the 1970s. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Marina del Rey Marina del Rey (Spanish for Navy of the King, or Seacoast of the King) is a census-designated place seaside community located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California. ...


After filming Snowbound in 2001 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Eleniak fell in love with a key grip named Rock who worked on the set, and with the city as well. Having wanted to leave Los Angeles for years (and feeling that commuting to and from her other choice, Telluride, Colorado, was prohibitively difficult), Eleniak purchased a home in Calgary, in part because Rock lived there. [8] The two eventually married. Eleniak became pregnant in 2005, but six and a half weeks into her term, the pregnancy was discovered to be ectopic, which required emergency surgery days later. As is the case with classical ectopic pregnancies, it ended in miscarriage [9], but Eleniak soon became pregnant again, and bore a daughter. [3] 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English (see below) Flower   Wild rose Tree Lodgepole Pine Bird Great Horned Owl Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total... In American film-making, the key grip is the chief grip on the set. ... For other meanings, see Telluride (disambiguation). ... An ectopic pregnancy is one in which the fertilized ovum is implanted in any tissue other than the uterine wall. ...


Appearances in Playboy special editions

  • Playboy's Great Playmate Hunt February 1989 - page 55.
  • Playboy's Playmate Review Vol. 6 July 1990.
  • Playboy's Girls of Summer '90 August 1990 - pages 28-29, 67.
  • Playboy's Wet & Wild Women December 1990.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 25 May 1992.
  • Playboy's Girls of Summer '93 June 1993 - pages 54-55, 93.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 33 September 1993.
  • Playboy's Nudes December 1993 - page 9.
  • Playboy's Playmates in Paradise March 1994 - pages 24-29.
  • Playboy's Girls of Summer '94 June 1994.
  • Playboy's Nudes November 1994.
  • Playboy's Playmates in Bed Vol. 1 January 1995.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 43 May 1995.
  • Playboy's Nude Celebrities June 1995.

Trivia

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References

  1. ^ 'Gilligan's' black Professor
  2. ^ Entertainment Tonight, May 24, 2006
  3. ^ Celebrity Fit Club 4; August 6, 2006

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