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Also Known As: Erika Eleniak-Goglia, Erika M Eleniak Died:
Born: September 29, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Glendale, California, USA Profession: actor, model

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This bubbly blonde performer of TV and film made her feature acting debut as the young girl who gets kissed by Elliot in Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). The real-life California Girl got her start as a child model and actor, guesting on shows such as "Silver Spoons", "Charles in Charge" and "Full House". Her stage credits include "Nightmares" at Theater East, and "Sea Mother's Son" at the Gene Dynarski Theater. She also appeared in the TV-movies "Broken Angel" (ABC, 1998) and "Daughter of the Streets" (ABC, 1990). But Eleniak is best recognized for her performance as the Beverly Hills rich kid turned lifeguard, Shauni McLain, on the hit series "Baywatch" (NBC, 1989-90; syndicated, 1991-92). Her character was married off to coworker Eddie Kramer (Billy Warlock) when both actors opted to leave at the end of the season.Eleniak returned to features after a six-year absence with the remake of "The Blob" (1988). She subsequently appeared in a PLAYBOY pictorial spread, a move that helped her prepare for "Under Siege" (1992), an action film starring Steven Segal with Eleniak playing a PLAYBOY bunny. Her first leading role was in the 1993 remake of that beloved 1960s TV series, "The...

This bubbly blonde performer of TV and film made her feature acting debut as the young girl who gets kissed by Elliot in Steven Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982). The real-life California Girl got her start as a child model and actor, guesting on shows such as "Silver Spoons", "Charles in Charge" and "Full House". Her stage credits include "Nightmares" at Theater East, and "Sea Mother's Son" at the Gene Dynarski Theater. She also appeared in the TV-movies "Broken Angel" (ABC, 1998) and "Daughter of the Streets" (ABC, 1990). But Eleniak is best recognized for her performance as the Beverly Hills rich kid turned lifeguard, Shauni McLain, on the hit series "Baywatch" (NBC, 1989-90; syndicated, 1991-92). Her character was married off to coworker Eddie Kramer (Billy Warlock) when both actors opted to leave at the end of the season.

Eleniak returned to features after a six-year absence with the remake of "The Blob" (1988). She subsequently appeared in a PLAYBOY pictorial spread, a move that helped her prepare for "Under Siege" (1992), an action film starring Steven Segal with Eleniak playing a PLAYBOY bunny. Her first leading role was in the 1993 remake of that beloved 1960s TV series, "The Beverly Hillbillies", in which she played Ellie May Clampett. More leads followed with "Chasers" (1994), the well-received comedy "A Pyromaniac's Love Story", opposite William Baldwin, and "Girl in the Cadillac" (both 1995). She was featured in the comic horror film, "Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood" (1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Holiday Spin (2012)
2.
 Absolute Zero (2006)
3.
 Fatal Reunion (2005)
4.
 Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher (2004) Victoria Paige
5.
 Lady Jayne: Killer (2003) Emily Shaw
6.
 Christmas Rush (2002) Cat Morgan
7.
 Opponent, The (2002) Patty
8.
 Second to Die (2002) Sara Morgan
9.
 Vegas City of Dreams (2002) Katie
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Appeared in local stage productions and commercials as a child
1982:
Feature acting debut, "E.T., The Extra-Terrestial"
1988:
TV movie debut, "Broken Angel"
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Posed for <i>Playboy</i>
1989:
First TV series as a regular, "Baywatch"
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Returned to "Baywatch" (syndicated)
1992:
First film in an adult role, "Under Siege"
1993:
Played first leading role in a film, as Ellie May in "The Beverly Hillbillies"
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Had recurring role on the CBS police drama "Brooklyn South"
2000:
Played a female pugilist in "The Opponent"
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companion:
William McNamara. Actor. Met in 1994; at one time engaged; no longer together.
husband:
Philip Goglia. Married in March 1998.

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sister:
Alexis Eleniak. Born in 1973.

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