Remember the ‘90s? It was the birth of Hammer Time, everybody took instructions from Vanilla Ice and the Macarena almost took over the world. It was also when one of the biggest shows in television history captivated audiences worldwide with Baywatch.
It was all about real women (mostly), real drama and real hot action. We couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic and decided to check out some of the best moments Baywatch had to offer including Pamela’s slow motion beach runs, Carmen’s sexy striptease and the Hoff in action.
During its infamous TV run that lasted over 11 seasons, Baywatch garnered a whole lot of attention. For many the sole reason for watching Baywatch was to see the gorgeous models, we mean lifeguards, gracefully run down the beach in slow motion in their iconic red bathing suits all for our viewing pleasure. If you think you had another reason for watching – think again.
It went on to become the most watched TV show in the world, with 1.1 billion viewers a week across more than 148 countries! We at TheRichest decided to honour Baywatch for all it was –epic slow-mo running, the Hoff in all his glory and 15 of the hottest beach babes. Join us as we reveal the Top 13 Baywatch Stars Who Looked Hot Running In Slow Motion
13. Stacy Kamano in Slo Mo Glory
Let’s be honest. Thanks to the hit show we’ve all had those moments when you find yourself jogging along the promenade or you’re on the treadmill and everything starts to slow down in your head and you find yourself imitating the Baywatch run. All that’s left then is to cue the music and press play. It’s all pretty epic. But not as epic as Stacy Kamano in her slow mo glory in any number of scenes from her Baywatch days so this slot goes to her. She hails all the way from Honolulu and joined the cast in 1999. The petite blonde owes her unusual looks to her mother who is of German, Russian and Polish descent and her father who is Japanese. She soon went on to become a fan favourite and we have a sneaking suspicion why…
12. Donna as Donna
Next to make it into the rankings is none other than Donna D’Errico who played Donna Marco. Producers clearly thought the blonde beauty was hot in name as well as in looks and decided to use her real name for her character. Donna graced our TV screens around the world on Baywatch from 1996 to 1998. She’s no Pammy Anderson but she is one fierce contender as she cemented her name in our minds when she posed for Playboy Magazine as its Playmate of the Month for September and perfected the art of slow-motion running along the beach.
11. Erika Eleniak – She Was Good At CPR
Can anyone really forget Shauni MccLain played by Erika Eleniak? She joined Baywatch from 1989 – 1992 and her character embodied everything that the popular beach series stood for. She was a blonde bombshell, California Girl and an American Sweetheart all in one. Her stand out scenes undoubtedly involved a little CPR as she made saving a life look all kinds of sexy. Surprising as she first was introduced to the show as a lifeguard rookie who froze when it came to seeing people drowning or administering CPR. In time and with a little practice, the audience grew fond of her naivety and she went on to play in 44 episodes.
10. Jeremy Jackson
While we like to remember Jeremy Jackson in his slow-motion moves amidst a sea rescue during his role as David Hasselhoff’s on-screen son Hobie Buchannon, others may remember him for a different reason. Jeremy was the youngest cast member on Baywatch and at just 17 became addicted to drugs. His life hasn’t been a beach since for the American actor and singer as his public struggle with drugs and alcohol grabbed the headlines for the past three decades. He’s since been arrested in a meth bust, appeared on Celebrity Rehab for a rumoured steroid addiction and even released a sex tape.
9. Naughty Nudist Marliece Andrada
She won the role of Skylar Bergman after her successful reading and impressed producers with the ‘tank test’ which highlighted her skills in the water. Model and actress Marliece Andrada was an instant hit on the set and went on to cement a loyal following of fans after her debut on Baywatch. She may look like the girl next door but the international star has graced countless magazines and was Playmate of the Month for March in ’98. Her beach scenes were iconic but not as memorable as her quote to the press after wrapping her first episode on Baywatch – “I hate clothes. As soon as I get home every day I take off as many clothes as possible. Am I an exhibitionist? It depends on your definition. Maybe I’m just sexy and relaxed”. Indeed, maybe…
8. Gena Lee Nolin in Slow Motion Perfection
What does it mean when one “Pulls a Baywatch” you ask? Well our friends over at UrbanDictionary.com refer to it as being the moment “when a well-endowed girl runs and bounces everywhere, as in the show Baywatch, which is famous for its female swimsuit clad actresses running and bouncing in slow motion.” Gena Lee Nolin who played Neely Capshaw pulls a Baywatch and does it oh so well. Our gal Gena Lee Nolin took over the role of Neely Capshaw after Heather Campbell left the show and the audience went crazy for her even though she was the resident bad girl.
7. David Chokachi
Skip forward a few years and you’ll find 43-year-old David Chokachi looking just as hot as the day he first premiered as Baywatch character Cody Madison. Perhaps it comes as no surprise as he was once rated one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World”. The Hoff once revealed that the slow motion scenes in the hit show were created solely to fill up time on the show and assisted in budget cuts.
6. Yasmine Bleeth – Always Hot, No Matter What
Regardless of whether the season was summer or not and the sun was out shining, Baywatch had a knack of making you yearn for beach days. All you could think about was the smell of the ocean, the sound of the crashing waves and the long stretch of sand beneath your feet. It would also bring to mind the signature swimwear that set the tone for sexy beach babes. Yasmine Bleeth of Baywatch revolutionized the red bathing suit and defined the high standard of a rocking body to wear it. The New York beauty went on to be one of the most recognized characters from Baywatch and ranked in People magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ list.
5. David Hasselhoff – Always Involved In Chase Scenes
You can’t think of Baywatch without The Hoff and about The Hoff without Baywatch. The American actor, singer and producer now can put that credit to good use as he walked away with the Guinness World Record for being the most watched man on TV. David Hasselhoff, nicknamed “The Hoff” captured the attention of the world as he debuted as a lifeguard on daytime television. The action hero went on to star in a chase scene so epic that we had no choice but to include it in the top ten. This scene is arguably the most intense chase scene in Baywatch history and involves rescuing the LAPD in slow-motion style with a few quad bikes and tackles for maximum effect.
4. J.D and His Beach Runs
America’s own Michael Bergin is next to make it onto our radar and with his chiseled features and boyish good looks it’s easy to see why. Michael made his character J.D achieve supermodel status on and off the set and his nimble runs on the beach only gained him more popularity. The former “Baywatch” actor may have hung up his beach trunks but he is yet to reside peacefully as talks of his long-term affair with John F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife Carolyn Bessette still makes its appearance in the press.
3. Krista Allen and Her Sexy Workout
Actress and model Krista Allen has appeared in popular TV soap opera Days of Our Lives and has been cast in Hollywood films such as Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management and The Final Destination. She even starred in the erotic movie series Emmanuelle in Space and has done her fair share of nude modelling. She is the ex to notorious bachelor George Clooney and has been twice divorced. But the bubbly brunette is undoubtedly most well known for her TV role playing Jenna Avid in Baywatch. We think it may have everything to do with her workout scene, see for yourself…
2. Carmen Electra – Baywatch Striptease
Carmen Electra may have played Lani McKenzie on Baywatch from 1997 to 1998 but in just one year she delivered unforgettable TV moments to the world. We can’t decide if she’s most famous for being in Baywatch or for her numerous appearances in Playboy but we had fun doing the research. She’s been a Baywatch Babe, a Pussycat Doll and even a glorified groupie after her disastrous marriages to rock stars Dave Navarro and Rob Patterson. She says that the key to nailing the run is the serious face, “cause you’re rescuing” someone she says.
1. Pamela Anderson – Every Single Beach Run
Even if you’ve never watched an episode of Baywatch in your entire life, you will instantly know the name Pamela Anderson. The household name is all thanks to Pamela’s onscreen character Casey Jean “C.J” on the hit show Baywatch. She took the lifeguard job description to a whole new level and made the skimpy swimwear the object of desire in the hit TV show. According to the Guinness Book of World Records it is the most viewed show in the world, of all time. The show was viewed by a billion people worldwide! Pamela Anderson’s beach run may just be the reason why…
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