SHAWN WEATHERLY as JILL RILEY (1989-90)
While other Baywatch Babes have won beauty pageants, Shawn is only one who can claim Miss USA and Miss Universe titles (1980).
Shawn, a native of Sumter, S,C,, was working as a waitress in a restaurant when the owner was watching the Miss Universe contest on the bar TV, and he told Shawn she could win it.
"I only entered [Miss South Carolina pageant] to get a chance to dance on stage," she told Iris magazine in 2009. "I loved tap dancing and was always looking for venues to showcase my dancing."
She said winning "changed everything. Instead of finishing nursing school -- where I struggled with the idea of being a nurse -- I got the nerve to set out on a career in acting. If I hadn't won. I always imagined myself teaching dancing and owning my own studio."
MARLIECE ANDRADA as Skylar Bergman (1997)
Marliece played rookie lifeguard Skylar for one season, then continued her career mainly working as a Playboy model. She was the Playmate of the Month in March 1998, and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos.
Originally from Manteca, Calif., Marliece graduated from Calfifornia State University and later was hired.as a Oakland Raiders Raiderette cheerleader in 1995-96.
Her first TV role was in the HBO series "Arli$$."
Marliece said she has had no misgiving of showing off her body for the world to see.
"I'm really confortable with my body. As long as it's furthering my career... as long as it's for an artistic, beautiful project, I have no problem with it," she said in a 1998 interview.
NANCY VALEN as Samantha Thomas (1996-97)
One of the lesser known Baywatch lifeguards, Nancy appeared in 23 episodes.
A native of Brooklyn who was raised in south Florida, Nancy began modeling in New York City at age 12. She attended a performing arts high school in Fort Lauderdale and declined a theatrical scholarship at the University of Florida so she could continue modeling.
Nancy appeared in two episodes of "Miami Vice," and earned her first regular role on the soap "Ryan's Hope."
Nancy made her film debut in "Porky's Revenge" (1985) and guest-starred on a number of TV series, including "Silk Stalkings" and "Friends."
Nancy is also known for hosting fitness infomercials, such as the Bun and Thigh Roller and Thin 'n Sexy Body Wrap.
KELLY PACKARD as April Giminski (1998)
Before "Baywatch," Kelly starred on a Saturday morning series "California Dreams," about a high school beach band. She hosted "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" and guest-starred on three different occasions on the TV series "Blossom," playing three different girl friends of Joey Lawrence.
Another native of Glendale, Calif., Kelly was raised on a ranch in Arizona and Canyon Country, California.