IT’S been 30 years since Baywatch slo-mo’d onto our screens – and to celebrate the big, buoyant occasion here are the stars in all their grown-up glory.
Today, 22 September, marks the date the first ever episode aired in 1989 and titillated teenagers worldwide.
Take a look at Malibu’s once most-desirable beach hunks and hotties but be prepared to have an eye-popping trip down mammary lane…
Pamela Anderson, 52
The iconic blonde bombshell played CJ Parker in the show between 1992 and 1997 and wowed audiences worldwide with her challenging acting skills which involved slo-mo running while housing a huge inflatable chest.
Playboy favourite Pammy went on to appear in a number of flop films including 1996’s Barb Wire and 2003’s Scary Movie 3 and her second biggest acting role to date – a honeymoon sex tape with then-husband Tommy Lee.
She’s an ardent animal rights activist and hasn’t eaten meat for years – apart from in her home video.
David Hasselhoff, 67
Hasselhoff clearly couldn’t bear to part with his red bathers as he played lead character Mitch Buchannon in every season of Baywatch, the three direct-to-video movies and series spin-off Baywatch: Hawaii from 1989 to 2003.
At the end of the first season of Baywatch: Hawaii, he was thought to have been killed in a boat explosion but then he resurrects himself for the movie.
The former Knight Rider was famously treated for alcoholism, was a judge on BGT in 2011 and had his own show Hoff The Record.
For the time being, he is H-off the tele.
Carmen Electra, 47
Glamour model Tara Leigh Patrick otherwise renamed as Carmen Electra played Lani McKenzie from 1997 to 1998.
She swapped slo-mo beach running for horror comedies including Scary Movie and Date Movie.
She was married to former basketball star Dennis Rodman for five months and to guitarist Dave Navarro from 2003 to 2007.
Then the model carried on with even more scary work by dating Simon Cowell from December 2012 to February 2013.
David Charvet, 47
Hunky David swooned his way along the beach playing Matt Brody from 1992 until 1995.
He later swooned his way into Melrose Place, then the French-born hottie swooned his way into getting a five album deal in the 1990s and recorded duets with Bryan Adams and Seal.
Last year he split up with his Dancing With The Stars wife Brooke Burke but still lives in Malibu where he is busy swooning.
Yasmine Bleeth, 51
Brunette beauty Bleeth played Caroline Holden, Stephanie’s younger sister from 1993 to 1997.
She dated Matthew Perry and Don Johnson and went on to star in little known US show One Life To Live.
She married a strip club owner who she met in rehab in 2000 for cocaine abuse after her infamous mugshot.
She then only shot one more performance, the 2003 Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (what else?) and now lives the quiet life in Arizona.
Jeremy Jackson, 38
JJ played Mitch’s son Hobie Buchannon from 1991 to 1999 when he was just ten and left years later after struggling with drug addiction.
Jackson later revealed he beat Leonardo DiCaprio to the role of Hobie in the show which must still be hard for Leo to accept.
The former child star was kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 for opening glamour model Chloe Goodman’s dressing gown.
Alexandra Paul, 56
Stephanie Holden was the ‘thinking-man’s’ crumpet with her short brown hair and silicone-free chest, but poor Steph came to her demise in season 7 when she died from a lightning strike whilst out at sea.
Fortunately, lightning strikes twice and she mysteriously came back as a hallucination in the spin-off.
She’s appeared in shows including Mad Men and is an advocate of gay rights, animal rights and environmental peace.
Gena Lee Nolin, 47
GLN played Neely Capshaw for three years from 1995 to 1998.
Like her co-stars she posed nude for Playboy in 2001 and appeared in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding in 2003 which was clearly the thing to do at the time.
Nolin’s most recent credits include Sharknado: The 4th Awakens and the 2017 action comedy Killing Hasselhoff.
Nicole Eggert, 47
Nicole starred as blonde stunner Summer Quinn from 1992 to 1994.
She failed to hit the big time after Baywatch and ended up starring in none other than Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding in 2003 which no one has ever mentioned repeatedly until now.
Eggert has appeared on reality TV shows including Splash, Tattoo Nightmares and Celebrity Fit Club in 2010.
She was briefly engaged to Corey Haim and the mum-of-two now has her own mobile ice cream shop.
Billy Warlock, 58
Warlock starred as Eddie Kramer from 1989 for three seasons.
He has also starred in numerous US shows like Days Of Our Lives and General Hospital and was engaged to beach babe co-star Erika Eleniak in 1993.
They quit the show together when they saw it was going in a ‘different direction’.
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Traci Bingham, 51
Brunette babe Traci played Jordan Tate on the show between 1996 and 1998.
She went onto star in small roles and has appeared on reality shows such as Celebrity Big Brother, Fear Factor, The Surreal Life and recently Battle of the Network Stars.
Her biggest roles are right in front of her.
Erika Eleniak, 49
Former Playboy Playmate Erika took on the challenging role of wearing a swimsuit as Shauni McClain
She later starred in the films The Blob, Under Siege and The Beverly Hillbillies but has suffered from weight issues and in 2006 took part in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.
Donna D’Errico, 51
It’s hard to say where producers got their character name inspiration for Donna who played Donna Marco from 1996 to 1998.
Following her time as Donna number two, D’Errico went onto star in a number of projects including Candyman 3: Day of the Dead and Austin Powers in Goldmember.
The former Lycra enthusiast was married to Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx from 1996 to 2007 and is a devout Catholic.
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