Many of them are unrecognizable: how the actors of the Baywatch series have changed after 34 years. Photos then and now
Back in 1989, the first episode of Baywatch was released, and it became a cult favorite and even entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the most-watched television show of all time with more than 1.1 billion viewers. The tanned lifeguards with perfect bodies in red swimsuits patrolling the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, became instant global stars. It was this program that introduced such legends as Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra to the world.
34 years later, many of the actors from the cult project can still jog on the beach, showing off their muscular, toned bodies. However, not everyone has managed to maintain their perfect shape. OBOZREVATEL decided to tell you and show you how the Baywatch cast has changed since the first episode.
David Hasselhoff (Mitch Buchannon)
The extremely responsible leader of the beach rescue team was played by David Hasselhoff. He is now 70 years old, but the actor continues to actively play sports and maintain his fitness, which has become his trademark in many projects. In 2017, a remake of Baywatch was released on the big screens in the form of a movie, and Hasselhoff gladly joined the modern project, which delighted his fans. In addition to the series, he has starred in many successful films and also raised two daughters, whom he gained custody of after divorcing their mother, businesswoman Pamela Bach. In 2018, the filmmaker remarried. His companion was the little-known Welsh actress Hayley Roberts, who is 28 years younger than Hasselhoff.
Pamela Anderson (C.J. Parker)
After the release of Baywatch, Pamela Anderson became one of the main sex symbols in the United States and far beyond. The busty beauty did not hesitate to get naked in front of the cameras, which allowed her to become the most famous Playboy model, whose cover she has repeatedly graced. As for movies, CJ Parker's role was the biggest in the actress's career. Nevertheless, she appeared in episodes of such popular films as Barb Wire, Scooby-Doo, and Scary Movie 3, as well as the TV series The Nanny and Less Than Perfect. The celebrity devotes a lot of time to charity and is actively involved in solving environmental problems. However, there is real drama in the personal life of 55-year-old Pamela Anderson. In 2022, she got married for the sixth time, but there are already rumors on the Internet that this marriage is on the verge of a disaster.
David Chokachi (Cody Madison)
For David Chokachi, his role in Baywatch was his debut. It can be assumed that it gave impetus to the development of his further career. Later, the actor starred in such popular projects as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Witchblade, and others. In 1997, he was even included in People magazine's list of the "Most Beautiful People on the Planet". However, Chokachi never gained much fame. Instead, he has definitely realized himself as a family man. Since 2004, the actor has been married to Susan Brubaker, with whom he has a daughter.
Alexandra Paul (Stephanie Holden)
Another owner of a perfect figure, Alexandra Paul, continued to develop her acting career after the series ended. She has many successful projects in her filmography: Melrose Place, Mad Men, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, and others. Currently, Paul continues to act in films and television shows, promotes a healthy lifestyle, conducts workouts, and is even a wellness coach. She is also a well-known eco-activist.
Carmen Electra (Lani McKenzie)
Carmen Electra, like her colleague Pamela Anderson, has graced more than one Playboy cover. It was the spectacular pictures in the cult magazine that helped the model get into the series and gain worldwide fame. However, after Baywatch, there were no very successful projects in her career. At the beginning of the noughties, the actress released several training DVDs, where she demonstrated her own aerobics technique combined with striptease elements. Now the celebrity is more engaged in her own blog. For example, she has over 1 million followers on Instagram.
Jasmine Blyth (Caroline Holden)
From 1996 to 2003, Jasmine Blyth topped the list of the sexiest women in the world. She acted a lot and was a truly sought-after actress. But now it will be difficult for fans to recognize the star, who has gained a lot of weight in recent years. In the early 2000s, Jasmine was detained by the police and drugs were found in her car. After that, the actress spent several months in a rehabilitation clinic and disappeared from the media's radar. Now she continues to hide from her fans. She doesn't appear in public, doesn't act in movies, and doesn't even maintain social media. However, the paparazzi sometimes catch Blyth on the street and, as you can see, there is unfortunately nothing left of the former beauty.
Jeremy Jackson (Hobie Buchannon)
Jeremy Jackson has long been one of the main stars of Baywatch. Along with his fame, he also developed a problem with addiction. Professional sports helped the actor to give up drugs and alcohol forever. He became a champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and took up fitness. Now Jackson is a qualified personal trainer and shares his personal experience of transformation, which is truly impressive.
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