Erika Maya Eleniak was born on the 29th September 1969, in Glendale, California, USA of Ukrainian, Estonian and German descent. She is an actress, who is probably best recognized for starring in the role of Shauni McClain in the TV series “Baywatch” (1989-1992), playing Elly May Clampett in the film “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993), and as Patty in the film “The Opponent” (2000). She is also known for being a model. Her career has been active since 1982.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Erika Eleniak is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Erika’s net worth is over $4 million, accumulated through her successful career in the entertainment industry.
Erika Eleniak Net Worth $4 Million
Erika Eleniak was raised with four siblings in her hometown. She was educated at Robert Fulton Junior High in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, after which she went to Van Nuys High School. When she was a teenager, her parents divorced and she began to work on her acting career when she was only 10 years old, appearing in a number of local stage productions. Beside that, she also became active as a model, and she took part in various commercials too, during which she was spotted by a talent scout, and soon her career reached a new level.
Thus, Erika’s professional acting career began in 1982, when she made her debut appearance in the science fiction film “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”, directed by Steven Spielberg, in the role of Pretty Girl. Unfortunately, at the same time, she started having problems with drugs and alcohol, but afyer detoxification, so she came back the next year, pursuing further her career. So, she landed the role of Vicki De Soto in the 1988 film “The Blob”, and the year 1989 was one of her best, as she appeared in the July 1989 issue of Playboy magazine, starred in the TV series “Charles In Charge” (1989), and was selected to star in one of the leading roles as Shauni McClain in the hit TV series “Baywatch” (1989-1992), alongside such stars as David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.
In the next decade, she continued to line up success after success, as she appeared in the role of Jordan Tate in “Under Siege” (1992) starring with Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gary Busey, portraying Elly May Clampett in “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993), and as Stephanie Potts in “A Pyromaniac’s Love Story” (1995). By the 2000s, Erika had also featured in the TV series “Brooklyn South” (1998), “The Pandora Project” (1998), and “Final Voyage” (1999), among others, all of which increased her net worth by a large margin.
Erika’s first role in the new millennium was as Patty in “The Opponent” (2000), directed by Eugene Jarecki, after which she appeared in such film titles as “Vegas, City Of Dreams” (2001), “Dracula 3000” (2004), “Absolute Zero” (2006), etc. In 2010, she guest-starred in the TV series “CSI: Miami”, and “Desperate Housewives”. Most recently, Erika was cast in “Meant To Be” (2012) – her net worth is certainly rising.
To speak further of her career, Erika also appeared in the reality TV series “The Real Gilligan’s”, as well as in another reality TV show entitled “Celebrity Fit Club” partly because of her fluctuating weight issues, both of which added to her net worth.
Speaking about her personal life, Erika Eleniak was married to Philip Goglia from 1998 until 1999, having previously being engaged to Billy Warlock in 1993, and William McNamara in 1994. Her partner since 2005 has been Roch Diagle, with whom she has a daughter.