‘Baywatch’ cast: Then and now

“Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff was honored at a Comedy Central Roast on Sunday, and the event was a veritable L.A. County Lifeguard Patrol reunion. Actresses Traci Bingham, Gena Lee Nolin, and Nicole Eggert were in attendance to support their former co-star – and to promote a new show. The three beach bunnies are set to star in a “Baywatch”-centric reality program called “Back to the Bay,” where they will live and work together in a seaside home. As part of the gang prepares their return to the airwaves, let’s take a look at how the “Baywatch” cast has changed over the past two decades, in a photo gallery of now and thens. Fans can catch the David Hasselhoff roast on Sunday, August 15 at 10pm / 9c.

The most famous of all the “Baywatch” babes, Pamela Anderson has hardly left the pubic eye since leaving her role as lifeguard C.J. Parker in 1997. The former “V.I.P.” has graced magazine covers and billboards, but is probably as well known for her relationship with musician Tommy Lee as she is for her acting career. Decades after her jaw-dropping dashes across the beaches of L.A., Anderson’s reputation as a bonafide sex symbol is still going strong.

Traci Bingham joined the “Baywatch” cast in 1996, playing lifeguard beauty Jordan Tate. After leaving the series in 1998, Traci appeared on shows like “Married with Children,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” and “90210.” She also boasts a half-decade long reality career that included two seasons of VH1’s “The Surreal Life.” Formerly fresh-faced and swimsuited, the actress has matured into a sultry sexpot ready to spruce up those highlights and head back to the bay.

The former “Price is Right” model was one of three actresses to play troubled lifeguard Neely Capshaw for NBC. Post-“Baywatch,” Gena Lee Nolin starred on her own show called “Sheena,” which lasted for two years. The current mother of three proved she has kept her signature platinum locks and killer figure intact as she sizzled down the Comedy Central carpet.

The third “Back to the Bay” cast member arrived at Sunday’s festivities in an off-the-shoulder black dress. Nicole Eggert lit up the “Baywatch” beaches for two seasons before shipping out for a career that included a mixture of guest star and reality roles. She will be back on the small screen very soon, set to appear in the upcoming season of “Celebrity Fit Club.”

Alexandra Paul played popular “Baywatch” babe Stephanie Holden for seven seasons. She followed the role up with a successful film career that included a satirical cameo in the 2006 mockumentary “Borat.” Once known for her shortly cropped hair, Alexandra has grown out her auburn locks and maintained her beach-ready figure.

Fiery redhead Angelica Bridges played Lt. Taylor Walsh on “Baywatch” from 1997 to 1998. After leaving the series, Walsh kept up a successful modeling career in between nabbing roles on shows like “Suddenly Susan” and “Veronica Mars.” Now a Vegas dancer and a member of the band Strawberry Blonde, Angelica is still rocking those same red-hot locks.

Mitzi Kapture appeared as Alexis Ryker on “Baywatch” in the latter seasons of the show. The role came after her critically well regarded turn as a police sergeant in USA’s “Silk Stalkings,”a series that also starred Rob Estes. The mother of two has remained ever the cute brunette, having popped up recently on “The Young and the Restless.”

Jeremy Jackson played David Hasselhoff’s son Hobie for nine years — first appearing as a preteen cutie and growing into a toned and tanned hunk. Jeremy suffered a drug addiction during his “Baywatch” years, which led to his decision to leave the show and enter rehab. Now a decade sober and all grown up, Jackson hosts fashion shows and endorses clothing lines like celeb favorite Ed Hardy.

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