Shauni McClain is a character from the popular American television show Baywatch. She was portrayed by actress Erika Eleniak.

Shauni was a rookie when she started out with Baywatch, often scared of people drowning and freezing up when people needed CPR. She was put under the wing of experienced lifeguard Jill Riley, and through that guidance and friendship, Shauni became confident in her abilities as a lifeguard. During her time at Baywatch, Shauni fell for and married her long-time colleague, Eddie Kramer.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Shauni is a beautiful young woman with blonde hair and bluish-green eyes. She is physically fit, a key asset in her job with Baywatch.

She is also a head-turner which catches the attention of men on the beach. (The Cretin of the Shallows)

Personality[edit | edit source]

Shauni is very dedicated to her job, though at times she showed signs of naivety.

She looked to Mitch as a father figure and loved Eddie dearly. Jill's death affected her deeply but she chose to continue on and use what Jill taught her to carry on to be the lifeguard she had trained her to be.

Baywatch[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding[edit | edit source]

Though Shauni makes no physical appearance, she is mentioned by Eddie who says they have now separated.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Erika Eleniak played Shauni in all 44 episodes of the first and second seasons, as well as appearing in the series pilot "Panic at Malibu Pier" and the first two episodes of the third season. She was the show's female lead from 1989 until 1992. Eleniak later explained that her decision to leave the show was due to her dislike for the direction Baywatch was taking, which was exactly the same reasoning fellow cast member Billy Warlock gave for his departure.
  • Shauni McClain's wealthy background, along with her tumultuous relationship with her father about her job as a lifeguard, would later be used for future lifeguard Matt Brody's backstory.

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