Shauni McClain is a fictional 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 AppearanceEdit

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



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Baywatch: Hawaiian WeddingEdit

Shauni was mentioned, and it was revealed that she and Eddie were now separated.


  • 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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