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Baywatch was a huge hit back in the day as the most desirable beach hunks and hotties had viewers hooked.

The hit US TV show, based on brave Californian lifeguards, never failed to disappoint – even if the storylines were not the sole focus of attention.

David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff led the good-looking gang as they patrolled the beaches with aplomb in their figure-hugging iconic red swimsuits and tiny shorts.

The show was that popular there were a staggering 242 episodes as viewers tuned in to see the sexiest lifeguards in action.

Stars including Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak and Yasmine Bleeth were born, spawning a whole new generation of sex symbols as the show ran for over a decade – and saw an eagerly-awaited reunion in 2003.

But where are the stars of the show now?

Here at Daily Star we thought we'd take a look down memory lane and check out the Baywatch crew – now and then

David Hasselhoff – Mitch Buchannon

Perhaps known for his iconic red bathers rather than his acting, heartthrob David, 68, was the main man on the beach.

Dubbed “The Hoff”, the actor played lead character Mitch Buchannon in every single season of the show.

He even starred in the spin-off series Baywatch: Hawaii, which ran from 1989 to 2003.

Known for his role as Michael Knight in the iconic 90’s show Knight Rider, David amazingly set a Guinness World Record for the most watched man on television.

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He’s since appeared in a string of movies including Dodgeball with Ben Stiller, and was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent.

He was famously treated for alcoholism but is a TV legend and even had his own show Hoff The Record.

David has been married three times and has two children, including recent Playboy cover girl Hayley.

Pamela Anderson – CJ Parker

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The iconic blonde bombshell blew fans away with her stunning figure and enviable assets.

Pam, 53, played the role of CJ Parker in the show and wowed worldwide audiences with her sexy slo-mo running scenes which, along with inspiring music, were key to the show’s success.

The actress appeared in a number of films after leaving the show, including flops Barb Wire and Scary Movie 3.

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But perhaps her biggest claim to fame was her now infamous sex tape with former rocker husband Tommy Lee.

The intimate tape was stolen and Pamela and Tommy reached a confidential settlement with distribution company Internet Entertainment Group, who continued making the tape available to customers afterwards.

She appeared on the front cover of Playboy magazine on numerous occasions and in her later career appeared on a string of reality TV shows including Dancing with the Stars and Dancing on Ice.

Pam is now a vegan and an ardent animal rights activist and last year got married for the fifth time. She has two children.

Erika Elniak – Shauni McClain

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The former Playboy Playmate won many admirers as the sexy Shauni McClain in the hit show.

But some fans will be shocked to learn she actually shot to fame playing a cute little girl in the iconic Stephen Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Erika certainly grew up a lot as she became known for her fantastic figure in Baywatch and her sex appeal.

She later starred in films including Under Siege, with Robert Segal, The Beverly Hillbillies and the Dennis Hopper-directed romantic comedy Chasers.

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Down the years Erika has unfortunately struggled with weight issues and participated in the series Celebrity Fit Club.

Erika was once engaged to Baywatch co-star Billy Warlock, who also played her love-interest on the show.

But the couple split and she married bodybuilder Philip Goglia, only for their marriage to end in divorce after just six months.

Erika remarried in 2001 to Roch Daigle – and the pair have been together ever since. She has one child.

Carmen Electra – Lani McKenzie

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The attractive glamour model was a huge hit on the show.

Formerly known as Tara Leigh Patrick, she changed her name to Carmen Electra for celebrity purposes.

She played Lani McKenzie in Baywatch for a couple of years before swapping the Californian beaches for parody film roles including Scary Movie, Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, Epic Movie and Disaster Movie.

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The blonde bombshell famously married Chicago Bulls basketball legend Dennis Rodman and then well-known guitarist Dave Navarro, formerly of rock band the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Carmen, 49, also worked sporadically as a dancer with The Pussycat Dolls and early in her career even released a self-titled debut studio album, produced by Prince.

Like Pamela, Carmen has made frequent appearances in Playboy magazine, though this was before she made her acting debut in the 1990s.

David Charvet – Matt Brody

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Hunky David, a former model, shot to fame for his role as lifeguard Matt Brody.

The athletic star, with his bulging six pack, helped get the show’s female fans hot under the collar alongside David Hasselhoff.

French-born David would later swoon his way into hit US soap Melrose Place, but amazingly left acting in 1999 and went on to establish a decent singing career.

He signed a five-album deal at the end of the 1990s and recorded duets with American icon Bryan Adams and Seal.

He returned to acting in 2006 and starred in Prisoners of the Sun and Green Flash, as well as going on to appear in reality TV show The Superstars.

He was married to Dancing With The Stars performer Brooke Burke, but the couple split two years ago.

They have two children.

Yasmine Bleeth – Caroline Holden

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As the show’s iconic brunette beauty, Yasmine played the character Caroline Holden.

The actress famously dated Friends actor Matthew Perry and Miami Vice star Don Johnson.

New York-born Yasmine attracted widespread attention for her role in Baywatch and was once voted one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1995.

She also featured in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World and made a successful career modelling swimwear and lingerie due to her success on the show.

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The star went on to appear in a number of TV and film roles including Titans, Hidden War, Nash Bridges, Heaven or Vegas and Crowned and Dangerous.

But unfortunately, Yasmine was forced into rehab having struggled with cocaine addiction.

She married strip club owner Paul Cerrito in 2002 and has since led the quiet life despite appearing in Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding a year later

Traci Bingham – Jordan Tate

Traci, now 53, played Jordan Tate on Baywatch for two years between 1996 and 1998.

The actress and model started out with minor roles and has also appeared in the likes of Married… with Children, Girlfriends, Beach Movie and Malibooty!

She was married to musician Robb Vallier between 1998 and 2001, when it ended in divorce.

Traci is another Baywatch babe to have posed for Playboy and, similarly, also went down the path of reality television later into her career.

The beauty has starred on The Surreal Life, Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Boot Camp.

Her series of CBB was one of the most iconic in history, with it featuring non-celebrity Chantelle Houghton, George Galloway and Rula Lenska's cat roleplay, Jodie Marsh and Pete Burns.

Traci has worked with PETA in the past, appearing in an ad campaign wearing just a bikini made from lettuce, and also naked for the I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.

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