Remember Nicole Eggert? The actress starred in countless TV shows and films throughout the 1980s and 90s. While her popularity slightly declined in the 2000s, she hasn’t stopped her passion for acting. Here’s more about this iconic actress and what she’s up to now.
Born in 1972, Eggert got her start in Hollywood when her mother started entering her in local beauty pageants as a child. Thanks to these performances, she caught the eye of a few talent agents who quickly signed her for small roles, including one for a baby shampoo TV ad.
After this, she became an in-demand child performer and found herself given parts in films and shows such as Rich and Famous and Dennis the Menace. While not major roles, they gave her a chance to be noticed by other scouts.
As Eggert got older, she eventually moved on to more leading positions, including on Who’s the Boss and The New Leave it to Beaver. These recurring roles helped boost her even more into the spotlight.
As viewers’ tastes changed, Eggert went from scripted shows to reality ones. She made appearances on many different channels, including the popular Keeping Up with the Kardashians
But, it wasn’t just her acting that was constantly in the limelight. Her personal life was as well. In the 1990s, she was engaged to the famous actor Corey Haim. Things sadly didn’t work out and she later met and had a relationship with actor Justin Herwick whom she later broke up with in 2002 but shares children with.
Eggert was a sought-after actress during her prime and could be found on a variety of TV shows.
- T.J. Hooker
From 1982-1983, Eggert appeared on five episodes of this police drama as T.J. Hooker’s daughter Chrissie.
- Charles in Charge
The actress played Jamie Powell on this show which highlighted a college student named Charles (Scott Baio) living at their house as he continued with his studies at a nearby university. Charles acted as a mentor to Powell while going on adventures with her family.
Eggert spent two seasons (1992-1994) playing Summer Quinn on the hit sitcom Baywatch. She played Quinn who worked as a lifeguard while living at her mother’s nearby beach restaurant.
- The Real Gilligan’s Island
In 2004, Eggert starred as herself on this reality show which required contestants to live as castaways on a remote island. But, they had to perform as a specific character on this classic 1960s TV show and Eggert was cast as Ginger.
- Blown Away
Eggert played Megan Bower – the daughter of a wealthy businessman. After her mother dies, Bower becomes careless and almost loses her life but is saved by Rich – a local ski resort worker. They start a relationship but things start quickly getting out of control.
- Secret Sins
This film follows a dancer (played by Eggert) who ends up having to work at a strip club. She soon finds that there’s more than meets the eye at this shady place.
- Frequent Flyer
Released in 1996, this TV-broadcasted movie showcased Eggert as Miriam – a young woman who is engaged to Nick. What Miriam doesn’t know though is that Nick is already married. The plot follows Nick as he tries to hide this crucial fact from her.
- Dead Lenny
This 2007 film broadcasted Eggert as Sally, the wife of a mobster’s assistant.
As the world moved into the 2000s, Eggert established herself on many up-and-coming reality shows. These included Splash and the Celebrity Fit Club.
What’s She Up to Now?
This actress is still showing up in films although not as much. Her last film, F.L.U.I.D., was released in 2014.
She’s mainly found on reality TV shows today. A few years ago, she appeared on the hit Botched and viewers watched as she began her journey toward breast reduction. She also showed up on Back in the Game – a show featuring entrepreneurs.
Eggert continues to act but is also focused on other ventures, including an ice cream truck business known as Scoops which travels throughout California.
But, she’s also in the news for other reasons revolving around Scott Baio. Eggert claims that her Charles in Charge co-star molested her as a minor. The actress states that during her time on the show, Baio assaulted her for years. Baio adamantly denies this though and maintains that he did nothing of the sort.
Eggert’s not backing down and is making sure that others know she’s speaking the truth. She argues that she didn’t speak up earlier about the problem because she felt shameful but has since gained confidence and believes she must do so to help other women who might suffer from the same problems.
Besides the Baio drama, Eggert is opening up about other negative aspects of the television industry. For instance, to work on Baywatch, her contract required her to maintain a certain weight. She also voiced how she felt self-conscious working alongside her Baywatch co-star Pamela Anderson. This ended up leading to her getting breast enhancements.
Nicole Eggert Fun Facts
Even if you’re a die-hard fan of this actress there might be some surprising things you might not know about her. Here are a few trivia pieces that could shock you.
- One of her favorite movies is The Breakfast Club.
- She was once one of VH1’s top teen stars.
- Alongside Wil Wheaton, she hosted the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 1989.
- She broke three vertebrae in a 1996 snowmobiling accident.
- At five years old, Eggert won the petite Miss Universe division.