With 1990s nostalgia at its peak, and with the new “Baywatch” movie starring possible future president Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron, it’s time to take another hard look at the hit show that made red swimsuits and running on the beach in slow motion pop-culture staples.
Many well-known actors and even A-list stars (Michelle Williams!) got small (or in some cases, big) roles on “Baywatch” before they became known for something else entirely. You seriously won’t believe who some of them are.
Here are all the famous people you didn’t know were once on “Baywatch”:
The four-time Oscar nominee appeared in two episodes in different roles. Her first appearance was in 1993 in “Race Against Time: Part 1” as Bridget, a girl who throws a party. Her second appearance was in 1994, in an episode in which she is credited as “Hobie’s groupie.”
Catch a rare scene online of her as Bridget on “Baywatch.” She thinks having sand in your shoes is “cool.”
Williams has come so far.
The “Law & Order: SVU” star appeared in the third episode of season one in 1989.
Before she was “Modern Family” famous, Vergara was famous in the late ’90s for being a Univision host. In 1999, she made a brief appearance as herself.