Lifeguard Donna Marco
“Can you imagine? Finding out that you’re going to be on two series at one time? I said to myself, my life is never going to be the same again.” Donna D’Errico
Petite, blonde actress and former Playboy centerfold Donna D’Errico became famous for her role as lifeguard Donna Marco on the most syndicated show in the world, “Baywatch” (1996-1998), and its spin-off “Baywatch Nights” (1996-1997). She was also a host of the show “Battlebots” (2000) and starred in Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999). Her more recent and upcoming movie credits are Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Kiss the Bride (2002) and Intervention (2006).
Off careen, D’Errico stands 5 feet and 5 inch tall and has measurements 34C-22-34 (after implants). She is a nature lover, an advocate in homeopathy and takes part in a strict weekly swimming regime. For a time, she managed a day spa in Calabasas, California named “Zen Spa.” On a more personal note, D’Errico is married to the American bassist from the rock band Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx, until filing for divorce in May 2006. She is the mother of two children, daughter Frankie-Jean Six (born 2001: father Nikki Sixx) and son Rhyan (born 1993, father: former boyfriend).
Childhood and Family:
In Dothan, Alabama, Donna D’Errico was born on March 30, 1968. Raised in Georgia, she graduated from Pacelli High School in Columbus, Georgia, in 1986. Having excelled in math throughout high school, Donna considered becoming an accountant. However, she later made a switch in career paths and relocated to Los Angeles to try her hand in showbiz.
On December 23, 1996, Donna tied the knot with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx (born on December 11, 1958, in San Jose, California). The two welcomed their first child, daughter Frankie-Jean Six, on January 2, 2001. From previous relationships, Donna has one son, Rhyan (born 1993), and Nikki has three children, Dekker, Gunner and Storm.
After four years of marriage and the birth of their daughter, the couple became estranged. They later reconciled, but on May 2006, Donna filed for divorce.
Playboy Playmate of the Month
Born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, Donna D’Errico was a sales assistant in a jewelry store when she came to a decision she wanted more. With her boyfriend, she traveled to Las Vegas and found herself working briefly as a stripper. After leaving her boyfriend and that line of work, she took a job as limo driver. It was while grocery shopping that the blonde beauty caught the attention of a Playboy scout. Following her appearance as a Play boy Playmate in September of 1995, her career took flight.
Within months of her magazine spread, D’Errico reached her dream of an acting career. She made her television debut by guest starring in an episode of The WB comedy “Unhappily Ever After” (1995) and continued to appear in episodes of Fox’s “Married with Children” (1995) and “High Tide” (1996) as well as in a Tostitos commercial.
In 1996, D’Errico’s acting career gained a true momentum when she joined the cast of the syndicated series “Baywatch Nights” (1996-1997), as Donna Marco, friend and co-hort of Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff). Her character was a hit that she concurrently appeared on the parent series “Baywatch” from 1996 to 1998. With a major role on both shows, the petite actress earned a reputation as a popular television star. She added notoriety by posing a second time for Playboy in 1996.
After departing “Baywatch,” D’Errico undertook a recurring role on The WB sitcom “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher” (1998), where she was cast as the girlfriend Samantha. She also acted in her first television movie, National Lampoon’s Men in White (1998), as well as had her first feature role as the female lead in the direct-to-video-release Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999). Also in 1999, a Play boy cover girl twice, she starred as herself in the Video Playmate Calendar.
Entering the new millennium, D’Errico found herself hosting the game-show “Comedy Central’s BattleBots” (2000) and went on to co-host MTV Spring Break (2001). A year later, she had a feature role as female vendor in the major film Austin Powers in Goldmember, starring Mike Myers, and appeared with Amanda Detmer, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brooke Langton, Monet Mazur and Alyssa Milano in the comedy/romance film Kiss the Bride, that same year. She revisited the small screen with a guest role in a 2004 episode of “Reno 911,” as New Johnson - Deputy Barbara Cooper.
Recently, in 2006, D’Errico participated in the reality television show “Celebrity Paranormal Project.” She is scheduled to play Pamela in director Mary McGuckian’s Intervention (2006). The upcoming drama also stars Charles Dance, Gary Farmer, Colm Feore and Kerry Fox.