After filming the movie Snowbound in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Erika fell in love with the area and purchased a home there.
Erika graduated from Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California.
Erika has two dogs, a Boston terrier and a miniature Doberman.
When Erika was 18, she attended Alcoholics Anonymous.
Erika has said that actress Gena Rowland is one of her inspirations as an actress.
Erika's hobbies include weight training, arts, crafts and traveling.
Erika is a certified personal trainer.
Erika appeared in her first commercial when she was 10 years old for Star Wars underoos.
Erika got her start in modeling in various print ads including a Leg Warmers ad and a Nexus hair ad.
Erika's favorite author is James Patterson.
Erika suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy in 2005.
Erika is married to Roch Daigle and the two share a daughter.
Erika was once engaged to actor William McNamara.
Erika became involved with her Baywatch co-star, Billy Warlock, and the two became engaged in 1993. The engagement was later broken.
Erika dated Scott Baio while she was on his show, Charles in Charge as his on-screen love interest.
Erika is of Ukrainian, Estonian and German descent.
Erika has three sisters and one brother.
Her height is 5' 6" (1.68 m).
Erika was briefly married to Philip Goglia.
Erika appeared on two covers of Playboy magazine and was the Playmate of the Month for July 1989.
Erika was also a candidate on the reality series "The Real Gilligan's Island."
Erika: (On acting in the movie, E.T.) I am amazed at the film and how it became a part of movie history, I'm very proud to have had anything to do with such an incredible film.
Erika: What I am very focused on right now is choosing diverse roles that will challenge me. I look at my career much more carefully and lovingly now.