Miss March 1998 Marliece Andrada was no stranger to being photographed in skimpy outfits when she first appeared in Playboy. The Californian blonde was a cast member on the hit TV show Baywatch before her Playmate pictorial.
Born in Manteca, California, Marliece graduated from college and moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at acting. Before the 1995 football season she became a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. She proved to be one of the most popular Raiderettes and won “Most Photogenic Member” of the squad. She also won the title of “Catalina Tropic Babe” while working as a cheerleader.
Marliece’s first acting gig was in the HBO series Arliss. She began as an extra on the show but was promoted to a speaking role. In 1997 she auditioned for Baywatch. In addition to the on-camera test, the producers also made Marliece swim against other actresses vying for a role.
Each person swam two laps in the show’s pool, one lap freestyle and the other breaststroke. There was one problem: “I had no idea how to breaststroke,” said Marliece. “Luckily I wasn’t first in line. I watched the others and did what they did.” The producers weren’t looking for Olympic gold, thankfully. Part of the test also included bursting up from underwater with your hair flowing back.
Her audition went well and the show hired her to play Skylar Bergman. In her one season arc, Skylar starts as a rookie and works her way up to EMT. After appearing on the show, Hugh Hefner invited her to become a Playmate. She accepted and became the fourth cast member from Baywatch to become a Playmate. Pamela Anderson, Erika Eleniak, and Donna D’Errico all made the jump before her. Brandy Roderick would be the only Baywatch actress after to become a Playmate. (Carmen Electra appeared in the magazine but never as a Playmate of the Month).
After appearing in the magazine, Marliece continued acting. She starred in the video game Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko as Agent Xtra. She also had a small role in Love Stinks alongside Tyra Banks and Bridgette Wilson.
No surprise to anyone who’s seen Baywatch or her pictorial, Marliece is a fitness fanatic. She loves nature and is a strict vegetarian. She enjoys rollerblading, biking, and cooking in her free time.