Elizabeth Berkley is an American actress probably best known for her roles on “Saved By The Bell” and “Showgirls.” She recently appeared as a contestant on Season 17 of “Dancing With The Stars.”
When she was five, her parents enrolled her at the Detroit Dance Company, where she studied ballet, jazz and tap. She later performed in shows such as Swan Lake. A talent scout spotted her and Elizabeth subsequently landed parts on “Silver Spoons” and “Gimme a Break!” She was only seven years old (askmen.com).
As a teen, Elizabeth Berkley modeled for Elite before going into acting. But it was “Saved By The Bell” that made her famous. She recently said she hated wearing the one-piece swimsuit on the show. “I’m sorry, but at 16 you don’t want to be the girl in the one-piece with baggy shorts.”
Of the awful reviews from “Showgirls,” Elizabeth Berkley said, “It’s like I was that woman in The Scarlet Letter. Except that instead of having to wear the letter ‘A’ for adulteress, I was condemned to wear an ‘S’ for showgirl.” The movie, though, has since become a campy cult classic and is one of MGM’s highest grossing DVDs of all time.
When asked, Elizabeth Berkley doesn’t regret taking the role. “Regret is not a word that I connect to in my life. I truly believe that everything we walk through and go through is a lesson."
She has also appeared in “The First Wives Club,” “Any Given Sunday” and “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion,” among other guest roles. She has appeared on Broadway in Hurlyburly and Sly Fox. She also hosted Bravo’s “Step It Up and Dance” competition.
As for appearing on “Dancing With The Stars,” Elizabeth Berkley said, “I actually think I finally get to be myself. For the first time, people get to meet me where I am.” Previously, she facilitated a self-esteem program for middle schools called Ask Elizabeth. She also has a NY Times best-selling book.
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Other bits of trivia: Elizabeth Berkley is a hot MILF. She has a daughter, Sky Cole Lauren, born in 2012. She is also a vegetarian and has posed for PETA. She's married and resides in Los Angeles, California.