Broke three vertebrae in a snowmobile accident in 1996 at Lake Tahoe, and continues to have residual pain.
After leaving her wholesome role on Charles in Charge (1984), she got saline breast implants for her role as lifeguard Summer Quinn on Baywatch (1989). However, she had them reduced a year later because she thought they were too large.
Made several films with Corey Haim, who ultimately presented her with an engagement ring. She accepted but soon the two broke up.
She has English and German ancestry.
Has one sister, April (no brothers). Their parents are Ralf (aka Ralph, sometimes mistakenly listed as Robert) and Gina Eggert. Ever since the former died of cancer, Nicole has been highly active in raising money and awareness for the research and treatment of various cancer-related illnesses.
Accused her ex-boyfriend, Leor Dimant (aka DJ Lethal), of subjecting her to domestic violence during their romance. [September 2008]
Gave birth to her second child at age 39, a daughter Keegan Eggert on July 29, 2011. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend.
(April 18, 2013) Hospitalized after her last platform dive on the reality television series Splash (2013).
(October 8, 2014) Began her current career as the owner-operator of an ice cream truck, describing this as a "family run business bringing a fun, unique, and innovative twist to the ice cream man".
Personal Quotes (6)
For all the concern about bodies and weight, Baywatch (1989) has three huge catering trucks on the set at all times. One for entrées, one appetizers and one for junk food. It's enough to feed three crews. They'd stick them in our faces, but I had a clause in my contract that said I had to stay within five pounds of 105. It was torture.
I did a scene after a huge rainfall and there was all this crap floating around in the water. We finally found a clear spot and started frolicking in the waves before looking down to see something just below the water. It was a big bloated dead guy. I let the coroner's office remove the body. I wasn't going to try saving that one.
I get asked from time to time about who Dylan [her daughter]'s father is, and what's happened to him since her birth. I always explain that her dad isn't anybody in show business--which is to say it's most assuredly not Corey Haim--and that he was truly in love with me, but just not ready to be a parent. Some people in the world are simply that way.
I love meeting "the Odd Man Out" - like fans of Baywatch (1989) who regret, as I do, that Tower 12 Productions didn't put nearly as much energy into writing and directing the show as they put into photographing and editing it.