Left: D'Errico on "Baywatch" in 1997 (All American TV, Inc.). Right: D'Errico today (Splash News)
One "Baywatch" babe could have used a lifeguard of her own this weekend.
Actress and erstwhile Playboy Playmate Donna D'Errico, who played Donna Marco on "Baywatch" from 1996 to 1998, resurfaced this week to reveal she had injured herself while scaling Mount Ararat in Turkey.
The 44-year-old actress released photos that showed her with cuts on her face and mouth, and what looked like stitches on her leg.
According to AOL, D'Errico was on the mountain searching for the frozen remnants of Noah's ark (yes, the biblical one), which supposedly landed atop Ararat after the great flood.
"This has been a dream of mine since I was 9 or 10," the blond beauty told the website. "I went to Catholic school and was fascinated by Noah's ark. I would do class projects based on the ark."
But it is not just about her. D'Errico is also working on a documentary about Donald MacKenzie, a Christian missionary from Scotland who went missing on Mount Ararat two years ago while searching for the ark. She has raised $3,250 of the $25,000 goal for the independent film on the indiegogo site.
Cash and crashes have not been D'Errico's only challenges. Last week, her Kurdish guides told the climbing team that they would have to leave the mountain immediately, as the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Turkish military were also there, putting D'Errico and her group in danger. D'Errico was worried but ultimately decided not to leave.
"I think we should be ok. But please pray for us," D'Errico wrote on WhoSay. "I love you all. This is my dream."