Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff banned Playboy Playmates from auditioning for the hit show - because he didn't want to encourage actresses to strip. The actor/producer feared wannabes would pose naked, thinking it could be used as a stepping stone towards acting. Hasselhoff says, "I was completely opposed to telling girls that if they took their clothes off, they could get a job in television. Somewhere along the line somebody was going to get raped and they were going to blame Baywatch. "I didn't want any more Playmates on Baywatch." Hasselhoff didn't stick to his rule too stringently - he went on to hire Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and DONNA D'ERRICO, all proud Playmates.