Susan Anton Then And Now: From Goldengirl To Cannonball Run II To Baywatch

By Jacob Shelton
Left: Actress and singer Susan Anton poses for a portrait circa 1984 in Los Angeles, California. Right: Anton in a publicity still for the 1979 film 'Goldengirl.' Sources: Harry Langdon/Getty Images; IMDB

Actress Susan Anton was a poster girl in the poster-happy 1970s, and was as famous for being Susan Anton as she was for any role in her hit-and-miss film and TV work. Anton was a spokesmodel; she appeared on talk shows; she hosted specials; she recorded a hit country single -- it turns out the fame machine will find things for you to do if you are, as Derek Zoolander says, really, really, really ridiculously good-looking. 

Her blonde hair and curvaceous figure made her one of the most recognizable models of her generation. She got her start as the spokeswoman for a cigar brand and turned that into a multi-decade career where she did everything from present with Merv Griffin to do one of those classic slow motion runs across the beach on Baywatch. Anton is still as beautiful as she was in the 1970s, and while she’s been offscreen for a while she’s still out and about in Las Vegas where she performs on stage.