Born in Honolulu, Erin moved to California when she was eight. A chance meeting with one of Hollywood’s top modelling agents convinced her what she wanted to do in life. Moving to New York, she became one of the town’s most sought-after models. Television viewers encountered her commercials for Breck, Max Factor, Clairol, Camay Soap, and RC Cola… and the now-classic spot for English Leather cologne.
Her roles in Police Story and Gibbsville resulted in Universal signing her to Irwin Shaw’s Evening in Byzantium — which led directly to her role as Colonel Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Other iconic television credits include Silver Spoons and Starman.