Jill Riley is a fictional character from the popular American television show Baywatch. She was portrayed by actress Shawn Weatherly.

She's most experienced female lifeguard on the service, she trained Shauni McClain on how to become a better lifeguard and was respected by all of her friends at Baywatch.

However she died tragically after injuries during a rescue.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Jill was an athletic and attractive woman in her late twenties with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was 5'8" (173 cm) tall.


Jill is a strong willed and hardworking lifeguard. She was good friends with all the other lifeguards with Shauni McClain being her best friend.


Season 1Edit

Jill was a very experienced and popular lifeguard on the Baywatch team. She was a mentor and friend to Shauni and taught her everything about being a great lifeguard.

During a rescue, she was attacked by a shark which resulted in serious injuries causing blood embolism that eventually killed her.

The team were greatly devastated at not only losing a great lifeguard, but a good friend as well.


  • Shawn Weatherly replaced actress Pamela Bowen for the role of Jill when she had a debilitating fear of water.
  • Jill was the first lifeguard to be killed off in the show and also the first to be killed after a rescue.
  • Jill appears in the Season 2 episode The One That Got Away in a flashback of Shauni who still misses her friend a lot, but decides to continue on with her duties in her memory.


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