Raised in Houston,TX, Krista Allen began her acting career by wearing bikinis in beauty pageants and advertising campaigns. She appeared on the covers of several men's magazines, calendars, and beer commercials, leading straight to her national identity as "the Budweiser girl." In 1994, she made the natural progression to softcore movies on Cinemax, playing the titular lead seductress in the infamous Emmanuelle series. The following year she moved on to soap operas, with reoccurring roles on The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives. Her most recognizable television role may be as Jenna on Baywatch, though she has also made few appearances on the popular CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Mostly getting walk-on roles in feature films, Allen was in Raven with Burt Reynolds, Liar Liar with Jim Carrey, and Anger Management with Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler.
Though Allen continued to work in television throughout the early two thousands, it wasn't until 2005 that she would make a splash with mainstream audiences, when she played herself in a starring role on HBO's Unscripted. Allen took on a recurring role on ABC's What About Brian? (2006), and joined the cast of the reality television show Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race in 2007. In 2009 the actress could be seen briefly in The Final Destination. Allen landed several television roles in the late 2000s and early 2010s; among them include Dirty Sexy Money (2009), Love Bites (2011), and The L.A. complex (2012).