Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian actress who splashed onto the scene in Playboy and “Baywatch” and became famous for her relationship with Tommy Lee, sex tapes, her buxom body and her rollercoaster life. She described herself on Twitter in 2013 as “Actress, Activist, Artist…Even amidst fierce flames the Golden Lotus can be planted.”
As the first baby born in British Columbia on Canada’s 100th birthday, Pamela earned the title of “The Centennial Baby.” She is of Finnish and Russian ancestry and her nickname is Pammy. Her father was a furnace repairman, her mother a waitress. After Pamela graduated from Highland Secondary School in 1985 she moved to Vancouver and worked as a fitness instructor. Though she is known for her blonde locks, she is a natural brunette. Pamela Anderson said, “It is great to be a blonde. With low expectations, it’s very easy to surprise people.”
Pamela Anderson was discovered at a football game after her image was transmitted on the stadium’s widescreen. With her exposure, she signed a contract with Labatt’s Beer. Her campaign was so successful, she followed it with a cover for Playboy. She has since appeared on the cover for a total of eleven times, a magazine record.
After moving to Los Angeles, Pamela landed gigs on “Home Improvement” as Lisa, the Tool Time Girl, and later as C.J. Parker on “Baywatch.” She has also appeared on “V.I.P.,” “Scary Movie,” “Superhero Movie,” “Borat” and “Dancing with the Stars,” among other projects. Pamela Anderson said, “And I’m not an actress. I don’t think I am an actress. I think I’ve created a brand and a business.”
In 2004, Pamela Anderson earned her U.S. citizenship, though she still keeps her Canadian one, too.
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Pamela Anderson has Hepatitis C, which she contracted from Tommy Lee. Pamela is also known for the release of two sex tapes, one with Tommy Lee; the other, with musician Brett Michaels.
She has two children, both of whom were born at home with the help of a midwife; Tommy Lee is the father of both. Pamela miscarried her 3rd child with her then 2nd husband Kid Rock.
She is also a vegetarian as well as an active member of PETA. Pamela added, “I don’t do the gym and I don’t diet. I’m vegetarian, but I don’t diet.”
Pamela Anderson has been romantically linked with Fred Durst, Ben Affleck and Scott Baio, among others. (She famously married Tommy Lee only three days after they met.) She said more recently, “I have my hands full with my kids and so romance is not high on my list of priorities.”
When not travelling or visiting her family in Canada, Pamela Anderson lives in Southern California.
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