Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-American actress, model, television personality, and author. She is best known for her numerous appearances in Playboy magazine and for her work on the television series Home Improvement (1991–1993, 1997), Baywatch (1992–1997), and V.I.P. (1998–2002).
Anderson came to public prominence after being selected as the February 1990 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. She went on to frequent appearances on the magazine's cover, holding the record of the most Playboy covers by any person. Anderson became known to a wider audience in 1991, appearing as Lisa in the award-winning ABC comedy series Home Improvement for its first two seasons. The following year, she received international recognition for her starring role as C. J. Parker in the action-drama series Baywatch, further cementing her status as a sex symbol. From 1998 to 2002, Anderson played the role of Vallery Irons in the action-comedy series V.I.P. 
Anderson has appeared in films, such as Raw Justice (1994), Barb Wire (1996), Superhero Movie (2008), and Blonde and Blonder (2008). In 2006, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and starred as Skyler Dayton in the Fox sitcom Stacked. Anderson has also appeared on reality television shows, including Dancing with the Stars (2010–2012), VIP Brother (2012), Dancing on Ice (2013), and Danse avec les stars (2018).
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, the daughter of Barry Anderson, a furnace repairman, and Carol, a waitress. Her great-grandfather, Juho Hyytiäinen, was Finnish and partly of Romani descent, a native of Saarijärvi, and left the Grand Duchy of Finland (which was a part of the Russian Empire at the time) for Canada in 1908. He changed his name to Anderson when he arrived as an immigrant. Anderson also has Russian ancestry on her mother's side. Anderson got some press coverage right after her birth as a "Centennial Baby", having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada's official founding via the Constitution Act, 1867.
She has a younger brother, Gerry (born in 1971, also born in Ladysmith, British Columbia), an actor and producer who worked in some of her movies and TV shows, which are V.I.P., Stripperella, Stacked and Blonde and Blonder.
Anderson suffered sexual abuse as a child, a fact she revealed publicly in 2014. She said she was molested by a female babysitter from ages 6 to 10, raped by a 25 year-old man when she was age 12, and gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of his friends when she was 14.
Anderson attended Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia. At high school, she played on the volleyball team. She graduated in 1985. In 1988, Anderson moved to Vancouver and worked as a fitness instructor.
In 1989, Anderson attended a BC Lions Canadian Football League game at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, where she was featured on the Jumbotron while wearing a Labatt's Beer T-shirt. The brewing company hired Anderson briefly as a spokesmodel. Inspired by the event, her then-boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced a poster of her image, entitled the Blue Zone Girl.
Anderson appeared as the cover girl on Playboy magazine's October 1989 issue. She moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a modeling career. Playboy subsequently chose her as Playmate of the Month in their February 1990 issue, in which she appeared in the centerfold photo. Anderson then elected to have breast implant surgery, increasing her bust size to 34D. She increased her bust size again, to 34DD, several years later.
Anderson's Playboy career spans 22 years, and she has appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model. She has also made numerous appearances in the publication's newsstand specials. Anderson wrote the foreword in the Playboy coffee table book Playboy's Greatest Covers.
After Anderson moved to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as Lisa, the original "Tool Time girl", on the ABC comedy series Home Improvement. She left the show after two seasons and won the role of C. J. Parker on Baywatch, which she played for five seasons between 1992 and 1997 making her one of the longest-serving cast members. This has been one of her best-known roles to date and has brought her popularity from international viewers. She reprised her role in a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003), and also to star in commercials for DirecTV in 2007. Anderson was still modeling for Outdoor Life and appearing on the cover of the magazine each year. In 1993, Anderson appeared in a music video "Can't Have Your Cake" by Vince Neil to promote his first solo album Exposed.
In 1994, she was cast in her first starring film role, in Raw Justice, also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop, costarring with Stacy Keach, David Keith, and Robert Hays. Under the alternate title, the film won the Bronze Award at the Worldfest-Charleston in the category for dramatic theatrical films.
In 1996, she appeared in the film Barb Wire playing Barbara Rose Kopetski, which was later claimed by some sources to be Anderson's real name, although it is not. The movie, a thinly veiled futuristic remake of Casablanca, was not a commercial success. During filming, she had a real barb wire tattoo put on her left upper arm as an alternative to having it painted on by make-up artists every day, but had it removed in 2016.
In September 1998, Anderson starred as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Television syndicated action/comedy-drama series V.I.P. created by J. F. Lawton. Blending action and humor in a fast-paced adventure series, with Anderson often poking fun at her tabloid image, the show explored the exciting and sometimes treacherous lives of the rich and famous. The series lasted through a successful four-year run. In 1999, she appeared as a man-eating giantess in the music video for "Miserable" by California alternative rock band Lit. She appeared on The Nanny as Fran Fine's rival, Heather Biblow.
Sam Newman House, a pop architecture building constructed in 2003 in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, features a large image of Anderson's face. Sam Newman commissioned local architect Cassandra Fahey to design the building, and used the image with Anderson's permission. Permits were issued retroactively when it became a major local landmark and won the award for Best New Residential Building in the RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards. Later that year, Anderson co-starred as herself in the Miller Lite TV commercial "Pillow Fight", the sequel to the brand's earlier commercial "Catfight", with the original's cast, models Tanya Ballinger and Kitana Baker, reprising their roles.
In May 2004, Anderson appeared nude on the cover of Playboy magazine. Later, she posed naked for Stuff and GQ magazines. Anderson was also featured on the cover of the fashion magazines W, British Marie Claire, Flare, and Elle Canada and in editorials for Russian Elle and V.
In 2004, she released the book Star, co-written by Eric Shaw Quinn, about a teenager trying to become famous. After this, she began touring the United States, signing autographs for fans at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Her second book, the sequel Star Struck, released in 2005, is a thinly veiled look at her life with Tommy Lee and the trials of celebrity life. In April 2005, Anderson starred in a new Fox comedy series Stacked as Skyler Dayton, a party girl who goes to work at a bookstore. It was canceled on May 18, 2006, after two seasons, although some episodes were never aired. On August 14, 2005, Comedy Central created the Roast of Pamela Anderson to honor the sex symbol for the past decade.
Anderson was named most powerful Canadian in Hollywood in 2005.
In December 2005, NBC cut off a video of Anderson pole dancing on Elton John's "The Red Piano". NBC said that the footage was inappropriate for prime time. The video was shown on huge screens during the event, while John played "The Bitch is Back". In March 2006, it was announced that Anderson would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame thanks to her many years as a model and actress. She is only the second model to receive a star. In April 2006, Anderson hosted Canada's Juno Awards, becoming the first non-singer and model to do so.
Anderson appeared in the 2006 mockumentary, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, as the title character becomes obsessed with her, and plans to abduct and marry her. She appears as herself at a book signing at the end of the film, confronted by Borat in a staged botched abduction.
She performed on February 13–14, 2008 in a Valentine's Day striptease act at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris. Anderson then starred in Pam: Girl on the Loose, which debuted on August 3, 2008 on E! in the United States.
In December 2009, Anderson guest-starred as Genie of the Lamp in the pantomime Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre in Wimbledon, southwest London, UK. Anderson took over the role from comedian Ruby Wax, with former EastEnders actress Anita Dobson and comedian Paul O'Grady also booked for the role. In 2010, she appeared in the short film The Commuter directed by the McHenry Brothers and shot entirely on the Nokia N8 smartphone as promotion for the phone in the UK. Anderson was featured in a beach-themed editorial, shot by Mario Testino for Brazilian Vogue's June 2013 "Body Issue".
In November 2010, Anderson appeared on season 4 of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the Big Brother television franchise. She stayed as a guest in the house for three days for a reported sum of Rs. 2.5 crores (approx US$ 550,000). Furthering her involvement in the franchise, Anderson took part in the 12th season of Big Brother in the United Kingdom in 2011. In 2012, she appeared as a Special Houseguest on the fourth season of VIP Brother, which is the celebrity spin-off of Big Brother in Bulgaria.
On Day 12 for the Promi Big Brother (season 1) in Germany, she entered the house, as a Special Guest Star on the final day. David Hasselhoff, a former Baywatch co-star, was a contestant in Day 1 to Day 5.
Dancing with the Stars around the world
Anderson was a contestant on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Damian Whitewood. The season premiered on March 22, 2010, and after seven weeks, Anderson was eliminated. She also took part in the 15th season all-star edition in 2012 with Tristan MacManus. Anderson and MacManus were eliminated in the first week of competition.
Dancing on Ice
Anderson became the center of controversy when she posed in a bikini nearly nude for a PETA ad that was banned in Montreal, Quebec, on grounds that the ad was sexist. Anderson retorted saying, "In a city that is known for its exotic dancing and for being progressive and edgy, how sad that a woman would be banned from using her own body in a political protest over the suffering of cows and chickens. In some parts of the world, women are forced to cover their whole bodies with burqas – is that next? I didn't think that Canada would be so puritanical."
She became a company spokesperson for FrogAds, Inc. in March 2012. In February 2014, she stripped for a Valentine's Day-themed ad for PETA, urging dog lovers to cuddle up with their pets during winter.
On July 8, 2015, Anderson wrote to Putin to save whales. On December 15, 2015, Anderson, representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), met with top Kremlin officials regarding animals rights in Russia. On December 15, 2016, Anderson and IFAW officials, including Elena Zharkova from IFAW Russia, met with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare and conservation.
Anderson has been critical of pornography. In 2016, she co-authored a viral Wall Street Journal opinion piece with Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, in which they called online pornography a "public hazard of unprecedented seriousness." The two called for a "sensual revolution" to replace "pornography with eroticism, the alloying of sex with love, of physicality with personality, of the body's mechanics with imagination, of orgasmic release with binding relationships." They later gave a joint lecture at Oxford University to over 1,000 people. Boteach observed: "It can be intimidating to talk about pornography and eroticism alongside an international sex symbol, but I think Pamela has handled it extremely well." The two also wrote a book together, Lust for Love (2018), about how meaningful, passionate sex has been declining, and calling for a new sensual revolution that emphasizes partners connecting in the bedroom.
In December 2016, in a statement to People magazine, Anderson called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a "hero". She stated that he had done everyone "a great service. Everyone in the world has benefited because of WikiLeaks," while decrying, "elaborate plots against him and made up sexual allegations could result in him being extradited to the US — where he would not be treated fairly — because of his exposure of truths." In April 2019, Anderson expressed anger on Twitter at Assange's expulson from London's Ecuadorian embassy. In May 2019, Anderson visited Assange in HMP Belmarsh with Kristinn Hrafnsson and said she believed Assange to be innocent, saying, "He is a good man, he is an incredible person. I love him, I can't imagine what he has been going through."
In October 2019, Anderson announced she would be traveling to Australia in November 2019 to challenge Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to stand up for Julian Assange. In her announcement, she referenced the 'disparaging remarks' he made about her in 2018 and challenged him to debate the matter "in front of the Australian people." She also wrote another letter to Scott Morrison asking him to use his influence to secure Assange's release. Morrison replied by a letter saying that his government would respect Britain's judicial process and Assange would not receive any special help. In the text of a speech she had intended to give at Parliament House, Canberra, Anderson claimed that Mr Assange was suffering "psychological torture" in jail and that "every moment he is in there, he is in danger". During her visit to Australia she also filmed a television commercial for Australian brand Ultra Tune.
AIDS and other activism
In March 2005, Anderson became a spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics's MAC AIDS Fund, which helped people affected by AIDS and HIV. After becoming the official spokesmodel, Anderson raised money during events in Toronto, Tokyo, Dublin, and Athens. Anderson became the celebrity spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation, and served as the Grand Marshal of the SOS motorcycle ride fundraiser.
In December 2015, Anderson, a close friend of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson, and a longtime supporter and advisory board member of that organization, became a full board member, in order to further its efforts in opposing the hunting of whales.
In November 2016, Anderson starred in a video public service announcement produced by the National Limousine Association and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center as part of the Ride Responsibly initiative, titled The Driving Game, which aimed to shed light on the lack of universal driver regulations in the private ground transportation industry.
Anderson once again starred in a video public service announcement produced by the National Limousine Association in January 2018, this time in partnership with Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (PAVE), as part of the Ride Responsibly initiative. Titled The Signs, the PSA aims to continue to push for passenger safety and universal driver regulations in the private ground transportation industry.
After supporting the yellow vests movement in France, Anderson attended a meeting of the European Spring with Yanis Varoufakis and Benoit Hamon. She appeared as a supporter on election posters of the German DiEM25 campaign in the run-up to the 2019 European Elections.
Anderson advocates for animal rights, and is an active member of the animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She gave up meat in her early teens when she saw a hanging dead deer that her father had hunted.
Anderson married her first husband, Tommy Lee, drummer of Mötley Crüe, on February 19, 1995, after knowing him for about 96 hours, or 4 days. They wed on a beach, with Anderson in a bikini. Anderson's mother did not know, and learned of the marriage from People magazine. During this time, she was known professionally as Pamela Anderson Lee. They have two sons together: Brandon Thomas (born June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (born December 29, 1997). During their tumultuous marriage, Lee was arrested for spousal abuse after assaulting Anderson. He was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County Jail. The couple divorced in 1998.
In March 2002, Anderson publicly stated that she had contracted hepatitis C by sharing tattoo needles with Lee, and began writing a regular column for Jane magazine. In October 2003, Anderson jokingly said on Howard Stern's radio show that she does not expect to live more than 10 or 15 years, but this was misconstrued and taken seriously by many websites and tabloids. As of 2015, Anderson was cured of hepatitis C.
After the 1998 divorce, Anderson became engaged to the model Marcus Schenkenberg; they broke up in 2001. She then became engaged to the singer Kid Rock (Robert J. Ritchie); she broke up with him in 2003. On July 18, 2006, it was announced that she would marry Kid Rock on July 29, 2006, on a yacht near Saint-Tropez, France. "Feels like I've been stuck in a time warp," said Anderson in her blog entry. "Not able to let go of MY family picture ... it's been sad and lonely and frustrating ... I've raised my kids alone in hope of a miracle. Well my miracle came and went. And came back and back because he knew that I'd wake up one day and realize that I was waiting for nothing." "I'm moving on," she declared. "I feel like I'm finally free ... I'm in love." There was extensive unconfirmed media speculation that the marriage was pregnancy-related, but the theory was based only on Anderson's representative's refusal to comment on the question.
On November 10, 2006, it was announced that Anderson had miscarried while in Vancouver shooting a new film, Blonde and Blonder. Seventeen days later, on November 27, 2006, Anderson filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. Some news reports have suggested that Kid Rock's outrage during a screening of Borat, in which Anderson has a cameo role, led to the filing for divorce two weeks later.
In September 2007, Anderson stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was engaged. On September 29, Anderson and film producer Rick Salomon applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas. On October 6, 2007, Anderson married Salomon in a small wedding ceremony at The Mirage, between her two nightly appearances at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Hans Klok's magic show. The couple separated on December 13, and on February 22, 2008, Anderson requested through the courts that the marriage be annulled, citing fraud.
In October 2013, Anderson stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and Salomon were "friends with benefits". In January 2014, she announced that she had remarried Salomon on an unspecified date. Anderson filed for divorce from Salomon in February 2015. The divorce was finalized on April 29, 2015.
Anderson began dating French footballer Adil Rami in 2017. In late June 2019, Anderson declared on an Instagram post that the relationship with Rami was over. On January 20, 2020 Anderson married Hollywood producer Jon Peters. On February 1, 2020, Anderson announced she and Peters had separated. Anderson said she was "never legally married" to Peters. On December 24, 2020, Anderson married her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst.
A sex tape of Anderson and Tommy Lee on their honeymoon was stolen from their home in 1995 and was widely discussed on the Internet. Anderson sued the video distribution company, Internet Entertainment Group. Ultimately, the Lees entered into a confidential settlement agreement with IEG. Thereafter, the company began making the tape available to subscribers to its web sites again, resulting in triple the normal traffic on the sites. Another tape, which was made before the Tommy Lee tape, involving Anderson and musician Bret Michaels from Poison, was later announced, and an abridged version of less than 60 seconds appeared on the internet. Frames of the video first appeared in Penthouse magazine in March 1998.
Citizenship and homes
Anderson became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2004, while retaining her Canadian citizenship. Anderson purchased a beach home in Malibu, California, for $1.8 million in 2008 and attempted to sell it in 2013 for $7.75 million, but later took it off the market. Since then, she is renting out her Malibu home for $50,000 per month and moved to the French Riviera, mainly because of her relationship with football player Adil Rami. Anderson previously lived in a mansion in Cassis, in the commune of Marseille, France. As of July 25, 2019, Anderson said she was again living in her home country after "recently moving back to my beautiful native Canada", and later revealed that she's residing on Vancouver Island. In March 2021, Anderson's mother confirmed that Anderson is listing her Malibu beach house and will remain on the island permanently.
|1991||The Taking of Beverly Hills||Cheerleader||Uncredited|
|1995||Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise||Casey Jean "C.J." Parker||Direct-to-video|
|Barb Wire||Barb Wire|
|1998||Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay||C. J. Parker||Direct-to-video|
|2003||Scary Movie 3||Becca|
|Pauly Shore Is Dead||Herself|
|2008||Superhero Movie||Invisible Girl|
|Blonde and Blonder||Dee Twiddle||Direct-to-video; аlso executive producer|
|2010||Costa Rican Summer||Herself|
|Hollywood & Wine||Jennifer Mary||Direct-to-video|
|The Commuter Julia||Female Guest in Hotel||Short film|
|What Are Men Doing! 2||Herself||Russian: Что творят мужчины! 2|
|2016||The People Garden||Signe|
|2017||Baywatch||Captain Casey Jean Parker|
|The Institute||Ann Williams|
|2019||Nicky Larson et le Parfum de Cupidon||Jessica Fox|
|1990||Married with Children||Yvette||Episode: "Al... with Kelly"|
|Charles in Charge||Chris||Episode: "Teacher's Pest"|
|1991||Married People||Terri||Episode: "The Nanny"|
|Top of the Heap||Romona||Episode: "Behind the Eight Ball"|
|Married with Children||Cashew||Episode: "Route 666: Part 2"|
|1991–1993, 1997||Home Improvement||Lisa||Recurring role; 23 episodes|
|1992||Days of Our Lives||Cindy||Recurring role|
|1992–1997||Baywatch||Casey Jean "C.J." Parker||Series regular; 76 episodes|
|1993||What's Up Doc?||Herself||2 episodes|
|1994||Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery||Velda||Television film|
|1995||Royal Rumble 1995||Herself|
|Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson||Documentary|
|1996, 1997||Ruby Wax Meets...||2 episodes|
|1997||The Nanny||Heather Biblow-Imperiali||Episodes: "Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will?" and "The Heather Biblow Story"|
|Saturday Night Live||Herself||Episode: "Pamela Lee/Rollins Band"|
|1998–2002||V.I.P.||Vallery Irons||Lead role; 88 episodes|
|1999||Futurama||Herself / Dixie||Episodes: "A Fishful of Dollars" and "Fry and the Slurm Factory", voice role|
|Sin City Spectacular||Herself||2 episodes|
|2001||Just Shoot Me!||Episode: "Mayas and Tigers and Deans, Oh My"|
|2gether: The Series||1 episode|
|2002||King of the Hill||Cyndi||Episode: "The Fat and the Furious", voice role|
|Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding||Casey Jean "C.J." Parker||Television film|
|Less than Perfect||Vicki Devorski||Episode: "All About Claude"|
|High Chaparall||Herself||2 episodes|
|CMT Music Awards||Co-host||With Toby Keith|
|2003–2004||Stripperella||Stripperella / Erotica Jones||Series regular; 13 episodes, voice role|
|2005||8 Simple Rules||Cheryl||Episodes: "C.J.'s Temptation" and "Torn Between Two Lovers"|
|Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson||Herself||Television special|
|Mad TV||Various roles||2 episodes|
|2005–2006||Stacked||Skyler Dayton||Series regular; 19 episodes|
|2006||Fabulously Ritchie||Herself||Television film|
|2007||See You in Vegas||Documentary|
|2008||Big Brother Australia 2008|
|Kath & Kim||Episode: "Friends"|
|Pam: Girl on the Loose!||Lead role|
|2010||Bigg Boss 4||Special guest in India|
|EuroVoice Music Contest 2010||Co-host||Alongside Éric Serra in Athens, Greece|
|2010, 2012||Dancing with the Stars||Contestant||Reality series|
|2011||Bailando 2011||Reality series in Argentina|
|2012||Yalan Dünya||Herself||1 episode; S1E9|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||Guest judge||1 episode; S4E8 "Frenemies"|
|VIP Brother 4 (Bulgaria)||Herself||She entered the House on Day 2 as a special Houseguest and left on Day 4.|
|America's Book of Secrets||Documentary|
|I Get That a Lot||Episode 4|
|2012, 2016||Celebrity Juice||2 episodes; S6E3 and S16E6|
|2013||Dancing on Ice||Contestant||Reality series|
|Package Deal||Dr. Sydney Forbes||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2015||Love Advent||Herself||1 episode|
|2018||Danse avec les stars||Contestant||Season 9|
|Piers Morgan's Life Stories||Herself||1 episode|
|2019||The Hills: New Beginnings||Reality series; 2 episodes|
|2021||Loose Women||Guest apperance; 1 episode|
- Pandemonium (1997)
- Star Struck (2005)
- Raw (2015)
- My New School series (2003–2004)
- Star: A Novel (2004)
- Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship (co-writer with Shmuley Boteach) (2018)
Dancing with the Stars
Season 10 performances
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' Score||Result|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Gimme All Your Lovin' "||7||6||8||No Elimination|
|2||Foxtrot / "I Wanna Be Loved By You"||7||7||8||Bottom 2|
|3||Paso doble / "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"||7||7||7||Safe|
|4||Rumba / "I Can't Make You Love Me"||7 (technical score)|
|8 (technical score)|
|8 (technical score)|
|5||Quickstep / "9 to 5"||7||6||8||Bottom 2|
|6||Argentine Tango / "Enjoy the Silence"||7||7||8||Safe|
|Swing Marathon / "In the Mood"||8||8||8|
|7||Waltz / "At This Moment"||8||8||8||Eliminated|
|Team Cha-Cha-Cha / "Telephone"||9||9||9|
Season 15 performances
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' Score||Result|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "You Know I'm No Good"||5.5||5.5||6||Eliminated|
Awards and nominations
|1994||Baywatch||Bravo Otto Award||Best Female Television Star||Nominated|||
|1995||Baywatch||Bravo Otto Award||Best Female Television Star||Nominated|
|1996||Barb Wire||Bravo Otto Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|1996||Barb Wire||The Stinkers Bad Movie Award||Worst Actress||Nominated|
|1997||N/A||Golden Apple Award||Sour Apple||Won|
|1997||Barb Wire||Golden Raspberry Award||Worst New Star||Won|
|1997||Barb Wire||Golden Raspberry Award||Worst Actress||Nominated|
|1997||Barb Wire||Golden Raspberry Award||Worst Screen Couple (shared with her "Impressive Enhancements")||Nominated|
|2002||Scooby-Doo||The Stinkers Bad Movie Award||Most Distracting Celebrity Cameo Appearance||Nominated|
|2005||Stacked||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actress - Comedy||Nominated|
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Pamela Anderson (n. Ladysmith, Columbia Británica; 1 de julio de 1967) es una actriz y modelo de glamour canadiense. Es conocida por interpretar a la salvavidas C.J. Parker en la serie de televisión Baywatch. Asimismo ha participado en películas, comerciales, comedias de situación y programas de telerrealidad. A lo largo de su carrera ha posado en varias ocasiones para la revista Playboy.
Anderson nació en Ladysmith (Columbia Británica), una población a 90 km al noroeste de Victoria, Columbia Británica, hija de Carol, una camarera, y de Barry Anderson, reparador de hornos.
La recién nacida Anderson ganó fama como la “Bebé del Centenario” de Canadá, porque se pensaba que ella había sido la primera bebé nacida en Día del Centenario de Canadá (nació a las 4:08 de la mañana). Sin embargo, el Campbell River Upper Islander del 5 de julio de 1967 informó de un bebé nacido dos horas antes el mismo Día de Canadá. Después de su nacimiento, sus padres y su hermano, Gerry Anderson, se mudaron al pueblo de Comox con Pamela.
Después de su graduación en la École Highland Secondary School en 1985, Anderson se mudó a Vancouver y trabajó como instructora de gimnasia. Durante el verano de 1989, Pamela fue con sus amigos a un partido de los Leones de Columbia Británica en el BC Place Stadium; en algún momento durante el partido de fútbol se le mostró en la pantalla del estadio con una camiseta de Labatt, una marca de cerveza canadiense, causando que la multitud gritase. La hicieron bajar al campo para recibir una ovación de la multitud. Labatt le ofreció un contrato de modelo y ella aceptó. A finales de 1989, Pamela decidió posar para la revista erótica Playboy: Ella apareció en la portada en octubre de 1989 (acreditada como Pamela Anderson Ilicic) y decidió mudarse a Los Ángeles para continuar su carrera de modelo. Fue playmate en febrero de 1990 y ha aparecido en Playboy muchas veces (12) en la década de 1990 y en la siguiente.
Tras mudarse a la ciudad de Los Ángeles en 1990, Anderson comenzó a participar en audiciones para programas televisivos. A finales de 1990 apareció en un episodio de la serie televisiva Charles in Charge, titulado «Teacher’s Pest». Posteriorente participó en dos capítulos de la comedia de situación Married… with Children, llamados «Al With Kelly» y «Route 666: Part 2».
En 1991 fue contratada para representar un papel secundario en la serie Home Improvement. Sin embargo, su salto a la fama internacional se produjo en 1992, cuando comenzó a interpretar el papel de la salvavidas C.J. Parker en el programa televisivo Baywatch. Abandonó Home Improvement después de dos temporadas, continuó con su trabajo en Baywatch hasta 1997. Su desempeño en esta última serie le valió para ser una de las actrices mejor pagadas de la televisión. Durante ese período también protagonizó la película Barb Wire (1996), la cual recibió críticas mayormente negativas y comercialmente no le fue bien, y realizó apariciones especiales en programas televisivos como Days of our Lives, The Nanny (en los episodios titulados «Danny’s Dead and Who’s Got the Will?» y «The Heather Biblow Story») y Saturday Night Live.
En septiembre de 1998, Anderson volvió a la televisión con una nueva serie, titulada V.I.P. (1998-2002), donde representó el rol de Vallery Irons. Dicho papel la ayudó a mostrarse como un actriz de comedia, y el programa llegó a un total de cuatro temporadas.
En marzo de 2001, una intrusa, Christine Roth, fue arrestada mientras dormía en un dormitorio de invitados de la mansión de Pamela. Sólo se le acusó de mala conducta por invadir propiedad ajena y no del crimen más grave de acoso. Roth se declaró culpable del cargo de haber entrado sin permiso en la propiedad y fue deportada a su país de origen, Francia.
En 2004, Pamela regresó al mundo del espectáculo. En mayo de ese año, apareció desnuda en la portada de la revista Playboy. Más tarde, posó desnuda para las revistas Stuff y GQ. Muchos notaron que el tamaño de sus senos era más grandes que en las fotografías de 2003.
Anderson se convirtió en una ciudadana naturalizada de Estados Unidos el 12 de mayo de 2004, mientras mantenía su ciudadanía canadiense para apoyar a sus padres (o al menos a su madre) con una tarjeta verde. Ha vivido en California Meridional desde 1989. La actriz ha hablado con frecuencia sobre su vida privada. En una visita al programa de David Letterman, en 2004, dijo que no había tenido novio por un tiempo; y cuando Letterman le preguntó cómo estaba sobrellevándolo, respondió: «There’s not a square corner left anywhere in my house!» («¡No queda ninguna esquina en toda mi casa!»). Esta frase, que alude a una técnica de masturbación, dejó a Letterman sonrojado y sin palabras, mientras el público gritaba.
En 2004, Pamela Anderson publicó el libro Star, coescrito junto con el autor Eric Shaw Quinn, en el que ella describe a una adolescente que hace diferentes cosas para alcanzar la fama. Después, comenzó a recorrer Estados Unidos, firmando autógrafos para los admiradores en las tiendas Wal-Mart en todo el país. Su segundo libro, la secuela Star Struck, publicado en 2005, es un vistazo apenas encubierto de su vida con Tommy Lee y sobre el duro trabajo en la vida de las celebridades.
En enero de 2005, Anderson confesó que tenía nuevos implantes de seno, asegurando que no se sentía igual sin ellos. Anderson también aseguró que los nuevos implantes eran más grandes que los anteriores.
El 13 de abril de 2005, Anderson protagonizó una comedia del canal FX, llamado Stacked, donde encarnaba a Skyler Dayton, una animadora de fiestas que va a trabajar en una librería. Stacked fue cancelado el 18 de mayo de 2006, después de dos temporadas, aunque algunos episodios no habían salido al aire. El 14 de agosto, Comedy Central creó el Roast of Pamela Anderson para honrar al símbolo sexual de la década anterior. Durante su discurso final en el Roast, Pamela se refirió a sus pechos como «Pancho and Lefty».
En diciembre de 2005, NBC censuró un reportaje de Anderson bailando sin sujetador la canción The Red Piano de Elton John. NBC dijo que la cinta era inapropiada para el horario estelar. El video con Pamela se mostró en enormes pantallas mientras Elton John estaba tocando una canción. Anderson estaba sin sostén, pero con unas estrellas pintadas en sus senos. En marzo de 2006, se anunció que Anderson recibiría una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Canadá gracias a sus años como modelo y actriz. Es la segunda modelo que recibe una estrella. En abril de 2006, Anderson fue anfitriona de los Juno Awards de Canadá, siendo la primera estrella no cantante y modelo en hacerlo.
En 2006, en la película Borat!, del director Larry Charles, mencionaban mucho a Pamela Anderson porque el pequeño personaje busca raptarla y casarse con ella. Anderson aparece en persona al final de la película confrontada por Borat en una escena de secuestro. Ella ha comenzado consecutivamente a grabar una comedia, Blonde and Blonder.
Desde el 1 de junio de 2007 aparece como ayudante en La belleza de la magia, el espectáculo del ilusionista holandés Hans Klok en Las Vegas.
Anderson es vegetariana, defensora de los derechos animales y miembro activo de la organización People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),
En 1999, Anderson recibió el premio Linda McCartney por su desempeño en la campaña contra el uso de la piel. En 2003, Pamela se desnudó para la campaña publicitaria “Prefiero estar desnuda que usar pieles” (“I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”) de PETA.
Su labor activista mundialmente conocida es la emprendida en contra de Kentucky Fried Chicken,
En enero de 2006, Pamela solicitó al gobernador de Kentucky, retirar el busto del Coronel Sanders, fundador de KFC, pero su petición fue rechazada. En abril de 2007, Pamela envió un video al presidente de KFC en Egipto, pidiéndole mejorar la forma en que los pollos para sus restaurantes, son criados y sacrificados.
También ha hecho campaña contra la caza de focas en su Canadá natal. En marzo de 2006, Pamela solicitó hablar con el Primer Ministro de Canadá Stephen Harper sobre la caza anual de focas en ese país. Su petición fue denegada. En mayo de 2006 entrevistó a individuos aleatorios en la calle sobre su opinión sobre la caza de focas canadiense.
En julio de 2010 fue censurada en Canadá debido a una campaña de PETA en la que se la veía a Pamela en una fotografía en la que su cuerpo está marcado de la misma forma en la que marcan a los bovinos para explorar sus partes y luego cortarlas.
Pecho, hombro, costillas y cola, son algunas de las frases que las ex ‘Baywatch’ tiene escritas en su cuerpo para la publicidad de la organización que busca disminuir el consumo de carne en el mundo.
Además de su fama como actriz y modelo, Pamela ha recibido mucha atención de la prensa por su bien conocida vida personal. Sus relaciones han sido titulares en revistas del mundo del espectáculo por años. Se casó con el famoso rockero Tommy Lee, de Mötley Crüe, el 19 de febrero de 1995, después de conocerlo por sólo 96 horas, y tuvieron dos hijos, Brandon Thomas Lee (6 de junio de 1996) y Dylan Jagger Lee (29 de diciembre de 1997). Durante este matrimonio, se le conocía profesionalmente como Pamela Anderson Lee.
Pamela antes de separarse definitivamente, había pedido el divorcio en dos ocasiones, pero volvía a reconciliarse. El 25 de febrero de 1998, Pamela denunció a Tommy por un supuesto abuso. Al día siguiente, Anderson pidió el divorcio. El 28 de febrero de 1998 el divorcio fue oficial. Tommy fue sentenciado a seis meses de prisión. En mayo, él tuvo que ir a terapia de control de ira y pagar los honorarios de los abogados de Pamela.
En marzo de 2002, Anderson aseguró públicamente que había contraído el virus hepatitis C de Lee (supuestamente por compartir agujas de tatuar) y empezó a escribir una columna periódica para la revista estadounidense Jane para muchachas jóvenes. Lee niega tener la enfermedad. En octubre de 2003, Anderson dijo sarcásticamente en el programa de radio de Howard Stern que no esperaba vivir más de diez o quince años,
Un vídeo casero pornográfico de la luna de miel de Pamela Anderson y Tommy Lee fue robado de su hogar e hizo mucho revuelo en Internet. Anderson demandó a Internet Entertainment Group, la compañía de Internet que distribuía el video. En última instancia, las cortes les concedieron 1.5 millones de dólares a Anderson y Lee, más los honorarios de los abogados. Después de esto, la compañía vendió copias de la cinta en todo el país.
La popularidad y la aprovechabilidad del vídeo provocaron un minigénero dentro de la industria del cine pornográfico y desde entonces muchos videos caseros pornográficos se han publicado en Internet y en DVDs o VHSes (a veces con la cooperación del participante). Una segunda cinta, hecha antes que la de Lee, que involucra a Anderson y al músico Bret Michaels de Poison, se distribuyó más tarde por Internet. Fotogramas del video aparecieron por primera vez en la revista Penthouse.
Desde el divorcio, fue prometida del modelo Marcus Schenkenberg y del rockero Kid Rock (Robert J. Ritchie). Se separó de Schenkenberg en 2001 y de Rock en 2003. Se anunció el 18 de julio de 2006 que ella se casaría con Kid Rock el 29 de julio en un yate cerca de St. Tropez, Francia. Feels like I’ve been stuck in a time warp, dijo Anderson en su blog. Not able to let go of MY family picture… it’s been sad and lonely and frustrating… I’ve raised my kids alone in hope of a miracle. Well my miracle came and went. And came back and back because he knew that I’d wake up one day and realize that I was waiting for nothing; I’m moving on, ella declaró. I feel like I’m finally free… I’m in love.
Ella puso su casa de Malibu, California, en venta para mudarse a un lugar privado. En una entrevista con Gabriel Maynard, Anderson aseguró: I don’t know why people consider me stupid, I’m actually really smart (“No sé por qué la gente me considera estúpida. Realmente soy muy lista.”)
Pamela tuvo un romance con el actor Stephen Dorff, pero ahora son sólo amigos. Anderson también ha tenido relaciones con Scott Baio, coprotagonista de “Baywatch”, con David Charvet y con el músico Bret Michaels de la banda Poison. También ha tenido presuntas aventuras amorosas con varios hombres famosos incluyendo a Dean Cain, Sylvester Stallone, el surfista Kelly Slater, Ben Affleck, Fred Durst y el famoso Eric Nies de la telerrealidad.
En 2003, Anderson se hizo la portavoz célebre de la American Liver Foundation (“Fundación Hepática Estadounidense”) y promocionó el recaudador de fondos de la gira de motocicletas SOS en octubre. También, reveló que fue la más promiscua de sus amigas y que, mientras todas soñaban con tener novio, ella realizaba felaciones a chicos que casi le doblaban la edad.