Pamela Denise Anderson was born July 1, 1967 and she is a Canadian-American actress, model, television personality and author.
Pamela Anderson Biography
She was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia , the daughter of Barry Anderson, a funeral fixer, and Carol, a waitress. Her great-grandfather, Juho Hyytiäinen , was of Finnish and part Romanian descent , a native of Saarijärvi , and left the Grand Duchy of Finland (which was 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 his mother’s side.
Anderson garnered some press coverage just after his birth as “Centennial Baby“, having been born on July 1, 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s official founding through the Constitution Act of 1867 .
She has a younger brother, Gerry (born 1971, also born in Ladysmith, British Columbia), an actor and producer who worked on some of her movies and TV shows, which are VIP , Stripperella , Stacked , and Blonde and Blonder .
She was sexually abused as a child, a fact she publicly disclosed in 2014. She said she was sexually abused by a babysitter between the ages of 6 and 10, raped by a 25-year-old man when she was 12, and gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of her friends when she was 14 .
She was attending Highland Secondary School in Comox, British Columbia. In high school, she was playing on the volleyball team. She was graduating in 1985. In 1988, Anderson moved to Vancouver and she worked as a fitness instructor.
Pamela Anderson Career
In 1989, she was attending a BC Lions Canadian Football League game at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, where she appeared on the Jumbotron while wearing a Labatt beer jersey.
The brewing company hired Anderson briefly as a spokesperson model. Inspired by the event, her then-boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced a poster of her image, titled Blue Zone Girl .
She was appearing as the cover girl in the October 1989 issue of Playboy magazine . She was subsequently moving to the United States, settling in Los Angeles to pursue a modeling career.
Playboy subsequently was chosing her as Playmate of the Month in its February 1990 issue, in which she was appearing in the centerfold photo. She then chose to undergo breast implant surgery, increasing her bust size to 34D. She was increasing her bust size again, to 34DD, several years later.
Her Playboy career spans 22 years and she had appeared on more Playboy covers than any other model. She was also making numerous appearances in the publication’s newsstand specials. She was writing the foreword to the Playboy board book Playboy’s Greatest Covers .
Pamela Anderson Entertainment Career
After she was moving to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as Lisa, the original “Tool Time girl“, on the ABC comedy series Home Improvement . She was leaving the show after two seasons and she was winning the role of CJ Parker on Baywatch , which she had played for five seasons between 1992 and 1997, making her one of the longest-serving cast members.
She reprized her role in a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003), and also starred in commercials for DirecTV in 2007. She was still modeling for Outdoor Life .and appeared on the cover of the magazine every year. In 1993, Anderson appeared in a Vince Neil “Can’t Have Your Cake” music video to promote his first solo album Exposed .
In 1994, she was cast in her first leading film role, in Raw Justice , also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop , co-starring Stacy Keach, David Keith, and Robert Hays. Under the alternative title, the film won the Bronze Award at Worldfest-Charleston in the Dramatic Theatrical Film category.
In 1996, she appeared in the film Barb Wire playing Barbara Rose Kopetski, which some sources later claimed was Anderson’s real name, although it is not.
The film, a thinly veiled futuristic remake of Casablanca , was not a commercial success. During filming, she got a real barbed wire tattoo on her left upper arm as an alternative to having it painted by makeup artists every day, but it was removed in 2016 .
In April 1997, she was a guest host on Saturday Night Live . She appeared on one of two covers of the September issue of Playboy .
In September 1998, she was starring as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Television action/comedy-drama series VIP created by JF Lawton.
Combining action and humor in a series of fast-paced adventures, with her often poking fun at his tabloid image, the show was exploring the exciting and sometimes treacherous lives of the rich and famous. The series was spanned a successful four-year run.
In 1999, she appeared as a giant man-eater in the music video for “Wretched” by California alternative rock band Lit. She appeared in The Nanny as Fran Fine’s rival, Heather Biblow.
Sam Newman House, a pop architecture building built 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 an important local landmark and won Best New Residential Building at the RAIA Awards for Victorian Architecture. Later that year, she was co-starring as herself in the Miller Lite television commercial “Pillow Fight”, the sequel to the brand’s previous “Catfight” commercial, featuring the original cast, models Tanya Ballinger and Kitana Baker, retaking his papers.
In May 2004, she was appearing nude on the cover of Playboy magazine . Later, she was posing nude for Stuff and GQ magazines . She was also featured on the cover of the British fashion magazines W , Marie Claire , The Flare , and Elle Canada and in Russian editorials Elle and V.
In 2004, she was releasing the book Star , co-written by Eric Shaw Quinn, about a teenager trying to become famous. After this, she start touring the United States, signing autographs for fans at Wal-Mart stores across the country.
Her second book, the sequel Star Struck , was released in 2005, is a thinly veiled look at her life with Tommy Lee and the trials of celebrity life.
In April 2005, she was starring in a new Fox comedy series Stacked as Skyler Dayton, a party girl who goes to work at a bookstore.
In December 2005, NBC cut a video of Anderson pole dancing to Elton John‘s “The Red Piano“. NBC said the footage was inappropriate for prime time. The video was shown on giant screens during the event, as John played “The Bitch is Back“.
In March 2006, it was announced that she would receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame for her many years as a model and actress. She is only the second model to receive a star. In April 2006, Anderson received Canada’s Juno Awards, becoming the first non-singer and model to do so.
She was appearing in the 2006 mockumentary, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan , as the main character becomes obsessed with her and plans to kidnap and marry her. She was appearing as herself at a book signing at the end of the film, confronted by Borat in a staged botched kidnapping.
She performed from February 13 to 14, 2008 in a Valentine’s Day striptease act at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris.
Anderson went on to star in Pam: Girl on the Loose , which debuted on August 3, 2008 on E! in the U.S.
Pamela Anderson Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is $20 million as of 2022.
Pamela Anderson Husbands
She was marrying her first husband, Tommy Lee, a drummer for Mötley Crüe, on February 19, 1995, after knowing him for approximately 96 hours, or 4 days. They were married on a beach, with Anderson in a bikini. Anderson ‘s mother was unaware, and she learned of the marriage from People magazine .
The people known her as Pamela Anderson Lee. They have two sons together: Brandon Thomas (born June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (born December 29, 1997).
During her 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.
After the 1998 divorce, she was becoming engaged to model Marcus Schenkenberg; they broke up in 2001.
She then became engaged to singer Kid Rock (Robert J. Ritchie); she broke up with him in 2003.
On July 18, 2006, she announced that she would marry Kid Rock on July 29, 2006, on a yacht near Saint-Tropez, France.
On November 10, 2006, it was announced that Anderson had miscarried while in Vancouver filming a new movie, Blonde and Blonder .
Seventeen days later, on November 27, 2006, she was filing 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 she has a cameo, led to the divorce filing two weeks later.
In February 2007, she was saying that she often had sex with Lee since their divorce. In June 2008, Lee said that they were trying again to get things to work together.
In September 2007, she 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, she married Salomon in a small wedding ceremony at The Mirage, between her two nightly appearances at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in the Hans Klok magic show. The couple separated on December 13, and on February 22, 2008, Anderson petitioned through the courts to have the marriage annulled, citing fraud.
In October 2013, she was stating on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and Salomon were “friends with benefits”. In January 2014, she was announcing that she had remarried Salomon on an unspecified date.
She filed for divorce from Salomon in February 2015. The divorce was finalized on April 29, 2015.
She began dating French soccer player Adil Rami in 2017. In late June 2019, Anderson stated in an Instagram post that the relationship with Rami was over.
On January 20, 2020, she married Hollywood producer Jon Peters. On February 1, 2020, she announced that she and Peters had parted ways.
She said that she was “never legally married” to Peters. On December 24, 2020, Anderson married her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst.