Pamela Anderson is a Canadian American Actress, Model, Producer, Author, Activist, and Former Showgirl. She is known for her roles on Home Improvement, Universal Hit Baywatch and V.I.P. She was recently spotted visiting Julian Assange at his London Embassy refuge, sparking a torrent of social media specula5on.
She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy Magazine in February 1990. For a 5me, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee) after Marrying Motley Crue Drummer, Tommy Lee. She holds both U.S and Canadian citizenship.
After graduating from High school in 1985, Anderson moved to Vancouver and worked as a fitness instructor. During the summer of 1989, Anderson went with her friends to BC Lions game at BC place, during the game she was shown on the stadium screen wearing a Labatt’s T-shirt, causing the crowd to cheer for the twenty- one-years-old Anderson. She was taken down to the field to receive and ova5on from the crowd. Photographer and boyfriend Dan Ilicic produced the Blue Zone Girl poster on his own.
In October 1989 she appeared as the cover girl on Playboy magazine. At this stage in her modelling career, she had decided to live in Los Angeles to further pursue her career ambitions. She became a Centrefold for Playboy when the magazine chose her to be their Playmate of the Month for their February 1990 issue. She then chose to get breast implants. Anderson has since appeared in Playboy several times in the 1990s and 2000s.
After her move to Los Angeles, she won a minor role as the original “Tool Time girl” on the hit television sitcom Home Improvement. She left the show after two seasons and won the role of C. J. Parker on Baywatch, a role she played between 1992 and 1997. Anderson was still modellingfor Outdoor Life and appearing on the cover of the magazine each year. In 1996, she acted in the film Barb Wire playing Barbara Rose Kopetski. The movie, a thinly veiled futuristic remake of Casablanca, was not a commercial success. In April 1997, she guest-hosted Saturday Night Live. She also appeared on one of two covers for the September issue of Playboy.
In September 1998, Anderson starred as Vallery Irons in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hit syndicated show V.I.P. Blending ac5on and humour 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. In 1999, she appeared as a giantess in the music video for “Miserable” by California alternative rock band Lit.
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.
Anderson was repeatedly referenced in the 2006 mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learning of America for Make Benefit Glorious Na5on of Kazakhstan as the title character seeks to kidnap and marry her. Anderson appears in person at the end of the film confronted by Borat in a staged botched abduction.
On July 9, 2008, Anderson entered the Australian Big Brother house for a three-day visit. Her appearance on this show also marked Anderson’s foray into reality television with a series of her own, 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, England. Anderson took over the role from comedienne Ruby Wax.
Anderson was a contestant on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Damian Whitewood. The season premiered on Monday, March 22, 2010; and after seven weeks, Anderson was eliminated. In addition to her fame from modelling and acting, Anderson has received a great deal of press attention for her well-publicized personal life.