Pamela Denise Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, on July 1, 1967. Literally born into the spotlight, she was the first baby to be born on Canada's 100th birthday, earning her the title of "The Centennial Baby." Her landmark birth was chronicled in the local newspaper and her parents, Barry and Carol, were awarded with cash prizes for the birth of little Pamela.
pamela anderson on baywatch
In the summer of 1989, Pamela Anderson was spotted on the jumbo screen of a CFL game wearing a Labatt T-shirt, and the crowd went wild for her. Labatt immediately offered her a modeling contract. Thanks to the popularity of a Labatt beer campaign in Vancouver, Canada, Pamela Anderson was approached to do a cover for Playboy. Her appearance in Hugh Hefner's magazine was the launching pad of her career, and roles in television soon followed.
She had a small role on the comedy Married... With Children and played Lisa, the Tool Time Girl, on Home Improvement. Her role on Home Improvement led to her red bathing suit-clad role as lifeguard C.J. Parker on Baywatch.
In 1996, Pamela Anderson starred in her first feature film, Barb Wire, despite her manager's advice to refuse the film role. She should have taken his advice, since the film bombed at the box office.
pamela anderson and tommy lee
The event in Pamela Anderson's life that has caused the most hoopla in the public eye was her spontaneous surprise wedding to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee after dating him for four days. Pamela Anderson's most widely recognized camera appearance is probably the tape of her and Tommy Lee engaging in sexual acts. The homemade video was allegedly stolen from their house in 1995 and can still be viewed on the internet. In 1997, one year after the birth of their first child, Brandon, Pamela Anderson filed for divorce. It didn't take long for the Lees to get back together and Dylan, their second son, was born later that year.
In 1998, Pamela Anderson starred in and produced the successful syndicated show V.I.P.
pamela anderson as stripperella
Pamela Anderson and male model Marcus Schenkenberg became an item after her final split from Tommy Lee. Making her divorce from Tommy Lee even more official, she dropped "Lee" from her name in June 2000. In April 2001, she started seeing the king of trailer-trash rock, the cocky Kid Rock.
In early 2002, Pamela Anderson announced her involvement in the animated series Stripperella, a stripper/superhero character created by Stan Lee of Marvel Comics fame. This was followed by news that she would accompany her new boyfriend on tour as an on-stage stripper. All this was put on hold when it was made public that Pamela Anderson had been diagnosed with hepatitis C. She claims that she contracted the potentially fatal disease by sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee.
pamela anderson writes star struck
She continued being productive and launched a monthly column in the pages of Jane magazine. The debut of "Pam, Honestly" appeared in the August 2002 issue.
She also cowrote a book with Eric Shaw Quinn called Star in 2004. She wrote and published her second book, Star Struck, in 2005. It gave a "veiled" look at her life as a celebrity and as wife to Tommy Lee.
pamela anderson in blonde and blonder
Pamela Anderson made a cameo appearance alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat: Cultural Learnings from America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan later that year.
In November 2006, she filed for divorce from Kid Rock after he verbally abused her, rudely making fun of her appearance in Borat. In 2007, she starred in the comedy Blonde and Blonder alongside Denise Richards and Emmanuelle Vaugier.
pamela anderson is magician's assistant
Pamela Anderson is a vegetarian, an advocate for animal rights and an active member of PETA. In March 2005, Pamela Anderson also became a spokesmodel for MAC Cosmetics' MAC AIDS Fund, which helps people affected by AIDS and HIV. She's the celebrity spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation and, in 2008, she started working on her own collection of eco-friendly body products.
In the meantime, however, Pamela Anderson took a brief hiatus from the big screen and became magician Hans Klok's assistant in Las Vegas in 2007. With all the traveling, though, she decided it wasn't in the best interest of her family to relocate to Sin City and she gave up the gig after six months.