60 Unedited Photos of Pamela Anderson
By Sophia Maddox | April 18, 2023
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee get married February 19, 1995 on the beach in Cancun, Mexico
Pamela Anderson rose to fame in the 1990s, capturing the hearts of audiences everywhere with her stunning beauty and magnetic personality. As the star of the hit TV series Baywatch, Anderson became an international icon, a symbol of glamour and sex appeal in an era that was defined by a certain energy and excitement. Yet, despite her seemingly carefree image, Anderson was grappling with a series of challenges, both personal and professional, as she navigated the murky waters of Hollywood stardom.
From dealing with constant sexualization and objectification to navigating a string of high-profile relationships and controversies, Anderson had to be resilient and resourceful just to survive in an industry that was often hostile and unforgiving.
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's whirlwind romance is the stuff of legend. The Baywatch beauty and the bad boy drummer from Motley Crue met in February 1995 and by February 19th, they were tying the knot in a spontaneous ceremony in Cancun, Mexico. It was a wild ride, complete with a yacht, tattoos, and enough tequila to sink a ship. Their marriage was a wild and tumultuous rollercoaster, but they say that love knows no bounds. And in the case of Pam and Tommy, it seems like four days in Mexico were all it took to know that they were meant to be.
In 2023, Anderson told Vanity Fair:
Tommy was the love of my life because we had such a beautiful, unique, romantic relationship and two beautiful boys.
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson Kiss at the Mike Tyson fight at Ceasars Palace, 1995
Pamela Anderson's pregnancy announcement to Tommy Lee was a moment for the ages, revealing that love, rock and roll, and baby-making had indeed found a home together. Just 10 days after Tommy's wild 33rd birthday bash, Anderson broke the news that they were expecting, sending shockwaves through the pop culture world. And when it finally came time for the little one to arrive, Anderson famously gave birth with a midwife in the same room where the baby was conceived, in a nod to the wild and free-spirited nature of their relationship. It was a moment that solidified their place in the annals of pop culture history and proved that true love really does conquer all.
Anderson Had No Way To Know That Her Most Intimate Moments Would Be Stolen Shortly After They Were Filmed
The theft of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's personal tape was a major breach of privacy that sent shockwaves through the entertainment world. The tape was stolen along with a massive safe in Tommy Lee's home recording studio, marking a significant invasion of the couple's private lives. Despite the massive embarrassment that came with the tape's release, the couple stood strong in the face of adversity, demonstrating the resilience and determination that had made them cultural icons in the first place. The theft of their intimate moments was a violation of their privacy, but it also served as a testament to the power of celebrity and the enduring impact of pop culture. The Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee tape remains one of the most controversial and talked-about events in entertainment history.
Even In The '80s Pamela Anderson Was An Animal Lover
Pamela Anderson's love for animals is a lifelong passion that endures to this day. From a young age, she was rescuing kittens and today, she continues to be a tireless advocate for all creatures great and small. Whether it's dogs, whales, or any other animal in need, Anderson is always on the front lines, using her voice and her platform to fight for their well-being. Her unwavering commitment to animal welfare is a testament to her big heart and her fierce spirit. With her trademark humor and her infectious energy, Anderson is the ultimate animal lover, and her love for our furry and feathered friends is a bright light in a sometimes dark world. It's no wonder that animals and Anderson have such a special bond; they both know that love, kindness, and a little bit of mischief are the key ingredients to a happy life.
Keep reading to explore Anderson's life in the 1990s and beyond, tracing her journey from a small-town Canadian girl to a world-famous star, delving into the defining moments and experiences that shaped her into the woman she is today.
Pamela Anderson, Grade 9
Pamela Anderson's early life was marked by intense and abusive experiences, as she recounts in her 2023 memoir. In a particularly striking revelation, Anderson states that she once caught her father attempting to burn her mother and reacted by punching him in the face. The traumatic incident left Anderson with feelings of disappointment and frustration towards both of her parents, as well as towards herself for resorting to such a violent act.
Anderson's testimony shines a light on the devastating impact that abuse can have on individuals and families and serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing and overcoming such abuse. Through her words, Anderson provides a voice for those who have suffered similar experiences and offers a message of hope and resilience. Her candid account serves not only as a testament to her own strength, but also as a call to action for a society that must work to end the cycle of abuse.
Age 16 Poses For Her 1984 High School Yearbook Photo
Pamela Anderson's childhood was plagued by abuse, as she revealed in 2014. The actress, who rose to fame for her role on Baywatch, suffered from abuse from a young age all the way through high school. This traumatic experience had a lasting impact on Anderson's personality, turning her into a shy girl who was wary of growing too close to anyone. In her 2023 memoir, Love, Pamela, she writes:
At a young age, I learned that people are mostly awful. Babysitters even worse. That’s what happens when you are inappropriately messed with as a child. In my case, it was a young female babysitter who sexualized me very early, forcing me to play weird games on her body, like ‘car.’
Despite these difficulties, Anderson has persevered and become a well-known icon in pop culture. Her resilience and strength serve as a source of inspiration for survivors of abuse everywhere, and remind us that it's possible to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances.
Pamela Anderson (Back Row Far Left) Poses In Her Team Photo For Her High School Volleyball Team 1983 In Canada.
Pamela Anderson's high school years were marked by her athleticism and hard work. While in school, Anderson was a standout volleyball player, putting her natural talent and determination on full display. After years of dedication, Anderson graduated in 1985, ready to take on the world. She made the move from Comox, British Columbia to Vancouver, where she quickly found work as a fitness instructor. It's hard to imagine Anderson working as an anonymous fitness instructor in Canada, but this was just a stepping stone to her status as a pop culture icon.
A Fresh Faced Pamela Anderson as the Labatt Bear "Blue Zone" Girl
Pamela Anderson's rise to fame is the stuff of legends, a perfect storm of beauty, talent, and luck. In the summer of 1989, Anderson was just another face in the crowd at a BC Lions Canadian football game. Little did she know, her life was about to change in a big way. As she cheered on the team, Anderson's image was captured on the stadium Jumbotron and broadcast to thousands of fans. Suddenly, everyone was talking about the gorgeous young woman with the winning smile. Before long, Anderson had signed a modeling contract with Labatt beer, launching her on the path to superstardom. It's a story that reminds us that sometimes, all it takes is a chance moment to change the course of our lives forever.
Young Pamela Anderson Goofs Off Next To Her "Blue Zone" Poster
Pamela Anderson's rise to fame continued to gather steam, and she soon found herself in the crosshairs of one of the most legendary figures in the entertainment world: Hugh Hefner. Following her work for Labatt Blue, Anderson was offered a huge modeling contract from the legendary publisher. Excited for this new opportunity, Anderson accepted Hefner's invitation to fly to LA (her first-ever plane ride) and pose for the pages of the legendary men's magazine.
With her stunning beauty and infectious smile, Anderson quickly became one of the most sought-after models in the world, although she recently explained that this modeling became a new source of trauma. In 2023, she told Vanity Fair:
[The magazine spread] gave some people the impetus, sadly, to treat me without respect.
The Labatt Beer Girl In Repose, 1988
In 1988, Pamela Anderson suddenly skyrocketed to minor celebrity status when she became the face of Labatt Blue. One day she was just a regular girl working as a fitness instructor, and the next thing she knew, her face was plastered across posters all over Canada. This sudden jump to fame was nothing short of a fairy tale, and Anderson quickly became known as the "Labatt Blue Girl." It was a classic case of "right place, right time," and Anderson embraced her newfound fame with her signature mix of humor and grace. With her stunning good looks and playful personality, Anderson became a household name and a pop culture icon overnight. It's amazing how one little advertising campaign can change a person's life, and Anderson's story is a testament to the whimsical and unpredictable nature of fame and fortune.
Biker Chick, circa 1990
Pamela Anderson's star was on the rise, and it wasn't long before she found herself at the center of the entertainment world. In February 1990, Anderson was named Playmate of the Month, a huge honor that put her in the company of some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. With this new title, Anderson's career was given a rocket boost and she quickly became a massive superstar. However, she later explained that during the photoshoot that she was incredibly nervous. She said:
I was painfully shy, and I hated that feeling. That’s why I did it. I just didn’t want that feeling anymore. [The first photoshoot gave her] this little kind of portal on what it felt like to be a sensual woman. My sexuality was mine. I took my power back.
Looking Breezy At The Playmate Of The Year Celebration, April 25, 1991
Pamela Anderson was making waves in the entertainment world, and it wasn't long before she found herself on the small screen. In 1991, Anderson made appearances on television shows like Married with Children, catching the attention of audiences everywhere. Her stunning beauty and magnetic personality made her a natural fit for the world of acting, and before long, Anderson was cast as Lisa, the Tool Time girl on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. With her stunning looks and comedic timing, Anderson quickly became a fan favorite, and her star continued to rise.
Anderson and Scott Baio Were A Major Item in the Early '90s
What’s a whirlwind star turn in Hollywood without dating a celebrity? One of the first major relationships that Anderson fell into was with Joanie Loves Chachi star Scott Baio. Even though he was only seven years her senior, Baio was years ahead of Anderson as a star.
In the documentary, Pamela, A Love Story, Anderson says that Baio’s father couldn’t stand her so much that he bristled whenever she drove Baio’s Mercedes. Baio’s father felt like she didn’t deserve to drive an expensive car like that so he sold her his Hyundai for a few gran because that was the kind of thing he felt like she “deserved” to drive. She summed up the relationship, saying, “He wasn’t very nice to me.” The couple finally split in 1993.
New to the Scene... Pamela Anderson in 1991
In 1991, Pamela Anderson was just getting used to life in Hollywood and all the wild and wonderful experiences that came with it. One of those experiences was her first major on-set crush, actor and director Mario Van Peebles. The two met when Anderson was an extra in an episode of 21 Jump Street, and the sparks flew. They briefly dated, but things took a turn for the whimsical when Van Peebles proposed to Anderson. She initially thought it was a joke, but it wasn't until later that she realized he was serious.
It's a classic Hollywood love story, full of humor, heartbreak, and a touch of craziness. But despite the ups and downs, Anderson's love affair with Hollywood has only continued to grow over the years, and she remains one of its most iconic and enduring stars. Whether she's chasing her on-set crushes or just soaking up the electric energy of the city, Anderson is always in her element, and her story is a testament to the magic of Hollywood.
Watch Where You're Swinging That Thing
In the early 1990s, Pamela Anderson was a fresh-faced beauty from Canada, ready to take on the world of modeling in sunny Los Angeles. With just a single centerfold piece under her belt, Anderson was full of dreams and possibilities, but also a little uncertain about what the future held. She had just made the move to LA, and was getting used to the fast-paced and often unpredictable world of the entertainment industry.
In 2023 she elaborated on the sense of confusion she felt in the early '90s to Ronan Farrow, saying:
I didn’t know that I was going to do anything more than [be a centerfold]. I didn’t know if I was going to go back home and be a waitress. So when people say, 'How did you choose this job?' Or, 'How did you choose this man?' It’s like, they chose me. I was just living every day and trying to survive.
It's Tool Time!
Pamela Anderson was on a roll, with her career hitting new heights as she starred on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. However, behind the scenes, Anderson was dealing with a darker reality. In 1992, she faced allegations of sexual harassment on set, which marred what should have been a dream job. In her 2023 memoir, Love, Pamela, she writes:
On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe. He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we're even. I laughed uncomfortably. It was the first of many bizarre encounters where people felt they knew me enough to make absolute fools out of themselves.
Allen has denied these claims.
If Looks Could Kill
In the early 1990s, Pamela Anderson was one of the biggest stars on television, thanks to her role as lifeguard C.J. Parker on the hit show Baywatch. At the time, Anderson was primarily seen as a blonde babe who looked good in a swimsuit, but the reality was far more complex. Behind the camera, Anderson was a deep-thinking, highly intelligent individual who was much more than just a pretty face. Despite being constantly objectified by the media, Anderson never let herself be defined by her looks, and instead used her platform to speak out on important issues, from animal rights to environmental activism. Despite being dismissed by many as just a "bimbo," Anderson proved that she was a force to be reckoned with, using her newfound fame to bring attention to causes she believed in and to fight for a better world.
In 2023, she spoke to Interview Magazine about her belief in grabbing life by the horns, stating:
You have to double down on you. Life is so fleeting. The planet was here billions of years ago, it’s going to be here billions of years after us. What are we here for? Pain and suffering is part of life. It’s what creates a beautiful song or a beautiful movie. Anger and sadness are just as important as happiness. That’s what I’ve taught my kids, too. And gosh, I’m not one to give advice on relationships because I haven’t seemed to be able to figure that out, and I don’t even want another relationship. I’m good alone. Humans are interesting people and we’re flawed. That’s just the way it is.
CJ Parker's First Appearance On 'Baywatch'
In 1992, Pamela Anderson's career took a turn for the stratospheric when she was hired to play CJ Parker on the hit show Baywatch. This was a life-changing role for Anderson, as she quickly became an international superstar. Despite only appearing in 76 episodes out of the show's nearly decade-long run, Anderson's portrayal of CJ Parker made her easily the most famous person from the series. Even today, whenever her name is mentioned, we can't help but think of her iconic red bathing suit. It's a story that shows us how a single role can change everything and make someone a household name.
Anderon and David Charvet Were A Major 'It' Couple During The Early Days of 'Baywatch'
Anderson’s dating history in the early ‘90s is like a run down of who’s who of the B-list of the era. In the documentary Pamela, A Love Story, Anderson notes that she dated Dean Cain (no comment), male model Eric Nies, and Baywatch costar David Charvet, whom she described as the love of her life at the time. However, their breakup was rough according to her diary. On December 18, 1992, she wrote:
David isn’t sleeping in the same room with me anymore. I know this is the end of us. I’ll never get married. I know that now. Maybe I’ll live with my parents when we’re old and we’ll all die together… We are finally off Baywatch until May. This hiatus from the show has been quite an adventure. But I love shooting on the beach and on the ocean. It’s me. Totally Pamela.
She's All Smiles At The 1993 Budweiser Surf Tour
1993 was a big year for Pamela Anderson, as she was on top of the world and living life to the fullest. Not only was she still starring on Home Improvement and Baywatch, but she also made an appearance in a Vince Neil music video. But that's not all - she was briefly engaged to Scott Baio, making her one of the most sought after television stars of the era. Anderson was truly everywhere, capturing the hearts and attention of fans around the world. It was a moment in time when her star was shining brighter than ever before. With her stunning beauty, magnetic personality, and undeniable talent, Anderson was the epitome of a '90s icon.
Anderson Wows At Dodger Stadium For The Hollywood Stars Celebrity Baseball Game 1993
Pamela Anderson in 1993 was the epitome of pop culture and glamour. With her signature blonde hair and bodacious figure, she set the bar for all things hot and happening. And just when we thought she couldn't get any more fabulous, she went and started dating Brett Michaels from the legendary hair metal band, Poison. It was like a match made in heaven, or perhaps a rock and roll heaven, with both of them exuding a larger-than-life presence and commanding attention wherever they went. The media was having a field day trying to keep up with the antics of this power couple, making them one of the most talked about and envied duos of the year. It was a wild and wonderful time, and we all felt a little bit more rock and roll just being near them.
1993, The Year Pam-Mania Went World Wide
In the early 1990s, as Pamela Anderson's star rose with her role on Baywatch, she found herself in a unique and difficult position. Suddenly, people - particularly men - felt entitled to speak about her body in ways that made her feel like she was no longer in control of her own image. This was due in large part to the centerfold spreads she had done, which put her body on display for the world to see. She told Vanity Fair:
I always thought, What is that? They would run around like little boys. I just thought, Well, you’ve created the awkwardness... [she thought] Well, this is it. This is how people see me.
The constant attention and sexualization took a toll on Anderson, as she struggled to navigate the hostile terrain of Hollywood while also trying to maintain her own dignity and autonomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Anderson was able to reclaim her body and her image, using her platform to speak out against objectification and to promote a positive self-image for women everywhere. Through her strength and determination, Anderson inspired countless others to fight against the exploitation of women's bodies, and to work towards a world where women are valued for more than just their looks.
Pam and Brett in a Pensive Moments at "Love Ride 11" To Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Charities 1994
Pamela Anderson's relationship with Bret Michaels was like a rock and roll fairytale come true. Here was this bombshell actress, and then along comes the lead singer of one of the biggest hair metal bands of the '80s, and BAM! Cupid's arrow strikes and we have a romance for the ages. But, alas, like all good things, it was short-lived, marking the start of Anderson's long-running string of relationships with rockers.
This was a time when dating a rock star was the ultimate status symbol, and Anderson was the queen of the scene, effortlessly hopping from one high-profile romance to another with some of the biggest names in music. Her relationship with Bret Michaels may have been brief, but it was a moment in time that will forever be remembered as the start of a legendary love affair with rock and roll. While speaking with Howard Stern, Anderson explained that the two broke up because of the wandering eyes of Michaels:
He liked the buffet. I wanted the a la carte. I wanted one man.
Surfer Kelly Slater Was One Of The Loves Of Her Life
One of the biggest relationships in Anderson’s life was surfer Kelly Slater, whom she met on the set of Baywatch. The had an on-again, off-again relationship throughout the ‘90s while they dated other people in spite of their love for one another. Anderson says that their time together was special because they were able to love each other and let each other go. She says:
I’d rather have love for an instant than have a miserable life. I love being in love and being vulnerable and being giving. It’s the only way to live life, being vulnerable.
Sadly, their relationship came to an end in 1994 when Anderson met Tommy Lee. At the time, Anderson was partial owner of a club called “Sanctuary” when Lee showed up one night. The two had a major flirtation, but Anderson was off to Cancun shortly afterwards and she thought that was that and she and Slater would be back together before long. That’s not what happened.
She Married Tommy Lee Before Breaking Up With Kelly Slater
So things were definitely off with Tommy Lee, right? Wrong. After meeting at Anderson’s club, Lee called her over and over again and begged her to go on a date with him, that tactic didn’t work until one day she accidentally picked up the phone because she thought her agent was calling. Lee asked Anderson out, but she couldn’t because she was flying to Cancun for a modeling gig. No problem, Lee said, he and his boys were also going to Cancun and he’d find here there.
When Lee finally caught up with Anderson in Mexico it’s like a switch flipped and the two were just in love. So much so that Anderson forgot about Slater until she was on the plane back to Los Angeles. Anderson had to call her on-again, off-again boyfriend and explain that she couldn’t meet his parents in Florida because she’d just married the drummer to Motley Crue. Brutal.
Pam And Tommy Show Their Love at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Grand Opening Party Hosted by Peter Morton 1995
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's relationship was a true rock and roll fairytale, complete with a wild wedding in Cancun and a paparazzi swarm upon their return. Despite the love between these two icons of pop culture, Anderson's family was less than thrilled about their daughter tying the knot with a notorious playboy rockstar from Motley Crue. Anderson later said:
Tommy and I started out having a very intense, fun, crazy relationship because we were two kids. We were madly in love. It wasn’t like drugs or alcohol or anything like that. We were both just really passionate about life.
Pamela Anderson during VSDA Convention at LA Convention Center 1996
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's legal battle against Bob Guccione and his magazine in the late 1990s brought to light the issue of privacy invasion and the consequences of celebrity scandals in the age of media proliferation. The couple's infamous sex tape, which was stolen from their home and sold to the publication, sparked a $10 million lawsuit that raised questions about the ethics of media reporting and the limits of public interest. Despite the couple's efforts to prevent the distribution of the tape, it ultimately failed as the judge ruled in in favor of Guccione because his magazine used a loophole and printed Polaroids from the tape that were already published abroad.
Pam and Tommy Stop By 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on April 24, 1996
The stolen sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee was not only a major invasion of privacy, but it also created immense stress and turmoil in their lives. The constant media attention and hounding by the press took a toll on the couple, leading to explosive moments such as the fight involving Tommy Lee and a cameraman outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood in September 1996. The physical altercation, which was caught on tape and resulted in a dislocated hip for the videographer, highlights the intense pressure and tension the couple was under at the time. The stolen tape and its aftermath serve as a cautionary tale about the consequences of celebrity scandals and the impact it can have on one's personal and public life.
It Was All Hats at the 24th Annual American Music Awards, 1997
The release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's stolen sex tape was a turning point in their lives, taking the chaos and stress they faced to a whole new level. The widespread availability of bootleg copies and the subscription-based Club Love website, which put the tape online in full, further exacerbated the couple's privacy invasion. This move was not only devastating for Anderson's personal life, but it also propelled the couple to even greater heights of fame.
Ironically, the extra media attention surrounding Anderson and Lee, who were already infamous for their wild lifestyle, helped boost the press for Motley Crue's album "Generation Swine" which was released the same year. The story of the stolen tape and its impact on the couple's lives remains a fascinating example of the intersection between fame, privacy, and technology in the modern age.
Pamela Anderson In Court Fighting A 5 Million Dollar Lawsuit, 1997
Pamela Anderson's legal battles extended beyond her stolen sex tape in the late 1990s. In 1997, she was hit with a $5 million lawsuit from a production company claiming that she backed out of the movie Hello, She Lied. The judge's decision in the case shed light on Anderson's stance on nudity and simulated sex in her acting projects. It was clear that from the beginning, Anderson had objections to such content in the script that was submitted to her. The judge also found that her former attorney, Michael Blaha, and business manager had no authority to make any commitments on her behalf regarding the movie.
Pam Gets Groovy with Jay Leno on September 24, 1998
1998 was a transformative year for Pamela Anderson, marked by both the joys of motherhood and the challenges of her tumultuous relationship with Tommy Lee. The birth of her second son, Dylan, brought Anderson new happiness, but this was short-lived as she filed for divorce just seven weeks later. The split was tumultuous, with reports of a physical altercation between Anderson and Lee, adding to the drama of their already volatile relationship.
The events of 1998 offer a glimpse into the personal life of Anderson and the difficulties she faced as a public figure and mother. The situation also serves as a reminder of the complexities and challenges that can arise in any relationship, especially when fame is thrown into the mix.
Pam and Tommy Reconcile at the MTV Video Music Awards 1999
1999 was a year of ups and downs for Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, who found themselves at the center of media attention once again. Following Lee's release from prison and a period of sobriety, the couple briefly reconciled, making a statement on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The event, held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, was a showcase of the couple's unique sense of style, with Lee donning a trench coat, bucket hat, and not much else, while Anderson wore a white corset, sequined pants, and a giant pink feathered hat. The couple's appearance at the VMAs was a moment that made headlines and sparked public interest in their relationship. It was a testament to the enduring fascination with the duo and the role that fashion and style can play in creating a cultural moment.
Pamela Anderson looks pensive in Malibu Court during a probationary hearing for Tommy Lee
1999 was a trying year for Pamela Anderson, as she attempted to reconcile with her former husband, Tommy Lee, while he dealt with legal difficulties. In February of that year, Lee faced a probation hearing, with allegations that he had used alcohol, a violation of his probation stemming from a 1998 conviction for spousal abuse. The hearing marked a turning point in Lee's legal troubles and brought Anderson's personal life back into the public eye. The events of 1999 reflect the challenges that can arise when individuals in the public eye struggle to navigate the complexities of relationships and legal issues. Anderson's efforts to reconcile with Lee, while he dealt with these issues, offer a glimpse into the challenges and difficulties that can arise in any relationship, especially when fame is involved.
April 27, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA. Lee attended the PETA animal rights group book party.
1999 marked a significant moment in Pamela Anderson's life as she was presented with the first Linda McCartney Memorial Award by none other than Paul McCartney. Anderson received the award in recognition of her activism efforts, specifically for her involvement in the "Give Fur the Cold Shoulder" campaign. Her involvement in the campaign, including posing for the organization's inaugural billboard in New York's Times Square, showcased Anderson's commitment to animal rights and advocacy. The Linda McCartney Memorial Award, named after the late wife of Paul McCartney, recognized Anderson's contributions to the cause and her efforts to raise awareness about the treatment of animals. The award and Anderson's involvement in the campaign highlight the ways in which individuals in the public eye can use their platform to bring attention to important social and political issues.
Pam with her V.I.P. Castmates February 5, 1999
In 1998, Anderson explained to Interview Magazine why she wanted to star on a syndicated series about a ditzy head of a bodyguard agency:
I had a choice to do a network sitcom or something for syndication. But because of what happened on the movie, I wanted to be a part of the creative process. I helped assemble this show and have been involved in everything from hiring production designers and art directors to casting people. I have strong opinions about what I want to play and what I think TV is missing. I loved shows like I Dream of Jeannie and Gilligan’s Island—silly stuff, really light and entertaining. V.I.P is all bright colors and daylight, and full of lots of crazy clothes. In a way, it’s like the Spice Girls Bodyguard Agency. Except everyone else is being very serious about what they do and then they throw me in the middle of it wearing something ridiculous.
A Short-Lived Relationship with Marcus Schenkenberg Was A Quick Break From The Chaos
Pamela Anderson's love life never ceases to amaze, and her relationship with Marcus Schenkenberg was no exception. The Canadian actress and the Swedish model found love in the unlikeliest of places, when Schenkenberg saved a bird from drowning in a toilet in Monaco. Their love was fleeting, but their friendship proved to be enduring. And, of course, let's not forget the real winner in all of this - the bird, who was saved from a watery fate thanks to Schenkenberg's chivalry. It's a heartwarming story that's proof that sometimes love is just a toilet rescue away.
Pam Was All About the Lakers in 2000
In the year 2000, Pamela Anderson was living the easy life. She was still playing Vallery Irons, the bodacious bodyguard in her TV series V.I.P., and was even taking a seat in the center square of Hollywood Squares, where she proved she could be just as quick with a quip as she was with a catchphrase. It was a year of fun, relaxation, and a welcome break from the drama that had surrounded her in previous years. The new millennium seemed to be treating her well, and Anderson was embracing it with a smile and a twinkle in her eye.
Pamela Anderson & Michael Bolton during Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational Opening Party at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas (2001)
In 2001, Pamela Anderson's love life took a turn towards the rock and roll lifestyle when she met Kid Rock at the VH1 Divas Live tribute to Aretha Franklin. It was a chance encounter that would lead to a wild ride of a relationship, complete with tattoos, biker jackets, and plenty of controversy. The two bonded over their shared love of their children, and from that moment on, Anderson's life was never the same. Who knew that a tribute to the Queen of Soul could lead to such a wild ride for our blonde bombshell?
Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson during Tiger Jam IV at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (2001)
In 2001, Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock were living out the ultimate rockstar romance. After their chance encounter at the VH1 Divas tribute in New York City, Anderson sweetly sent Kid Rock an Easter basket, proving she was ready to jump headfirst into their whirlwind romance. The couple traveled to Michigan where they reportedly "followed the rock and roll handbook." What exactly that entails remains a mystery, but it's safe to say that Anderson and Kid Rock were living life on the edge and making their own rules.
Her Marriage To Kid Rock Didn't Have The "Frenzy" Of Love
Anderson tried to make thinks work with Kid Rock aka Bob Ritchie, but even after their very 2000s wedding (complete with their children in white and black gangster suits), things just didn’t work out. Anderson says that she tried to make the relationship work, she moved her family from Los Angeles to Detroit, their time together just didn’t feel like love. She said:
It didn’t have that height, that frenzy that I was used to. It didn’t feel anything like that.
Kid Rock, Joey Fatone of 'N Sync and Pamela Anderson in the Most 2002 Photo Ever Taken
In 2002, Pamela Anderson's romantic life was taking center stage once again. After a whirlwind romance with Kid Rock, the two of them headed to the city of sin, Las Vegas, where Kid got down on one knee and proposed. Anderson was reportedly "elated" about the proposal and the news quickly spread across the country, with her publicist confirming the engagement to the Associated Press. Despite the excitement, the couple didn't rush to set a date for their nuptials, opting instead to enjoy their engagement. It was a classic Las Vegas love story, complete with a rockstar proposal and a beautiful blonde Baywatch babe.
Jimmy Fallon and Pamela Anderson Are Clearly Thrilled to be at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards
In 2003, Pamela Anderson was fully embracing her pop culture icon status with her high-profile roles in Scary Movie 3 and as the lead voice actor on Spike TV's Striperella. However, despite Kid Rock's best attempts to keep her in the Motor City, the couple's engagement was officially called off, proving that even the most rock and roll of handbooks can't always keep love alive. Nevertheless, Anderson's star continued to shine bright, making her mark both on the big screen and as the sultry voice of a superheroine.
Fred Durst and Pamela Anderson during The Official Launch Party For Spike TV At Hef's Mansion 2003
In 2003, Pamela Anderson decided to rock out with Limp Bizkit's lead singer, Fred Durst. It was a brief fling that left many scratching their heads and wondering if Anderson had lost her mind. But who knows, maybe she just wanted to embrace her inner wild child and have a little fun with the lead singer of one of the most questionable named bands in the history of music. Regardless, it was a surreal moment in Anderson's ever-entertaining dating history.
Tommy lee, Pam, and David LaChapelle at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Event Honoring Tom Ford in 2004
In 2004, Pamela Anderson was living life like a rock star, hanging out with her ex-husband Tommy Lee and rubbing elbows with fashion icons like David LaChapelle. It was a time of carefree living and small TV appearances, as Anderson lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the ride. With her wild spirit and fun-loving personality, she was truly the epitome of the ultimate beach babe, making waves and turning heads wherever she went.
Tommy Lee Gets Raunchy at the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson
In 2005, Pamela Anderson was the main attraction at the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, where she proved that she could take a joke and dish one out. The roasters were a who's who of the entertainment world, with everyone from the wild and unpredictable Courtney Love to Anderson's ex-hubby Tommy Lee, the sharp-witted Sarah Silverman, and the king of the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner. Anderson was the ultimate good sport, laughing along with the crowd as the jokes flew, even if they were a bit on the harsh side. It was a hilarious and memorable moment in Anderson's career, showing that she had a sense of humor and could laugh at herself.
Stephen Dorff and Pamela Anderson during 2005 Sundance Film Festival - "Rize" After Party at The Gateway Center in Park City, Utah
Pamela Anderson and Stephen Dorff, the ultimate power couple of the 90s... in the 2000s? Their brief relationship was as if the stars had finally aligned and the king and queen of pop culture were finally together. Their brief romance was like a blast from the past, reminding us of a time when life was simple, Baywatch was still on the air and 90210 was the show to watch. It was a quirky and unlikely pairing, but somehow it just worked. They were the Bonnie and Clyde of Hollywood, the Jay-Z and Beyoncé of the 90s. Ah, the memories. We can only imagine the wild adventures they went on during their brief fling. Let's hope there's a hidden VHS tape somewhere capturing all the magic.
Tao Las Vegas New Year's 2007 Celebration Hosted by Pamela Anderson and Pauly Shore Featuring Usher and Jamie Foxx
2007 New Year's Eve at Tao Las Vegas was a throwback to the glory days of the 90s. Imagine the scene: Pamela Anderson, the bombshell of Baywatch, riding high on the arm of comedian Pauly Shore. Meanwhile, Usher is heating up the dance floor with his smooth moves and Jamie Foxx is doing his thing on the mic. Talk about a time warp! It was as if the stars of the 90s had come together to ring in the New Year and remind us all of their timeless appeal. And in the midst of it all, there was Anderson, fresh off a whirlwind marriage and divorce to Kid Rock, just living it up and having a good time. It was a glimpse into a more carefree time, and a reminder that sometimes, the best memories are made when we let go and have a little fun.
Newly married Rick Salomon and Pamela Anderson inside Tryst Nightclub in Las Vegas
Pamela Anderson's brief marriage to poker player Rick Salomon in 2007 was a wild ride, to say the least. Despite the excitement of tying the knot, things quickly went south when Salomon's drug abuse issues came to light. Anderson, ever the free spirit, didn't shy away from the challenges and had the marriage annulled when it became clear that things weren't working out.
This was a classic example of Anderson's no-nonsense attitude and her willingness to cut ties when necessary. It's always a shame when things don't work out in relationships, but Anderson's quick decision to end the marriage shows that she wasn't going to let Salomon's drug issues get in the way of her happiness. As one of the most iconic celebrities of our time, Anderson continues to be a trailblazer and a source of inspiration for anyone who's looking to take charge of their life and live it on their own terms. Anderson later explained that her assistant discovered a crack pipe belonging to Salomon in a Christmas tree, which put a full stop on their relationship:
A few months [after the wedding], my assistant found what he thought was a crack pipe in the Christmas tree. People had warned me that Rick was a serious addict, but I’d never seen that side of him. It seemed like an exaggeration. Rick insists to this day that my assistant planted the pipe in the tree to break us up.
After Marrying Rick Salomon For A Second Time, Anderson's Son Believes She's Addicted To Love
After divorcing Kid Rock, Anderson decided to date a friend. She was certain that was the way she could alleviate all of the pain that came along with just dating people she met. Days into their first marriage it became clear that he had addiction issues, something she was not into. They were only married a few months before their partnership was annulled. After a few years of sobriety, Anderson and Salomon tried marriage again but things just didn’t work out.
While one could see this as a problem with Anderson, her son Brandon believes that she just loves being in love. He said:
She loves getting married, you know? Maybe it’s her favorite thing in the world, falling in love. I guess she loves the idea of falling out of love too… The only person I looked at as a father figure was my dad… The other ones were just people who came in and came out.
Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson and Hans Klok, 2007
2007 was a wild year in the life of Pamela Anderson, a true roller coaster of love and drama. First, there was the surprise wedding to Rick Salomon, a union that was over almost as soon as it began with an annulment. But just when we thought Anderson was taking a break from the dating scene, she decided to revisit a familiar face. Enter Tommy Lee, Anderson's ex and the father of her children. It was a reunion that had everyone talking and before we knew it, Anderson was back living under the same roof with Lee and their kids. It was a move that was equal parts surprising and nostalgic, like a walk down memory lane. We can only imagine the wild moments that must have taken place in that household, but one thing is for sure: Anderson never fails to keep us on our toes!
Pamela Anderson and a Totally Not Creepy Mystery pPerson Attend the Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2009 collection During London Fashion Week on September 18, 2008
Pamela Anderson at London Fashion Week in 2008 was a moment to remember. The Baywatch bombshell was in full form, turning heads with her stunning looks as she made her way to the Vivienne Westwood show. But it wasn't just Anderson's stunning appearance that had everyone talking, it was her mysterious escort for the evening. A man in a black suit, sporting a surreal white mask, silently accompanied her down the red carpet. The duo was the talk of the town, with everyone wondering who the masked man could be. Was he some sort of avant-garde performance artist? A secret admirer? Or just someone who really loved wearing a strange white mask? The mystery only added to the excitement of the evening and kept everyone guessing. Anderson never fails to make an impact, whether it's with her stunning looks or her unusual choices in escorts.
Pamela Anderson Celebrates Her Birthday at LAX Nightclub Las Vegas with boyfriend Criss Angel, 2008
Pamela Anderson's birthday celebration at LAX Nightclub in Las Vegas in 2008 was a magical affair. And who better to celebrate with than the one and only Criss Angel, the tattooed bad boy of magic? The pair was the epitome of a rock and roll romance, with Anderson's stunning looks and Angel's edgy charm. It was a match made in heaven, or perhaps in the neon lights of Las Vegas.
It's no surprise that Anderson was drawn to Angel, a man with a penchant for eyeliner and leather pants. She has always had a taste for the unconventional, and what could be more unconventional than dating a magician? Even though their relationship didn't last, the memories of that wild birthday celebration will surely live on. Anderson continues to make headlines with her bold and daring choices, always keeping us on the edge of our seats.
Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood walk the runway at the Vivienne Westwood Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Couvent des Cordeliers on March 6, 2009 in Paris, France
[In their first meeting] She said to me, 'I don’t have to draw you a map.' We related to each other because we used everything we are, and everything we had and have, to try and make a difference in the world. A lot is gut instinct as well as art, intelligence, culture...
Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff speak onstage at the Roast of Her Old Boss
Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff's relationship in 2010 was a real blast from the past. Hasselhoff, the man who gave Anderson her big break on Baywatch, was the subject of a Comedy Central roast, and who better to roast him than Anderson herself? The two may have had their differences, with Hasselhoff reportedly making more money than Anderson during their Baywatch days (like a lot a lot more), but that didn't stop her from showing up and making light of the situation. Anderson proved that she's a good sport above all else, ready to laugh at herself and the absurdity of it all. It's always fun to see two stars from the past come together, especially when they're able to put any differences aside for a good laugh. Anderson continues to charm us with her wit and humor, and her appearance at the roast of David Hasselhoff is just one more example of her ability to bring the fun.
Sea Shepherd's Operation Zero Tolerance Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign Press Conference Launch With Pamela Anderson (2012)
Pamela Anderson in 2012 was a woman on a mission. With the launch of Operation Zero Tolerance, her commitment to animal rights was put front and center. As a long-time animal lover, vegan, and supporter of animal rights, Anderson was the perfect person to lead the charge against Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Her passion and dedication to the cause were evident as she took on the role of a whale defender with Sea Shepherd's ninth Antarctic whale defense campaign. It's always inspiring to see celebrities using their platform for good, and Anderson's involvement in Operation Zero Tolerance is a prime example of that. She continues to be a vocal advocate for animal rights and a shining example of how one person can make a difference. We can all learn a lot from Anderson's unwavering commitment to doing what's right, even in the face of opposition.
Pamela Anderson and WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson Speak to the Media as They Leave Belmarsh Prison in South-East London After Visiting WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
Pamela Anderson's relationship with Julian Assange was one of the more unexpected celebrity pairings of the 2010s. It all began in 2016 when Anderson expressed gratitude for Wikileaks, and the next thing we knew, she was visiting Assange regularly at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. For three years, Anderson stood by Assange, even as he faced mounting legal and political pressure. When he was finally moved to a prison in London, Anderson was still there, speaking out about his innocence and advocating for his cause. In a world where celebrities are often criticized for jumping on the latest political bandwagon, Anderson's unwavering support for Assange was a refreshing reminder of the power of conviction. Whether you agreed with her stance or not, it was hard not to admire the tenacity with which she held her ground. At a time when the line between truth and fiction can be blurry, Anderson's commitment to standing up for what she believed in was a testament to her integrity.
Pamela Anderson Joins The Cast Of "Chicago" On Broadway (2022)
Pamela Anderson sashayed onto Broadway in 2022 with her debut as Roxie Hart in the 25-year revival of Bob Fosse's Chicago. Despite her novice singing and dancing skills, she brought a playful and self-aware energy to the stage. Anderson embodied the floozy with a wink and a nod to her own pop culture image, leaving audiences in stitches. She proved that sometimes all it takes to steal the show is a little bit of humor, a dash of confidence, and a whole lot of winking camp. Anderson's Broadway debut was a delightful surprise, reminding us that sometimes the unexpected is exactly what we need to keep the show rolling.
Jon Peters Loves Anderson So Much That He's Leaving Her $10 Million
In 2020, Anderson was believed to be married for 12 days before calling it quits, although she later clarified that the two were never legally married. Even with that drama in their lives, Peters has said that he’s leaving Anderson $10 million in his will, “whether she needs it or not.” He told Variety:
I will always love Pamela, always in my heart. As a matter of fact, I left her $10 million in my will. And she doesn't even know that. Nobody knows that. I'm just saying it for the first time with you. I probably shouldn't be saying it. So that's for her, whether she needs it or not.
Anderson's Most Recent Marriage Was To Dan Hayhurst... It Didn't Last Long
Anderson underwent yet another marriage in 2020 when she said “I do” on Christmas Eve to contractor and bodyguard Dan Hayhurst. The two met while the actress was renovating her home on Vancouver Island during the pandemic. The marriage ended less than a year later. She told The Sunday Times:
It was worse than any of them. And I realized, 'Oh my God, I'm caught up in this whole thing, what am I doing?' It just truck me, this is another disaster. ... I was paying for everything, cooking, cleaning for everybody. And so I just got out of it as soon as I could.
Pamela Anderson attends the Premiere of Netflix's "Pamela, A Love Story" at TUDUM Theater on January 30, 2023 in Hollywood, California.
Pamela, A Love Story, the much-anticipated documentary about the life of the one and only Pamela Anderson, recently made its debut on Netflix at the same time as she released a memoir of the same name. This revealing film takes us on a journey through Anderson's life, as told from her perspective. The documentary delves into the ways that Anderson's image was used, often without her control, from the constant talk show chatter about her body to the infamous moment her private home videos were stolen and sold on the early internet.
Despite these challenges, Anderson tells her story with grace, humor, and candor, resulting in a surprising and often sad portrait of the star. This documentary and its parallel memoir are must-read-and-sees for fans of Anderson and anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of fame and the power of the media. While speaking with Ronan Farrow about the writing of the book she noted:
It’s been very therapeutic to write my book. Holding onto all these things as you’re going through them is very difficult. It’s a crazy business I got myself into. When I was little, I wanted to be a nun or a showgirl. Why can’t we be both?