Pamela Anderson : Biography
Born Pamela Denise Anderson on July 1, 1967 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most prominent sex symbols of the 1990s, Anderson was responsible for the popular success of the syndicated television series Baywatch. In its day, Baywatch was the most popular show in the world.
Anderson was born to a working class family in British Columbia. After high school, she worked as a fitness instructor until she was “discovered” at a Canadian football game. Anderson, wearing a form-fitting Labatt’s tee shirt, was broadcast over the stadium’s giant screen. She was then hired by Labatt’s to appear in their advertisements.
An offer from Playboy soon followed. She would go on to appear in five more issues of the magazine. Anderson parleyed her modeling success into a series of bit parts on television programs.
Anderson’s 1995 marriage to Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee captured persistent media attention. They couple had two children, Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger.
The marriage ended in divorce in 1998 after Lee was arrested and convicted for spousal abuse. In March of 2002, Anderson went public with the news that she has hepatitis-C. She claimed she contracted the disease by sharing a tattoo needle with Lee. The personal tragedy failed to derail Anderson’s yearlong romance with rapper Kid Rock (a.k.a. Robert Ritchie). The two plan to marry in Las Vegas in November.
Pamela Anderson: Career
She attracted the attention of Playboy and was hired to do a photo layout. She has since gone on to appear on the magazine's cover an unprecedented five times. Once in Hollywood, she changed her appearance and soon found work guest starring on television shows. Her first recurring role was on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement where she played Lisa, the Tool Time Girl. Anderson made her film debut playing a cheerleader in the low-budget actioner The Taking of Beverly Hills (1992). She has also appeared in a few television movies, including Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery (1994). Although an attempt to translate her small-screen success to the silver screen in the comic-book Casablanca adaptation Barb Wire proved unsuccessful to say the least, Anderson continued to thrill television audiences in Baywatch and stirred up much controversy when an extremely intimate honeymoon video of herself and then-husband Tommy Lee began making the rounds in 1998. Though the couple parted ways that same year in a highly publicized divorce case, Anderson continued an on-again off-again relationship with the rocker and returned to television in V.I.P. Later associated with rap/metal icon Kid Rock, Anderson shocked her fan base in early 2002 when she announced that she had contracted the Hepatitis C virus
Pamela Anderson: Movies
Stacked (TV Series) (2005), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Stripperella (TV Series) (2003), Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (TV) (2003), V.I.P. (TV Series) (1998), Barb Wire (1996), Baywatch: Forbidden Paradise (1995), Naked Souls (1995), Come Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery (TV) (1994), Raw Justice (1994), Snapdragon (1993), Baywatch (TV Series) (1992), Baywatch: River of No Return (TV) (1992), Home Improvement (TV Series) (1991), The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)