Birth Name: Pamela Denise Anderson
Birthdate: July 1, 1967 (First Canadian baby
born on Canada's Centennial Day in 1967)
Birthplace: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Current Residence: Malibu, California
Status: Single; Broke off engagement from rocker Bob Richie "Kid Rock" in 2003 (Was engaged
on April 11, 2002)/Divorced from rocker Tommy Lee (February 19, 1995-February 26, 1998)
5 feet, 7 inches tall/106 pounds
Heritage: Canadian with Finnish decent/Mother's side. She
spoke Finnish until she was 11 years old, when her grandfather died.
Education: High School/(Graduated
from Highland Secondary School in 1985)
Parents: Father/Barry Anderson, a Furnace Repairman/Mother/Carol
Anderson, a Waitress (Finnish decent)
Children: 2 sons, Brandon Thomas Lee (Born
June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (December 29, 1997)/Both from marriage to Tommy Lee (February 19, 1995-February 26, 1998)
Showbusiness start: Discovered at a British
Columbia Lions football game wearing a Labatts Beer T-Shirt; When she appeared on the stadium's big screen, the crowd cheered.
As a result, she was brought down onto the field to be introduced to an appreciative crowd. First known spokesmodel for
Labatts Beer and appeared in their ads as their Blue Zone Girl.
Hobbies/Interests: Advocate against domestic violence, Animal rights activist, Environmental
activist, Children's charity work, Sports fan
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on Vancouver Island, in Ladysmith, British
Columbia, Canada. She was raised in a small town in British Coumbia and later moved to the city of Vancouver. While growing
up, her grandfather taught her how to be independent. He said that she was not an extension of her parents and that she should
live her own life and try to follow her own path as a good person. Good things would come back to her. Her mother described
Pamela's grandfather as an alcoholic and was a violent man. Being a little girl, Pamela never saw that. He spoke Finnish and
so did she until he died when Pamela was 11 years old.
Pamela was discovered in an unusual way-while attending a British Columbia Lions football game.
The cameraman focused in on her, dressed in a Labotts Beer T-shirt and her image was transmitted on the stadium's mega-screen
for everyone to see. The fans cheered and she was brought down to the 50-yard line to be introduced to the crowd.
Later, she signed a commercial contract with Labatts and became the company's Blue Zone Girl.
She became Labatts' first known spokesmodel. The campaign was so popular and succcessful that other commercials and advertising
projects for Pamela soon followed. This attention resulted in her being approached to do her first cover for PLAYBOY
magazine in 1989. Her career was launched. Also early in her career, she modeled and did so for the Fredericks of Hollywood
catalog. She found that she was even more popular with breast enhancement surgery.
Pamela moved to Los Angeles where she landed the role of Lisa, the tool time girl on
the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. The role made her very popular nationwide. At the same time, Pamela was
cast in the role of lifeguard C.J. Parker on the syndicated Baywatch. Because of the impossible schedule
of working on two hit shows, she had to make a decision to leave Home Improvement and work full-time on Baywatch.
Baywatch expanded her popularity by making her an international star. The show was one of the most phenomenally
popular television programs of all time, which was seen in over 144 countries worldwide.
Pamela started making the transition into films. She starred in the
Dark Horse Entertainment's action comedy action film, Barb Wire/Gramercy Films in 1996. Her other credits include
Deader Than Ever/CBS, and updated Mike Hammer mystery co-starring Rob Estes, The Evolution of Mr.
E., where she portrayed a quirky sculptor/artist. Her TV appearances include Married With Children/FOX
and The Nanny/CBS.
Pamela was again on the cover of PLAYBOY magazine and has appeared on their cover
twelve times, more than any other woman. Pamela had always wanted to be a wife and mother. This was her main goal in life.
She dated bachelors including handsome Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman/ABC). Tattooed Motley
Crue band leader Tommy Lee, who was wisely dumped by beautiful actress Heather Locklear, had started pursuing
Pamela. She shocked everyone by marrying him after a four-day courtship. In the beginning, Pamela was repulsed by Tommy Lee
(she should have kept that mentality). He bothered her by calling her at least 40 times a day. He stalked her down to Cancun.
Unfortunately, his tactics worked. The couple was married on the beach. The tattoed Tommy Lee wore swimming trunks and
Pamela wore a white thong bikini.
Pamela's woes began. This was a couple that the tabloids loved. This was mainly due to husband
Tommy Lee's violent behavior by attacking reporters as well as his arrest record. Pamela gave birth to the couple's first
child, Brandon Thomas on June 5, 1996. She wanted a natural childbirth and had him at home with the help of a midwife,
in the bathtub without any medicine to curb the pain.
Pamela's parents came from their home on Vancouver Island, British Columbia to live near their
daughter when Brandon was born. At three months, tiny Brandon landed his first TV appearance on Baywatch as
an abandoned baby. He had a hefty price tag of $60,000! During this time, rumors circulated that Tommy Lee was extremely controlling
and physically abusive. In the beginning, Pamela denied those charges, but after he hit her, it was no surprise when she filed
for divorce just shy of their two-year anniversary. She was going to have her name changed back to Anderson, and was seeking
the producers of Baywatch to do the same thing for her TV credit.
Tommy Lee whined and begged Pamela to take him back. Kind-hearted Pamela
forgave and he got another chance. He publically blamed his problems on alcohol and went into rehab. Unfortunately, that didn't
hold up as promised. Problems with her husband and a nasty legal matter concerning the stolen videotape (of the couple
making love) that she was trying to resolve kept getting into the news. The company that was placing the scenes on the WEB
threatened to depose David Hasselhoff and Tommy Lee's ex-wife Heather Locklear.
This, unfortunately forced Pamela to leave Baywatch. The decision was sudden
and since she hadn't planned it, Pamela couldn't give the Executive Producers any notice that she was going to leave.
They needed the notice so that they could work out a proper script to explain her character's departure. Once off the show,
she sued and went after the company with a vengeance. The couple later won the case.