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Also Known As: Pam Anderson, Pamela Lee, Pamela Anderson Lee, Pamela Denise Anderson Died:
Born: July 1, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ladysmith, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, model, fitness instructor

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A pneumatic blonde model and former Playboy playmate, Canadian-American actress Pamela Anderson burst onto the scene in the early 1990s and defied skeptics by staying there. As the star of the international television phenomenon, "Baywatch" (syndicated, 1989-2001), Anderson cemented her seamless transition from modeling into acting and a long run as Page Six cover girl; the latter following her many love life travails with rocker boyfriends-turned-husbands Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. An internet-leaked sex tape with Lee did little to impede this one-woman entertainment juggernaut's late Nineties momentum. After over 15 years of fame, Anderson transcended from mere babe du jour to pop cultural icon - all without any discernible acting chops or substantial credits under her belt. Ironically, this surreal objectification of her as a "Superstar Sex Symbol" served as the driving sub-plot of the 2006 comedy "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Through many years, surgical enhancements and PETA protests, Anderson never failed to fascinate a public, which, like Borat, viewed the ageless actress as America's idealized blonde bombshell.

A pneumatic blonde model and former Playboy playmate, Canadian-American actress Pamela Anderson burst onto the scene in the early 1990s and defied skeptics by staying there. As the star of the international television phenomenon, "Baywatch" (syndicated, 1989-2001), Anderson cemented her seamless transition from modeling into acting and a long run as Page Six cover girl; the latter following her many love life travails with rocker boyfriends-turned-husbands Tommy Lee and Kid Rock. An internet-leaked sex tape with Lee did little to impede this one-woman entertainment juggernaut's late Nineties momentum. After over 15 years of fame, Anderson transcended from mere babe du jour to pop cultural icon - all without any discernible acting chops or substantial credits under her belt. Ironically, this surreal objectification of her as a "Superstar Sex Symbol" served as the driving sub-plot of the 2006 comedy "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Through many years, surgical enhancements and PETA protests, Anderson never failed to fascinate a public, which, like Borat, viewed the ageless actress as America's idealized blonde bombshell.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Superhero Movie (2008)
2.
3.
 Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding (2003) Cj Parker
4.
 Scary Movie 3 (2003) Becca
6.
 Naked Souls (1996) Britt
7.
 Barb Wire (1996) Barb Kopetski/Barb Wire
9.
 Showgirls (1995) Jazz Combo
10.
 Good Cop Bad Cop (1994) Sarah
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
1988:
Moved to Vancouver to work as fitness instructor
1989:
Discovered while attending a British Columbia Lions football game wearing a Labatts T-shirt
1989:
Signed by the Labatts Beer Company as the "Blue Zone Girl"
:
Moved to Los Angeles
1990:
Appeared on the October cover of <i>Playboy</i>
1990:
TV acting debut, "Married... With Children" (Fox)
1991:
Appeared as the "Tool Time Girl" on the hit series, "Home Improvement" (ABC)
1991:
Feature acting debut, "The Taking of Beverly Hills"
1992:
Played lifeguard C J Parker on the hit syndicated series "Baywatch"
1993:
First leading role, the straight-to-video feature, "Snapdragon"
1994:
TV-movie debut, "Come Die with Me" (CBS)
1995:
Starred in her own <i>Playboy</i> video
1996:
First feature leading role released in theaters, "Barb Wire"
1998:
Executive produced and starred in the syndicated series "V.I.P."
1999:
Announced that she underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed
2002:
Produced and lent her voice to the title character for Spike TV's animated series "Striperella"
2003:
Returned to the beach as C.J. for the Fox telepic "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding"
2003:
Co-hosted Country Music Television's Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards with Toby Keith
2003:
Started her own clothing line called ''The Pamela Collection'' which ranges from jeans and t-shirts to jewelry and perfume
2005:
Starred (also produced) as a bookstore employee in the FOX sitcom, "Stacked"
2005:
Became the new face of the VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lipglass, the primary fund-raising tools for the M.A.C. AIDS Fund
2006:
Appeared as herself and the object of desire in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
2008:
Co-starred with Denise Richards in the Canadian comedy film, "Blonde and Blonder"
2008:
Appeared in a special two-day, four-show Valentine's Day engagement at "Le Crazy Horse" in Paris
2008:
Appeared in her own reality show, "Pam: Girl on the Loose" (E! network)
2010:
Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as one of the celebrity contestants
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Notes

In 1997, a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by Lee went to trial. The judge dismissed one of the three counts against the actress and eventually dismissed the entire case. The suit stemmed from Lee's alleged verbal agreement in 1994 to appear in the feature "Hello, She Lied". Reportedly Lee refused to appear in the film because of required nudity.

As part of the protracted custody battle with Tommy Lee over their children, it was revealed that Anderson has hepatitis C. She claims she contracted the disease "while sharing a tattoo needle" with Lee, while he claims he does not have the disease.

Anderson has graced the cover of Playboy six times as of 1996.

In April 1999, she underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed.

"Tattoos are like stories--they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful." --Pamela Anderson quoted in Movieline, January 1996.

"There are already a lot of serious actors. I respect these people, but I just want to be the one who has fun." --Pamela Anderson in USA Today, May 2, 1996.

"I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors. Everybody on the set of 'Baywatch' carries around a mirror. If the makeup guy shows me a mirror, I get all upset. I don't watch myself on television. If anything comes on I make them shut it off or I leave the room." --Pamela Anderson in Manhattan File April 1996,

Not to be confused with the British actress Pamela Anderson ("Crimes of Passion")

In June, 2002 Anderson announced she would become a regular columnist for Jane magazine, penning an advice column called "Pam Honestly"

"I'm not an actress. I don't think I am an actress. I think I've created a brand and a business." --Anderson on "Larry King Live," July 23, 2002

"Well, you know, I grew up in a very -- in an alcoholic home, and there was violence in my household. And I think it's just my model of a relationship. And when I've gotten into any kind of relationships, it just seems to -- you re-create the pattern even though you say you're never, ever going to do that, you're never going to have the same relationship."--Anderson on her series of troubled romantic relationships

Anderson is a vegetarian.

"I think I'm very free. A free spirit. I've got a lot of pain in my life, but you know, keep it coming. A little bit of pain is god for you. I feel alive. Everybody needs struggle. Once you overcome an obstacle, you springboard into the future. Life is interesting and short and it's not suppose to be easy, and if it is, you're probably just in denial and you're existing here like a zombie. That's what I love about my kids. They're both alive. They're both full of energy and full of spirit." -Anderson Interview October 2002

"I don't think about anything too much...It I think too much, it kind of freaks me out."-Anderson Movieline November 2002

"I have been fortunate...I haven't had too many auditions. I slept with all the right people."---Anderson People June 30, 2003

May 12, 2004, Pamela Anderson became an American citizen, but will not be giving up her Canadian citizenship

"I know what the hell's going on. I hate to admit it, because pretending that I'm stupid has always been my ace in the hole."---Anderson on not being a dumb blonde to InTouch May 24, 2004

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Dan Ilicic. Photographer. Photographed Anderson's early Labatt Beer ads.
companion:
David Charvet. Actor. Briefly together while co-starring on "Baywatch".
companion:
Scott Baio. Actor. Briefly engaged; no longer together.
companion:
Bret Michaels. Musician. With rock group Poison.
companion:
Jon Peters. Producer, executive.
husband:
Tommy Lee. Musician. Born on October 3, 1962; married in February 1995; formerly married to actress Heather Locklear; Anderson filed for divorce on November 19, 1996; reconciled shortly thereafter and renewed wedding vows on December 24, 1996; Anderson again filed for divorce in February 1998 after Lee allegedly engaged in spousal abuse; Lee was sentenced to six months jail time for felony abuse; divorced; reconciled in early 1999; separated again; seen together romantically as of October 2003.
companion:
Kelly Slater. Professional surfer. Dated in late summer 1998.
companion:
Marcus Schenkenberg. Model. Began dating in May 2000; separated in early 2001.
companion:
Stavors Merjos. Video producer. Began relationship in late February 2001.
companion:
Robert 'Kid Rock' Ritchie. Musician. Dating as of May 2001; engaged April 2002; spilt briefly in June 2002 over Kid Rock's drinking but reportedly reconciled; no longer together as of June 2003; As of October 2003, Anderson stated that they still have a relationship, but it is one without "labels".
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Barry Anderson. Furnace repairman.
mother:
Carol Anderson. Waitress.
brother:
Gerry Anderson. Operates sister's official website (http://www.pamelaandersonlee.com).
son:
Brandon Thomas Lee. Born on June 5, 1996; father Tommy Lee.
son:
Dylan Jagger Lee. Born on December 29, 1997; father Tommy Lee.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Star" Atria Books

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