Pamela Anderson Profile
Birth Date: July 1, 1967
Birth Place: Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Height: 5' 7''
Profession: Actress, model, producer
Education: Highland Secondary School
Husband/Wife: Rick Solomon (married October 6, 2007; divorced March 24, 2008), Kid Rock (married July 29, 2006; divorced February 1, 2007), Tommy Lee (actor, musician; married February 19, 1995; divorced February 28, 1998)
Relationship: Stephen Dorff (actor); Kelly Slater (professional surfer; dated 1998), Bret Michaels (lead singer of Poison), David Charvet (actor)
Father: Barry Anderson (furnace repairman)
Mother: Carol Anderson (waitress)
Brother: Gerry Anderson
Grand Father: Juho Hyytiainen (Finnish, who left Finland on 1908) and changed his name to Anderson.
Son: Dylan Jagger Lee (born on December 29, 1997; father: Tommy Lee), Brandon Thomas Lee (born on June 5, 1996, weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces; father: Tommy Lee)
Claim to fame: As a lifeguard, Casey Jean Parker, on Baywatch (1989)
Pamela Anderson first became a star in the cast of the TV show Baywatch, where she played lifeguard C.J. Parker from 1992-96. She also posed for Playboy magazine, adding to her notoriety and positioning her perfectly for the Internet pinup boom of the mid-1990s. Anderson's wild blonde mane and spectacular store-bought bosom made her one of the Web's most-requested and most-downloaded stars (as well as a dependable punch line for comedians and talk show hosts). Her on-again, off-again marriage to rock star Tommy Lee and later romantic relationship with music star Kid Rock also became favorite topics for tabloids. (She and Kid Rock were engaged in 2002, broke it off in 2003, and then reunited and were married on 29 July 2006.) Anderson's film appearances include Barb Wire (1996) and Scary Movie 3 (2003, with fellow bombshell Jenny McCarthy). She also starred in the short-lived TV series, V.I.P. in the late 1990s and provided the voice for the animated series Stripperella. In 2004 she published Star, a novel which seemed to be closely based on her own Hollywood career, and in 2005 she starred in her own comedy television series, Stacked. Anderson began dating pop singer Kid Rock in 2001, and the two were married for four months in 2006. Anderson married Rick Salomon, a home video entrepreneur and former Paris Hilton boyfriend, on 6 October 2007; that marriage was annulled in March of 2008.
Extra credit: Anderson once played the "Tool Time Girl" on the TV sitcom Home Improvement... In 2002, Anderson announced that she had hepatitis C, saying she had picked up the disease by sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy Lee... She was briefly engaged to actor Scott Baio... She has two sons with Lee: Brandon (b. 1996) and Dyla (b. 1997)... Other stars who got a career boost from Baywatch include Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra, Gena Lee Nolin and Brooke Burns.
A vegetarian and outspoken advocate for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Anderson appears in our loop Critter Defenders along with author Alice Walker.