Pamela (I) Anderson filmography and biography
Date of birth: 1 July 1967, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
Pamela (I) Anderson biography
A native of Canada, Pamela Anderson was born on Vancouver Island, and
later moved to the city of Vancouver. It was while she attended a
British Columbia Lions football game that Anderson was "discovered" in
a most unusual way. Dressed in a Labatt's Beer T-shirt, her image was
transmitted on the stadium's wide screen. The fans cheered the
beautiful girl, and she was brought down to the 50-yard line and
introduced to the appreciative crowd. As a result, she was signed to a
commercial contract with Labatt's and became the company's "Blue Zone"
girl. The campaign was so popular that other commercials and
advertising assignments for Anderson soon followed. Due to the
recognition from these commercials, she was soon approached to do her
first cover for Playboy Magazine. Pamela has since gone on to grace the
cover again an astounding five times, more than any other woman in the
magazine's history. With the success and recognition she garnered from
Playboy, Anderson soon moved to Los Angeles where she spent two seasons
in the top-ten ABC Television hit series
Home Improvement as Lisa, the Tool Time Girl. It was on
"Home Improvement" that she captured the attention and affection of
viewing audiences nationwide. At the same time, Anderson was cast as
C.J. Parker on the internationally successful series
Baywatch, but because of the impossible scheduling
requirements of working on two hit shows, she eventually left "Home
Improvement" and remained full-time on "Baywatch". She now stars on one
of the most phenomenally popular television programs of all time, which
is seen in 140 countries worldwide. Recently, Anderson made the
transition into the feature film arena, starring in Dark Horse
Entertainment's action comedy Barb Wire. In addition,
Anderson was featured in the CBS movie-of-the-week, _Come Die with Me:
A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery (1994) (TV)_, a hip and updated
Mike Hammer mystery, co-starring Rob Estes. Pamela was married
to MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e drummer Tommy Lee (VI), and they had two
children, Brandon and Dylan. However, the couple divorced in early
1998. Both have had a rocky relationship in the past and continued to
date on and off, but then headed to court over custody of their two
sons. Meanwhile, she starred in and produced her hit TV show
V.I.P., which ran for four seasons until 2002. During
the spring of 2001 she dated singer Kid Rock, but they broke up
in the fall of 2003. Eventually she reunited with ex-husband Tommy Lee
after she found out she was diagnosed with hepatitis C, which she
contracted when they shared the same needle for their tattoo. By the
fall of 2003 the new network Spike TV launched her latest action
series, a cartoon developed by Stan Lee (I) called
Stripperella. She is an active participant in various
organizations, including PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals), and dedicates her time by taking part in religious practices
with children from around the world.
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British
Columbia in Canada at 4:08 PST. During her childhood, she moved to the
city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson (II) and
Carol Anderson (III). As a teenager, she went to Highland
Secondary School. Pamela was first "discovered" at a British Columbia
Lions football game, when her image was shown on the stadium screen.
The fans cheered her and she was brought down to the football field.
Because of her fame in Vancouver, she signed a commercial contract with
Labatt's beer to be the Blue Zone girl. More advertising assignments
followed, and soon Playboy approached her. In October 1989, Pamela was
on the cover of Playboy magazine. With the success from Playboy, Pamela
Anderson moved to Los Angeles in 1990. In 1991, she made her television
debut on Home Improvement, where she starred as Lisa,
the Tool Time Girl. Soon, she got attention from viewers nationwide,
which got her the role of C.J. Parker on Baywatch. She
was on one of the most viewed television series worldwide. She made her
big screen debut on Raw Justice. Soon after, Pamela met
MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e drummer Tommy Lee (VI) on New Year's Eve 1994
in New York City. In February 1995, they got married in Cancun, Mexico.
They both returned to Los Angeles and stunned the world.
In spring of 1996, Pamela starred in Barb Wire. While filming, she suffered a miscarriage. Pamela and Tommy were devastated, but there was hope for the couple when, on June 6, 1996, Brandon Thomas Lee was born. Soon later, a pornographic video of Pamela and Tommy was stolen from their home. Both of them sued an Internet web site for stealing the video. Their case wasn't settled and the video is still on the Internet. Meanwhile, Pamela and Tommy were having a rocky marriage, but, on December 29, 1997, Dylan Jagger Lee was born. Two months later, Pamela filed for divorce when her husband assaulted her. Tommy was sentenced to six months in jail. In late 1998, she starred on a TV show called V.I.P.. Soon later, she stunned the world again by removing her breast implants. In fall of 2001, she started to date singer Kid Rock, they announced their engagement in the spring of 2002. Then, Pamela announced that she was infected with hepatitis C. The cause of it was that Pamela shared a needle with her ex-husband Tommy for a tattoo. Immediately, Pamela went into treatment and her show was canceled. In the fall of 2003, she broke up with Kid Rock and starred on a animated series by Stan Lee (I) called Stripperella. Pamela soon joined PETA on many issues including fur, slaughter of chickens and supporting vegetarians. In 2005, she starred on a FOX comedy show called Stacked. She also decided to get bigger breast implants. Pamela also teaches at her sons' Sunday school and still poses for magazines.
Pamela (I) Anderson trivia
- Graduated from Highland Secondary School in 1985.
- Her ancestry is Finnish.
- (June 1999) Reunited with her husband, Tommy Lee (VI).
- (15 April 1999) Had her breast implants removed.
- Husband Tommy Lee (VI) was sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting her last February. [May 1998]
- Filed for divorce after husband, Tommy Lee (VI), was arrested for spousal abuse after allegedly assaulting her. [26 February 1998]
- Both of her children were born at home with the help of a midwife.
- (29 December 1997) Second child, Dylan Jagger, born.
- (May 1997) Was sued for $5M after pulling out of the film, Miami Hustle (1996) (TV). Judge ruled that Anderson had not entered a legally binding agreement.
- (1997) #11 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine.
- (December 1996) Reunited with Tommy Lee (VI) to support his fight against alcoholism.
- (6 June 1996) First child, Brandon Thomas, born.
- Playboy Playmate of the Month February 1990.
- Was discovered when stadium's electronic scoreboard camera focused on her as a spectator watching a BC Lions' Canadian Football League game.
- Is a natural-born brunette.
- (June 2000) Pamela's representatives have confirmed that she has dropped the "Lee" from her last name.
- Animal rights activist.
- (2000) Engaged to Swedish model Marcus Schenkenberg. Met him at the World Music Awards in Monaco in April 2000.
- Is a vegetarian.
- (15 March 2001) Obsessive fan Christine Roth pled guilty to breaking and entering into Pamela's Malibu home. Roth was sentenced to be returned to her native France for counseling. Roth had been discovered sleeping in Anderson's home on March 6.
- Born at 4:08 AM PST
- Known first as a spokesmodel for Labatts beer.
- Was the first Canadian baby born on Canada's Centennial Day in 1967, and hit global consciousness as the Centennial Baby.
- Suffered a miscarriage while filming the movie Barb Wire. Was pregnant with then-husband Tommy Lee (VI)'s child. 
- Announced that she has Hepatitis C by sharing a tattoo needle with her ex-husband Tommy Lee (VI). The tattoo needle was used to make the barb-wire rings on her left arm. She is undergoing outpatient treatment for the disease at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.
- Engaged to Kid Rock on April 11, 2002
- Has appeared a record eleven times on the cover of Playboy: October 1989, February 1991, July 1992, August 1993, November 1994, January 1996, September 1997 (two alternate covers, the other featuring Jenny McCarthy (I)), June 1998 (one of eight women featured on the cover), February 1999, July 2001, and May 2004.
- In 1999, won the Linda McCartney Award for animal rights protectors.
- Became a U.S. citizen in April 2004 but will still keep her Canadian citizenship.
- In May 2004, she wrote a $20,000 cheque to gymnast Mohini Bhardwaj after reading a story where Mohini said she couldn't afford to compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Anderson attended the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic trials in Anaheim on June 26- 27 with a "Go Mo" sign.
- Named E!'s #1 Ultimate Blonde Award 
- Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties
- Ranked #17 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
- Married Tommy Lee (VI) three days after they first met.
- Her grandfather, Juho Hyytiainen, left Finland on 1908 and changed his name to Anderson.
- Good friends with ex-husband Tommy Lee (VI)
- As an active member of PETA, she is against "inhumane" animal testing, but advocates testing on imprisoned criminals instead, putting animal rights over human rights.
- She was voted most powerful female Canadian in Hollywood by a Canadian economic magazine in 2005
- Named #40 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
- Named #8 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
- (29 June 2006) To protest against the use of fur for making clothes, she posed naked in the window of Stella McCartney's store in London
- Among the guests at her wedding to Kid Rock were Cindy Crawford (I), Rande Gerber, Afef Jnifen, David Furnish, Tommy Hilfiger and Tamara Mellon.
- Married Kid Rock on a yacht moored near Saint Tropez, France
- Besides exchanging vows in Saint Tropez, she and Kid Rock also symbolically married in Detroit, Nashville and Malibu.
- Former stepmother of Kid Rock's son Robert.
- She and Kid Rock were officially married on August 3, 2006 in a Beverly Hills court house, but held their first wedding ceremony earlier on July 29, 2006 in St. Tropez, France.
- Named #24 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
- Former sister-in-law of Jill Ritchie.
- In 2007 she began producing films alongside her brother Gerry Anderson (II).
- Finnish magazine, Image, just released an article which discovers that Anderson is related to few famous Finns. She is related to former presidents of Finland (Urho Kekkonen and Mauno Koivisto), Finnish prime minister (Matti Vanhanen), Finnish composer (Toivo Kuula) and to Finnish parliamentarians Rosa MerilÃ¤inen and Esko Aho.
- Father was a furnace repair man, mother was a waitress.
- Author of two novels, Star and Starstruck.
Pamela (I) Anderson quotes
- Making love in the morning got me through morning sickness. I found I could be happy and throw up at the same time.
- What I know in life runs the gamut of the "feminist experience." The true meaning of feminism is this: to use your strong womanly image to gain strong results in society.
- I don't really think about anything too much. I live in the present. I move on. I don't think about what happened yesterday. If I think too much, it kind of freaks me out ...
- "I don't recommend surgery at all. Women's bodies are beautiful as they are, and I've had a love/hate relationship with my breasts my whole life." quoted by the New York Post
- I am the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I'm Canadian.
- My doctor says, "You have hepatitis C." And I go, "Okay, how do I get rid of it?" And he's like, "You can't. This is what you're going to die from." I was in the middle of shooting VIP; I didn't know what to do. This wash came over my body. And then the doctor says, "Do you know how you got it?" I said no. And he said, "Your husband never told you he had it?" It kind of threw me for a while. Obviously, it's a hard thing to tell someone, but I wish he could have had the nerve to tell me. Obviously, his ego was more important than my life.
- It's terrible because people see stars like JLo and BeyoncÃ© wearing fur and they don't think about the cruelty that goes into it.
- Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.