Pamela Anderson remains, to this day, one of the most iconic blonde bombshells of all time. The Baywatch star may be 48 years old, but nobody can deny that she is still very beautiful. Here, we present 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Pamela Anderson.
Number Fifteen: She Got Married in a Bikini
Anderson married Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in 1995 after knowing him for just 96 hours. When they tied the knot, she wore a very skimpy bikini, and he didn’t even bother wearing a shirt. They apparently ran straight for the sea after it was all official.
Number Fourteen: She Is an Author
Anderson has written not one – but two books! The books are titled Star and Star Struck, and they came out in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
Number Thirteen: She Married the Same Person Twice
Anderson married Tommy Lee not one time, but two times! After marrying Lee the first time in 1995, they got divorced. However, they again got married in 2008.
Number Twelve: She Wrote a Letter to President Obama
In 2008, Anderson allegedly wrote an open letter to Obama addressing two legislative changes she wanted him to make. These two changes were the castration of pedophiles and the legalization of marijuana.
Number Eleven: She Was Molested as a Child
In 2014, Anderson admitted that her female babysitter molested her for four years without her parents knowing. She was also reportedly raped. According to her, “While my friend was busy, her boyfriend’s older brother decided he would teach me backgammon, which led into a back massage, which led into rape – my first heterosexual experience.”
Number Ten: She Had Hepatitis C
Emphasis on “had.” Anderson had Hepatitis C for 16 years but was recently cured. A person can be infected with Hepatitis C for years without knowing – they won’t even have any symptoms. According to the CDC, three out of four people who have Hepatitis C right now don’t know it.
Number Nine: She Used to Be a Fitness Instructor
Is this really such a surprise? Before Anderson played her iconic role on Baywatch, she was a fitness instructor in Vancouver.
Number Eight: Pamela Anderson Was Discovered on a Jumbotron
Anderson was discovered while at a BC Lions Canadian Football League game. She was wearing a Labatt’s Beer t-shirt, and the company actually ended up hiring her as a spokes model.
Number Seven: Her Breasts Have Names
Anderson reportedly named her breasts Pancho and Lefty. She named them after the two surgeons who performed her surgery in 2004!
Number Six: Pamela Anderson Can Relate to Her Baywatch Character
Anderson reportedly took the role of C.J. Parker on Baywatch because she could identify with her forward-thinking ways. Interests they share include meditation, crystal healing, and dream interpretation.
Number Five: She Is Still a Canadian Citizen
Though Anderson became a naturalized United States citizen in 2004, she still holds her citizenship to Canada. And who can blame her?
Number Four: She Is a Vegetarian
You might not think of Anderson as a sensitive soul, but she is actually a vegetarian. She also supports animal rights and is a huge animal rights activist.
Number Three: She Has Quite a Prolific Film Career
Anderson may not be as popular as she once was, but she is certainly staying busy. The model and actress has been in 15 films and documentaries altogether, and she has also had many roles on television shows. Some shows Anderson has been on include Charles in Charge, Married… with Children, Home Improvement, The Nanny, Dancing With the Stars, and Days of Our Lives.
Number Two: She Has Two Sons
Anderson leads quite a private life when it comes to her family. Her two sons are named Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee. Brandon Thomas was born on June 6, 1996, and Dylan Jagger was born on December 29, 1997.
Number One: She Was the Last Woman to Pose Nude for Playboy
Since Playboy announced in October that it would no longer feature nude women, they decided that none other Pamela Anderson herself should grace the centerfold of its final nude issue. The issue hit stands on December 11, 2015.