Born: July 1, 1967
Height: 5´7" (1.71 m)
(91 cm), 22" (56 cm), 34" (86 cm)
Interesting facts: Children:
2 sons, Brandon (6 June 1996) and Dylan Jagger (29 December 1997)
Pamela Denise Anderson was born at
4:08am, July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. 1967 was
Canada's centennial year and Pamela was the first baby born this day in
all of Canada earning her the title "The Centennial Baby". This earned
her an article in the local newspaper, the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
The Anderson's recieved cash prizes and awards for having the first baby
born in Canada on this day, Canada's 100th Birthday. "That's where it
all started" says Pamela.
Shortly after that, her parents Barry, a furnace repairman and Carol,
a waitress, moved to Comox, British Columbia where they purchased a large
six bedroom house on Douglas Street. Comox is about 200 kilometers north
of Vancouver, British Columbia and it was there one day in a library that
Pamela's modeling career would start. Pamela was sitting listening to
a story with about one hundred other children when a photographer captured
a picture of her that won the hearts of all that saw viewed it. It was
quickly copyrighted and placed in all the libraries in British Columbia.
Pamela's teen years weren't anything out of the ordinary, she had braces
and she was small chested. She excelled in vitually every sport she played,
earning the nick-name "Rubber-Band" for her flexability. Pat Lewis, one
of Pamela's school coaches was quoted as saying "She was quite cute and
competitive, but there was noting special about her." Her favorite sport
was Volleyball and wasn't overly interesd in movies, television or music
the way other girls her age were at that time in their lives althought
she did love to play the saxophone every chance she got. She played sax
in the school band and after school with friends when the opportunity
presented itself. Pamela's Mother Carol remembers that "If someone did
better than Pamela, she'd do anything to top them. She was always very
determined.". Upon graduating from Highland Secondary School in 1985 her
yearbook entry stated that her aspiration in life was "To be a California
In 1988, Pamela moved to Vancouver to get a taste of the big city and
get on with her life. She was working as a fitness instructor when her
direction in life changed. It was the summer of 1989 when close friends
of Pamela invited her to go to a Canadian Football League (CFL) game with
them. One of her friends was a representitive for Labatt's beer breweries.
The game was between the British Columbia Lions and the Toronto Argonauts
in B.C. Place and at one of the stopages in play, the cameraman was roaming
the crowd looking for someone to put up on the big screen for all to see.
He found Pamela and when he put her bright smiling face up on the screen,
the place erupted! Labatt's noticed the response this woman was getting
and the fact that she was wearing a Labatt's shirt her friend had given
her cemented the deal. She began modeling for Labatt's in their then curren
promotion for the "Blue Zone". As the "Blue Girl", Pamela's posters were
plastered all over walls in bars and resturants Canada wide.
A gentleman by the name of Ken Honey, a freelance photographer based out
of Vancouver took a few pictures of Pamela and after convincing Pamela,
he sent them into Playboy on Pamela's behalf. Playboy liked what they
saw and in October of 1989, Pamela moved to Los Angeles, California to
do a cover for the October (1989) issue of Playboy. The first time Pamela
ever stepped in front of a motion picture camera was Febuary 1990 at Playboy
where she was preparing for an early sequence test for her upcoming pictorial.
The Playboy spread generated activity on Pamela's career agenda. She had
small parts on shows such as Fox's "Married with Children" and in 1991,
she got the part of "Lisa", the "Tool-Time-Girl" on ABC Televison's "Home
Improvment". Luck wasn't finished playing a part in Pamela's life though,
David Hasslehoff was a fan of the show and when he saw Pamela in the role
of "Lisa", he knew he'd found his new lifeguard for his then-new series
"Baywatch". C.J. Parker (Pamela's character name on Baywatch) was born.
Pamela immediately jumped at the idea of Baywatch and she says that the
character of C.J. and herself are very simular. Her grandfather Herman,
a immigrant from Finland always taught Pamela to believe in "New Age Thinking",
crystals, meditation and dream interpretation. C.J., according to Baywatch,
has the same views.
Pamela has starred in several other roles outside of Baywatch including
an uncredited role in the 1992 flop, "The Taking of Beverly Hills". After
that, she went on to star as "Felicity" in the thriller "Snapdragon".
This one is highly recommended if you're a Pam fanatic. In 1994, she played
the part of "Sarah" in the HBO movie "Raw Justice" with close friend of
the Lee's David Keith. Mickey Spillane's detective series, "Mike Hammer"
came calling later that year and Pamela found herself playing the very
beautiful "Velda". 1995 came and Pamela played a quirky scupltor/artist
in the TV movie, "The Evolution of Mr. E.", adapted from the H.G. Wells
book of the same name.
1995 held other surprises as well for Pamela, one of which was a husband!
On New Year's evening in 1994, Pamela was attending a party in New York
where she met Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. He came right up to her and
licked her face! They talked off and on and after he begged her several
times for her phone number, she finally gave in and let him have it. Tommy
called Pamela over and over again for the next few weeks trying to arrange
a date and in the first week of Febuary 1995, he succeeded only to be
cancelled on at the last moment. He wasn't about to give up on Pamela
though, she'd been called away to Cancun, Mexico to do a photo shoot for
her sun-tan lotion line and Tommy, determined to win over Pamela at any
cost, followed her.
After four days of courting and endless parties, the two were married
on a beach. Pamela wearing a white bikini and Tommy wearing a set of shorts.
After returning to L.A., they had wedding rings tattooed on their fingers.
Pamela's says "Tommy's" and Tommy's says "Pamela's". The got remarried
for fun in silver space suits with friends there "just because".
Going against the advice of Nick Stevens, her personal manager, Pamela
accepted the role to play futuristic bounty hunter Barb Wire for Dark
Horse Comics and Gramercy Pictures (Polygram in the UK). He thought it
would be a tremendous mistake but Pamela thought otherwise and May 3rd,
1996, Barb Wire will open in 1500 theatres across the United States. The
soundtrack to Barb Wire features a song Tommy wrote called "Planet Boom".
If you like heavier misic, this CD is the one to buy!. It's amazing.
Unfortunatley, stardom has a price. While filming Barb Wire, Pamela and
Tommy suffered a miscarriage. They were both devistated but like Tommy
told Pamwatch, "Our little angel is up there in good hands." There wasn't
really anyone or anything to blame other than the fact that Pamela, being
the hard worker that she is was simply overworked. Stress played it's
roll on Pamela, she was filming Baywatch in the day and then after 10
hours in the Sun, she'd go to the set of Barb Wire and film some more.
I recall days when Pamela would be so tired, her emails would be no more
than four or five words. it's amazing she had strength to type at all.
October 15th 1995 was a great day around here at the offices of Pamwatch.
We recieved word before anyone else that Pamela was pregnant again. Tommy
and her were bouncing off the walls! If you can believe how devoted this
woman is to her fans, she emailed us using her portable Apple Powerbook
from her hospital bed. Reports came in Monday from the media that Pamela
tried to kill herself but it wasn't until Wednesday that word slipped
out that she was pregnant.
In December of 1995, The Lee's were invited to England to spend the holidays
by the U.K. newspaper "The Sun". Amazingly, they accepted the invitation.
What was amazing about it is that "The Sun" is one of the worst "tabloid"
type papers in the U.K. but Pamela and Tommy thought if they gave them
an exclusive interview, then maybe they'd leave them alone for awhile.
They were wrong. The paper printed the interview all right.. but it'd
been doctered up to make it look like all that was talked about was sex!
Leave it to the tabloids to have a perfect opportunity to print the truth
but rather than take that opportunity, they lie!
While in England, Pamela and Tommy travelled with their close friend and
personnal assistant, Jon Roberts. They had a blast, Pamela was buying
every fluffy hat she could find and the candles... ha! The candles are
another story. She got in trouble trying to make the Queen's Guard lose
their concentration. Tommy told us she was doing a good job until the
Police broke it up. December 27th 1995 was spent in Venice, Italy where
Tommy and Pamela renewed their wedding vows.
+ 1997: Dumped
+ 1996: Barb Wire
+ 1995: Baywatch the Movie : Forbidden Paradise
+ 1995: The evolution of Mr. E.
+ 1995: Naked Souls
+ 1994: Come Die with Me (TV)
+ 1994: Raw Justice
+ 1993: Snapdragon
+ 1992: The Taking of Beverly Hills
+ 1992: Baywatch (TV)
+ 1991: Home Improvement (TV)
+ 1990: Married with children (TV)
+ 1987: Some Kind of Wonderful
+ 1984: Crimes of Passion
+ 1984: China Blue