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Pamela Anderson on being exactly where she wants to be

Baywatch might be celebrating its 30th birthday this year, but for series star Pamela Anderson it seems like it was just yesterday when she was running around in that iconic high-waisted red swimsuit that helped make her a star.

“I didn’t know that,” she replies when asked about the popular TV series’ upcoming anniversary. “Time is an illusion.”

Originally filmed in 35mm, Baywatch is now available in high definition on Amazon Prime Video with 350 brand new songs added to the score to help draw in younger viewers.

The show made the B.C.-born Anderson a household name and turned her, along with co-stars Carmen Electra, Yasmine Bleeth, Nicole Eggert and Erika Eleniak, into overnight stars. It also helped jumpstart the stalled career of David Hasselhoff and saw itself get the big screen treatment with Dwayne Johnson in the lead in 2017.

“Baywatch was the best job in the world,” the former Playboy Playmate says. “It doesn’t feel that long ago.”

In addition to starring as C.J. Parker for five seasons on the long-running show, which at one point was being watched by over a billion people worldwide every week, Anderson went on to star in a big screen adaption of the Dark Horse comic Barb Wire and Scary Movie 3. She continued to fill her resume with appearances on Dancing with the Stars and other reality-TV shows.

Earlier this year, she popped up alongside her son Brandon Thomas Lee in The Hills: New Beginnings.

Of course there have been high-profile romances — to Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Kid Rock — and a rumoured dalliance with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. There was also a bad split with soccer star Adil Rami that ended in accusations of abuse earlier this year. But at 52, the outspoken animal rights activist, who landed her first Vogue magazine cover in June, is exactly where she wants to be.

Below, the mother-of-two, who shares sons Brandon, 22, and Dylan, 21, with ex-husband Tommy Lee, shared lessons she has learned during her three decades in the public eye.

You were discovered in 1989 at a B.C. Lions game when you were spotted in a Labatt T-shirt. Was that the T-shirt that changed your life?

I believe in destiny.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three movies and what three albums would you want to keep you company?

I guess I’d rather take a stack of books and my dog.

Superhero movies are all the rage. Are you more a Marvel fan or DC fan?

I don’t know what that even means. I was a friend and a subject of Stan Lee — that was an honour. He was a true visionary. Although (the adult animated comedy series) Stripperella may not have been his finest work.

You’ve been on the cover of Playboy more than any other model and you first appeared in 1989. How important was that in your career?

Playboy was my university. It’s where I learned about art and philanthropy. (Playboy founder) Hugh Hefner was a big influence (on my life). But he was also a pioneer and a human and civil rights activist. I believe in living your fantasy and doing good in the world.

What was your most memorable celebrity encounter?

None — people are people. I’ve met amazing people, celebrity or not. It’s a funny world. People that like celebrities, I guess I’ve never been one of them, but to meet people one on one is interesting. It connects us. Human connection is a lost art.

You are known for speaking out on animal rights issues. How did this cause become one so close to your heart?

I relate to vulnerability and I love animals. They don’t lie and we can learn a lot from them.

You are very political and have political opinions. People probably ask you all the time about Donald Trump. I want to know what you think of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

I think less and less of Mr. Trump. He’s not on my radar. I think Mr. Trudeau has a great opportunity. He could be the hero we need in the world. But he needs to be strong enough and not subservient to the U.S. He also needs to make the climate crisis top priority. A world leader must take this role. How cool would it be if it’s Canada?

What was the best advice you ever got?

Be yourself. Humans aren’t perfect. That’s the sexiest part. You have to be brave to be in love — you have to be brave to get off the couch.

Along with that, what’s the worst advice you ever got?

To do something for money or for fame that meant going against things I believed in.

What would young Pamela think of where she ended up?

I think I’m exactly where I need to be. I’ve come full circle. It’s a miracle I made it back alive. Back to my roots on Vancouver Island, where I grew up. It’s the most beautiful place on Earth and Canadians are truly the coolest people I know.

Last question — is it better to take the road less traveled or the well-worn terrain where lots of people have tread before?

Blaze your own path.

source: torontosun.com

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Pamela Anderson: Becoming a ‘Playboy’ Model ‘Saved My Life’

Pamela Anderson refuses to be held down. In an exclusive new interview with Us Weekly, the 50-year-old model opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered growing up.

“I was molested as a child by a bad female babysitter, who is no longer alive,” she says. “And my first experiences with men were not consensual.”

But Anderson never let the abuse stop her from persevering. She landed her big break with Playboy in 1989 and became the magazine’s Playmate of the Month the following February, an accomplishment that she says she’ll never forget.

“I was painfully shy as a child. As a young girl, Playboy empowered me. It really saved my life,” she tells Us. “I felt very trapped inside and needed to free myself. It was a breakthrough for me, and there I met artists and activists and gentleman. It has been a fun and wild life.”

The road to success wasn’t always easy though, which is why Anderson has a message for those who have gone through similar struggles. “I encourage everyone to be brave and step outside your comfort zone,” she says. “It’s a springboard into the unknown. And when you can do this, you can really live.”

She continues, “We’ve all had some kind of tragedy in our lives. We just have to remember that and be good to each other.”

The Baywatch alum is also speaking out against the recent sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood. (She came under fire in November for suggesting that Harvey Weinstein’s accusers knew what they were “getting into” by “going into a hotel room alone” with the movie mogul, who has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.)

“Hollywood is difficult. It is not my favorite place to be,” she tells Us. “But it is a business, and if this is the life you want, you play the game. I’m happy to be living in France now. Hollywood is too much. I’d rather use my energy in other ways.”

Those other ways include continuing her work as an activist with PETA and writing her upcoming book, Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship. As she tells Us, “Activism is sexy.”

source: US

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Pamela Anderson on Playboy orgies, Putin and Sly

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Pamela Anderson reflected on her wild life, from Playboy Mansion orgies to propositions from Vladimir Putin and Sylvester Stallone, in a revealing new interview on “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.”

Anderson, 50, hinted that she was initially terrified during a 1980s visit to the Playboy Mansion, though she insisted that the late Hugh Hefner was a complete gentleman.

“Everyone was naked in the grotto and the girls were ­downstairs and they all went upstairs,” Anderson recalled in a preview obtained by The Sun. “I followed them upstairs. I thought, ‘What could be going on up here?’ Seven girls, one at a time with Hef. I stood at the end of the bed watching them and then I realized they were watching me. I thought, ‘This is not a movie. I need to leave.’ ”

“I have seen a lot of ­craziness at the Playboy Mansion,” she added. “He had a lot of women around. There were these big TV screens with crazy things going on with him and the girls and baby oil.”

Of Hefner, who passed away in September 2017 at 91, Anderson gushed, “He was a pioneer. A true gentleman and he was charming. He loved women and he empowered women. He was very forward-thinking and created his own life. Nobody could copy him. It was nothing salacious. I thought it was very innocent.”

Anderson also revealed that he acted as a protector when she encountered sexual harassment in Hollywood.

“I have had men say, ‘Come back to my hotel room and audition with me. If you don’t come I will give it to the girl across the hall,’ ” she said. “And then they have ended up giving the role to a girl across the hall. People have said, ‘Pamela, come and join us in the Jacuzzi and I will give you $100,000.’ And I have said, ‘I think that is more than just the Jacuzzi. I am calling Hef.’ ”

Of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein in particular, Anderson claimed that he was never sexually inappropriate with her, but that he was a “bully,” alleging, “Over the phone he was threatening. And I didn’t work again because I stood up to him.”

A rep for Weinstein told Page Six of Anderson’s claim, “Mr. Weinstein never spoke to Pamela Anderson on the phone regarding this film. This was a Dimension project and she dealt with Bob. Mr. Weinstein always recalls Ms. Anderson having a great relationship with the Company and they all thought her contributions to the film and the television world were fabulous. She brings up some great points in her interview and as an industry vet her remarks are valuable. However, Mr. Weinstein stands firm on his recollection of his interactions with her.”

The blond bombshell also revealed the nature of her relationship with Russian President Putin.

“I wrote to him and asked him to stop the importation of seal products, because this was 95 percent of the market and that could potentially shut down the Canadian seal hunt, which is one of my big goals, and he did. He made it actually illegal to import seal products into the country,” she said.

When pressed on whether she was romantically involved with Putin at any point, Anderson giggled and played coy.

“He wanted me to come to his inauguration and give him flowers … I didn’t do that,” she said, conceding, “Obviously we have been in the same place together sometimes … I had a great relationship with Russia, yes.”

The “Baywatch” babe also admitted turning down “Rocky” and “Rambo” star Stallone, despite his best efforts.

“He offered me a condo and a Porsche to be his ‘number one girl,’ ” Anderson revealed. “I said, ‘Does that mean there is a ­number two?’ He said, ‘Of course.’” She added, “He is very funny. I did not take the condo or the Porsche. Maybe I should have.”

A rep for Stallone, 71 — who’s been happily married to former swimsuit model Jennifer Flavin for two decades — did not immediately return a request for comment.

Source: Page Six

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