When it comes to iconic characters, not many have reached the heights of C.J. Parker. This would not be possible without the woman who portrayed her. We all know, we all love her – the one and only Pamela Anderson.
But there is so much more to her than just this one single character. So, if you’re interested in learning more (and why wouldn’t you be), make sure to keep reading.
Her Passion for Casino Slots
We’ll start with the most surprising of details about this incredible actress. Her passion for casino games, more specifically casino slots. Who can blame her? There is nothing quite as satisfying as hearing the clink-clink of coins tumbling down. So, naturally, Anderson enjoys watching the spinning symbols on the machine, to the extent that at a certain point in her life, she accumulated a debt of 125 thousand dollars in a Las Vegas casino, which was later been covered by her anonymous lover.
Anderson’s slots passion is so well known in the industry that in 2005, Bally Gaming and Systems released a Pamela Anderson Playboy line of slots. The slots featured a progressive jackpot that starts at a jaw-dropping $250k. They’re located in Palm Springs, Las Vegas – the best location for such an illustrious line.
All the pictures taken of Anderson were fully exclusive to the slots, so it’s been a great experience for fans of slots and Anderson alike. She went on to promote the slots and even signed autograph fans on the 15th and 16 of February 2006 in The Lounge at the Palms.
Basic Information about her
|Full Name||Pamela Denise Anderson|
|Professional Name||Pamela Anderson|
|Date of Birth||1st of July 1967|
|Age||56 years old|
|Birthplace||Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada|
|Citizenships||Canadian and American|
|Ethnicity||Finnish, Volga German/Russian German|
|Education||Highland Secondary School, Comox, British Columbia|
|Political Views||Liberal Democrat|
|Profession||Actress, model, media personality, writer|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Height in meters||1.70 m|
|Height in centimeters||170 cm|
|Height in feet and inches||5 foot 7 inches|
|Weight in kilograms||59 kg|
|Weight in pounds||130 pounds|
|Body measurements in centimeters||96-63-83 centimeters|
|Body measurements in inches||38-25-33 inches|
|Mother||Carol Anderson (nee. Grosco)|
|Sibling||Gerry Anderson (younger brother)|
|Relationships||Tommy Lee (1995-1998)|
|Kid Rock (2006-2007)|
|Rick Salomon (2007- 2008 and 2014-2015)|
|Jon Peters (2020-2020)|
|Dan Hayhurst (2020-2022)|
|Children||Brandon Thomas Lee (born 1996)|
|Dylan Jagger Lee (born 1997)|
Early Life and Career
Anderson has had fairly humble beginnings, starting off as a fitness instructor in Vancouver back in 1988. But in 1998, while watching a BC Lions CFL game, she was featured on the jumbotron wearing a Labatt’s Beer shirt, and by pure chance, her entire life changed. The company reached out to her to become a spokesmodel after being mesmerized by her short time on the screen.
This began her start as a model and was featured in the same year she was discovered as a cover girl for Playboy magazine. All of this led her to move to LA so she could pursue a career in modeling.
And that risk definitely paid off as she soon became Playmate of the Month, which led to a mind-boggling 22-year-old Playboy career. She also appeared more times on the magazine covers than any other model.
Her modeling career gave her the chance to branch out to being cast in Baywatch as the aforementioned C. J. Parker. The show and the character were an instant hit and made Anderson a household name, and furthered her career.
Everyone wanted her to feature in their movies, shows, and more. Most recently, she played the role of Sheriff Rodgers in 2022 Alone at Night, starring Ashley Benson.
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Other Ventures and Activism
So, it’s pretty clear that she has an astounding career, be it as a model or an actress. But there’s so much more to her than this and her being a sex symbol. She proved age was just a number when she made her first Broadway debut in 2022, at the age of 55, as Roxie Hart in the Chicago production.
And what many don’t know is that she actually is an author. She wrote two novels, titled Star: A Novel and Starstruck and Starstruck. Moreover, she co-authored Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship, along with several autobiographies.
Most inspiring is her work as an animal activist. We’re sure most readers would have seen the sensational headline she made by posing for PETA, along with her meeting with Kremlin officials to discuss animal rights in Russia.
She also cemented her love for animals by launching a vegan clothing line called The Pamela Anderson Collection. Plus, she’s been a vegan for years, far before it was mainstream.
Hopefully, all of the above has quenched your thirst for what there is to know about Pamela Anderson. If you have dismissed her due to her extensive relationship lists or modeling career, you should definitely rethink this. There’s so much more than meets the eye with her, from her casino love to her animal activism.