Curious millennials might be wondering, "Where is Pam Anderson now?" (Curious Gen Z-ers might be wondering who she is.)
Lily James' transformation for Hulu's Pam & Tommy got everyone's attention in 2022. The fictional take on the actress and model's story focused on her roller coaster romance with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, their infamous sex tape scandal and why Pam and Tommy got divorced.
Now, the Baywatch star is taking back control of her narrative by releasing a memoir, Love, Pamela, on January 31. Additionally, a Pamela Anderson Netflix documentary—told by the bombshell herself—will be released on the same day.
2023 is off to a busy start for her, but before we catch up with what's going on today, let's take a look back in time.
Pam Anderson, now and then. Here's what you need to know
The Canadian-born model and actress portrayed CJ Parker on Baywatch, arguably her best-known acting gig, from 1992 through 1997, and reprised the role in the Baywatch reboot in 2017. She also famously played "Tool Girl" Lisa in Home Improvement with Tim Allen and Vallery Irons in V.I.P. from 1998 to 2002. She was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.
Her looks garnered much attention, and Anderson has graced the cover of Playboy 14 times, the most of any model in the magazine's history, with her appearances in the magazine spanning 22 years.
Later in her career, she went on to release several books, including three autobiographies, and took a bigger role in activism causes, particularly animal rights.
What's Pam Anderson's age?
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada, on July 1, 1967. She is currently 55 years old.
What's Pam Anderson's net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth puts Pam Anderson's value at a whopping $20 million from her acting, modeling and writing careers, as well as her reality-show appearances, such as multiple seasons of Dancing with the Stars and Big Brother.
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Who was Pam Anderson married to?
Pam Anderson has been married six times to five men.
First, she tied the knot with drummer Tommy Lee in 1995, then singer Kid Rock in 2006. A year later, she walked down the aisle with film producer Rick Salomon, which was annulled, and then they tried again in 2014.
2020 was an active year for Anderson; she wed producer Jon Peters, though they split 12 days later. Lastly, she married bodyguard Dan Hayhurst in 2020. On January 21, 2022, she announced that she and Hayhurst were no longer together.
Pam and Tommy: Inside their relationship
Quickly smitten with rocker Tommy Lee, Anderson married the drummer pretty much instantaneously. On their first date in 1995, shortly after meeting during New Year's Eve in 1994, the two were wed in Cancun.
Upon settling their new life in Malibu, California, Pam and Tommy earned a reputation for partying and being highly sexualized. A carpenter leaked a tape of their most private moments, and it's arguably one of the "most infamous stolen celebrity artifacts on the planet," according to Rolling Stone.
Their wild relationship included some difficult moments too, including spousal abuse, for which Lee was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County Jail in 1998. The couple divorced that year.
Despite the ups and downs, in Anderson's forthcoming memoir, she states that "My relationship with Tommy may have been the only time I was ever truly in love," according to an excerpt from People.
Does Pam Anderson have kids?
Together, Anderson and Lee share two sons: actor Brandon Thomas Lee, now 25, and Dylan Jagger Lee, a 24-year-old model and musician. She says they were the ones who inspired her to tell her story in her new memoir and doc.
She says of her children: "Brandon and Dylan are true miracles, considering their gene pool. They have been through so much, yet they are not full of holes."
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When is the Pam Anderson documentary coming to Netflix?
Viewers can catch Pamela, a love story on January 31 on Netflix.
According to a statement from the streamer, "In her own words, through personal video and diaries, Pamela Anderson shares the story of her rise to fame, rocky romances and infamous sex tape scandal."
Viewers are anxious to see her take on things after all these years.
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
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