On her Birthday, Facts You Didn’t Know About Pamela Anderson

As Pamela Anderson turns 47, we discover why the Baywatch hottie has always caught your fancy. 

Updated01 Jul 2015, 12:05 PM IST
Entertainment
3 min read

Pamela Anderson is one of the most searched female celebrities on Google. And yet there are five things that you probably didn’t know about the Baywatch hottie. Happy 47th Ms Anderson.

She Tied the Knot in a Bikini

Pamela Anderson with her ex-husband Tommy Lee (Photo: <a href="http://culturecrossfire.com/music/1995-in-music/">culturecrossfire.com</a>)
Pamela Anderson with her ex-husband Tommy Lee (Photo: culturecrossfire.com)

On 21st February 1995, Anderson decided to get hitched to a guy she’d known only for about 96 hours. Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was the lucky guy. While Anderson walked the aisle in a skimpy white bikini, Lee wore a pair of white Bermudas and decided to go without a shirt or shoes. The couple reportedly dived into the sea immediately after the ceremony. Anderson’s parents were pretty peeved about her runaway Mexican wedding.

Pam Anderson the Author

Pamela Anderson made for a glamorous backdrop at a Frankfurt bookfair (Photo: Reuters)
Pamela Anderson made for a glamorous backdrop at a Frankfurt bookfair (Photo: Reuters)

The ultimate blonde babe has penned not one but two novels - Star (2004) and Star Struck (2005). Star is a breathless romp through tinseltown and tabloids. The novel gives a peek into an industry of inflated egos and equally inflated bodies. More so, both books tell the story of a small-town girl getting glittered up to become a star.

She Married the Same Guy Twice. 

Pamela Anderson and drummer Tomme Lee share a passionate kiss at a music event (Photo: Reuters)&nbsp;
Pamela Anderson and drummer Tomme Lee share a passionate kiss at a music event (Photo: Reuters) 

Anderson married and divorced drummer Tommy Lee not once, but twice, in 1995 and then in 2008. She also reportedly married singer Kid Rock in 2006 and divorced him shortly after. It was hinted by media reports that their split was followed by Anderson’s miscarriage. Pam’s ‘secret’ marriage to film producer Rick Salomon in 2007 met with a bitter end in 2008 after Anderson requested for annulment on grounds of fraud. An affair with the swedish model Marcus Schenkenberg also happened somewhere along the way.

Pam Wrote a Letter to Prez Obama

President Obama might have had a good laugh after reading Pamela Anderson’s open letter to him (Photo: Reuters)
President Obama might have had a good laugh after reading Pamela Anderson’s open letter to him (Photo: Reuters)

Pam reportedly wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama in 2008 (when he was President-elect) urging him to make two legislative changes - castration of paedophiles and legalising marijuana. Apparently she was convinced that hemp farming in the US would make their borders safer and would also create jobs. We wonder what President Obama thought of that.

From Age 6-10, Pam was Molested by her Female Babysitter

Pamela Anderson was assaulted and raped as a child and teenager (Photo: Reuters)
Pamela Anderson was assaulted and raped as a child and teenager (Photo: Reuters)

In 2014 Pamela Anderson told the world the story of her painful childhood. She had loving parents but was molested for four years by her babysitter. She was also raped repeatedly. 

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. He was 25 years old, I was 12.
Pamela Anderson, (Reported by LA Times)

Anderson was also gang raped by her boyfriend and his friends in the 9th grade.

My first boyfriend in grade 9 decided it would be funny to gang rape me, with six of his friends. Needless to say, I had a hard time trusting humans. I just wanted off this Earth.
Pamela Anderson, (Reported by LA Times)

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Published: 01 Jul 2015, 08:28 AM IST

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