General Facts and Figures
- Name: Pamela Denise Anderson
- Net Worth: $20 Million
- Occupation: Actress, Model, TV personality
- Date of Birth: July 1, 1967
- Place of Birth: Ladysmith, Canada
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Spouse: Dan Hayhurst
- Social: Instagram
Early Life & Education
Pamela Anderson is an American model, actress, author, and TV personality. She was born on July 1, 1967, in British Columbia, Canada.
She grew up with her younger brother, Gerry, who is currently an actor and producer.
While growing up, Pamela had a rough childhood characterized by several sexual assaults. Her babysitter allegedly molested her for four years.
She was sexually abused at the age of 12 by a 25 years old man and gang-raped by her boyfriend and his six friends.
While in British Columbia, she went to Highland Secondary School, where she actively participated in the volleyball team.
After completing her high school studies, she moved to Vancouver and started working as a fitness instructor.
Career and Net Worth
Pamela Anderson joined the modeling industry after Labatt’s Beer, a brewing company, noticed her at a Football League game in Vancouver, and she got hired as their Spokesmodel.
Later, Playboy began to feature her in most of their magazines from 1989. Playboy, from then on, became the reason for her successful modeling career for 22 years.
Her modeling career consequently earned her roles in several TV series, and some of them include the ABC comedy series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and VIP. She also starred in big-screen films such as Raw Justice, Barb Wire, and Casablanca.
Top fashion magazines have also featured her on their covers. For example, Flare, Marie Claire, W, and Elle.
Pamela has also authored best-selling books such as Star, which talks about a teenager’s longing to be famous. She released a sequel of the book in 2005 called Star Struck. The book gives a sneak peek into her relationship with Tommy Lee and her life challenges as a celebrity.
She’s also hosted shows like Saturday Night Live and Juno Awards (which were held in Canada).
Pamela Anderson’s career has earned her an accumulated net worth of $20 million.
From only the series Baywatch where she starred as J.C.Parker, she cashed in $300,000 for every episode. Thus accumulating to about $6.6 million per season and $33 million for the entire 5-season series.
In 2000, Pamela bought a $1.8 million home in Malibu. She then refurbished it and offered to sell it for $7.75 million in 2013.
She was sadly not lucky to secure a buyer and so listed it as a rental at a fee of $50,000. Unfortunately, no one still took the house, which was worth $8-9 million.
She also had financial challenges that came to light after ending her relationship with John Peters. The latter claimed that he paid over $200,000 to clear her debts.
She was listed among California’s Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers after defaulting $1.7 million in tax money.
Pamela Anderson has never had a stable and lasting relationship or marriage in her lifetime. She’s married and divorced several of her partners, including Tommy Lee (1995 – 1998), Kid Rock (2006, 5 months), and Rick Salomon (2007 – 2015).
So far, she’s had two children (Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger) from her first marriage with Tommy Lee.
On December 24, 2020, Anderson revealed that she married Dan Hayhurst, who is her bodyguard.
Foundation and Philanthropic
Pamela is sort of PETA’s most effective tool, as long as you have had eyes and a pulse for the past twenty or so years. Over the years, the famous vegan model was photographed for various sensual advertisements supporting a vegetarian lifestyle.
Additionally, she founded her own nonprofit, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, which promotes the rights of people, animals, and the environment.