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Pamela Anderson

Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is an international television actress, model, and producer known as much for her tumultuous personal life as for her professional accomplishments.

Anderson was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia[?], Canada and was discovered in 1989 when she was wearing a Labatt's beer t-shirt at a football game. She was hired by Labatt's to promote their product, and soon after, she appeared in Playboy magazine. Earlier, she had been famous as an infant for having been the "Centennial Baby", the first baby born on Canada's Centennial Day.

Anderson's first major television role was on the United States hit television sitcom Home Improvement. But her rise to stardom came primarily from her role as C J Parker on Baywatch[?].

More recently, she has appeared in a feature film, Barb Wire, which flopped, and in her own television series, V.I.P.[?] which was cancelled.

In addition to her fame from modelling and acting, Anderson has gotten a great deal of press attention for her flamboyant personal life. She married rock star Tommy Lee of the band Mötley Crüe after knowing him for only 96 hours. Anderson filed for divorce twice and reconciled twice, before finally breaking her relationship with Lee. Since, she has become engaged to model Markus Schenkenberg[?], broke up with him, and became engaged to rock musician Kid Rock.

A pornographic home video of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee was stolen from their home, and made a huge stir on the Internet. Anderson sued an Internet company which was distributing the video, and some media sources reported that she settled the case for $10 million.

In March, 2001, a woman (Christine Evelyn Roth) pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of trespassing and was deported to her home country, France. The woman had been arrested while sleeping in a guest room of Anderson's home, but she was only charged with trespassing and not the more serious crime of stalking.

In March 2002, Anderson publicly stated that she had contracted the Hepatitis C virus from Lee (supposedly from sharing tattoo needles), and began writing a regular magazine column. Anderson became the celebrity spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation[?], and served as the Grand Marshall of the SOS motorcycle ride fundraiser in October. As of November 2002, Anderson has not yet developed symptoms of Hepatitis C.

Lee denies having the disease and claims this is part of a ploy to take custody of their children.

In 1999, Anderson received the Linda McCartney Award for animal rights protectors.



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