Pamela Anderson has shared a vintage snap on Instagram, where the former Baywatch star is seen busting out of a series of strategically placed feathers that barely cover her breasts, while wearing a pair of white short-shorts. The actress and model is seated on a park bench in the snap, which appears to be taken in her adopted home state of California.
Originally from the small town of Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada, Anderson moved to Los Angeles in 1990. In the photo’s caption, she tells the story of when she first moved to California, and how she was introduced to the LGBTQ+ community.
Anderson explains that, when she first arrived in Los Angeles, she called her mother to tell her about everything she had seen and experienced, which was a dramatically different way of life from what she was used to growing up in Canada.
She further explains in the caption the thrill of learning about this group of men and women, and how wonderful they all seemed. Her mother, Carol, said she believed the whole experience was “fantastic,” according to Anderson.
Anderson then told her fans and followers that she believed in “owning” who she was, and that you should never apologize for your sexuality. She used the vintage social media snap to further her commitment to promoting human rights.
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As a young naive adult , I first arrived in Los Angeles during Gay Pride. It was such a different experience than what I’d grown up with in my tiny town on Vancouver Island... I remember calling home and telling my mom, “Not only do gay people exist, some even wear makeup and have the most fabulous wigs!” ... (we’ve come a long way) My mom (being a glamorous woman) thought this sounded fantastic, and I immediately knew I had arrived ! I knew L.A. was somehow going to be my home .... and inspiration. I have always believed in owning who you are. Never compromise your truth. Never apologize for your sexuality. And never lose your love for humanity and each other. #pridemonth
The activist, who rose to fame as the “Tool Time” girl on the ’90s television series Home Improvement, made her mark in the entertainment business by becoming one of Hugh Hefner’s infamous Playboy centerfolds, gracing the cover of Playboy Magazine a record-setting 13 times.
Her work on Home Improvement led producers to cast her in the worldwide sensation Baywatch as C.J. Parker in 1989. Anderson would eventually go on to star in movies such as Barb Wire, Raw Justice and Blonde and Blonder. Anderson also appeared in the 2006 mockumentary, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. However, Anderson is perhaps best known for her relationship history.
Anderson married Motley Crue founding member Tommy Lee just four days after meeting him. The couple went on to have two sons, Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger. She also wed Kid Rock, and twice-wed film producer Rick Salomon, with both marriages ending in divorce. Anderson has been dating French footballer Adil Rami since 2017.
Anderson now lives in Marseille, France. She recently made the news because of her friendship with Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. She said she believed Assange to be innocent, that he was a good man and an incredible person, according to ITV News.
Anderson is an animal rights activist and has worked for over 25 years with PETA.