Denise Anderson was born at 4:08am, July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith,
British Columbia, Canada. 1967 was Canada's centennial year and
was the first baby born this day in all of Canada earning her
"The Centennial Baby". This earned her an article in
newspaper, the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle. The Anderson's recieved
prizes and awards for having the first baby born in Canada on
Canada's 100th Birthday. "That's where it all started"
Shortly after that, her parents Barry, a furnace repairman and
waitress, moved to Comox, British Columbia where they purchased
six bedroom house on Douglas Street. Comox is about 200 kilometers
north of Vancouver, British Columbia and it was there one day
in a library
that Pamela's modeling career would start. Pamela was sitting
to a story with about one hundred other children when a photographer
captured a picture of her that won the hearts of all that saw
It was quickly copyrighted and placed in all the libraries in
Pamela's teen years weren't anything out of the ordinary, she
braces and she was small chested. She excelled in vitually every
played, earning the nick-name "Rubber-Band" for her
Lewis, one of Pamela's school coaches was quoted as saying "She
cute and competitive, but there was noting special about her."
favorite sport was Volleyball and wasn't overly interesd in movies,
television or music the way other girls her age were at that time
lives althought she did love to play the saxophone every chance
She played sax in the school band and after school with friends
opportunity presented itself. Pamela's Mother Carol remembers
someone did better than Pamela, she'd do anything to top them.
always very determined.". Upon graduating from Highland Secondary
School in 1985 her yearbook entry stated that her aspiration in
life was "To be a California Beach Bum". In 1988, Pamela
moved to Vancouver to get a taste of the big city and
get on with her life. She was working as a fitness instructor
direction in life changed. It was the summer of 1989 when close
of Pamela invited her to go to a Canadian Football League (CFL)
with them. One of her friends was a representitive for Labatt's
breweries. The game was between the British Columbia Lions and
Argonauts in B.C. Place and at one of the stopages in play, the
cameraman was roaming the crowd looking for someone to put up
on the big
screen for all to see. He found Pamela and when he put her bright
face up on the screen, the place erupted! Labatt's noticed the
this woman was getting and the fact that she was wearing a Labatt's
shirt her friend had given her cemented the deal. She began modeling
Labatt's in their then curren promotion for the "Blue Zone".
As the "Blue
Girl", Pamela's posters were plastered all over walls in
bars and resturants Canada wide.
A gentleman by the name of Ken Honey, a freelance photographer
out of Vancouver took a few pictures of Pamela and after convincing
Pamela, he sent them into Playboy on Pamela's behalf. Playboy
they saw and in October of 1989, Pamela moved to Los Angeles,
to do a cover for the October (1989) issue of Playboy. The first
Pamela ever stepped in front of a motion picture camera was Febuary
at Playboy where she was preparing for an early sequence test
for her upcoming pictorial.
The Playboy spread generated activity on Pamela's career agenda.
had small parts on shows such as Fox's "Married with Children"
1991, she got the part of "Lisa", the "Tool-Time-Girl"
on ABC Televison's
"Home Improvment". Luck wasn't finished playing a part
in Pamela's life
though, David Hasslehoff was a fan of the show and when he saw
in the role of "Lisa", he knew he'd found his new lifeguard
then-new series "Baywatch". C.J. Parker (Pamela's character
Baywatch) was born. Pamela immediately jumped at the idea of Baywatch
says that the character of C.J. and herself are very simular.
grandfather Herman, a immigrant from Finland always taught Pamela
in "New Age Thinking", crystals, meditation and dream
C.J., according to Baywatch, has the same views.
Pamela has starred in several other roles outside of Baywatch
an uncredited role in the 1992 flop, "The Taking of Beverly
After that, she went on to star as "Felicity" in the
"Snapdragon". This one is highly recommended if you're
a Pam fanatic. In 1994, she
played the part of "Sarah" in the HBO movie "Raw
Justice" with close
friend of the Lee's David Keith. Mickey Spillane's detective series,
"Mike Hammer" came calling later that year and Pamela
found herself playing
the very beautiful "Velda". 1995 came and Pamela played
scupltor/artist in the TV movie, "The Evolution of Mr. E.",
adapted from the
H.G. Wells book of the same name.
1995 held other surprises as well for Pamela, one of which was
husband! On New Year's evening in 1994, Pamela was attending a
party in New
York where she met Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. He came right
her and licked her face! They talked off and on and after he begged
several times for her phone number, she finally gave in and let
it. Tommy called Pamela over and over again for the next few weeks
trying to arrange a date and in the first week of Febuary 1995,
succeeded only to be cancelled on at the last moment. He wasn't
about to give
up on Pamela though, she'd been called away to Cancun, Mexico
to do a
photo shoot for her sun-tan lotion line and Tommy, determined
to win over
Pamela at any cost, followed her.
After four days of courting and endless parties, the two were
on a beach. Pamela wearing a white bikini and Tommy wearing a
shorts. After returning to L.A., they had wedding rings tattooed
fingers. Pamela's says "Tommy's" and Tommy's says "Pamela's".
remarried for fun in silver space suits with friends there "just
Going against the advice of Nick Stevens, her personal manager,
accepted the role to play futuristic bounty hunter Barb Wire for
Horse Comics and Gramercy Pictures (Polygram in the UK). He thought
would be a tremendous mistake but Pamela thought otherwise and
1996, Barb Wire will open in 1500 theatres across the United States.
The soundtrack to Barb Wire features a song Tommy wrote called
Boom". If you like heavier misic, this CD is the one to buy!.
Unfortunatley, stardom has a price. While filming Barb Wire, Pamela
Tommy suffered a miscarriage. They were both devistated but like
told Pamwatch, "Our little angel is up there in good hands."
wasn't really anyone or anything to blame other than the fact
being the hard worker that she is was simply overworked. Stress
it's roll on Pamela, she was filming Baywatch in the day and then
10 hours in the Sun, she'd go to the set of Barb Wire and film
more. I recall days when Pamela would be so tired, her emails
would be no
more than four or five words. it's amazing she had strength to
October 15th 1995 was a great day around here at the offices of
Pamwatch. We recieved word before anyone else that Pamela was
Tommy and her were bouncing off the walls! If you can believe
devoted this woman is to her fans, she emailed us using her portable
Powerbook from her hospital bed. Reports came in Monday from the
that Pamela tried to kill herself but it wasn't until Wednesday
word slipped out that she was pregnant.
In December of 1995, The Lee's were invited to England to spend
holidays by the U.K. newspaper "The Sun". Amazingly,
they accepted the
invitation. What was amazing about it is that "The Sun"
is one of the
worst "tabloid" type papers in the U.K. but Pamela and
Tommy thought if
they gave them an exclusive interview, then maybe they'd leave
for awhile. They were wrong. The paper printed the interview all
right.. but it'd been doctered up to make it look like all that
about was sex! Leave it to the tabloids to have a perfect opportunity
print the truth but rather than take that opportunity, they lie!
While in England, Pamela and Tommy travelled with their close
and personnal assistant, Jon Roberts. They had a blast, Pamela
every fluffy hat she could find and the candles... ha! The candles
another story. She got in trouble trying to make the Queen's Guard
their concentration. Tommy told us she was doing a good job until
Police broke it up. December 27th 1995 was spent in Venice, Italy
Tommy and Pamela renewed their wedding vows.