The actress and model spoke candidly to Piers Morgan in an interview airing on ITV.

Human Interest

Pamela Anderson On Baywatch, Playboy, Tommy Lee And That Sex Tape

By Jack Beresford

March 02, 2018

Pamela Anderson has spoken openly about her experience on Baywatch, doing Playboy, her relationship with Tommy Lee and that fall out from that sex tape.

The actress, model and spokesperson opened up during an interview with Piers Morgan for the ITV chat show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

Anderson addressed a wide-range of topics in the interview, due to air on ITV, including her decision to go vegan, her experiences with super-fans, Julian Assange and Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin.

The Baywatch star also talks about her campaign against pornography and her continuing role as an animal rights activist.

On the surprise success of Baywatch

“I had no idea [how big Baywatch was] and we started travelling, we came to London first actually. My first time to Europe, came to London, and I remember paparazzi going crazy and running backwards and falling over themselves and I thought, ‘who’s here?’, looking behind me, ‘what’s going on, who’s here?’ I didn’t realise it was for us so then we realised, wow people are watching this show.”

On her co-star David Hasselhoff

“He’s very funny. He is a caricature of himself. He likes to gamble and we’d be doing a scene together and he’d be betting on sports and the phone would fall in the ocean…”

On whether the Hoff ever made a move on her

“The rest of the cast did but not David.”

 

On doing her first Playboy cover

“Well I called my mother and she said she’d do it. Straight away. It gave me the chance to get out of a small town. I had never been on a plane before. It was my first plane ride to LA ever and I landed on gay Pride day. I called my mum and I said, ‘not only do gay people exist, they walk around in hot pink shorts handcuffed together on floats’. I thought I’ve arrived, this is where I need to be, I feel accepted, this is me.”

“I really wanted to get over the shyness and it really helped because I realised as I was shooting in front of somebody, partially nude and no-one really cared. It just helped me with my entire life. It gave me self-confidence, but it also made me realise other people don’t care as much as you do about yourself. I was so critical of the way I looked and my body.”

“Girls are just really hard on themselves. The sexiest thing you can be is confident. No-one else is as critical as you are of yourself. And when you are really just free with your life, your body, it’s so much more attractive.”

On her first encounter Tommy Lee

“I had a place called Sanctuary and I gave everyone a shot of Goldschlager  – it was for New Year’s and he thought I only given it to him so he came bounding over, wallet chains flying and sat down next to me and licked my face and then I licked my friend’s face and we all licked each other’s faces.”

“I don’t know –  he started it. We all started licking each other’s faces around the table. I wanted to leave and then Tommy chased me to the car and wanted my number and my girlfriend’s looking at me (saying) ‘no, do not give your number’. So I instantly went of course I’m giving my number.”

“Then I went to Mexico and I was with my girlfriend, and I alerted the hotel, if anyone with tattoos comes, do not let him near here. I was already on day three of my photoshoot and I [thought] I’m bored let’s call Tommy, what’s the worst that can happen.”

“I knew it was probably bad but my girlfriend was saying, ‘no, no, no’ so I was saying, ‘yes, yes, yes’. Anyway he came to see me.”

On marrying Tommy Lee

“So then we go to a club and he took the ring off his friend’s finger and put it on mine and said, ‘do you want to get married?’ and I said, ‘sure’. We were married in four days. Because it took us that long to find a priest.”

“I remember calling my mother after it happened saying, ‘I’m married’ and she’s like, ‘to who?’ I said ‘Tommy’ and she’s like ‘who’s Tommy?” And she was so upset, you know this is one thing she’ll never forgive me for. But I invited her to all the other weddings.”

On encounters with fans

“There’s been dangerous ones… some people getting into my house and slicing their wrists and wearing my Baywatch bathing suit.”

“My dad came, and I was preparing the room for him and there was a woman in there, she had bleach blonde hair and she was wearing my Baywatch bathing suit, tucked in bed. And she had written a letter saying, ‘I’m not a lesbian, I just want to touch you’. And she was wearing my bathing suit and the police got it from her and wanted to give it back but I said, ‘no, no it’s ok, you can keep that.”

On that sex tape

“We filmed everything, Tommy and I would film everything and we were naked all the time. It was never a honeymoon tape just him and I being in love and doing crazy things and filming it, silly. I’ve never seen it, I don’t want to see it.”

“It was really devastating. It was accumulated, all this stress, we had a lot of stress and this really did not help our marriage.”

On being vegan

“It’s better for your sex life because meat makes you impotent. Notice, do you notice? Just think how much better it could be without the meat.

On campaigning against pornography

“I had a friend who has a daughter who was raped by a man who was addicted to pornography, a young man who had never had sex with anybody but went out hunting for people. I think there is a whole group of people that don’t even have sex with human beings, they are just addicted to pornography online.”

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Pamela Anderson airs tomorrow (Saturday 3rd March) at 9.50pm