Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, television personality, and activist. She is best known for her numerous appearances in Playboy magazine and for her work on the television series Home Improvement (1991–1993, 1997), Baywatch (1992–1997), and V.I.P. (1998–2002).
Anderson rose to prominence after being selected as the February 1990 Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine. She went on to frequent appearances on the magazine’s cover, holding the record of the most Playboy covers by any person. Anderson became known to a wider audience in 1991, appearing as Lisa on the award-winning ABC comedy series Home Improvement for its first two seasons. She received international recognition for her starring role as C. J. Parker in the action-drama television series Baywatch, further cementing her status as a sex symbol, and went on to play Vallery Irons in the action-comedy series V.I.P.
Anderson has appeared in films such as Raw Justice (1994), Barb Wire (1996), and Blonde and Blonder (2008). In 2006, she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and played the role of Skyler Dayton in the Fox sitcom Stacked. Anderson has also appeared as a television personality on Dancing with the Stars (2010–2012), VIP Brother (2012), Dancing on Ice (2013), and Danse avec les stars (2018).
Anderson is a prominent activist for the animal rights movement and has conducted campaigns condemning the commercial fur industry and promoting veganism through the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In addition to Playboy, she has been on the cover of numerous magazines, including GQ, Vogue, Elle, Stuff, Rolling Stone, and V. Anderson has also released four autobiographical books and two novels.