Pamela Anderson is the actress who turned a role as a lifeguard on the TV show Baywatch
into a lifetime role as a blond bombshell, celebrity and tabloid favorite. Pamela Anderson played the recurring “Tool Time Girl” on the Tim Allen
sitcom Home Improvement
for its first two seasons, 1991-93. Then she became a star in the cast of Baywatch
, where she played lifeguard C.J. Parker from 1992-96. She also posed for Playboy
magazine, adding to her notoriety and positioning her perfectly for the Internet pinup boom of the mid-1990s. Pamela Anderson's wild blonde mane and spectacular store-bought bosom made her one of the Web's most-requested and most-downloaded stars (as well as a dependable punch line for comedians and talk show hosts). Her on-again, off-again marriage to rock star Tommy Lee
and later romantic relationship with music star Kid Rock
also became favorite topics for tabloids. (She and Kid Rock were engaged in 2002, broke it off in 2003, and then reunited and were married on July 29, 2006, only to divorce in 2007.) Anderson's film appearances include Barb Wire
(1996) and Scary Movie 3
(2003, with fellow bombshell Jenny McCarthy
). She also starred in the short-lived TV series, V.I.P.
in the late 1990s and provided the voice for the animated series Stripperella
. In 2004 she published Star
, a novel which seemed to be closely based on her own Hollywood career, and in 2005 she starred in her own comedy television series, Stacked
. Pamela Anderson married Rick Salomon, a home video entrepreneur and former Paris Hilton
boyfriend, on October 6, 2007; that marriage was annulled in March of 2008. She and Salomon remarried in 2014, but were again divorced in 2015. In later years, Pam Anderson has been an outspoken vegan and a big supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).