Playboy cover girl, red-hot tabloid queen, abuse survivor, TV star, Pamela Anderson has done it all.
When asked how much of the real Pamela Anderson does the public see, “There’s no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol — the way I dress is the way I am, is the way I live my life. I’m not trying to be anything that I’m not. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy my life to the fullest, I’ve always been like that. My old manager used to say, “You should be doing these kinds of movies and this kind,” and I said, “Who are you talking to?” I’m lucky to do any movie. At this point in my career, this is just a great opportunity.”
On how motherhood has affected her, “I don’t take as much crap as I used to. You know, once you give birth, once you have kids, you realize what’s important in life, and you realize it’s really not difficult to be a good person. And so when people aren’t good around me, I tend to move away from that. There are so many good people in the world, and you want to surround your children with that. I gave birth at home both times–natural–with a midwife, in water…with nothing.”
Regarding ever getting back with Tommy Lee, Pamela says “Well, I love Tommy. I love Tommy. He’s the father of my kids. What’s not to love? You know, he’s a good person and — but we just get along better this way. There was never an intention of getting back together. It’s just, you know, we love each other.”