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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson smiles as she sits outside on a wooden swing
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We know you’re already familiar with Pamela Anderson. She’s an iconic model, screen star and activist that’s been a household name for decades. Now get ready to see Pamela in a whole new light as she returns to her family’s legacy property on Vancouver Island to restore, design and settle into her forever home. Before you join the Pamela’s Garden of Eden restoration journey, get to know Pamela.


She Was Born in Ladysmith, British Columbia

Pamela hails from the picturesque West Coast town, Ladysmith. Ladysmith is a small town (with a population under 9,000 residents) that features a charming waterfront. Loyal Homes describes it as an ideal location for real estate investors because of the beautiful landscapes and charming slices of the waterfront. In Pamela’s Garden of Eden, Pamela makes her triumphant return to beautiful Ladysmith, to renovate the property she purchased 25 years ago.

Related: Tour Pamela Anderson’s Completed Ladysmith Home

Her Birthday is Canada Day

Pamela’s first brush with fame was as a Centennial Day baby, born on Canada Day on the 100th anniversary of the country’s founding. For someone who once described herself as the “ultimate California girl”, her Canadian roots are strong, which makes it such a logical step for her to return to British Columbia to restore her grandmother’s legacy property on Vancouver Island.

She Holds Both American and Canadian Citizenship

Though Pamela became an American citizen in 2004, she retained her Canadian citizenship. The dual citizen owns property south of the border in Malibu, California, as well as her British Columbia home.

Glamorous shot of Pamela Anderson
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Her Home Improvement Connection

Perhaps home renovations have always been in the cards for her, as Pamela’s debut on the silver screen in a recurring role was alongside Tim Allen in the ‘90s sitcom Home Improvement. She appeared in the show from 1991 to 1992 as Allen’s “Tool Time” assistant, and left in 1992 to move on to her most iconic role, as C.J. Parker in Baywatch.

She’s an OG Reality Star

Pamela is no stranger to unscripted television, with credits in various Big Brother franchises around the world (from India to Bulgaria) and features on Dancing With the Stars and Dancing On Ice.


She’s a Passionate Vegan

A vegetarian since she was a teen (years before plant-based diets were popular), Pamela has been living a vegan lifestyle for decades. Pamela encourages people to eat more sustainably and healthy. For her, gathering fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden is one way to lead by example.

She’s an Animal Rights and Environmental Activist

More than just her veganism, Pamela is “a voice for the planet”, an outspoken advocate for animal and environmental rights. She has worked with PETA on numerous campaigns, including the traffic-stopping “All Animals Have the Same Parts” campaign. She founded the Pamela Anderson Foundation which serves to protect the planet through supporting “organizations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal, and environmental rights”. She was even successful in convincing the Russian government to ban all seal meat imports. Learn more about how you can contribute here.

Pamela Anderson on a wooden swing in white dress and pink coat
HGTV Canada

She’s Penned Several Books

Pamela’s entertainment empire extends to more than just her movie and television credits. She’s also released several novels inspired by her life and experiences. She mentions in her recent documentary that she’s been documenting her life in various notebooks from an early age. She’s also written an autobiography called Love, Pamela and a series of children’s books. Beyond that, Pamela’s original poetry can also be found on her website.

Her Style is Inspiring a New Generation

With a resurgence of ’90s and Y2K style, Pamela has once again become a favourite style icon, with many Gen Zs finding inspiration from her blonde bombshell look featuring smouldering eyes, thin brows and dark-lined lips. She was also invited to be a special guest at the Jacquemus spring/summer 2023 fashion show where she turned heads for her extravagant coastal look.

She’s an Artist and Designer

On Pamela’s Garden of Eden, viewers will get a glimpse at her many artistic skills and a taste for her fresh, sexy and coastal design style as she puts her creativity to the test in a massive restoration of the property and gardens.


Read More: Our Favourite Quotes From Pamela’s Garden of Eden

Watch season one of Pamela’s Garden of Eden on HGTV Canada, you can also stream live or on-demand with STACKTV. Try it free today!

All images courtesy of HGTV Canada.

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