Meet Bigg Boss' playmate Pamela Anderson
With former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson all set to enter Bigg Boss house, things are sure going to heat up.
For those of you who don't know who the gorgeous babe is, here's your chance to know her better.
The 43-year old Canadian is part Finnish and Russian.
She graduated from Highland Secondary School in 1985, and moved to Vancouver to work as a fitness instructor.
Fame came knocking during a football game one summer in 1989. A television cameraman picked out the then 21-year-old Pammie from the crowd where she later received an ovation. She later became a poster girl for one of the teams.
A few months later, she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine.
Image: Pamela Anderson
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Pamela revealed that it was her twin assets that had a career all along, and that she was there just for the ride.
From having appeared in movies and ads, to being the centerpiece in the Playboy magazine, Anderson sure thinks highly of her breasts.
'Apparently, I've nicknamed my breasts Pancho and Lefty. But that's just not true, sadly,' the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
'In the flesh, I don't think they're that magnificent at all, but something happens when they appear on screen -- it's like they expand or something.
'But that's it for them now, I think. I wouldn't get anything done to them again, because I tend to think about my health a lot more now than I ever did before.'
Pamela later got the imlants removed. However, she claimed that she missed them so much that she got them right back.
Image: Pamela Anderson
Playboy's pin-up gal
Pamela's famous assets got her her first Playboy cover in 1989. She was named the Playmate of the following year. Since then, she has graced the cover of the magazine 10 times before swearing to never strip again.
Luckily for her fans, she broke the vow when she agreed to bare all for her 11th Playboy cover in an attempt to pay homage to Swedish model-turned-actress Anita Ekberg.
Pamela will be cavorting naked in a pool for the January 2011 issue of Playboy, as a homage to Ekberg's infamous scene in Rome, Italy's Trevi Fountain with Marcello Mastroianni in the 1960 movie classic La Dolce Vita.
Image: Pamela Anderson on the August 1995 issue of Playboy
The babe in Baywatch
After a stint of modelling and posing for Playboy, Pamela set her sights on television. She won a minor role as the original 'Tool Time girl' on the hit television sitcom, Home Improvement.
After two seasons, she left the show to play a lifeguard on the famous show Baywatch. The actress first donned the iconic red swimsuit 17 years ago, when she played the role of CJ Parker between 1992 and 1997.
In between acting in Baywatch she took time out to star in her big screen movie Barb Wire in 1996.
TV beckoned again in 1998 in the form of VIP, an adventure series where the actress played Vallery Irons, the frontwoman of a bodyguard agency.
Image: Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
She's a vegetarian
Not only does she shun meat and other animal products, she urges others to shun them too.
Pamela is an animal rights activist and honorary director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and uses her sex appeal whenever she can to push her cause.
Her latest crusade is for ultra-Orthodox lawmakers to endorse an animal rights bill that critics fear could limit production of traditional fur hats worn by Hassidic Jews.
'It's almost 2011. There are so many alternatives. We can be compassionate in our choices,' the New York Daily News quoted her as saying.
Image: Pamela Anderson
The video that shows Pamela performing sex acts on then husband Tommy Lee was leaked to a porn company, and widely distributed.
Pamela has stated that she has never watched the raunchy video and never will -- because she already sees too much of Lee.
'I've never seen that (sex) tape of me and Tommy and I don't ever want to,' The Daily Express quoted Anderson, as saying.
'A bunch of creepy men made a lot of money from me and that tape, so I figured I should get in on the act and film myself,' she added.
Even Tommy had something to say about the tape. 'The (internet) video of (me and Pamela Anderson) was of two people who had recently gotten married and who were having fun. It wasn't meant for other people to see,' the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
'My thoughts about (that) are that it's weird. It's very strange that other people are looking into your life and sexual behaviour.'
Image: Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
She once lived in a trailer park
Pamela moved into a luxury trailer last year while her Malibu mansion was being renovated.
'I love it [the trailer] but I miss my house and I want it to be done," the Daily Express quoted her, as saying.
'It's not cramped but it's like mission control as I always have around 15 little boys there and I'm always cooking while they are playing video games, running around, motorcycling, surfing and having fun. It's wild,' she added.
Her plans of shunning the trailer may not come so easy as her sons Brandon, 13, and Dylan, 11, have grown fond of it and 'don't want to leave.'
Image: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
She has a split personality
Pamela has revealed that she has a split personality, and is a natural exhibitionist.
'I have a split personality. My boyfriend would tell you that I play a lot of characters. As soon as the camera comes out, I assume another role,' Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
She said: 'People never think I am much of an actress, but it's always a performance for me. I am a bit of an exhibitionist.'
And she no apologies for being the person she is. 'I am who I am. No apologies, no excuses. I'm not here for anyone's approval.'
Image: Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire
Pamela admitted that her past has been wild -- marked by link ups with Tommy Lee, Kid Rock and Rick Salomon -- but insists that being a mother to her sons, has ended her partying habits for good.
She added: 'I'm no angel. I do try. I've been wild and crazy, I'll admit that. I've been around everything you can think of, but when I've misbehaved I've always managed to stop myself. What am I doing? Come on, I'm a mother! I enjoyed all those moments though. Now and again I might drink champagne, but the real craziness is in the past. My kids saved my life.'
Image: Pamela Anderson presents a creation from the A MUSE Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters