Whether you like her or not, Pamela Anderson is back. Far away from the ‘Bay Watch‘ archetypal bombshell beauty of the ’90s, she finally seems to have made peace with her soul, body and the force of gravity.
Her new book “Love, Pamela” (Harpers Collins) and the Netflix documentary on her life not only casts a light on her journey – and all of the challenges along the way – as she skyrocketed from the small-town girl to a Hollywood icon, activist and mother, but also surprisingly unravels her new approach to the idea of ageing.
“ I know, no one wants to hear about natural beauty from me,” said the 55 years old actress presumably referencing the cosmetic procedures she has had, which include breast augmentation and botox, among others. “But I’m not afraid of getting older. I kind of like that I’m not chasing youth,” she added, “I’m no longer into all that stuff“.
But how seriously are we supposed to take her?
Despite forging a career based solely on her looks, and after putting herself in crazy situations and surviving them, the actress feels it’s time to let her hair “go kind of natural grey”, not wear make-up and take control of her story, proving herself for personal growth.
Reframing her second path on her own terms, Anderson now feels ready to accept herself, embrace the idea of growing older and is intrigued to see how her famous looks and hourglass figure may change.
“I am who I am, which is a combination of all I know”, she explains, “and I’ve always believed that striving to be a sensual person, or being sexy, should not conflict with intelligence. You know, I actually like ageing. I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mum, who have glitz, glamour and all sorts of fun. Getting older isn’t the end. I know I have so much to look forward to,” she declared.
Unfortunately, like many other actresses of a certain age in Hollywood, she’s had to face tougher challenges in finding suitable roles.
In an interview with The Guardian, the actress said, “It’s tough for women in this industry as you get older. I’m not getting any younger, but I still feel like I have something to offer.” Several years ago this statement may have been overlooked by many including those in Hollywood, but now they have to stand up and take notice.
Despite these challenges, Anderson continues to work in the entertainment industry and shows that age does not dictate one’s abilities or worth.
She believes that her actions will speak louder than simply words: “My life is a thousand imperfections and a million misperceptions. Wicked, wild and lost. I’m not a victim, but a survivor. And alive to tell the real story,” she said.
Today, she is dedicated to philanthropic work and runs her own foundation, supporting organizations that protect human, animal, and environmental rights. Good luck, Pamela!