Pamela Anderson Gives ‘Baywatch’ Nod With Red Carpet Look for Her Netflix Documentary Premiere

The film and the actress’s memoir both dropped on Jan. 31.
Pamela Anderson.

Pamela Anderson.

On the eve of her documentary’s debut on Netflix, Pamela Anderson reminded fans where it all began: Baywatch. The actress wore a stunning low-cut fiery red Naeem Khan Beaded Gown ($5,995) to the Los Angeles premiere of the tell-all film, Pamela, a love story. Anderson was styled by Rebecca Ramsey, who wrote “She invented red” as the caption to her post of the look. The dress was a nostalgic throwback to Anderson’s iconic swimsuit from the NBC drama series headlined by David Hasselhoff from 1989 to 2001.

That same day the 55-year-old also released her memoir, Love, Pamela.

Pamela Anderson attends the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Pamela, a love story’ in Los Angeles.

The actress had her hair up in a messy bun, as she often did on the show, and her glam, featuring smoky eye makeup, was done by Eileen Madrid.

Anderson’s book and documentary both detail her experience on the hit TV show that launched her career, for better or for worse.

“We were having a ball. We couldn’t even believe that we were working because we were on the beach every day getting paid for this,” Anderson said in the film. “You can watch that show with the sound off, actually. It wasn’t actually about the story lines.”

She attended the premiere with her sons, Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25, whom she shares with ex-husband Tommy Lee. At the screening on Jan. 30, Anderson noted that her sons were the ones who encouraged her to tell her story.

“Thank you guys for coming. It’s so surreal that anyone would care,” she began her speech. “I thank you, [director] Ryan [White]. We did it, we’re here. I don’t even know what to say. And also to my son, he’s a miracle. So is my other son.”

“Brandon and Dylan are true miracles, considering their gene pool,” she wrote in the memoir. “They have been through so much, yet they are not full of holes.”

In February 1998, Lee was arrested and charged with felony spousal abuse (he pled no contest and served six months in jail) and the Barb Wire star filed for divorce shortly after the incident. Anderson said her sons “saved” her in the tough months that followed and she dedicated her entire focus on raising them to be the “creative” and “introspective” men they have become.

Anderson said it was naturally an emotional process to film the documentary.

“It’s just all these wonderful memories and hard memories too. But I wanted to go back into those feelings and feel those feelings,” she explained. “That’s how I wrote my book. I wanted to go through all the chapters of my life and feel those feelings. It was hard. It was very hard.”

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.