Born July 1, 1967 in British Columbia, Pamela Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, glamour model, producer, author, activist and former showgirl who earned approximately $300,000 per episode for her performances in Baywatch and has an estimated net worth is $5 million. Her birth in 1967 became noteworthy because it was believed she was the first baby born on Centennial Day, the country's birthday. In truth, it was later discovered that she was the second baby born on that day. Anderson secured her first modeling contract in 1989 from Labatt Beer, a Canadian company. It was around that same time that she elected to become a Playboy Playmate, a move that gave impetus to her career. She has appeared on a number of other television programs in addition to Baywatch and she became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2004. Pamela Anderson works actively for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and is a vegetarian. She remains active in TV and film appearing in the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars!
In 2010 the state of California announced that Pam owes over $500,000 in back taxes. Anderson and her lawyers declined to comment.