The Baywatch star has given her most revealing interview yet and reveals her love of “light bondage” but her rejection of anonymous sex.
As sex abuse scandals sweep Hollywood, Anderson also talks about her own experiences and her pride in helping set up The National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Anderson also revealed her own disturbing encounter with the man at the centre of the current Hollywood meltdown.
She says Harvey Weinstein hurled vile insults at her and told her she would never work again for the most extraordinary reason.
The new in-depth interview for the Saturday Times gives the pin-up the chance to speak her mind about the sexual revolution she grew up with and the latest dramatic revolution sweeping through Tinseltown.
She says: “The sexual revolution gave us freedom, but it also gave us this raunchy, bad, empty sex…. So much sex with strangers is not good for you.
“You should never have sex with someone you are not in love with.”
Online dating apps and porn are desensitising, she believes. “I want to see someone in an elevator. I want to have this electric moment and cultivate it.”
For a woman who found global fame in a skimpy red swinsuit on Baywatch, the star happily admits to a fondness for “dressing up, roleplay or a little light bondage.”
She always sleeps in a babydoll nightie and never leaves the house without matching lingerie – but for the most old-fashioned reason: “In case I die in a car accident.”
She has also written a new book, LUST FOR LOVE, with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, about the modern world’s struggles with love, sex and intimacy.
Anderson believes her youthful naievety helped her avoid abusive situations in the early days of her career.
She says: ” I would be like, “You want me to do what? Oh my God you’re the worst thing people say about this industry…’ I would storm off and shout, ‘I believe in love!’ and slam the door.”
Unfortunately she did not escape so easily from Harvey Weinstein.
The exchange happened during the filming of 2008’s Superhero Movie when she says the notorious producer screamed at her.
Anderson says: “He was so mean. He called me back and shouted, ‘You’re Pamela Anderson. You’re lucky I’m even putting you in a f***ing film. You’re never going to work in this f***ing industry again, you f***ing son of a bitch.'”
What is so extraordinary is that it demonstrates the disgraced producer’s behaviour extended far beyond the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.
Anderson, who is a tireless campaigner for animal rights, explains she had refused to film a scene with a dog.
She says: “He told me I’d never work in this town again because I refused to work with a dog… I’ve never been talked to in that way by anybody. Not even a boyfired. He was really intimidating. And I did it. But I did it without the dog.”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE SATURDAY TIMES MAGAZINE.