Why Pamela Anderson Wants to Share Her “Empowering” Life Story

New Chicago star Pamela Anderson will set the record straight on her personal life in an upcoming memoir and Netflix documentary.

By Emlyn Travis Mar 23, 2022 6:40 PMTags

The name on everyone's lips isn't going to be "Roxie," it'll be "Pamela Anderson."

Ahead of her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the iconic musical Chicago, the actress, 54, sat down with Vogue to discuss why the moment is right for her to set the record straight in an upcoming memoir and recently announced Netflix documentary.  

While discussing the past year—which saw the release of the Hulu series Pam & Tommy—Pamela told the outlet, "There's been a lot of…It's all been crazy." 

The former Baywatch star continued, "But anyway, I'm writing my book. My book is going to be coming out probably not for eight months, so it's a while away. I wrote my memoirs myself without any collaborators, nothing. So I've been working on that this last year, and then with the Netflix documentary, and now [Broadway]." 

Describing her life as "a really empowering story," Pamela shared that she's taking control of her own narrative "for a lot of reasons," adding, "I have my whole life to draw from." 

Pamela Anderson's Legendary Romantic History

Since its release last month, Pamela has been open about her disdain for Pam & Tommy.

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The Hulu series focuses on Pamela's marriage to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee—portrayed on-screen by Lily James and Sebastian Stan—and the release of their infamous 1995 sex tape after it was stolen and leaked online. 

"Pam will never watch the Pam & Tommy Hulu series," a source told E! News at the time. "The burglary was a living nightmare. This burglary is the only thing in her life she would erase from her life. It haunts her to this day." 

Instead, the source shared, Pamela is "focused on her family, activism and philanthropic causes." She is mother to Brandon, 25, and Dylan, 24, who she shares with her rocker ex-husband Tommy.  

Pamela will star on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago starting on April 12.  

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