|As I mention on the main page: Pamela is - at least not yet - no great
actress, she has nothing done besides acting and posing in front of numerous
cameras, which would be worth to mention.
Consequently you may ask, why the hell does she fascinate so many people
all over the world and is such a great star, that she outshines most showbiz
celebrities, sport stars etc. - even many of them decorated with Oscars,
Grammys, world championship titles etc.?
In the following sections I discuss plenty of reasons, why she became
the star she now is. Indeed, there are plenty of reasons: if at
all, this gives a first hint, what lurks behind this media phenomenon.
Many attractive facets of her build a mosaic, which is able to fascinate
different people - scientists like me included - also in different ways...
One final remark before I begin: this is no way intended as any sort
of scientific investigation nor I'm absolutely sure, that all of it is
essential. But I think at least I grasp a considerable part of the phenomenon
with name(s) Pamela Denise Anderson Lee.
First: character. As all humans also the famous people are
very different. Here we consider an example of the total open-minded type:
Pamela is such an honest and open person to no end, that she is regularly
criticised for being one. That means: ask her any question, and she will
directly answer it, disregarding any taboos which might be violated by
her. Of course this attracts interviewers in an extremely strong manner;
she is figuratively a perfect "victim" for every interviewing person. For
she very seldom turns down wishes for interviews, this creates as well
an high number as an often very revealing, occasionally the public more
or less shocking interview "flood". Despite being such honest, she is such
a polite and well-behaved person, that she can easily take part also at
very official events without creating any problems at them. For example
it was the only remarkable thing about her appearance at the last Academy
Award ceremony, that she was present at all (yes, they invited her indeed,
despite she played only one major role so far in an often criticized movie:
Barb Wire!). Of course her modesty has also much to do with that. She tries
never to seem to be more than she is (I cite: "I love my dumb bombshell
image for I have nothing to live up to and can only surprise people.").
Her sound humor is another part of it: seldom laughing loud, but often
visibly amused, she takes also jokes about her never as offending, but
smiles only also, if she is herself the "victim". And last, but not least,
see is such a nice human to everybody, who is not total hostile against
her, that she never says or does a bad thing to others (did you read her
brothers "complain" - more worth admiration, in my view -, that she never
says even a single bad word about anybody?). Indeed her charm is so strong,
that even interviewers not knowing her before and being indifferent or
even slightly disgusted by her media image, regularly like her very much
after the interview - if not even falling in love with her. And her colleagues
and former lovers also say never bad things about her - at least I don't
know such ones.
Second: living in front of cameras. There is really some sort of
magic between Pamela and any camera. This relation is such a strong one,
that it showed up even, when she was four years "old": photographed while
hearing a speech the resulting picture was mounted in all public libraries
in British Columbia (her Canadian birth province). When she later moved
from the countryside on Vancouver Island to the City of Vancouver, she
was picked off during a football game among the spectators and shown several
times on a big monitor. Fascinated by her flirtatious attitude to the camera
a beer company engaged her from there for an advertisement campaign and
posters of her plastered public places in Canada. This caused so much attention,
that even the people of Playboy wanted her to pose for their magazine.
And these experienced photographers etc. were literally struck by her way
to live up in front of any camera. Real fame than came with a minor role
in "Home Improvement", a comedy series and the big one than with "Baywatch".
There it was, that she showed another strength: using her sportivity she
swam, run, jumped and so on through the series, wearing very little (due
to American standards) as a lady lifeguard and doing even not so easy stunts
by herself (for example, jumping deep into the water from the pier). Another
citation demonstrates her attitude very well: "I'll do anything in front
of a camera" - keep in mind, she generally doesn't like taking great risks,
but in front of a camera this seems to change a little... Also in her movie
Barb Wire she did some risky stunts herself, despite being doubled in extremely
difficult and/or risky ones. And besides all, she has an aura that is visible
at any time she is photographed or filmed and even than she behaves always
absolutely natural, despite her love to pose. Besides her candid girl-like
voice fits perfectly to her nice person. Further there are undoubtedly
remains of the next-door-girl, naïvity and innocence in her, despite all,
what happened and last but not least she is an examplary twofold mother,
whose attention is clearly focused onto her kids. Finally she is as well
a workaholic, giving it all to her profession, and also a dreamer, not
shy to show this also clearly - unusual combinations indeed.
Third: an outstanding appearance. The section above I already mentioned
her aura, charm, naturality and so on, she shows at every time. Than she
is extremely photogenic not only for her attitude, but also for simple
visual reasons. She is not really the catwalk-type doll without character,
like many people may think, despite she said once, "I like to be a Barbie".
To make this clear, in this regard she is slightly too short, her face
and also her shoulders to broad and her legs slightly too short. But does
this really hold true? Indeed not, her Internet presence is one of the
proofs of this fact. In reality she shows an absolutely perfect appearance,
partly natural, partly supported by makeup and her very smart handling
of her long hair, which she has blonded according her type and the like
of most men and the only surgery she did, a relatively modest enhancement
of her breasts (she had ever enough of these, so one may ask, why she did
anyway - and indeed, in these days (first days of April 1999) she did a
second surgery, now to remove the ten years ago installed implants). And
doing much sports and fitness training she combined her natural beauty
with all the other ingredients to match her own perfection-driven imaginations.
The result was and is really stunning: starting with her beautiful green-blue
eyes from the head to her feet all parts and proportions seem to be perfect.
Half for fun I measured once the relation between her height and the height
of her belly button. It was no surprise, that innerhalf the reached precision
this relation is identical with the golden mean (1.618034...), and this
was of course already true, when she moved as a country girl from Vancouver
to Los Angeles. Altogether with the section two above these are the reasons,
that she is now probably the most photographed woman in the world, that
magazines all over the world take her for their covers and the above mentioned
magazine set her a monument with now eight (by far a record) covers of
her, supposedly the currently last will not stay to be the last (if you
doubt this in light of recent events, consider, that the Playboy people
already took photographs of her with passion before she let increase
her breasts by surgery and before anybody outside Canada knew her, and
even in Canada and more specially British Columbia people knew her at best
I guess, that many female celebrities are more or less jealous about Pamela,
especially because reasons of sections two and three: they feel superior
as actress, singer or whatever, but feel also, that they can't surpass
Pamela in these other respects. However, if some of you should feel the
need, to defend your praise(?) of Pamela, I have delivered some
ammunition for it, I hope. But more seriously, she is a real remarkable
person, isn't she?