At the peak of her career playing a lifeguard on Baywatch in the '90s, it could be said that a lot of adult film actresses wanted to look just like Pamela Anderson. Blonde and voluptuous, the actress was the embodiment of the stereotypical Hollywood bombshell.
Anderson's lasting appeal on pop culture explains why she appeared on the cover of Playboy 15 times. In fact, her appearance at age 48 on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of Playboy marked the very last time that the magazine would feature images of nude women. The magazine is still around but the nudity is no longer in it.
In a similar vein, Anderson has recently spoken out against pornography. She teamed up with celebrity rabbi Shmuley Boteach to write a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled "Take the Pledge: No More Indulging Porn."
In the op-ed, Anderson and Boteach declare, "From our respective positions of rabbi-counselor and former Playboy model and actress, we have often warned about pornography's corrosive effects on a man's soul and on his ability to function as husband and, by extension, as father. This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness, given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays."
They also cited as an example the case of former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, who has another sexting scandal. The ex-politician was caught sending a picture of his crotch to a woman in the presence of his 4-year-old son.
They added, "We must educate ourselves and our children to understand that porn is for losers—a boring, wasteful, and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to rep the ample rewards of healthy sexuality."