Regardless of their whirlpool marriage, Anderson continued to focus on her career and starred in the superhero film based on the “Dark Horse” comic series “Barb Wire.”
During filming, Anderson had to get a barbwire tattoo drawn on her arm as part of her character. Being frustrated with it being drawn on so many times, she decided to get it permanently done. Eventually regretting her decision, she went to get the tattoo removed in 2016.
A Clean Slate & The Rocky Road Ahead
By 1998, Anderson had filed for a divorce after a few heated altercations that occurred between her and Lee. Anderson actually ended up taking her rocker husband to court in an attempt to get him behind bars. It worked.
He never contested and spent the six months in the Los Angeles County Jail. He also had to engage in 200 hours of community service.
Lee took further responsibility and donated $6,200 to a women’s shelter that dealt with similar issues. After leaving "Baywatch" and just going through a divorce, Anderson got the role for a drama series "V.I.P." as Vallery Irons. She portrayed a Hollywood figurehead for a private bodyguard company called "Vallery Irons Protection."
The series went on to record 4 seasons until 2002. It may not have reached the heights of "Baywatch," but still, countless loyal Pamela fans tuned in to watch the show.
Meeting Kelly Slater
Back in 1992, "Baywatch" called upon surfing legend Kelly Slater. The model and environmental activist is widely known for his record-holding 11 World Championships for Surfing.
He was also crowned the youngest, and eventually oldest, surfer to win the Championships. In the show, he played a talented surfer, named Jimmy Slade. When you get two young beautiful people to be working together for long hours, there's really only one possible outcome.
Keeping Up With Kelly
Slater went on to star in 27 episodes of the show and left in 1996 for the North shore of Hawaii to pursue his professional surfing career. Slater and Anderson started dating in 1998 for a wholesome 20 months.
As for his relationship with Anderson, he said, “I learned a lot. I don’t have any ill feelings toward her. I wish her well. Hey, we had an amazing time together.”