Pamela Anderson’s rise from regular Canadian gal to icon
n 1989 Anderson was discovered at a BC Lions game when the in-stadium producers cut to her on the big screen. She was wearing a cutoff Labatt’s Beer t-shirt. She attracted so much attention that Labatt eventually hired her as a spokesmodel.
The attention on Anderson inspired her to make one of the boldest decisions of her young life – she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and modeling. This proved to be a fortuitous decision as she won the role of the original “Tool Time girl” on Home Improvement before moving on to a starring part on Bay Watch in 1992.
Soon enough, Anderson became more popular than her show. Even though she stayed on the Watch for five seasons she was no longer just an actress, she was a force of nature.