Saturday 17 November 2018

Pamela Anderson looks unrecognisable as she hits the red carpet at Fashion Awards

Pamela Anderson. Photo: REUTERS
Pamela Anderson. Photo: REUTERS
Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 20/05/2017. Actress Pamela Anderson poses. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
Actress Pamela Anderson arrives at the Saint Laurent show at The Hollywood Palladium on February 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
Pamela Anderson in her Baywatch days.
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Cannes, France. 20/05/2017. Actress Pamela Anderson poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Model Pamela Anderson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film 120 Beats Per Minute at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Cannes, France. 20/05/2017. Actress Pamela Anderson poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France. 20/05/2017. Actress Pamela Anderson poses. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
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Pamela Anderson is an icon: she's a sex symbol, Baywatch legend and animal rights activist.

But ageing gracefully was never going to be one of her strongest qualities. The 50-year-old actress was one of the guests at Monday night's British Fashion Awards at Royal Albert Hall, schmoozing among the best known names in the business, including Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell and Karlie Kloss.

Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Anderson wore her usual uniform of covered-up couture, while still highlighting her bombshell figure in a glittering black gown with thigh high split. However, it was her face that raised eyebrows, looking extra tight and taut, especially in comparison to her recent appearance at the Cannes Film Festival back in May.

It's not exactly a secret that Anderson has gone under the knife a few times, but appears to be back to her old habits after a brief reprieve involving a more natural look.

Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
Canadian American actress, Pamela Denise Anderson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2017 in London on December 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASDANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

It marked her first public appearance since she found herself embroiled in a victim-blaming scandal after her comments about shamed producer Harvey Weinstein. During an interview with Megyn Kelly Today, she said: "It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood or people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room, alone."

When Kelly pointed out that most of the meetings were set up by the actresses' agents, she said it was "not a good excuse." She added: "Then go with them. That's what they should have done. Sent somebody with them. I just think there's easy ways to remedy that. That's not a good excuse."

She expanded on her comments on Instagram, saying she would not be "coerced into apology".

"My position is not 'problematic' because I doesn't fall in line with the common herd or trend," she wrote.

70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film
70th Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the film "120 battements par minute" (120 Beats Per Minute) in competition - Cannes, France. 20/05/2017. Actress Pamela Anderson poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

"I'm trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself. It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better - in defending themselves.

In another post, she shared: "I think this narrative of 'victim blaming' and 'lack of solidarity' is trying to coerce me (and others) into consensus on something that should be debated and discussed broadly.

Pamela Anderson in Baywatch
Pamela Anderson in Baywatch

"This exactly what I am saying is a problem with the contemporary 'victimhood feminism'! The people who subscribe to that notion tolerate and actually expect women to talk about the stories of abuse and experiences with creeps.  But they would NOT tolerate a woman with her own opinion. So pathetic."

In the interview, she also described Weinstein as "intimidating" and touched on some of the more outlandish requests made of her in her career.

"When I came to Hollywood I had a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that just made absolutely no sense," she explained. "Just use common sense. 'Don't go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, you know, leave.’ Things that are common sense. But Hollywood is very seductive."

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