Written by Oscar Holland, CNN
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Pamela Anderson made her name in red. In fact, the swimsuit she and her “Baywatch” co-stars wore in the 1990s is so iconic that Pantone has officially named the tone “Baywatch Red.”
So, perhaps, there is no better color that the 55-year-old star could wear at the premiere of the new Netflix documentary about her life, “Pamela, a Love Story.”
Portraying her character CJ Parker, Anderson arrived at the Tudum Theater in Los Angeles wearing a plunging neckline dress by Indian designer Naeem Khan. A figure-hugging gown might not have been a thing is correct The shade that Pantone immortalized to mark the series’ 30-year anniversary in 2019, but nevertheless evoked images of Parker roaming the sunny beaches of LA – often with minimal movement – in a one-piece swimsuit during her five-year run on the show.
Pamela Anderson wore her signature color in the premiere of Netflix’s “Pamela, a love story.” Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Social media users seem to appreciate the throwback. Responding to the eponymous label’s Instagram, Victoria’s Secret model Tika Camaj described Anderson’s first appearance as “a defining moment.”
Anderson’s stylist, Rebecca Ramsey, meanwhile wrote on Instagram after the premiere: “He designed it in red.”
Part of the Khan Resort 2023 collection, the beaded gown retails for just under $6,000 — making it more expensive than the original “Baywatch” swimsuit worn by the “Baywatch” star that sold (with buoy and signed photo) for $4,920 at the auction – California in 2014.
Anderson completed the look with drop earrings and red satin sandals made by someone who has the same strong claim to the color red: Christian Louboutin.
Anderson made his name as lifeguard and volleyball coach, CJ Parker, on the 1990s hit show “Baywatch.” Credit: IMDB
The actress was joined at Monday’s event by her sons Dylan and Brandon Lee, the latter of whom is making a Netflix film. Speaking to Access Hollywood on the pink carpet, Anderson said her children have kept her informed about her continued status as a style icon, decades after she emerged as the archetypical blonde bombshell.
(My sons) would say, ‘People love all the ’90s looks, and people are (wearing red swimsuits as) Halloween costumes,” Anderson said. “And I’ll be like ‘No, this is crazy! It’s fun, really fun, it’s crazy. It feels full circle. We had a great time after that. It was never a stored experience.”
Now streaming on Netflix, “Pamela, A Love Story” charts Anderson’s struggles with her prevalent gender identity, as well as her tumultuous relationship with Tommy Lee and their infamous sex tape. Released alongside the new memoir, the documentary sees Anderson trying to, as he puts it, “control the narrative for the first time.”