Pamela – A Love Story – Netflix Documentary about Pamela Anderson

Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

Jun 05, 2023

Pamela: A Love Story traces Pamela Anderson’s career from a model and actress to a mother and activist. 

The Netflix documentary was made by her son who had unlimited access to her records and documents. 

She was discovered in the stands of a football game and started modelling. She became Playboy’s favourite cover girl, and then started acting and become well known in Baywatch. 

You’ll hear about the truth behind those stolen tapes and its effect on her career and personal life. Then there was Tommy Lee’s time in jail. 

Despite some poor life choices with men and multiple short marriages, she was doing her best to raise her sons Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee.

It was heartening to see her work hard to star as Roxie in Chicago on Broadway and try her hand at something new in her fifties. 

She continues to support causes close to her heart including ocean and rainforest conservation and the protection of vulnerable humans and animals.

The film covered this pop culture icon with grace, honesty and authenticity. She walks around her house without makeup on and reads from her journals. It features never before seen archive footage. 

The documentary showed her creative and sensitive side. She has a good sense of humour and talks candidly. I warmed to Pamela as a complex and multi-dimensional person. 

Pamela: A Love Story is a surprisingly candid and warm documentary. 

About Pamala – A Love Story

An intimate and humanising portrait of one of the world’s most famous blonde bombshells, Pamela, a love story follows the trajectory of Pamela Anderson’s life and career from small-town girl to international sex symbol, actress, activist, and doting mother. Available on Netflix 

Director: Ryan White (The Keepers, Ask Dr. Ruth)

Producers: Jessica Hargrave, Julia Nottingham, Ryan White, Brandon Thomas Lee

Executive Producer: Josh Braun

Production Companies: Dorothy St Pictures, Tripod Media

About Dorothy Street Pictures

A female-run production company telling distinctive, compelling and cinematic stories.

About Tripod Media

Tripod Media is a production company based in Los Angeles specialising in documentary film. Tripod has multiple projects currently in development and production. Director Ryan White and producer Jessica Hargrave founded the company.

Love, Pamela 

A memoir covering the life of Canadian actress, model and activist, Pamela Anderson. Now available in paperback, hardback, ebook and audiobook. Published by Hachette Australia.


By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

Emma Crameri is a regular contributor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She is also the editor of the Brisbane-based food and lifestyle website Brisbanista.



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