Pamela Anderson named most powerful Canadian in Hollywood
Former Baywatch TV star Pamela Anderson has been named the most powerful Canadian in Hollywood by Canadian Business magazine.
Anderson, who was born in Ladysmith, B.C. in 1967, beat out other well-known Canadian stars such as Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and Keanu Reeves.
The magazine said she scored high on the magazine's first celebrity power list because of her countless web hits, numerous press clippings, media appearances and a salary estimated at $300,000 dollars per television episode.
Anderson has appeared in more than a dozen films and television sitcoms, including Home Improvement, Baywatch, comic book legend Stan Lee's Stripperella, VIP and her latest effort, Stacked, about a party girl working in a bookstore.
She writes an advice column for the Canadian version of Elle magazine, and also a column that's syndicated in the U.S. magazine Jane and the UK magazine Marie Claire.She is also famous for her much-publicized relationships with rock stars Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, along with her 11 appearances on the cover of Playboy magazine.
Other notable Canadians to make the list: