Pamela Anderson Is a Brunette! (No, We're Not Kidding)

12/03/2013 at 10:39 AM ET

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Are you sitting down? Good. Because Pamela Anderson is a brunette.

First the notorious blonde bombshell chopped off her signature long hair into a Twiggy-inspired pixie, which took us all by surprise. And she just shocked us again stepping out with a rich brown hue at LAX airport on Sunday. But Anderson clearly isn’t ready to reveal her true color yet, choosing to cover up her mane with a wide-brim hat.

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Judging by the strands peeking out, it looks like the star’s new color may also have some auburn undertones. Is it for a role? For real? We’ll just have to wait and see. What we do know: 2013 has been a big hair year for the Baywatch alum.

“I just thought my hair had had a ‘life,'” Anderson told Ellen DeGeneres last month of her decision to get a pixie. “And I wanted to put that behind me and start fresh, and I thought it would be good for the marathon. And it was!”

Do you like Anderson’s new color or do you think she needs to stick to the blonde? Share your thoughts below!
–Brittany Talarico

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Lek on


Pete on

The look on her face just says it all!

Ami on


Ellie on

She still looks like she’s been rode hard and put up wet.

Alexa on

HAHAHAHAHA she looks like a crack head..

Lisa on

She’s not aging very well.

blair on

She looks so old and tired….yuck!

like it is on

These looks, the short hair and the brunette age her in a very bad way.

Hilda on

The pink lipstick she has been wearing since she was 12 has to go if she is trying to revamp her image.

Sandy Cheeks on

Why are all these women chopping their hair? :P Yucky! She would have looked gorgeous with a platnium a-line bob.

Leila on

With that hat on it’s hard to tell what she looks like with her new cut and color.

Lola on

She looks ill.

Jay on

Why all the negativity? Maybe she needed a change or fresh start. You go Pam!

Macy on

I came on to read all the hate comments from other women, which is all this woman ever has from anyone of the same sex. Why is it when anyone is too attractive (while still young, because women DO age and that goes for all of us) other women tear them to shreds and hate their guts? It’s actually vile, if you think about it. It puts them into the negatives on the scale of maturity and kindness.

Dawn on

Well said Macy!

Dawn on

First, her hair is under her hat, you really can not see it. Second, it appears that she is not wearing any makeup, with coloring the hair darker, will take away some color from the face. Give her a break. I would love to see what some of you women look like at her age.

Karolina on

The hat she’s wearing make it very difficult to tell what the cut and color really looks like on her. On top of that she doesn’t appear to be wearing makeup, which makes a huge difference. I’ll wait for a better pic before I decide. :)

Lisa on

I think she’s made a break with her over the top persona and is trying to have a more normal life. Good for her.


I don.t know…what is her true hair color anyways…look to the roots…

NW Mamma on

All of you defending her looks, don’t want to say that she has ruined her looks from her very long and hard partying ways.
If you live your life like she did, you would not look so hot either. Granted she has no makeup on, or is not decked out in an evening gown, but I would much rather enjoy a well rounded life with some fun and look better than her, than what she has done with her life and the toll it has taken on her face.

Sandra on

Like the pixie cut, the brown hair ….not so much, but either way….You Go Girl!

Kris on

I liked the short blonde hair, but now Pamela is starting to look kind of like a guy.

Sandy on

Blech! Not a good look at all. It’s aged her at least 10+ years. She needs her blonde hair back and grow it out. Kudos to her for trying something new though!

rose on

She definely needed an update but why so harsh? However, it is nice to see she has freed herself from the prison of being stuck in her baywatch look until she is 80 yrs old. Maybe she needs a stylist to bring her into a more classy than before but something more flattering and less aging

Nadia-NYC on

She looks very unattractive, not because she’s brunette (because brunettes rock :) She just looks old and drab with the short hair, she’s not sexy anymore…
WTF is wrong with her?

Nadia-NYC on

She looks very unattractive, Not because she’s brunette (because brunettes rock :). She looks old and drab.
WTF was she thinking? She used to be sexy, this looks like mid-life-crisis!

Brooke on

Not a flattering pic, but she looks incredible with short hair! 100% improvement from the bimbo look.

Pat on

I liked her long, blond hair much better. She doesn’t look good with dark hair.


We just want to see the rack.

Me on

She looks like Jon BonJovi

BootzieGurl on

Sadly I have to say Pam looks horrible, she actually looks like something may be wrong with her. I hope nothing seriously is wrong, but she looks tired and just not well.

BBB on

Thank goodness for this exclusive picture of ten strands of brown hair peaking out =l

Jeanette on

She has Hep C or something, so I wonder if she’s sick cuz she looks BAAAADDD!

Linda Patrick on

Cannot really tell about the hair color since I only see a few strands sticking out. Who cares anyway?? People color their hair all the time. I am more concerned about how old and haggard she is looking. Life in the fast lane is catching up with her quickly.

sharon on

Give her a break. She’s travelling & is make up free. I bet this is an in-between orange color before going darker. She’s leaving her old persona behind, enough of the T&A. Let’s support her! If she gets a big backlash from making this change, she’ll revert to her old look which is only going to look more desperate the older she gets.

Ally on

Loved the cut, but not sure about the color. And moisturize, and then moisturize again.

Geneva on

She looks like a lady. I am so impressed with the haircut. The dark hair or light hair, it looks wonderful on her. The shorthair makes her look so much younger.

mommytoane on

Well, she’s never been a true blond. That much is for sure. Perhaps this is her natural hair color.

Royce on

Bad photo of her with the brown hair. She looks beautiful with short hair.

Maison on

Love love love the short hair !!!!!!! She looks reputable and younger.

Beecher on

She’s beautiful with the short hair. The long bleached hair should be in her past.

Toby on

She is much prettier with the shorter cut at her age. She looks fresh and pretty.

Moe on

Really…you all need to get a dose of reality. Take a picture of yourself with bad lighting, no makeup and racing somewhere. Women do not look like the airbrushed fakes you see in magazines. She looks very realistic. She is a natural beauty, and she looks fine.

Dee on

did you really think she was a ‘natural’ blonde! puhleez!

Bailey on

At 46, the short hair is gorgeous on her. I’d go with a sandy blonde or put 4-6 streaks in the brown hair and keep the hair short and adorable like it.

Arnis on

Love the short hair cut!!! Gorgeous!

Betti Lou Who on

I hope she keeps her hair short like this. It is very pretty and sexy short.

Lovey on

Short hair is sexy on her!!!! Soooooo much better than the long white hair she had.

Christine on

She looks fanstastic. She is in her mid 40’s and looks very much gorgeous. How many women can pull off a pixie cut? To the all the haters who are twenty more than likely and only see botoxed celebs who would melt close to a candle, THAT IS NORMAL AGING.. she looks fantastic and healthy…

Harlot on

She’s suppose to age. She’s human. She looks wonderful for mid forties. The pixie hair cut is awesome. She is adorable with short hair.

Samantha on

Her natural color is brown. I understand what she is saying about her hair having a life. It was probably time to just go natural for a while.

Jemma on

She minds me of Axl Rose.

ReAnne on

Most likely she fried her hair, and that’s why she cut it off (I know, I had to do that very same thing a few months ago). Getting used to the new short ‘do, she colored it. Give her a break. Y’all who love those long blonde locks, hang tight, as one who knows all to well what it’s like to have long blonde hair she’ll most likely go back to it. Everyone seems to think stars are superior beings just because they make movies and such, and have money. They are just normal human beings who happen to have their pic snapped by paparazzi because they’re famous. Keep it real, Pam, and keep rockin’ on!

Kim on

It would be nice to see a better picture of what it looks like, rather that this, before making a judgment on whether it looks good or not.

Gina-Nicole on

She’s become Soccer Mom :(

Andrea on

That haircut looks horrible on her. Her hair was beautiful the way it was. I get wanting a change but it certainly didn’t work in her favor. She’s been doing many big things with her life lately. I wonder of maybe if the HCV has advanced and she’s working on her bucket list or something.

itsall good nroanoke on


jessica on

some peoples’ comments geez really!!! isn’t she in her 50’s? she still looks great for her age and people it was time she had a new look that matched her age. she ages just fine or else do you want her to look like Joan Rivers?? some of these comments people are suck a@@es! and would love to see what you all look like!?

lindy on

Wow. She looks completely different. All that makeup covered quite a lot…next will come the weight…

yay on

Looks like the bad lightning and the flash got her. Not the most flattering photo. Saw her on Ellen last month and she looked awesome. In fact, she just finished a 26.2k marathon. So people saying silly things are wrong.

safd on

Obviously not one of those people who can “pull off” a pixe.

Clyde on

The picture is taken from a bad angle.

peggy on

It’s more like strawberry blonde or red? But the worst part of her look is all the years of over plucking her brows.

Jane Hue on

Done for a role? Baywatch is over! She can’t act she’s offered no other roles. Anyone can get plastic surgery, she’s a nobody!

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