Pamela Anderson on Her Pixie Cut: I Thought I Looked Like Anderson Cooper, Was Worried About Sex

03/19/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Pamela Anderson pixie cutCourtesy ELLE

Pamela Anderson‘s short haircut has not only transformed her appearance, but also her attitude and outlook on life. In a new interview, the star says her pixie has given her a total confidence boost. “At first I thought I looked like Anderson Cooper or like a Q-tip or something,” she shares in the April issue of Elle magazine. “But now I feel really powerful.”

Anderson’s new look has also had an impact on her love life. (She re-married her ex-husband Rick Salomon earlier this year.) “I have a friend who is an awesome, studly man, and he goes, ‘You know, some women cut their hair and it makes them look even more masculine, but you look even more feminine,'” she says. “I thought it would be weird having sex with short hair, but then I kind of got into the mode.”

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The star also shares that she’s happily moved past the crazier times in her life. “The rock-star thing became very destructive, like, wow. I didn’t know what I was doing. I just kind of became that thing,” she says. “The hair, that rock-star kind of lifestyle, just living a dream. It kind of took over. It started out very innocent and then I turned into a cartoon character. And I started to feel like a cartoon character.”

And though she’s changed, she admits that her past still haunts her in some ways — like her teenage sons having access to her sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee. “I don’t know if they’ve seen it, but they know about it. They know about everything,” she says. “Stupid Internet. I don’t know why everyone is so impressed with it.”

Read Anderson’s full interview in the April issue of Elle and visit Elle.com for more. What do you think of the star’s new look and attitude? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Pamela Anderson

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Rhonda on

If she was so worried about her short haircut why didn’t she get a short wig and try it out on friends and family before chopping off her hair? It’s not rocket science, but then again I’m considering the source. Pamela Anderson is not known for her great mind.

Bhavana on

Don’t do things that will put you on the internet and then you won’t have to worry about your children seeing you have sex.

itsall good nroanoke on

Good luck on your life. I agree the internet is A JOB for alot of people. Everyday they have to POST something! Lips! Hair! Feet! Something! They have NO LIFE! A JOB for them. Lol, It the same BORING PEOPLE POSTING! you will be alright. ..

nina on

She looks beautiful here….

Lane on

I would hope her sons haven’t seen it. If my mom or dad had a sex tape, I gouge out my own eyes rather than watch it.

Merci on

She looks 100% better, sounds like she is finally growing up…finally!

ace11 on

She has been with so many men, why should this style be any different?

Tommie on

She really looks nice here.

RR on

Not known for her great mind? She has used her God given (and store bought) assets to achieve wealth, fame and acclaim. That takes smarts.

Tamarin on

I don’t enjoy picturing her having sex. Yuck.

martie on

She looks sooooo good!! Love her new look!

Sandra on

With age comes wisdom. That hair cut is the business and she is working it!

guest on

SERIOUSLY???????

Angi on

I love how she is concerned about her sons seeing her sex tape… yet has no qualms about discussing how her hairstyle affects her sex life currently… Her sons can hear everythign she says on the ‘damn internet’. Maybe she should think more about what she says…

Nanu 08 on

How BORING is this story?? YAWN!!!ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Nannyto1 on

She looks awesome. Beautiful pic!!

Dee on

Good for Miss Anderson. My goodness, she looks a thousand times better. No doubt, cutting her hair gives her a different outlook on life. It makes a world of difference. Am happy for her that she has finally matured. It took a while, but she should be proud a nd happy going through the second half of life.
Kudos. Miss Pamela! Much happiness this time around. You deserve it.

Jen on

I don’t give a fig how much sex anyone has. She’s a mom, loves her sons, doing her best, all anyone can do.

Jenny on

as a teenager, all the boys LOVED Pam, now as an adult i love Pam! she may have looked fake, but she seems like one of the most real people in Hollywood. no pretension, self aware, and does so much for charity- especially animals. plus, you never see or hear anything about her teen boys, so she must be doing something right at home, too. good for her, hope she has a happy second half of her life :)

didi on

I like Anderson more now than I did when she was younger. She often speaks of the regrets she has of the things she did in her youth, because of how it affects her sons. She really has matured.

K. on

She is photoshopped within an inch of her life. :-) See the state of the right leg? Still something about Pam though. Sort of a hottie. :-PP Looks beter with longer hair though.

Dee on

Miss Pamela looks years younger, takes years off her age. Kudos to PamAn! Shorter hair on PamAn gives her more confidence. Thank goodness PA has shed her wild years, and am hoping it is all behind her. She has been taken so advantage of in her industry in more ways than one. It’s time for Pam now! Some people take longer to mature than others. Am so happy for her. Pam finally grew up!
Best of luck to Miss Anderson in the last half of her life.
Live it fully and sensible from now on, please.
Am rooting for Pam!

Kristy Crowder on

She is a perfect example why it is said never put anything in pictures or writing that you don’t want seen or read, because it will get out eventually. How sad for her sons. Faulting the internet for her stupid mistakes is pretty immature. Did she really think she could hide that video? Not that she ever tried. That’s who she was then, and she certainly seemed to like it.

Dee on

I love PamAn’s new hair do! Looks fabulous! Now wish all young ladies will follow suit and go for shorter hair. She looks smashing with new do!
I can believe that Miss Anderson has a new outlook on life and her maturity will grow w/ea passing day. Now it is time to more on with maturity in the last half of life.
This woman has been so taken advantage of when first discovered at a ball game when her picture was shown on large screen.
Good luck to Miss Anderson!

Diana Sanchez on

I just love her new look! She looks Fantastic and looks 10 years younger.

JAS on

She shouldn’t be worried about her hair. She should be worried about transmitting the STDs I’m sure she contracted from the gross people she’s slept with.

Pam Am on

Pamela Anderson is so unbelievably flaky. I’m sorry but you know the internet exists and you can’t blame your stupidity on a tool to share information. If you didn’t want it on their, why would YOU release that tape. Please don’t say it wasn’t a publicity stunt.

Dee on

Miss Anderson looks fabulous.

Keep up the good look.

Good luck !

blair on

She really does look like Anderson Cooper!

PA on

Pamela Anderson seem matured a lot since her younger years, good for her!

Pam on

Maybe you should have thought about making a sex tape and if your kid’s would someday see it before you made it. Gross!

Hotgal on

Isn’t Tommy Lee her sons dad? Sooo, no sweat at least it’s not some random jock. But it’s nice to see her looking classy and cute for a change. Keep it up Pam.

jckfmsincty on

Can you imagine being her children? UGH!

Veronica on

I’m no Pamela Anderson fan but that tape was stolen from her house in 1995. The internet was not anything like what it is now then. So to say she knew this would happen is silly. In 1995 we had dialup AOL that took 15 minutes to load a JTT fan page. Hardly a medium one would expect to give you all the information known to man-much less stream live video.

Julie on

I think she looks fabulous!

Lala on

I really do like her. Once she became a mom, her number one priority became her kids. She seems to be very involved in their lives. She admits she’s made mistakes, and has regrets. I don’t think when she made her sex tape (back in ’94 or ’95 (ps, don’t make a sex tape, or take raunchy pics, unless you don’t care who sees them. So many people end up in similar situations, due to bad judgement calls)), that she ever thought it would turn up on the internet. The internet was a fairly new thing at the time. Anywho’s, I’m glad she’s matured, and I think her new cut looks great!

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