Pamela Anderson has become a Vogue cover girl at the age of 51.
The former Playboy pin-up made her debut by starring on three covers for Vogue Czechoslovakia’s June (19) issue.
For the cover series, photographed by Dan Beleiu in Cassis, France, the former Baywatch star strikes some sultry poses, including one image in which she poses in a sheer gown without underwear.
And in the accompanying interview, the longtime animal rights activist discussed using her fame to highlight issues, her fears over climate change, and her intention to make activism “glamorous”.
“I wake up every day determined to help people,” she told the publication. “But we must refuel with fun. Make activism fun. And glamorous.”
And when asked if men actually pay attention to what she’s saying, or just how she looks, she responded: “What a naughty question!”
“Every girl wants to feel sexy. I think of myself as a socialist feminist,” she continued. “I love men. I don’t like authority.”
Meanwhile, the mother of two, who shares sons Brandon, 22, and Dylan, 21, with ex-husband Tommy Lee, dubbed her sex symbol status “a cliche”, explaining she has spent years pushing back against the image that has prevailed of her.
“I realise there is an image of me. That over the years evolved to a kind of cartoon,” she confessed. “But people can’t really believe it to be who I really am. It’s hard to accept it.
“I’m always in a ridiculous battle – to convince people that I have something to say. And even people closest to me try to protect me. ‘Don’t use this photo it’s too sexy.’ ‘Don’t do this.’ ‘Don’t do that.’ F**k off! Let me be me. I’ll tell you who that is!”