Pamela Anderson Stars in New Lingerie Campaign for Coco De Mer

Photography: Rankin for Coco De Mer

Pam is back, and she’s looking better than ever. After rocking a recent Vivienne Westwood campaign, the former Playmate of the Month shows she’s definitely still got it at 49 years old, looking stunning in Coco De Mer’s new Icons Collection lingerie campaign.

On starring in the new photo series, Anderson said: “Coco de Mer’s designers have created such a tempting range which just embraces the elegance and playfulness that you expect from Coco de Mer. The Icons collection exudes that special seductiveness in such a luxurious fashion, you can’t help but feel empowered and beautiful.”

Ms. Anderson has worked with the lingerie brand before: earlier this year, she starred in a NSFW video for the company in honor of Valentine’s Day, celebrating and empowering female sexuality.

Take a look at the gorgeous shots by iconic photographer Rankin below:pamela-anderson-coco-de-mer-02 pamela-anderson-coco-de-mer-05

Pamela Anderson is the Star of Vivienne Westwood’s Provocative New Campaign

All Photography by Juergen Teller for Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood

In the new SS 17 campaign for Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, Pamela Anderson stars in a straw-inspired ensemble and is joined by a cast of ultra-glam faces in boundary-pushing looks. The campaign was shot by Juergen Teller on the island of Hydra, Greece, where he has a home.

“I love the spontaneity,” Anderson told Dazed. “I was in London. Andreas asked me to come to Greece with them. This time we were shooting at Juergen’s home. I love the apocalyptic feel when we shoot. A warrior comes over me and it feels like life and death. How will we survive the climate and over population? We may all become cannibals – or eat rocks. I have learned from Vivienne that each day is an opportunity,” she continues. “That I cannot be silent. I must be specific and work very hard every day to engage in the world. As a reader and art lover – and activist.”

Check out the sick campaign images in the following slides.

20 Smoking Hot ’90s TV Stars Who Still Can’t Act

We remember the ’90s for many things – the invention of fruit roll-ups, the growing up of the gang from Saved by the Bell, and of course, countless ’90s TV stars who were smoking hot – whether we realized it at the time or not. From Kelly Packard to Elizabeth Berkley, the small screen was graced with more than a fair share of attractive women (and, more commonly perhaps, girls). Below we’ve compiled a list of 20 of our favorites that are still easy on the eyes and equally light on the acting chops.

1. Amanda Bynes image image Amanda Bynes was a Nickelodeon staple in the ’90s, and she was cute…real cute. But her hotness came into true fruition after her five-year stint on “All That”. Her delightful spazziness landed her on shows and films like The Amanda Show, What a Girl Wants, She’s The Man and Sydney White. She’s not winning any Oscars, but she’s still the hot girl next door. 2. Amy Jo Johnson image image Amy Jo Johnson stole hearts as Kimberly Hart on that belovedly cheesy show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Sure, Trini, the Yellow Power Ranger was also hot. But the Pink Power Ranger stole our hearts. Critics never did take the show seriously, but that didn’t matter. The villain-fighting hotness of Amy Jo saved the day for us non-child viewers. She was sweet, had a rocking body and kicked some serious mutant ass. Then she showed up on Felicity. Nowadays she’s keeping that body fit with stints on shows like The Division and Wildfire. 3. Carmen Electra image image Tara Leigh Patrick was hot to begin with. Then Prince (then The Artist Formerly Known As…) gave her an even hotter name: Carmen Electra. That’s right. Prince names adults. Since then, this Baywatch and Singled Out diva has wedged her less-than-talented foot into the doors of the music, film, television and modeling industries. And you know what? She hasn’t done too badly for herself. What’s she up to these days? Good question. Total Gym infomercials? Organic chemistry research? Who cares? She’s still attractive… albeit in a plastic, aged sorta way. 4. Christine Lakin image image Chrisitine Lakin got her start acting in commercials, then got cast on the family sitcom, Step By Step. Everyone loves the hot tomboy, and Lakin as Al Lambert was no exception. Sure, she didn’t quite know her lines. Sure, she often looked confused. But man, did she look good trying to dribble a basketball. Nowadays she rolls with Paris Hilton, starring alongside her in 2008’s The Hottie and the Nottie. 5. Elizabeth Berkley image image

Ah, Elizabeth Berkley. She’s like a finely aged wine. So many facets: the naughty Showgirls side, the smart-hot Saved by the Bell side…what else has she done? Men prefer the former, while women prefer to watch her act like an overachieving speed freak on SBTB. 6. Holly Marie Combs image imagepg Holly Marie Combs was known for her role of Kimberly in television’s Picket Fences. The show won some critical acclaim, but it certainly wasn’t for Holly’s acting prowess. Still, she went on to play Piper Halliwell on Charmed, and in its fifth season she began to lend a hand in production. Girl, you should be in front of the camera, not squinting all day at footage and lounging by craft services. She’s still producing pilots today. 7. Jennie Garth image image Jennie Garth got beat out by Tiffani Amber Thiessen for the role of Kelly Kapowski in Saved By the Bell, but casting directors gave her the opportunity to shine in the legendary 1990s drama, Beverly Hills 90210. She played a stuck-up rich type who liked to wear tight designer outfits, and she looked great doing it for 10 years. Lately, she’s been on the spin-off train, playing Kelly Taylor in the new version of the show.

8. Jennifer Love Hewitt image image Jennifer Love Hewitt is the girlfriend we all wanted. As Sarah Reeves Marin, Hewitt played Bailey’s girlfriend on Party Of Five. She wasn’t winning any Oscars, but she had a great, er, smile. Three cheers for J-Love, who made watching this show with our girlfriends a whole lot more tolerable. She moved on to a reasonably successful film career, with roles in awful-but-successful movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait.

9. Kelly Packard image image

Kelly Packard, a latter-day Baywatch babe, really knew how to wear that red. She rivaled Pamela Anderson in both acting chops and hotness, and certainly made for a steamy half-hour TV sesh. Packard was the only female cast member to cross over from season eight to nine — also known as the Baywatch Bloodbath — and we’re damned glad she did. Today, you can see Packard hosting the late segment on GSN Live.

10. Lucy Lawless image image

Who doesn’t remember badass Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess? The dark hair, the dominatrix outfits, the evil gods and demi-gods…It didn’t matter that her New Zealand accent accidentally popped out in dramatic scenes. In fact, that made her even sexier. And if that wasn’t enough, she went on to arouse us in Battlestar Galactica. It’s like a nerd sub’s dream. Not only did Lawless kick some serious mythological ass from 1995 to 2001, she even did her own stunts. She is now trying to make it as a singer, and released a live album and concert DVD in 2007.

11. Meredith Monroe image image

Ah, sweet Meredith. How we miss your Dawson’s Creek love affair with Pacey. It gave us so much hope. A 32-year-old hottie playing a teenager, Monroe was a true inspiration to her cougar contemporaries. She has recently appeared in episodes of House, Cold Case and Californication.

12. Monica Keena image image

Okay, Monica, there’s room for you on this list, too. Why? Because you’re just as terrible at line readings and just as smokin’ as Meredith. Keena’s sexiness was in top form on the first two seasons of Dawson’s Creek, but then her character died. But don’t worry, Monica is busy with other projects today. TV shows and films are in the works, including a remake of Night Of The Demons, due out later this year.

13. Pamela Anderson image image

Maybe it’s cliché to include Pam, but whatever. She’s smoking. And the best part (or maybe the third-best part): she can’t act herself out of a paper bag. So of course she belongs on this list. The quintessential Baywatch babe, her 111 Episodes defined her career, to say the least. Afterward, she modeled, acted, sang and even became a published author. We also hear she’s really into boats. And she was actually pretty damn good in Borat.

14. Tatyana Ali image image

Tatyana Ali was the baby of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but we always knew she’d grow into a fine young woman. A budding music career paralleled her fame on the sitcom and though it seemed she was bound for pop stardom, her acting and singing was lackluster, at best. It’s a good thing she’s so damned cute, even still at age 31!

15. Yasmine Bleeth image image

Yasmine Bleeth was the one for those who got bored of the bleached blondes on Baywatch. Wait, did anyone get bored of the blondes on Baywatch? Either way, Yasmine was a breath of fresh air: sexy, exotic, and a fittingly horrible actress who still managed to give the blondes a run for their money. Bleeth was then in and out of television, with stints on shows like Titans and Nash Bridges.

16. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen image image

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was the girl next door and Ms. Popular all wrapped into one hot bundle on Saved By the Bell. She didn’t do much of anything with conviction in front of the camera, but that doesn’t really matter. She had a great smile, great hair and a great body. You can still catch her “acting” on White Collar on the USA Network.

17. Jessica Biel image image

No doubt about it, Jessica Biel’s tomboy character made 7th Heaven almost watchable. Girls liked it for the sappy plot or something like that, but we watched for Mary Camden and her sweats. Biel leads a promising acting career nowadays, but really isn’t known for her talent so much as for her damned good looks. Her film credits include the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Illusionist and Valentine’s Day.

18. Danielle Fishel image image

Ah, Topanga. The girl with the weird name. You came to us in an episode of Boy Meets World”, and we dreamed you’d be ours. This spunky little lady was a welcome treat on a not-so-great sitcom. And it was fun to watch her “develop” from middle school to high school, to say the least. Today, Topanga (we’ll just keep calling her that) is a host on Dish and a correspondent on The Tyra Banks Show, where her lack of talent is, shall we say, upstaged.

19. Larisa Oleynik image image

Larisa Oleynik, you wore lots of crazy hats, then turned into goo after a radioactive accident. But we still turn to goo when we watch you. You have a cute way of always looking concerned, and your male best friend on The Secret World Of Alex Mack never intimidated us. Seriously, though, this Nickelodeon staple was only popular because of Larisa. She moved on to films like The Baby-Sitters Club and 10 Things I Hate About You, then sort of slowly fell off the face of the earth.

20. Tia and Tamera Mowry image image

Tia and Tamera Mowry — two tigers for the price of one. They wore lots of matching outfits on the ABC show, Sister Sister, which somehow lasted four years. Tia was the bookworm, while Tamera was the sexy wild child. And man, did she love her some Coolio. The Mowrys kept their acting up after their breakout show folded, making appearances — though not in tandem — on TV shows like Strong Medicine, Roommates and The Game.

21. Update: Below you’ll find our bonus entry, due to popular demand, the Olsen twins. image image

Mary-Kate and Ashley made a name for themselves on the classic sitcom “Full House” and then went onto star in a bunch of terrible (and by terrible, I mean terribly cute!) made for TV movies. They now have their own clothing line, a gajillion dollars, and the hearts and minds of many old dudes around the world.

To A*Muse the Muse: Pamela Anderson and Richie Rich

My travels and travails took me to Miami, so I missed what must have been the very amusing A*MUSE fashion show, where former Heatherette designer Richie Rich debuted his latest collection. The event featured my favorite PETA player Pamela Anderson, along with Terrell Owens, CariDee English, Tinsley Mortimer and Amanda Lepore. I was also told that Richie and Pamela also debuted their new single “Hi” for the grand finale of the “Hot for Teacher” themed fashion show.

From the press release:

“A*MUSE’s collaboration with Pamela Anderson will offer animal-friendly and 100% organic styles, including: bathing suits, casual dresses and beachwear. This season the label will also be introducing graphic printed tees and zip up hooded sweatshirts, featuring images of Pamela Anderson and designer Richie Rich. Richie knew from the beginning that the first muse for this collection had to be his long-time friend, Pamela Anderson. “Pam has long been a source of inspiration to me, she has this amazing combination of the sweet girl next door but in the most glamorous of ways — I love her lust for life!” Richie describes the A*MUSE collection inspired by Anderson as, “fun, sexy, surfer girl from Malibu meets Andy Warhol.”

Richie Rich has often been described as an original Club Kid. I was there, so to deny him the prestige that goes with that moniker would be unfair. It would be equally unfair to characterize him as one of Michael Alig’s minions, or imply that he was part of the seedy side of that lifestyle. It’s not that he wasn’t having fun– Richie was just always his own “kid’. His association was artistic, he pushed boundaries without pushing anyone over a cliff. While some Club Kids consider the club years their most defining, Richie continues to create a more fabulous story.

In 1996, when I was doing my thing at the Tunnel, I collaborated with PETA’s Senior Vice President Dan Mathews and banned fur from the fabulous club. Tunnel was the best joint in town and arguably one of the best joints of all time. To his credit, Tunnel owner Peter Gatien fully supported my idea to bar entry to anyone wearing a fur coat. We wanted to make a statement that fur was not trendy or cool and we stuck to our dress code. Many famous people were forced to put their dead animal in their limo, or were denied entry. Although some revenue was lost, it was assumed that the money was recouped by the media storm that ensued. Whenever we turned down a fur-draped celebrity it made Page Six. Kim Basinger posed as our PETA model and we plastered Manhattan with posters bearing our message. We were committed to a good cause and I think we actually came out ahead, financially. Dominique Swain later replaced Kim and finally Pamela Anderson became our poster girl. I did an event with Pamela at Life and was incredibly impressed by her incredible professionalism, dedication and friendliness to all. My dog Arturo, who growls and snips at all humans, played with her for hours. Pamela continues to support the rights our friends who cannot speak for themselves. I caught up with her while she was at her Malibu home.

How did you and Richie Rich meet and what to do you love about each other? 
 We’ve known each other for a long time. We met through David LaChapelle and Amanda Lepore, as well as many other mutual friends. We are like a little circus of misfits living little wild lives that just fit together and are somehow complementary, peaceful and inspiring. It’s good just knowing that we have each other. I love Richie’s sense of fun and art. He’s great with a glue gun and spray paint. He’s just altogether multitalented!

Tell me about your long standing relationship with PETA and how you feel it affects your overall image. Is it positive? Does it matter to you if it is? I think PETA is very positive and has accentuated my image. It doesn’t matter if It’s good or bad if it gets people talking and caring about important things. It’s a “now that I have your attention” kind of thing. (PETA) are smart, funny, good-hearted people who love animals. It’s a social experiment and it’s amazing what gets people’s attention, but that’s part of the challenge and the balance. I just think PETA is perfect, I love them with all my heart. Stop the seal hunt please! It’s just barbaric. What would the world do if we didn’t have PETA, can you imagine?

What about Richie’s brand excites you? I love the glitz, the glamour, the fun and the pop art element. He’s such a talent. Richie is the calm in the storm. Crowds make me uneasy and he just roller skates right through them, gluing lashes on people, drinking bubbles and pinning the models into their barely-there clothes. Everyone has such a great time, the shows are like rock concerts. It’s still hard to believe It’s a business. A*MUSE is extreme fashion like surfing, skating or snowboarding. I don’t know, it just feels edgy and a little bit like we’re getting in trouble. It’s not as fashion-y as we should be, so I’m the perfect girl for him. I really don’t like clothes, but I love to sparkle!

Kate Winslet and Todd Haynes to Update ‘Mildred Pierce’ for HBO

There’s a familiar tocsin that goes off in my head each time I hear that a classic film is being re-made. I understand the motivations—either cashing in on a brand (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), well-meaning but usually foolish homage (Cape Fear), or both—but in a perfect world, I would rather see lousy pictures improved upon than great ones brought low, which is almost universally the outcome. So it was with a distinct ringing in my ears that I learned Kate Winslet and director Todd Haynes are re-making Michael Curtiz’ 1945 film noir classic, Mildred Pierce. I can think of few films in less need of monkeying with, and even fewer Joan Crawford roles in which the actress seems more irreplaceable. True, the new production will be a five hour mini-series for HBO rather than a feature, and I imagine will hew more closely to the original James M. Cain novel, but this only diminishes my skepticism in part. I can’t help but recall the last unfortunate occasion when someone tried to re-jigger a much-loved Michael Curtiz film. Behold the height of cinematic odium after the jump!

1996’s Pamela Anderson-starrer, Barb Wire, was essentially a remake of Casablanca!

To get the taste of that out of your eyes, here’s the original Mildred Pierce trailer.

The Most Infamous Celebrity Sex Tapes of the Last Quarter Century

Sex tapes. They’re like porn films, except dimly lit with less appealing actors. Oh, and the sound is bad. Also, sometimes the bodies are green on account of the infrared, a necessity due to the previously mentioned dim lighting. So unless you have a Kermit fetish or enjoy watching very unattractive people with inept camera sense engage in poorly directed intercourse, the average amateur sex tape probably doesn’t do it for you. That being said, celebrity sex tapes are an entirely different beast with two (or more) backs.

(‘DiggThis’) That’s mostly because half of the celebrities involved have had porn star-worthy plastic surgery. Or, they are actually having sex with porn stars. From Tonya Harding to Kim Kardashian, sex tapes featuring famous folk have become a mini-industry, sometimes pulling in millions of dollars for both celebrities and their respective video distribution company. In honor of the happy and sometimes promiscuous holiday season, the graphic below spotlights some of the most memorable celebrity sex tapes of the past two decades.

Links: Mariah Carey’s Kittenish Demands, Will Ferrell’s Expense Report

● The end of the world won’t be coming in 2012; it’s happening September 2011, when Oprah goes off the air. [WSJ] ● Mariah Carey’s demand to be surrounded by 20 white kittens and 100 white doves for the Westfield Christmas Lighting ceremony was denied, although she will be chauffeured in a Rolls Royce and escorted by 80 security guards. [DailyMail] ● Pamela Anderson finally had “the talk” with her kids. No, not the sex talk, the “your father and I made a sex tape” talk, telling her sons that: “Mommy and Daddy were massively in love, we videotaped everything and you’re probably going hear about [it] at school.” [RadarOnline]

● If you’re making a movie, don’t cast Will Ferrell; according to Forbes, he’s the most overpaid star in Hollywood, having the lowest box office return on his paycheck. [Forbes] ● Gisele Bundchen has reportedly asked ex-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio’s mom to be the godmother of her unborn child, much to Tom Brady’s chagrin — seeing as he wanted that honor to go to one of his sisters. [TheSkinny] ● Ladies who fancy Hugh Grant: he hasn’t ruled out having kids yet. However, if he does, there would have to be lots of nannies around. [Parade]

Links: Penelope Cruz Ready for ‘Sex’, Keanu Reeves Not the Father

● The eldest Jackson, Rebbie, is not too keen on Joe Jackson pushing MJ’s kids into a new reality show, saying that Michael “would spin in his grave” at the idea. [FoxNews] ● Penelope Cruz will play a supporting role in the Sex and the City sequel; she’ll be a sharp-dressed banker who gets up close and personal with Mr. Big. [People] ● The Child Labor Coalition would like to have a word with Pamela Anderson after she was seen at the Hollywood Style Awards with a child trailing behind her carrying her train. [theSuperficial]

● Perma-bachelor George Clooney says he has plans to adopt, but he’s going for Brad Pitt’s kids — “I owe him a few!” [JustJared] ● Keanu Reeves is not the father of any of Karen Sala’s children. Sala wanted major bank, claiming that the actor was the father of at least one of them. [TMZ] ● Chris Pine will follow in the footsteps of Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck by taking over the Jack Ryan franchise. [OKMag]

Links: Rapping Kurt Cobain Raises Ire, Pamela Anderson Skips Sunblock

● Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl are reprimanding the makers of Guitar Hero for giving gamers the ability to make Kurt Cobain rap in the new version of the game; Courtney Love (of course) wants to sue. [FooFighters,GameSpot] ● It’s one thing to flaunt your rebound relationship in the tabloids, but Kate Gosselin thinks Jon Gosselin bringing his girlfriend to meet their kids is crossing the reality-show line. [Radar] ● Miley Cyrus is being approached to make a cameo in the Sex and the City 2. [MTV]

● Shocker: Pamela Anderson doesn’t wear sunscreen, which might explain why the 40-something beach babe is ageing oh-so-gracefully. [DailyMail] ● Katherine Heigl has adopted a special needs child from Korea, making it impossible to hate her for the foreseeable future. [JustJared] ● The producers of the Robin Williams and John Travolta movie Old Dogs are desperately piecing together Bradley Cooper’s cut cameo from the film in hopes of catching that lingering Hangover success. [VillageVoice]