Pamela Anderson on Her Pixie Cut: “I Thought It Would Be Weird Having Sex With Short Hair”

Pam Anderson in Elle
Pam Anderson talks with Elle magazine about her pixie cut, her sex tape, and her "destructive" love life Dan Martenson

Can a haircut change your life? Pamela Anderson was nervous about chopping her trademark long blonde locks into a no-fuss pixie cut, not just because of how it would transform her appearance but also because of how it might affect her sex life.

"At first I thought I looked like Anderson Cooper or like a Q-tip or something," the voluptuous Baywatch alum, 46, confesses in the April issue of Elle magazine. "But now I feel really powerful. 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.'" Even so, she continues, "I thought it would be weird having sex with short hair, but then I kind of got into the mode."

Emma Watson - Elle

In fact, Anderson is "in the mode" in more ways than one these days. The star — who cuts a ladylike figure in a cardigan and dress by Azzedine Alaia in Elle — recently found love again with her ex-husband Rick Salomon, whom she remarried earlier this year. (They were first wed for a few months back in 2007.) And she couldn't be happier to leave behind the roller coaster ride that has been her love life.

"The rock-star thing became very destructive, like, wow," Anderson tells Elle, alluding to her past relationships with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and singer Kid Rock. "I didn't know what I was doing. I just kind of became that thing. 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," she admits. "And I started to feel like a cartoon character."

Asked about her infamous sex tape with ex-husband Lee, which was stolen from their home in 1995, the former Playboy model says, "I don't know if [my kids have] seen it, but they know about it. They know about everything. Stupid Internet. I don't know why everyone is so impressed with it."

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