Pamela Anderson, who has long represented a particular ideal, says she wants to challenge how we define beauty in general. In an interview with W Magazine, she opened up about the process of aging and her early life in the limelight.
When W asked Anderson if she “regrets anything she’s done in the name of beauty,” Anderson gestured toward her breasts. “Not that we need to point it out,” she said.
That’s in part because she’s started to embrace all-natural beauty. “I know it sounds like a cliché, but happiness has a lot to do with beauty,” she said. “Calm, peacefulness and not-constant stress are very, very important to feeling beautiful and confident. And that comes across whether you’re wearing makeup or not.”
Friends star Courteney Cox recently made similar comments. “I have done things that I regret, and luckily they’re things that dissolve and go away, so that’s good, because that’s not always been my best look,” she said on Running Wild with Bear Grylls. She also admitted she felt pressured to looking a certain way as she grew older.
But Anderson concludes that she enjoys getting older. “I actually like aging. I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mom, who have glitz, glamour, and all sorts of fun,” she said. “Getting older isn’t the end. I know I have so much to look forward to.”