Pamela Anderson On Putin: “Got A Kick Out Of Me”

( In the build-up to the publication of her much-anticipated book, Love, Pamela, Pamela Anderson recently granted Variety an extensive interview in which she discussed her life and career. During the interview, Anderson noted her work toward protecting animals.

Anderson’s love for animals has spanned decades, and she recently opened up about how her work in the field led her to some fascinating locations and situations. The actress explained how her advocacy for animal rights got her to the steps of the Kremlin.

After the oil disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon in 2010, Anderson told the magazine that she saved the lives of fifty cats and thirty dogs. The actress went so far as to appeal to Putin to halt the import of “seal goods.”

She told Variety that she was sitting at the table at the Kremlin, and “everybody would be there.” And she would be rustling her papers with her dolphin pictures and “my beluga whales getting hypothermia and pleading across the table to these people that actually did things in real-time.”

Putin was only in the room for a short time, but he overheard all that was said. She said she would get texts from other individuals stating that he was happy she was there and that he got a kick out of her. “He sort of got a kick out of me,” she said.

She said she was successful in her appeal.

Tatiana Siegel, a reporter for Variety, noted that after mentioning Putin, Anderson was silent for a time before voicing her worry about discussing Russia. She stopped talking because she is aware that bringing up anything linked to Putin is now considered treading on thin ice in polite conversation.

“I don’t know what the right thing is to say right now,” she says, “because it’s horrible.”  Then she quickly mentioned that she voted for Biden in the 2020 election, as if that magically absolves her of any “canceling that might occur.”

That notion is equally “horrible.” She announces that she supports a particular party to not get in trouble. It sounds like she is as fearful as the Russian people are in Putin’s country if they say the wrong thing.

Anderson said her political philosophy may be summed up in a single sentence: “Just keep supporting human beings.”


Maybe the world can wait for her book after all.