Baywatch shined bright in the ratings during the 90s. Helping the series reach new heights in viewership was Pamela Anderson. Arriving in the season 3 premiere, Baywatch soared to being one of the most watched shows of all time during her era.
Working on the set of the series was no easy task, however. Since the series was shot on location at an actual beach, this meant the actors had to spend 14 hours a day for 5 days a week in the blazing California sun.
One makeup artist from the series estimated that the actors went through 40 bottles a month on average to protect their skin. Despite the long days of soaking up the UV rays, Pamela Anderson was strictly against putting on any type of sunscreen while portraying C.J. Parker on the show.
"I never wore sunblock, I didn't really believe in it. I always felt that it was chemicals going into your skin and particles that go into the ocean,” said Pamela Anderson about her opposition to wearing sunblock.
Anderson herself has been an avid human, animal, and environmental rights activist for years. She even started her own non-profit organization, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, which advocates for such causes back in 1995.
Sticking to her morals and not wanting to be a contributor to ocean pollution, Anderson remained free of any chemicals throughout her run on Baywatch.
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