Sante D’Orazio: Pamela Anderson: American Icon
"Blonde bombshell," "It Girl," "Über-babe"—Pamela Anderson, star of the tv series Baywatch and celebrated Playboy playmate, mesmerized the world with a doll’s face, a pin-up figure, sexy tattoos and a man-eating smile. In a tradition that extends from Jean Harlow through Brigitte Bardot to Madonna, Pam is the sex goddess of the 21st century. Sante D'Orazio, America’s most sought-after celebrity photographer, took his pictures of Pamela Anderson in a one-day session in the fall of 2000 on the terrace of a mansion in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles. His images in Pam: American Icon, are both a visual study on the phenomenon of the blonde and a seductive collection of erotica.