Pamela Anderson on Her Pixie Cut: I Thought I Looked Like Anderson Cooper, Was Worried About Sex

03/19/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Pamela Anderson pixie cutCourtesy ELLE

Pamela Anderson‘s short haircut has not only transformed her appearance, but also her attitude and outlook on life. In a new interview, the star says her pixie has given her a total confidence boost. “At first I thought I looked like Anderson Cooper or like a Q-tip or something,” she shares in the April issue of Elle magazine. “But now I feel really powerful.”

Anderson’s new look has also had an impact on her love life. (She re-married her ex-husband Rick Salomon earlier this year.) “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,'” she says. “I thought it would be weird having sex with short hair, but then I kind of got into the mode.”

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The star also shares that she’s happily moved past the crazier times in her life. “The rock-star thing became very destructive, like, wow. I didn’t know what I was doing. I just kind of became that thing,” she says. “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. And I started to feel like a cartoon character.”

And though she’s changed, she admits that her past still haunts her in some ways — like her teenage sons having access to her sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee. “I don’t know if they’ve seen it, but they know about it. They know about everything,” she says. “Stupid Internet. I don’t know why everyone is so impressed with it.”

Read Anderson’s full interview in the April issue of Elle and visit for more. What do you think of the star’s new look and attitude? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Pamela Anderson
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martie on

She looks sooooo good!! Love her new look!

Sandra on

With age comes wisdom. That hair cut is the business and she is working it!

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Angi on

I love how she is concerned about her sons seeing her sex tape… yet has no qualms about discussing how her hairstyle affects her sex life currently… Her sons can hear everythign she says on the ‘damn internet’. Maybe she should think more about what she says…

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Nannyto1 on

She looks awesome. Beautiful pic!!

Dee on

Good for Miss Anderson. My goodness, she looks a thousand times better. No doubt, cutting her hair gives her a different outlook on life. It makes a world of difference. Am happy for her that she has finally matured. It took a while, but she should be proud a nd happy going through the second half of life.
Kudos. Miss Pamela! Much happiness this time around. You deserve it.

Jen on

I don’t give a fig how much sex anyone has. She’s a mom, loves her sons, doing her best, all anyone can do.

Jenny on

as a teenager, all the boys LOVED Pam, now as an adult i love Pam! she may have looked fake, but she seems like one of the most real people in Hollywood. no pretension, self aware, and does so much for charity- especially animals. plus, you never see or hear anything about her teen boys, so she must be doing something right at home, too. good for her, hope she has a happy second half of her life :)

didi on

I like Anderson more now than I did when she was younger. She often speaks of the regrets she has of the things she did in her youth, because of how it affects her sons. She really has matured.

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