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Pamela Anderson Will Cover Playboy's Last Nude Issue

It will be Anderson's 14th time on the magazine's cover

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    Pamela Anderson and Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Legacy Collection launch on January 16, 2007 in Los Angeles.

    Pamela Anderson will turn the last nude page on the magazine that made her a star.

    The 48-year-old actress, model and anti-fur activist will be the final cover girl of the last nude issue of Playboy, according to a press release from the iconic magazine.

    "I got a call from [Hugh Hefner's] attorney who said, 'We don't want anybody else. There's nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?'" she told Entertainment Tonight, who initially broke the story.

    The former "Baywatch" actress will appear in the February/January 2016 double issue, shot by famed fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. Additionally, the Hollywood star revealed intimate memories of her years of involvement with the legendary publication to her acting colleague and magazine contributor James Franco.

    With 14 cover appearances and 15 pictorials, Anderson has appeared in Playboy more than any other woman. She shot her first cover at just 22 years old, transforming the Canadian native into an overnight sensation.

    "The photographer shot me in one roll of film because I was nervous and throwing up," she admitted to Franco during the interview. "But, then I saw the pictures, and from there it was hard to keep my clothes on! I was painfully shy before, but then it clicked in my head that nobody cares what you look like naked except you. People are more concerned about themselves and their own flaws."

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    Despite more than a dozen flawless covers, Anderson still wouldn't describe herself as pretty.

    "I don't think of myself as beautiful, but I know I have a deep, sensual drive," she said. "People respond to that more than physicality because your spirit never ages. I'm a bit of an exhibitionist, and I like being playful and having fun."

    Despite her initial reluctance, the model quickly moved to Los Angeles to continue her burgeoning modeling career, a move that ultimately led to her putting on that red one-piece as C.J. Parker on "Baywatch."

     

    "I've always been very imaginative, and I thought I would do something creative. I just knew I had to get out of my small town," she said, reflecting on her early ambitions before fame. "I never wanted to be in this industry; I didn't know that option existed for me. It wasn't something I pursued. But I guess I've done pretty well for myself just going with the flow."

    Decades later and Anderson has become synonymous with the bunny brand, having spent decades posing in the magazine's pages as an insider at Hugh Hefner's mansion.

    "I don't want to get too detailed, but I'm sure one of my sons was conceived there," she said of the famed house.

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