Pamela Anderson to go American

VANCOUVER: Former ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson has decided to try to become a US citizen, her lawyer said. Anderson, 36, was born in British Columbia. She was to undergo a citizenship interview in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “If she passes, she gets sworn in,” said her lawyer, Barbara Federman. Federman would not say why Anderson, who moved to California in 1989 and has since had two sons with ex-husband Tommy Lee of the band Motley Crue, wants to acquire US citizenship.

No law requires Anderson to renounce her Canadian citizenship. The United States allows people to become Americans while remaining citizens of another country. “Her position is she wants to do it, and not discuss it,” said a spokeswoman for Marleah Leslie and Associates, Anderson’s LA-based publicist. “She just wants to keep it private and not make a big deal out of it.”The actress was born Barbara Rose Kopetski on July 1, 1967, the daughter of furnace repairman Barry and his waitress wife Carol. Anderson, currently a columnist for Canadian Elle magazine, starred on ‘Baywatch’ and has since appeared in various films and TV shows, including the ongoing TV animated series ‘Stripperella’. — AP