Pamela Anderson likes aging

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Hollywood is full of people downing chlorophyll shots and alkaline water to keep aging at bay. In the movie Connected, Pamela Anderson plays a spin instructor whose obsession with wellness and youth takes a darker turn. But real-life Anderson shares a much more balanced perspective on beauty through happiness and aging.Here are some of her best truths, as shared in an interview with W magazine.

On not taking things for granted:

Aging is something we all deal with. At a certain age, you can find yourself at a loss. Your children are grown. You may have gone through a divorce. You're trying to find meaning. What's your purpose now? You've raised your kids, and now they think you're a little crazy, because you're trying to do all these self-help things. You become distant from everybody. You're searching for answers. If I do all these things to look younger—the creams, the classes, the supplements, the procedures—I'll be more accepted by my kids, my friends, men. You're dealing with so much loss at this age. It seems like everything is behind us, so what's next? We took a lot of things for granted—youth, beauty. But now what?

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Pamela Anderson during VSDA Convention at LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by S. Granitz/WireImage)
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive/WireImage)
HOME IMPROVEMENT - 'The Great Race' - Airdate: May 19, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PAMELA ANDERSON
Michael Berk, Nicole Eggert, David Charvet, David Hasselhoff, Jeremy Jackson, Alexandra Paul, and Pamela Anderson (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - AUGUST 28: Actress Pamela Anderson on the set of 'Baywatch' on August 28, 1996 in Huntington Beach, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Pamela Anderson and son Brandon during Motley Crue Puts Hands in Cement in RockWalk at Guitar Center in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by S. Granitz/WireImage)
Las Vegas, UNITED STATES: (FILES): This 12 June 1999 file photo shows US actress and PETA activist Pamela Anderson holding one of her heart-shaped make-up kits during an event to unveil her new 'cruelty-free' cosmetic line named 'Pamela' at Caesar's Palace 12 June 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 'Baywatch' babe and outspoken animal rights activist Anderson is taking on Colonel Sanders in his home state. The Canadian-born blonde bombshell has written to the governor of Kentucky and asked him to remove a bust of Kentucky Fried Chicken's founder and icon from the state capitol. The vegetarian actress, who has lent her fame to press the cause of the US animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), urged the governor to watch an explicit video she has narrated about the treatment of the 850 million chickens slaughtered for KFC restaurants every year. AFP PHOTO/John GURZINSKI/FILES (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
387957 04: Actress Pamela Anderson Stars As Vallery Irons In The Syndicated Television Series 'V.I.P.' (Photo By Getty Images)
387957 02: Actress Pamela Anderson Stars As Vallery Irons In The Syndicated Television Series 'V.I.P.' (Photo By Getty Images)
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson during Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson - Show at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Actress/model Pamela Anderson attends a photo call to celebrate the premiere of her new reality documentary series 'Pam: Girl on the Loose' which premieres on September 2, at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel on August 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
PARIS - MARCH 06: Pamela Anderson walks the runway at the Vivienne Westwood Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23: Pamela Anderson attends the launch party for Cool Eart at The Conservatory, Barbican Centre on September 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Last Chance For Animals Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actors Anjelica Huston (L) and Pamela Anderson attend PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for PETA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Pamela Anderson attends the Last Chance For Animals Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/WireImage)
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On a beauty cliché that has nothing to do with makeup:

I know it sounds like a cliché, but happiness has a lot to do with beauty. Calm, peacefulness and not-constant stress are very, very important to feeling beautiful and confident. And that comes across whether you're wearing makeup or not. I remember looking in the mirror during filming and saying, "Who is this person? How did I let myself get to this place?"

On great female role models:

I actually like aging. I have great older female role models in my life, including my amazing mom, who have glitz, glamour, and all sorts of fun. Getting older isn't the end. I know I have so much to look forward to.

Emoji claps that Anderson may not be one of those maniacal bee-pollen-eating actresses. Here's to more honest dialogue about aging and living well.


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