Pamela Anderson shocked guests at a star-studded Cannes Film Festival event by revealing she was molested as a child, raped at the age of 12 and gang-raped just years later.
The Baywatch star spoke about her ordeal on Friday night at the launch of The Pamela Anderson Foundation, in front of 200 guests.
‘I did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six by a female babysitter’, the 46-year-old said.
‘I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house and his older brother decided to teach me backgammon which led into a back massage, which led into rape. My first heterosexual experience.
The Playboy cover girl then added that a school boyfriend: ‘decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six friends. I wanted off this earth.’
A guest said: ‘No one was expecting a speech like that. Pamela was so brave.’
The actress had dressed to impress in a dangerously low-cut Vivienne Westwood frock as she celebrated the occasion with a cocktail party aboard a luxury yacht in the French Riviera in support of Cool Earth – a charity close to co-host Dame Vivienne Westwood’s heart.
She chose a white maxi-dress by the designer, featuring a ruffled bust and tiny spaghetti straps that barely managed to contain her ample bosom.
The column shape of the wrap dress perfectly flattered her enviable figure, with a tie detail accentuating her petite waist, while she added height to her frame with strappy pale pink satin peep-toe stilettos featuring pretty floral toe detail.
Pam sported a perennial golden California glow, perfectly set-off by the white ensemble, while her face was nicely made up to match, with dewy skin, bronze lips and cheeks and dark eyes.