“Pam and Tommy,” which tells the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s love affair, covers their infamous sex tape. But what was life like for Anderson before she was thrust into the spotlight? Anderson grew up in the small town of Comox, British Columbia. When she was 22, her big break came when she was picked out of a crowd during a Canadian football game and was given a commercial contract for a year. Following the commercial gig, she landed in “Playboy” and then headed to Hollywood.