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Pamela Anderson reportedly owes $370,000 in taxes

North Stars
December 11, 2012

Pamela Anderson is a pretty good dancer, a convincing lifeguard, a PETA activist, and could seriously use some money lessons. The 45-year-old B.C. blonde reportedly owes over $370,000 for the 2011 tax year, the Los Angeles County Recorder confirmed to the New York Daily News.

It has been some time since Anderson has been a household name with steady gigs on TV shows like "Baywatch," "Home Improvement," and "V.I.P." Recently, she's had a string of bad years with Uncle Sam, owing $1.7 million to the U.S. government in 2009, $524,241 in 2010, and now this slightly less hefty debt.

As a result, it appears Anderson has been seeking other revenue sources, including appearing on the reality talent show "Dancing With the Stars." Celebs reportedly make a guaranteed $125,000 just for signing up, and if they make it to episodes 3 and 4, they make an additional $10,000 per show. That number doubles for episodes 5 and 6. Episodes 7 and 8 earn them $30,000, and 9 and 10 have a $50,000 payout.

See also: 'Dancing With the Stars': Top real (and rumoured) romances (PHOTOS)

On Anderson's first appearance on "DWTS" in 2010, she and partner Damian Whitewood made it to the seventh round, which means she may have made about $185,000. However, she was  eliminated from the first round of the 2012 "All-Stars" season, earning her the base $125,000. If the same rates apply for the show's Brazilian version, "Bailando por un Sueño" -- on which Anderson appeared in 2011, lasting until the fourth round -- that's another $135,000 in her pocket. To date, Anderson has reportedly made about $445,000 on "Dancing With the Stars," which likely helped her pay off some of her debt, though not all of it.

See also: Pamela Anderson poses as Barbie for the first time

A massive renovation to her Malibu beach house in 2009 didn't help her financial situation. But in 2011, she put the house up for rent, asking $75,000 per month, and again this June, decreasing the price by one third. Both times, Anderson has said her reasons for renting out her house are not financiall; she says she has a busy travel schedule and wants to spend more time in B.C. (perhaps even moving back full-time!). However, there have been no recent updates about her permanent living arrangements -- only that she'll film three episodes of the Citytv sitcom "Package Deal" in her native province.

Anderson is somewhat of a pop-culture icon, and there's probably no lack of opportunities for TV guest spots or movie cameos in the near future, but in her hectic schedule, hopefully she'll find time for a class on Personal Finance 101.

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