Pamela Anderson at the PETA 35th anniversary party on Sep. 30. The actress was chosen to cover the final nude issue of Playboy. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Pamela Anderson recently went nude for Playboy for the final time.
The 48-year-old actress was chosen to cover the magazine's forthcoming January/February issue, and stripped down for a 12-page inside spread. The company announced the issue will be the last to feature naked women in October.
"I got a call from [Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's] attorney who said, 'We don't want anybody else. There's nobody else, could you do the last cover of Playboy?'" Anderson told Entertainment Tonight of the coveted cover.
"[I asked my elder son Brandon for permission], and he goes, 'Mom, you've got to do it!'" she shared. "I asked [Dylan] too, and Dylan's like, 'Mom, you know you've done it all.' ...They were really excited for me and I was excited, too."
The final nude issue marks Anderson's 14th cover for the long-running men's magazine. The actress also appeared in day three of the annual Love magazine advent calendar this week, and went nude for the #CALIFUK issue of Flaunt in October.
"I don't think of myself as beautiful, but I know I have a deep, sensual drive," Anderson told Playboy in the accompanying interview. "People respond to that more than physicality because your spirit never ages. I'm a bit of an exhibitionist, and I like being playful and having fun."
"You have to be yourself," she advised. "That's the hardest thing to be. I've been in professional environments where people have tried to change me, and that's when I become like the Hulk and just rip them off my back. Then I'm back to being myself. I try to live my life as honestly as I can."
Pamela Anderson for the January/February issue of Playboy. Photo by Ellen von Unwerth for Playboy
Anderson first covered the magazine in 1989, and last appeared in 2011. Playboy decided to end nude pictorials in light of their increasing irrelevance due to the Internet and continued concern about women's portrayal in the media.