Hollywood star Pamela Anderson, world famous thanks to her classic Baywatch role, arrived in Athens on Sunday and immediately caused a stir with her views on Greek politics.
After she was warmly welcomed to the country with a huge bouquet of red roses, she gave an interview where she spoke about the “capitulation” of Alexis Tsipras and her admiration for former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. She published the interview on her personal blog.
“I admire the Greek people who said “OXI” (No) during the famous Greek referendum, defying the European Union. “OXI” (“No”) goes back to the days when Fascist(s) were occupying Greece, it was a symbol of Greek defiance against occupation,” she states in the blog.
“It became famous again during Europe’s economic crisis, when in 2015 Greece held a historic European referendum where the majority (61%) of the population voted OXI / NO — against an agreement with EU’s institutions and banks,” Anderson says.
“But unfortunately, the Syriza (left party) government (with Alexis Tsipras as prime minister) decided to capitulate, and the next day of the referendum finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned,” she continues.
Replying to a question on who she thinks is the most important Greek celebrity living today, the 51-year-old actress did not hesitate.
“Yanis Varoufakis, someone who said “OXI” when he was finance minister of Greece and who inspires people across Europe,” she declared.
Anderson is due to appear in the premiere of television show “It’s Show Time” hosted by Greek presenter Nikos Koklonis.
The show will be broadcast on Saturday, March 2nd on Open Beyond TV Channel, a free broadcasting television network with nationwide coverage across Greece.