Former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson has shocked her army of fans by having her trademark blonde locks cropped, in what one critic described as “prison chic”.

The actress, who has taken up marathon running, unveiled her new look on Twitter and later explained in interviews that she had adopted the new look because “It goes with everything.”

Musing about her Pixie look Pam said: “I just thought my hair had a life, and I wanted to kind of put that behind me and start fresh. I thought it would be good for the New York marathon, and it was, ” she said.

Fans are yet to be convinced.