Who is Pamela Sue Martin?
Fans of the Primetime Emmy-awarded early 1980s series “Dynasty”, are certainly familiar with the character of ‘a feisty and spoiled heiress’ Fallon Carrington Colby – the actress who portrayed this character is Pamela Sue Martin. Besides the mentioned role, she has nearly 30 other acting credits to her name, and is perhaps still known best for her role as Nancy Drew in the series “The Hardy Boys/ Nancy Drew Mysteries”, which broadcast from 1977 until ’78, and made Pamela something of a teen idol.
She was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 5 January 1953, in Westport, Connecticut USA, so holds American nationality, and is of White ethnicity.
Early life and education
Pamela was raised in Westport by her parents, but as she prefers to keep her private life a secret, she hasn’t shared much information regarding her childhood days.
It’s known that she attended Staples High School, and during her high school days, she was also working on a hamburger stand, and later began modeling and acting. Upon matriculating in 1971, Pamela didn’t enroll at college, but pursued her acting career.
Roles in movies
After making her acting debut as Rosalind McCarthy in the 1972 movie “To Find a Man”, in the same year although she had no acting classes, she got her chance in “The Poseidon Adventure”, an Oscar-awarded action drama starring Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters and Ernest Borgnine; the movie had 13 award nominations, and won five, including the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song (The Morning After).
In the following year, Pamela was seen in the TV movie “The Girls of Huntington House”, and then she was cast to play Abigail Reed in “Our Time” in 1974, followed by her roles in “Buster and Billie” and “The Gun and the Pulpit”, while two years later, she portrayed Dana in “The Hemingway Play”.
Pamela made an appearance as Verna Gold in the 1978 TV movie “Human Feelings”, and then in ’79, she portrayed Polly Franklin in the action crime drama “The Lady in Red”, also starring Louise Fletcher and Robert Conrad.
In 1983, she was seen as Liz Stone in “Flicks”, and was next seen starring as Lillian Weller in the 1985 movie “Torchlight”, followed by her role as Celia Grey in the TV movie “Strong Medicine” in 1986, while in the following year she portrayed Linda Lebon in “Bay Cove”.
The early ‘90s saw Pamela in “A Cry in the Wild” and “Sky Trackers”, and then she portrayed Irina in the 1994 movie “The Saint: The Software Murders”, while her next role came in 2010 when she was cast to play Rod in “Soupernatural”, and four years later, she portrayed Sgt. Jeanine Bowman in “McTaggart’s Fortune”.
Her most recent movie role was her portrayal of Sandra Logan in “My Christmas Prince”, in 2017.
Roles in series
Pamela made her first television appearance as Ginger, in an episode of the series “The Quest” in 1976, followed by her most notable role as Nancy Drew in “Nancy Drew Mysteries” which was later entitled “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”. She then she guest-starred in “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat”, before she was cast to play Fallon Carrington Colby in “Dynasty”. The series aired from 1981 until 1989, but Pamela left in 1984 having won the Bambi Award that year, and was replaced by Emma Samms. During all these years, the series had 67 award nominations and won 24, including one Primetime Emmy.
Three years later, Pamela guest-starred in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “J. J. Starbuck”, and then in 2002, she was seen in single episodes of “That ‘70s Show”, and “The L Word” in 2006.
In 2019, Pamela starred in a pilot episode of the series “Nancy Drew”, and subsequently guest-starred as Harriet Grosset in all three seasons of the series.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Pamela’s love life, and she has had quite interesting encounters, as it’s widely known that she has married and divorced three times, she doesn’t have children with her first two husbands.
Jorge Brusch was number one, about whom is not much known, as their marriage lasted only a year from 1979 until 1980. Then on 22 August 1982, Pamela married Manuel Rojas, an actor who is perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “The Magnificent Matador” and “Death of a Cyclist”; they divorced in 1987. Three years later, she married Bruce Allen with whom she has a son named Nicholas; this marriage lasted until 1998,
After she divorced her third husband, Pamela hasn’t spoken about any man whom she has been with, so as of early 2022, it’s assumed that she’s single.
Where is Pamela Sue Martin today?
When her son Nicholas was born, Pamela was devoted to his raising, and slowly withdrew from Hollywood life. She moved with him into a small town in Idaho, USA, where she currently resides, and where she established her own theatre, and focused on writing. She works part-time as a counselor, and is also an activist for the conservation and protection of nature.
Some rumors were saying that she retired from her acting career because of a chronic bladder infection, however, she hasn’t confirmed this assumption.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Pamela’s age is 68; when she was younger back in 1978, she appeared in a cover pictorial of Playboy magazine, and for years she was noted as one of the most beautiful actresses. Magazines and newspapers wrote about her using words such as ‘stunning brunette’ and ‘fabulous model’, while her trademark was her piercing blue eyes; she weighed around 120lbs (54kgs) and was 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-35.
Nowadays, Pamela has dyed light brown hair – information about her measurements is not available.
During her career as an actress, Pamela earned a decent amount of money starring in numerous movies and series, and she also has an income from her theatre. According to sources, as of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.