Pamela Sue Martin

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Pamela Sue Martin
Born (1953-01-05) January 5, 1953 (age 61)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970-present
Known for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Spouse(s) Jorge Brusch (1979-1980)
Manuel Rojas (1982-1984)
Bruce Allen (1990-1998)

Pamela Sue Martin (born January 5, 1953) is an American actress best known for playing Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV series[1] and Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty.


Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and growing up in nearby Westport, Martin began modeling at 17, and appeared in the original film version of The Poseidon Adventure (opposite Gene Hackman) at the age of 19. During the run of Nancy Drew she appeared in a cover-featured pictorial in the July 1978 issue of Playboy magazine, which caused her to be axed from the series.

Martin portrayed feisty and spoiled heiress Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty from its debut in 1981 through the end of the fourth season in 1984. Martin left of her own accord and the character was "missing and presumed dead" — the series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of the fifth season in 1985. She hosted Saturday Night Live on February 16, 1985.

In 1984, Martin, who has long been involved in environmental causes, appeared in a public service announcement to help save pink dolphins in the Amazon River.[2] The ad was directed by Clyde Lucas, who appeared on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.

Divorced three times and the mother of one son, Martin has written about her struggle with interstitial cystitis.[3] Martin owns a theatre company in Idaho.


Year Film Role Notes
1972 To Find a Man Rosalind McCarthy (as Pamela Martin)
The Poseidon Adventure Susan Shelby
1974 Our Time Abigail "Abby" Reed
Buster and Billie Margie Hooks
1979 The Lady in Red Polly Franklin
1985 Torchlight Lillian Weller
1987 Flicks Liz Stone (segment 'Philip Alien')
1990 A Cry in the Wild June Robeson
2010 Soupernatural Rod
2014 McTaggart's Fortune Sergeant Jeanine Bowman


Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Girls of Huntington House Gail Dorn television movie
1974 The Gun and the Pulpit Sally Underwood television movie
1976 The Hemingway Play television movie
The Quest Ginger Episode "Day of Outrage" (1.4)
1978 Human Feelings Verna Gold television movie
1980 Fantasy Island Velda Ferini Episode "The Invisible Woman/The Snow Bird" (4.7)
The Love Boat Donna Dayton Episode "Boomerang/Captain's Triangle/Out of This World" (4.10)
1981 - 1984 Dynasty Fallon Carrington / Fallon Carrington Colby 86 episodes
1986 Strong Medicine Celia Grey television movie
1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Melinda Jensen Episode "Anniversary Gift" (2.6)
Bay Coven Linda Lebon television movie
1989 The Saint: The Software Murders Irina television movie
1990 Sky Trackers Doctor Spencer Jenkins television movie
2002 That '70s Show Wizard Episode "Tornado Prom" (4.15)
2006 The L Word Linda Kennard Episode "Lifeline" (3.5) (uncredited)


  1. ^ Pamela Sue Martin at AllMovie
  2. ^ "Pamela Sue Martin: PSA Help Save Pink Dolphins". 7th Voyage Productions. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Pamela Sue Martin". TMZ. 2008-10-24. 

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