Sellecca in 2008
May 25, 1955
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, spokesperson, activist|
|Spouse(s)||Gil Gerard (1979–1987; divorced)
John Tesh (1992–present)
Connie Sellecca (born Concetta Sellecchia May 25, 1955) is an American actress, producer, and former model, best known for her roles on the television series The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1987.
Sellecca was born Concetta Sellecchia in The Bronx, New York, New York to Italian parents. At age twelve, she moved to Pomona, New York and attended Pomona Junior High School. While attending Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, she first became interested in the performing arts. Although she matriculated at Boston College, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.
Sellecca first worked as a fashion model before making her acting debut in the film The Bermuda Depths in 1978, followed by Captain America II: Death Too Soon, a TV movie starring Reb Brown in the title role alongside Len Birman, with Lana Wood and versus Christopher Lee. She then starred in the short-lived CBS comedy Flying High, about the misadventures of three airline flight attendants, then as lawyer Pam Davidson on The Greatest American Hero, the girlfriend and foil to the main character. After Hero ended, she was released from her contract in time to audition for the part of promotions manager Christine Francis on the television drama Hotel, alongside James Brolin. She acted out the character from 1983 to 1988.
Sellecca collaborated[when?] with such dermatologists as Dr. Patricia Wexler to formulate "The 'Sellecca Solution,'" a line of skin-care products intended mainly for women of Mediterranean descent, which was sold through mail-order by means of a direct-response marketing paid program produced by the William Guthy-Gregory Renker Company. As of early February of 2016, it was not known whether the paid program was still being transmitted, and thus, the production and availability statuses of the Sellecca Solution were also unknown.
On April 4, 1992, she married infotainer/pianist and former Entertainment Tonight host and anchor correspondent John Tesh. They had one daughter, Prima, whom they had named after Connie's father, Primo Sellecchia. Like Tesh, Sellecca is a born again Christian.
|1978||The Bermuda Depths||Jennie Haniver||alongside Leigh McCloskey|
|1978-1979||Flying High||Lisa Benton||19 episodes|
|1979||Captain America II: Death Too Soon||Dr. Wendy Day||alongside Reb Brown, Len Birman, Lana Wood, and Christopher Lee|
|She's Dressed to Kill||Alix Goldman|
|1980||Beyond Westworld||Pamela Williams||4 episodes|
|1984||Finder of Lost Loves||Sara Hawthorne Nevins||1 episode|
|1985||International Airport||Dana Fredricks|
|1981-1983||The Greatest American Hero||Pam Davidson (later Pam Hinkley)||41 episodes|
|1987||The Last Fling||Gloria Franklin|
|Downpayment on Murder||Karen Cardell|
|1983-1988||Hotel||Christine Francis||115 episodes
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1987)
|1989||Brotherhood of the Rose||Erika Bernstein|
|Turn Back the Clock||Stephanie Powers|
|1990||Miracle Landing||Mimi Tompkins|
|People Like Us||Ruby Nolte Renthall|
|Mulberry Street||Connie Savoia|
|1991-1992||P.S.I. Luv U||Dani Powell||13 episodes|
|1992||A House of Secrets and Lies||Susan|
|Eye of the Storm||Patricia 'Pete' Peterson|
|1993||Passport to Murder||Helen Hollander|
|1994||She Led Two Lives||Rebecca Madison|
|1993-1994||Second Chances||Dianne Benedict||6 episodes|
|1995||A Dangerous Affair||Sharon Blake|
|The Surrogate||Joan Quinn|
|A Holiday to Remember||Carolyn Giblin|
|1997||While My Pretty One Sleeps||Neeve Kearny|
|Something Borrowed, Something Blue||Monique D'Arcy|
|2002||Anna's Dream||Leslie Morgan|
|2002||I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus||Stephanie Carver|
|2009||The Wild Stallion||Matty|
|2012||All About Christmas Eve||Elizabeth Cole|
- Connie Sellecca:Biography
- Connie Sellecca Biography (1955-)
- New York News obituary of her uncle with news about the family
- "Connie Sellecca - About This Person - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- "Connie Sellecca", Internet Movie Database (retrieved on 30 May 2010)
- Connie Sellecca- Biography
- "AT HOME WITH: John Tesh; The Discreet Charm Of a New-Age Sport". The New York Times. March 23, 1995. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Crosswalk.com. "John Tesh: A Deeper Faith". Atlanta Christian Magazine. Retrieved 2007-06-20.