Stacey Nelkin

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Stacey Nelkin
Born (1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 59)
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Marco Greenberg
Barry Bostwick
(m. 1987; div. 1991)

Stacey Nelkin (born September 10, 1959) is an American film and television actress.


Nelkin starred as Bonnie Sue Chisholm in four episodes of the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms (1979). When the series resumed in 1980, she was replaced by Delta Burke in the role of Bonnie Sue.

She appeared in the horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as Ellie Grimbridge.[1][2] Around the same time, Nelkin was scheduled to appear in the film Blade Runner. She had been cast as Mary, a sixth Nexus-6 replicant that escapes from "off-world" and comes to Earth, but budget constraints resulted in her part being cut from the film early in the period of principal photography. Before being cast as Mary, she had done a screen test for the role of Pris but the role ultimately went to Daryl Hannah. Nelkin's screen test appears on Disc 4 of the collector's edition DVD set. Nelkin has made guest appearances in several TV series, including CHiPs, The A-Team, Eight Is Enough, 1st & Ten and Hunter.

Her best-known TV role was on the soap opera Generations (1990) as Christy Russell.

Personal life[edit]

According to Nelkin, Woody Allen's film Manhattan (1979) was based on her romantic relationship with the director, whom she met when she was 16 on the set of Annie Hall. Her bit part in that film ended up on the cutting room floor, and their relationship began when she was 17 years old and a student at New York’s Stuyvesant High School, and Allen was 42.[3] Allen has said that they dated for a time, but that Nelkin was not underage.[4]

Nelkin is currently married to Marco Greenberg,[5] and was married to actor Barry Bostwick from 1987 to 1991. She has been married three times.

Career as relationship expert[edit]

Nelkin is a self-styled "relationship expert" and has her own YouTube channel and a website.[6] She wrote a book called You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship.[7] For a time, she was a frequent guest on the program Fox & Friends.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 California Dreaming Marsha [citation needed]
1980 Serial Marlene [citation needed]
1980 Up the Academy Candy [citation needed]
1981 Going Ape! Cynthia [citation needed]
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch Ellie Grimbridge [citation needed]
1983 Yellowbeard Triola [citation needed]
1983 Get Crazy Susie Allen [citation needed]
1993 Desperate Motive Bank Teller [citation needed]
1994 Bullets over Broadway Rita [citation needed]
1996 Everything Relative Katie Kessler [citation needed]
2008 Breaking Pattern Joanie Short[citation needed]
2010 12 Floors Up Margot Reese Short[citation needed]
2015 Dante and Beatrice: A Family Film Short[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
1978 CHiPs Marge "Hitch-Hiking Hitch"[citation needed]
1978 Eight Is Enough Linda "The Lost Weekend"[citation needed]
1978 Fish "For the Love of Mike"[citation needed]
1978 The Paper Chase Tracy Ford "The Man Who Would Be King"[8]
1978 The Waltons Mary Frances Conover "The Calling"[citation needed]
1978 Like Mom, Like Me Tao Wolf TV film[citation needed]
1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Gina TV film[citation needed]
1979 The Chisholms Bonnie Sue Chisholm TV miniseries[citation needed]
1979 The Last Convertible Sheila Garrigan TV miniseries[citation needed]
1980 Children of Divorce Andrea Hoffman TV film[citation needed]
1981 Trapper John, M.D. Kim "A Family Affair"[citation needed]
1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna Cora Spencer Disney TV film[citation needed]
1984 The Jerk, Too Marie Van Buren TV film[citation needed]
1984 Simon & Simon Linda Sanborn "Deep Cover"[citation needed]
1985 Finder of Lost Loves Donna Sinclair "Aftershocks"[citation needed]
1985 The A-Team Lisa Perry "Waste 'Em!"[citation needed]
1985 The Fall Guy Rhonda Payne "Femme Fatale"[citation needed]
1985 Murder, She Wrote Cheryl Lodge "Reflections of the Mind"[citation needed]
1985 The Insiders "After the Fox"[citation needed]
1986 Crazy Like a Fox "Just Another Fox in the Crowd"[citation needed]
1986 The Twilight Zone Faith Carlson "A Day in Beaumont"[citation needed]
1989 1st & Ten: The Championship Dr. Death's Girlfriend "Mind Games"[citation needed]
1990 The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour (voice) TV series[citation needed]
1990 Generations Christy Russell TV series[citation needed]
1991 Hunter Barbara "Ex Marks the Spot"[citation needed]
1993 Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's Patty Turner TV film[citation needed]
1994 Ride with the Wind Steph TV film[citation needed]
2009 Fringe Reporter "Midnight"[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bilmes, Joshua (28 October 1982). "Third Halloween - half as scary". Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  2. ^ Collum, Jason Paul (2004), Assault of the killer B's: interviews with 20 cult film actresses, McFarland, p. 133, ISBN 978-0-7864-1818-3
  3. ^ Nelkin, Stacey (April 7, 2011). "Stacey Nelkin: Actress, Sexpert". The Howard Stern Show.
  4. ^ Allen, Woody (February 7, 2014). "Woody Allen Speaks Out". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. Last week a woman named Stacey Nelkin, whom I had dated many years ago, came forward to the press to tell them that when Mia and I first had our custody battle 21 years ago, Mia had wanted her to testify that she had been underage when I was dating her, despite the fact this was untrue. Stacey refused.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "The Daily Affair". About. Archived from the original on Feb 21, 2015.
  7. ^ You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship. ISBN 9781440181290.
  8. ^ The Paper Chase, Season 1, Episode 2, "The Man Who Would Be King" (misnamed "Great Expectations"), YouTube

Further reading[edit]

  • "The Mask Factor" by Michael Gingold, Fangoria magazine #317, October 2012, pages 60–62. Interview of Stacey Nelkin regarding her role in the film Halloween III: Season of the Witch conducted at the 2011 Monster-Mania Con, New Jersey. Three-page article has seven photos, four of Nelkin, one taken at the Con. In the interview, she says she is interested in doing more horror films, as she likes the devoted fan base.

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