I began a small collection of Pamela Sue Martin clippings when I was around
10 years old and I first saw Pamela Sue Martin in the film The
Poseidon Adventure and completely became smitten with her lovely face
and those big gray eyes. Over the next few years through the 70s and 80s I carefully
pasted any article or picture I could find in various magazine on PSM into a small
scrapbook. Now, I'm attempting to take what I have in that little book and turn
it into an on-line "scrapbook" of sorts. A one stop shop of all things
Pamela Sue Martin that I have collected over the years.
Pamela Sue Martin,
was born in Westport, Connecticut on January 5, 1953. While attending Staples
High School in the early 70s a friend suggested that Pamela leave her less paying
job for a modeling career in New York where she could earn up to $60 an hour.
She began appearing in print ads as well as television commercial before she took
a bold step and auditioned for a roll in Columbia Pictures film called To
Find a Man. After a three month wait, she got notice that she won the
lead role. It was because of this film that Irwin Allen cast Pamela in his film
The Poseidon Adventure. It wasn't
long before Pamela began appearing in other theatrical films, as well as made
for TV movies.
She achieved stardom in the 1977 TV series The
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, playing Carolyn Keene's teenage sleuth
Nancy Drew. Quitting the series over creative difference, Pamela began cultivating
a sexier, more adult screen image in films like The
Lady in Red. She spent much of the early 1980s in the role of Fallon Carrington
Colby in the prime-time TV serial Dynasty;
her character wound up being killed in a car crash, only to be revived in the
person of Emma Samms on the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys. In 1984, Pamela
Sue Martin both starred in and co-scripted the feature film Torchlight
one of her last appearances on the big screen. She would appear in several
made-for-TV movies and mini-series in the late 80s and early 90s. And made several
guest appearances in the early 2000s on several television talk-shows and series.
Three times married and divorce, Pamela has one son with her third husband,
Bruce Allen. In recent years she has been focusing on the theater performing in
the plays, "Private Eyes" and "Beau Jeste" as well as directing several production
with the Interplanetary Theatre Group and Sun Valley Repertory Company in Idaho.
Pamela is involved with several environmental groups, including Greenpeace and
The Sierra Club. She is also the National Spokesperson for the Wild Horse Sanctuary
in Singletown, California and has campaigned for the preservation of the Wild
Mustang in America. She's involved with PETA and Save the Whales as well as several
human rights and AIDS prevention organizations.