Pamela Sue Martin, was born in Westport, Connecticut on January 5, 1953. While attending Staples High School in the early 70's 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 80's and early 90's. And made several guest appearances in the early 2000's on several television talk-shows and series.
Three times married and divorced, 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.
Nowadays, she is living in Idaho with her son. She is currently in the process of writing her autobiography called, "The Spirit of the Matter".