Stacey Nelkin

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Stacey Nelkin
Born(1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.
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Stacey Nelkin
Born(1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.

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


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

She became well known for her role in the 1982 horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch as Ellie Grimbridge.[1][2] The same year (1982) Nelkin was scheduled to appear in the cult film Blade Runner as Mary, a sixth Nexus-6 replicant that escapes from "off-world" and comes to Earth, but budget cuts resulted in her part being cut from the film early on in principal photography. She had done a screen test for the role of Pris in Blade Runner as well, but Daryl Hannah got the part instead. 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 is on the soap opera Generations as Christy Russell in 1990.

Personal life[edit]

According to Nelkin, Woody Allen's Manhattan was based on her romantic relationship with the director. Her bit part in Annie Hall ended up on the cutting room floor, and their relationship, though never publicly acknowledged by Allen, began when she was 17 years old and a student at New York’s Stuyvesant High School.[3]

Nelkin is Jewish.[4]

Nelkin 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 website. She wrote a book called “You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship”.[5] She is frequently called on by the program "Fox & Friends."



  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. ^ "Stacey Nelkin: Actress, Sexpert – The Howard Stern Show for April 7, 2011". April 7, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Bios". Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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