Born: June 11, 1965
Died: April 16, 2018 (at age 52)
Birthplace: Methuen, Massachusetts, U.S.
Pamela Catherine Gidley (June 11, 1965 - April 16, 2018) was an American actress and model.Gidley was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, and raised in Salem, New Hampshire, the third of four siblings and the only daughter. She had two older brothers, Glenn and Daniel, and one younger brother, Brian Gidley.
She won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" contest on March 12, 1985, in Sydney, Australia. As her modeling career had taken off, Gidley studied acting at the New York Academy of Dramatic Art under actress and acting teacher Stella Adler, who ran the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting.
Gidley made her acting debut in the 1986 film Thrashin'. She appeared in several films of the 1980s including Dudes, Permanent Record, The Blue Iguana, and the cult sci-fi classic Cherry 2000. Gidley starred in many films throughout the 1990s, including Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the short-lived television series; Disturbed, alongside Malcolm McDowell; Highway to Hell; the comedy Jane Austen's Mafia!; the comedy horror Aberration, a film in which she starred in the lead role; and Kiss & Tell, a film in which Gidley also served as producer. In 2000, she appeared in the family comedy The Little Vampire. Her last film was the direct-to-video comedy Cake Boy.
Gidley is perhaps best known for her roles in television series. Her first appearance in television was in an episode of the action adventure series MacGyver. She had the recurring role of Brigitte Parker in The Pretender. Her character was the first to be introduced on the show's official website before any of the episodes had aired. She played another recurring character, Teri Miller on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She appeared in the show's first and third seasons.
She starred as Audrey Westin in the short-lived mystery series Strange Luck which lasted one season. Other television credits include Crime Story, Tour of Duty, and the serial drama Skin, which was cancelled after just eight episodes, and she guest starred in an episode of The Closer. She also directed and wrote the 2004 short film I Just Forgot.
She died at her home in Seabrook, New Hampshire, on April 16, 2018, aged 52. The cause of death has not been disclosed.
|1987||Cherry 2000||Cherry 2000|
|1988||The Blue Iguana||Dakota|
|1990||The Last of the Finest||Haley|
|1991||Highway to Hell||Clara|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Teresa Banks|
|1992||Love Is Like That||Eloise|
|1994||The Crew||Jennifer Pierce|
|1996||The Little Death||Kelly Hannon|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Beta Carotene|
|1997||Aberration||Amy Harding / Alex Langdon|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Dottie Thompson|
|1986||MacGyver||Gina||Episode: "Final Approach"|
|1987||Crime Story||Teddi Butler||Episode: "Love Hurts"|
|1987-88||Tour of Duty||Lt. Nikki Raines||Episodes: "Nowhere to Run", "Angel of Mercy", "The Hill"|
|1988||Glory Days||Diane||TV film|
|1990||Blue Bayou||Deanie Fortenot Serulla||TV film|
|1992||Angel Street||Det. Dorothy Paretsky||TV film|
|1992||Angel Street||Det. Dorothy Paretsky||Main role|
|1995-1996||Strange Luck||Audrey Westin||Main role, 17 episodes|
|1997-2000||The Pretender||Brigitte||Recurring role, 17 episodes|
|1998||Man Made||Kitty||TV film|
|2000||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Teri Miller||Episode: "Who Are You?"|
|2000||Goodbye Casanova||Hilly||TV film|
|2001-02||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Teri Miller||Episodes: "To Halve and to Hold", "Face Lift", "Evaluation Day", "Snuff"|
|2003-2004||Skin||Barbara Goldman||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2006||The Closer||Annalisa Mundy||Episode: "Head Over Heels"|