Stacey Nelkin

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Stacey Nelkin
Born (1959-09-10) September 10, 1959 (age 58)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Barry Bostwick (1987–1991)

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 became well known for her role 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 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 in the period of 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 was on the soap opera Generations (1990) as Christy Russell.

Personal life

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 Jewish.[5]

Nelkin was married to actor Barry Bostwick from 1987 to 1991. She has been married three times.

Career as relationship expert

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.[6] 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. 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. Nelkin, Stacey (October 11, 2012). "Cheating, Schmeating?". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  6. "Bios". Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

Further reading

  • "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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