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Connie Sellecca Biography
- Connie Sellecca (born May 25, 1955) is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles on the television series The Greatest American Hero and Hotel, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Ã¢Â€Â“ Television Series Drama in 1987. She was born Concetta Sellecchia in The Bronx, New York, New York to Italian parents. At age twelve, she moved to Pomona, New York and attended Pomona Junior High School. While attending Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, she first became interested in the performing arts. Although she matriculated at Boston College, she withdrew to pursue a career in acting.
Connie Sellecca Filmography
- (2012) All About Christmas Eve as Elizabeth Cole
- (2009) The Wild Stallion as Matty
- (2007) La tele de tu vida as Pam Davidson (archive footage)
- (2003) A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter as Herself
- (2002) Anna's Dream as Leslie Morgan
- (2002) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus as Stephanie Carver
- (2001) Bob Patterson as Herself
- (2001) Bob Patterson as Herself (voice)
- (1999) Dangerous Waters as Sarah
- (1998) All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling as Herself
- (1998) El informal as Connie Selleccae-Lababa (archive footage)
- (1998) Hollywood Squares as Herself
- (1998) Punch Drunk as
- (1997) Doomsday Rock as Katherine
- (1997) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as Herself
- (1997) Something Borrowed, Something Blue as Monique D'Arcy
- (1997) The View as Herself
- (1997) While My Pretty One Sleeps as Neeve Kearny
- (1995) A Dangerous Affair as Sharon Blake
- (1995) A Holiday to Remember as Carolyn Giblin
- (1995) The Surrogate as Joan Quinn
- (1994) She Led Two Lives as Rebecca Madison
- (1993) Intimate Portrait as Herself
- (1993) Passport to Murder as Helen Hollander
- (1993) Second Chances as Dianne Benedict
- (1993) The 1993 Annual American Friends Hebrew University Scopus Awards Honors: A Salute to Aaron Spelling as Herself
- (1992) A House of Secrets and Lies as Susan
- (1992) Eye of the Storm as Patricia 'Pete' Peterson
- (1992) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as Herself
- (1991) Great American Celebration as Herself
- (1991) P.S.I. Luv U as Dani Powell/Wanda Talbert
- (1991) P.S.I. Luv U as Virginia Hill
- (1991) The Annual National Convention of Christians and Jews as Herself
- (1990) Miracle Landing as Mimi Tompkins
- (1990) Mulberry Street as Connie Savoia
- (1990) People Like Us as Ruby Nolte Renthall
- (1989) Brotherhood of the Rose as Erika Bernstein
- (1989) The Arsenio Hall Show as Herself
- (1989) Turn Back the Clock as Stephanie Powers
- (1988) The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (1987) Downpayment on Murder as Karen Cardell
- (1987) The 1987 Annual Salute to Hollywood Benefit as Herself
- (1987) The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in TV-Series Drama
- (1987) The Last Fling as Gloria Franklin
- (1985) International Airport as Dana Fredricks
- (1985) Larry King Live as Herself
- (1985) The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in a New Television Program/Favourite New Television Comedy Program
- (1985) The 37th Annual Emmy Awards as Herself - Presenter: Best Writing in a Limited Series or a Special
- (1984) Finder of Lost Loves as Sara Hawthorne Nevins (as Connie Selleca)
- (1984) Showbiz Today as Herself
- (1984) The 36th Annual Emmy Awards as Herself - Presenter: Best Drama/Comedy Special
- (1984) The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards as Herself - Presenter: Best Actress/Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
- (1983) Hotel as Christine Francis
- (1983) The 14th Annual NAACP Image Awards as Herself
- (1981) The Greatest American Hero as Pam Davidson
- (1981) The Greatest American Hero as Pam Davidson Hinkley
- (1980) Beyond Westworld as Pamela Williams
- (1980) Circus of the Stars #5 as Herself - Performer
- (1980) The John Davidson Show as Herself
- (1979) Captain America II: Death Too Soon as Dr. Wendy Day
- (1979) She's Dressed to Kill as Alix Goldman
- (1978) Flying High as Lisa Benton
- (1978) The Bermuda Depths as Jennie Haniver
- (1962) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as Herself
Connie Sellecca Trivia and Facts
- She has two children: son, Gib Gerard , with ex-husband, Gil Gerard , of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979) fame; and daughter, Prima Tesh, with husband John Tesh , composer and former co-host of "Entertainment Tonight" (1981). Prima, who was born in 1994, was named for Connies late father, Primo Sellecchia. Shes of Italian origin.
- Former lingerie and fashion model.
- When she first met her future husband John Tesh , he had never watched her TV series "Hotel" (1983) , but he had seen every single episode of "The Greatest American Hero" (1981).
- Prior to her second marriage to John Tesh , they had a traditional courtship, no sex or living together until their wedding night and dated seriously for 2 years.
- Friend of Teri Garr.
- Auditioned for the titular lead in Galaxina (1980) and was seriously considered by the filmmakers as an ideal choice to portray the role. 1979 "Playboy" Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten ultimately got the part in the long run.
- Best remembered by the public for her role as Christine Francis on "Hotel" (1983).
- According to a TV Guide article published during her role on "The Greatest American Hero" (1981) , she was fond of playing bizarre practical jokes, usually involving faking her own suicide or death. Reportedly, then-husband Gil Gerard , got so used to coming home and finding her lying in a pool of fake blood, he developed a critiquing system for her.
Connie Sellecca Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 39, by: staff, "Seventies Sweethearts: Connie Sellecca"
- "Harper's Bazaar" (USA), July 1984, pg. 120-121, ""American Vitality" - Spirit defines the best action-wear!"
Connie Sellecca Other Works
- (1991) TV commercial for Pantene Pro-V Shampoo.
- (1989) Print ads for Revlon's Flex Fortifyl Complex hair treatment and
- (1999) Co-creator of the "Sellecca Solution" skin care products.
- (1978) Commercial for Cachet perfume.
- (1977) Commercial for Avon Jewelry.
- (????) Is a spokesperson for MADD's Project Red Ribbon campaign against drunk driving.
- (2006) Host of an infomercial for her "Sellecca Solution". Also appearing are 'John Tesh' and 'Teri Garr' .