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Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson is a New Zealand actor and (former) comedienne. Born on the 4 December 1949 in Takapuna, Auckland, she is now married to Billy Connolly (in Fiji on 20 December 1989), and has since gained a doctorate in Psychology. Her full title is thus now 'Dr Pamela Stephenson Connolly'.

She has featured in many television series, most notably the classic 1980s UK comedy television sketch show Not the Nine O'Clock News, alongside Rowan Atkinson. It was on this programme that she met Billy Connolly, after spoof-interviewing him in the guise of Janet Street-Porter. Her personal contribution as a comedienne, added to the success of Not the Nine O'Clock News, led to a collaboration with comedic/satirist writers Mark Lepine and Mike Leigh which spawned a book, How to be a Complete Bitch, and also a board game of the same name. (The companion book and game How to be a Complete Bastard was also by Leigh and Lepine, with Adrian Edmondson).

She has also featured in such films as Superman III, Bloodbath at the House of Death and Mel Brooks's History of the World Part 1.

She has recorded several singles, including Unusual Treatment, Italian Shoes, I Like Truckin', The Ayatollah Song, Oh Bosanquet, and (probably) Typing Pool as 'Pam and the Paperclips', all (including the latter?) Not the Nine O'Clock News tie-ins.

Her doctorate in psychology proved useful when she wrote a biography of her famous Scottish husband, Billy, in which she analysed his behaviour and related elements of it to his being sexually abused by his father.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Pamela Stephenson Facts

Birth Name Pamela Helen Stephenson
OccupationActress, Comedian
BirthdayDecember 4, 1949 (73)
BirthplaceTakapuna, New Zealand

Selected Filmography

Superman III
The Comeback
Mel Brooks' History of the World
Finders Keepers
The Pete Walker Collection
Professionals: Mk I-Episodes 1 to 13
Lost Empires
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