Pamela Bellwood (born Pamela Anne King on June 26, 1951) is an American actress most famous for her role as Claudia Blaisdel Carrington on the 1980s prime time soap opera, Dynasty. Born in New York City, Bellwood studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. In her early days of acting she was credited as Pamela Kingsley. Bellwood was an original cast member of Dynasty in January 1981, and was written off the series early in the third season in late 1982. She appeared once in March 1983 to help usher in Jack Coleman as a recast Steven Carrington, and later returned full-time in October 1983. Bellwood remained a key character for several seasons until leaving the series a final time in 1986 to become a full-time mother.
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