Pamela Bellwood is an American actress best known for her role as Claudia Blaisdel Carrington on the 1980s prime time soap opera, Dynasty.
Born in New York City, Bellwood became interested in a career in acting when she portrayed Emily in Our Town. To that end, she trained in acting in both New York and London.
Early on she was credited as Pamela Kingsley. In 1974, she appeared in an episode of Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers. Later in 1974, she appeared as Pamela Bellwood in an episode of Rhoda entitled “9-E is available”. In 1978, she played the starring role of TV executive Ellen Cunningham in W.E.B., an NBC drama about a fictional television network; poor ratings led to the show being cancelled after only five episodes.
Bellwood was an original cast member of Dynasty in January 1981, and was written out of 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. Twenty years later in 2006, Bellwood appeared alongside her former Dynasty castmates in the non-fiction special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar.
In the early 1970s, Bellwood was married to writer Peter Bellwood. In 1984, she married photographer Nik Wheeler.