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Martha Gehman (born 1955) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Ophelia in the 1985 cult classic The Legend of Billie Jean.[1][2]

Martha Gehman

She also had supporting roles in The Flamingo Kid,[3] F/X, Threesome and A Kiss Before Dying.

Gehman has a twin sister, Abbie, and is the daughter of actress Estelle Parsons and Richard Gehman.[4] Her nephew is football player Eben Britton.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Flamingo Kid Nikki Willis
1985 The Legend of Billie Jean Ophelia
1986 F/X Andy
1988 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Lisa Short film
1991 A Kiss Before Dying Patricia Farren
1991 Father of the Bride Andrea
1994 Threesome Renay
1994 Unveiled Ellen Morrow
1996 Scorpion Spring Jo
1997 Mr. Jealousy Josselyn
1997 Walking to Waldheim Zelda Sher Short film
1998 Practical Magic Patty
1999 Trafficking Carmella
2004 Y.M.I. Forever
2005 Going Shopping Melanie
2011 Broken Karen Sanders (voice) Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special Izzy Otis Episode: "The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School of Rules and Regulations"
1987 Spenser: For Hire Louanne Episode: "Gone Fishin'"
1991 Sunday Dinner Vicky Benedict Regular role (5 episodes)
1991 Murphy Brown Secretary #47 Episode: "Inside Murphy Brown"
1994 The Nanny Betty Episode: "A Star Is Unborn"
1996 Days of Our Lives Michelle Bernard TV series
1997 Boston Common Molly Episode: "Soup to Nuts"


  1. ^ Pantoga, Elfrieda. Billie Jean Pulls Punches, Milwaukee Sentinel, July 26, 1985
  2. ^ Christian Slater has suddenly grown up, Bartow Press, February 12, 1996 (does not mention Gehman, but notes "cult" status of this film)
  3. ^ Blank, Ed. Traditional values put to the test in an effective 'Flamingo Kid', Pittsburgh Press, December 28, 1984
  4. ^ Parsons, Gehman stage real mother-daughter act, Chicago Sun-Times, November 23, 1989 ("Estelle Parsons... Now, the actress' own daughter, Martha Gehman, will appear with her on a New York stage. Gehman is an attractive blonde (her twin sister, Abbie, is an editor of the fashion magazine Mirabella).")

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