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Sue Ellen Terry
Fay Spain as Sue Ellen Terry
Biographical information
Full Name: Suzette Ellen Terry
Occupation: saloon girl
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: American
Hair color: Dark blonde
Eye color: Blue
Died: killed by Jesse Sanders
Family/Relatives: Amelia Terry† (sister)
Romances/Domestic Partners: Adam Cartwright
Appeared on:
First Episode: The Sisters
Last Episode: The Sisters
Portrayed by: Fay Spain

Sue Ellen Terry is a saloon girl who falls in love with Adam Cartwright. Although she has a bad reputation, due to her many admirers, Adam courts her. He even duels with John Henry, one of her admirers. In spite of her sister Amelia's advice to distrust men - Adam in particular - Sue Ellen is determined to change her life as she tries to become an honest girl. She hopes to win Adam's heart and get married to him. Therefore, she often tries to tell him about her past and her weakness for jewelry, but Adam does not want to listen to her objections - he's head over heels in love.

Nevertheless, she tries to impress the Cartwrights by dissembling to be a rich merchand's daughter. Later, she confesses her fake to Adam and tells him the truth. He isn't angry with her. Instead, he learns about her fear to be unworthy of him. Suddenly she gets shot dead by Jesse Sanders who is jealous of Adam as much as he is obsessed with Sue Ellen.




Gallery of Sue Ellen Terry