Model turned actress Pamela Gidley played a variety of supporting parts and the occasional lead in a range of films and television shows, though she is best known for recurring roles on crime dramas such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. " After winning a "Most Beautiful Girl in the World" modeling contest, Gidley soon found her first feature film part in the skateboard drama "Thrashin'," playing opposite a young Josh Brolin. After other film and TV spots, including the android wife of the title in the science fiction romp "Cherry 2000," she landed a brief recurring role on the Vietnam drama "Tour of Duty." Parts in smaller films followed, with a notable bit as an attractive corpse in David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," before a regular role on the coincidence-fueled drama "Strange Luck." A recurring run as an assassin on the role-playing series "The Pretender" spanned occasional episodes over several seasons. Another repeat role brought Gidley back to crime drama: the potential love interest of William Petersen's character, Gil Grissom, in the early years of the very successful "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." A subsequent part as the wife of a pornographer in "Skin," a Romeo & Juliet tale set in modern-day Los Angeles, barely made it to the screen before the show was cancelled.