|Sue Ellen Terry|
Fay Spain as Sue Ellen Terry
|Full Name:||Suzette Elln Terry|
|Occupation:||and mid wife and mathematics teacher and ballet teacher|
|Hair color:||Dark blonde|
|Died:||killed by Adam Cartwright|
|Family/Relatives:||Amelia Terry† (sister)|
|Romances/Domestic Partners:||Ben Cartwright|
|Children:||6 boys and girls|
|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.