Angel Tompkins is a veteran television actress who has appeared in over 50 roles in a career spanning more than 40 years. Born in 1942, in Chicago, Tompkins was a model before Woody Allen discovered her in the 1960s. She began her acting career in television, appearing in shows such as the crime drama "Mannix" and the frontier series "Bonanza". Her film debut came alongside Elliott Gould in the 1970 comedy "I Love My Wife", for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Following the role, Tompkins was considered one of the prime beauties in Hollywood, and began to gain more work, although no subsequent role equaled the quality of her previous performance. Her more notable feature films included the meatpacker drama "Prime Cut", in which she played Gene Hackman's wife, and the thriller "Murphy's Law", in which she played Charles Bronson's ex-wife. Tompkins was featured in the February 1972 edition of Playboy Magazine, as well as several times over the next few years. Into the 1980s, the actress worked extensively on television, appearing in guest spots on the popular shows "Knight Rider", "Simon & Simon", and "Three's Company". In 1991, Tompkins was elected the national recording secretary of the Screen Actors Guild, and ran for president of the guild but was unsuccessful in her campaign.