Victoria Principal

Actor, Television producer, Self-improvement non-fiction writer
Fondly remembered for her role as one of television's most beloved "good girls," Pamela Ewing, on the long-running primetime soap, "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) actress Victoria Principal was a petite, wide-eyed leading ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1950 in Japan

Filmography

Actor (57)

Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1993 - 1994, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack & Jill 1993 - 1994, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1993 - 1994, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Titans 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Victoria Principal 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Kael vs. The World News Company 1997 (Movie)

Leila Parker (Actor)

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

Home Improvement 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Touch My Daughter 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conquering Pain 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Conversation With Cassini 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Life 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

The All-Star Pro Sports Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Memories Then & Now 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Mistress 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

On Top All Over the World 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Years of Seduction 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VI 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Vigilante Force 1976 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Earthquake 1974 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

I Will... I Will... For Now 1974 (Movie)

Jackie Martin (Actor)

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Marie Elena (Actor)

The Naked Ape 1972 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

Beyond Obsession (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing in the Dark (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

Last Hours Before Morning (TV Show)

Actor

Naked Lie (TV Show)

Actor

Nightmare (Movie)

(Actor)

Not Just Another Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasure Palace (TV Show)

Actor

The Abduction (TV Show)

Actor

The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Midnight's Child (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Fondly remembered for her role as one of television's most beloved "good girls," Pamela Ewing, on the long-running primetime soap, "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) actress Victoria Principal was a petite, wide-eyed leading actress of TV, whose luxuriant reddish-brown hair, angular, sculpted features and olive complexion give her a certain exotic look. A long-time favorite of celebrity gossip columnists, Principal's face was a regular sight on tabloid and movie magazine covers for many years, having dated such high profile men as Frank Sinatra, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and most famously, Andy Gibb. Due in no small part to her own much envied face and figure, Principal also found success marketing her beauty products and exercise videos/books.

Relationships

Ree Principal

Mother

Bernie Cornfeld

Companion
lived together in London gave Principal a Rolls Royce for her 19th birthday left him when she was 21, telling reporters he tried to strangle her

Andy Gibb Actor

Companion
Met in 1981 on the set of "The John Davidson Show" Couple split in March 1982

Harry Glassman

Husband
born c. 1945 married 1985 lived together for several years before getting married divorced December 2006 after more than 20 years of marriage

Anthony Perkins Actor

Companion

Victor Principal

Father

Lance Rentzel

Companion
played with the Los Angeles Rams

Frank Sinatra Actor

Companion

Christopher Skinner

Husband
married c. 1978 for approximately 18 months seven years her junior divorced

EDUCATION

trained for the stage with Max Croft, Al Sacks, Jean Scott and Estelle Harman

Miami-Dade Community College

Miami , Florida
left the first year

Milestones

2000

Undertook regular role as a nightclub owner in the NBC fall drama "Titans", produced by Aaron Spelling

1999

Returned to series work in recurring role as the mother of Amanda Peet's Jack in "Jack & Jill" (The WB)

1990

Made stage acting debut in "Love Letters"

1989

Garnered first producing credit; executive produced (and starred in) TV movie, "Naked Lie"

1987

Starred in change-of-pace role in TV movie, "Mistress", after leaving "Dallas"

1982

Appeared onstage in "Night of 100 Stars"

1978

Returned to acting; played Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS primetime serial drama, "Dallas"

1975

Turned in her Screen Actors Guild card after having acted only in the "Fantasy Island" pilot and one other TV movie in three years; became a talent agent

1972

Made feature film debut in "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean"

Created her own production company, Pryce Hill Principal Productions (named after a fantasy friend from childhood); later renamed company Victoria Principal Productions

Grew up on a series of Air Force bases in London, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts and Florida

Bonus Trivia

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Principal has appeared on more covers of "TV Guide" than anyone else except for Lucille Ball.

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Together Principal and Patrick Duffy (playing her on-screen husband) of "Dallas" were known as the "Romeo and Juliet of TV" because their characters came from two families engaged in a longstanding feud, the Ewings and the Barneses. Once during the yearly Ewing family barbecue, Principal's character, Pam, caught brother-in-law J.R. in the hayloft making love to someone other than his wife. During an argument with J.R., the pregnant Pam fell, inducing a miscarriage. Later on, some characters insisted that J.R. had been trying to get rid of the heir who would someday compete with his own son John Ross.

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In June 2010, Principal made a $200,000 donation to help with the Gulf Coast oil disaster cleanup efforts.

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