Victoria Principal

Lowest Rated: 38% Earthquake (1974)
Birthday: Jan 3, 1950
Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
Born in Japan to American parents (her father was a career officer in the Air Force), brunette leading lady Victoria Principal spent her teen years in Florida, where she was elected Miss Miami in 1969. While studying acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Principal became romantically involved with a much-older British financier named Bernard Cornfield. Thanks to Cornfield's show-business connections, Principal was able to meet enough of the "right people" to begin a movie career in 1971. After appearing without distinction in such films as Earthquake (1971) and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), she tried to give her flagging career a shot in the arm by posing nude in Playboy magazine. She then quit acting for nearly three years, becoming a talent agent for other actors, all the while seeking out the right "comeback" vehicle for herself. In 1978 she found that vehicle when she was cast as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the internationally popular TV serial Dallas. During her early Dallas years, she briefly pursued a singing career in the company of her then-boyfriend Andy Gibb. This came to naught, but Principal's other business enterprises -- her clothing and cosmetic lines, her self-help books The Body Principal (1983), The Beauty Principal (1984) and The Diet Principal (1987) -- made her a millionaire many times over. Since leaving Dallas in 1987, Principal has, through an unbeatable combination of talent and persistence, transformed herself into the Queen of Made-for-TV Movies, far outflanking such possible competitors as Cheryl Ladd and Jane Seymour. Those credits include Sparks: The Price of Passion, River of Rage, Dancing in the Dark, and Love In Another Town.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sparks Actor 2004
No Score Yet Michael Kael contre la World News Company Leila Parker 1998
No Score Yet Sparks Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Abduction Kate 1996
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark Anna Forbes 1995
No Score Yet Beyond Obsession Eleanor DiCarlo 1994
No Score Yet River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene Maggie Keene 1993
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof Margy Allison 1992
No Score Yet Seduction: Three Tales from the 'Inner Sanctum' Sylvia 1992
No Score Yet Don't Touch My Daughter Actor 1991
No Score Yet Nightmare Linda 1991
No Score Yet Sparks: The Price of Passion Patricia Sparks Executive Producer 1990
No Score Yet Blind Witness Producer Maggie Kemlich 1989
No Score Yet Naked Lie Joanne Dawson 1989
No Score Yet Mistress Rae Colton 1987
No Score Yet The Story of Esther Actor 1979
No Score Yet Fantasy Island Michelle 1977
No Score Yet Vigilante Force Linda 1976
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now Jackie Martin 1975
38% Earthquake Rosa 1974
No Score Yet The Naked Ape Cathy 1973
75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Marie Elena 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Courtney Hanson
  • 2000
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Donna Tupperman
  • 2000
  • 1999
70% Family Guy
1999
Pam Ewing
  • 1999
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Roberta
  • 1999
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1999
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1995
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Pamela Barnes Ewing
  • 1991
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978

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