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• Veronica Hamel is a retired model and Hollywood actress, best known for her role as Joyce Davenport on 'Hill Street Blues'
• She was discovered by Eileen Cecile Ford and began modelling for Vogue, earning six-figure salaries
• She began an acting career in 1975 and starred in 'Hill Street Blues' from 1981-1986
• After 'Hill Street Blues', Veronica appeared in multiple TV films and series including 'Lost' and 'Third Watch'
• She has an estimated net worth of $4 million

Veronica Hamel is a retired model and Hollywood actress, who is mostly known for her role of Joyce Davenport, the public defender in the “Hill Street Blues” TV series.

Early life and family

Veronica Hamel was born on 20 November 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, so she holds American nationality and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Veronica’s father was a carpenter, while her mother was a housewife, taking care of her kids. It is known that Veronica was not an only child in her family, yet there is no information on the number of her siblings, as she likes to keep her private life low-key. From her early years, Veronica knew that she was beautiful enough to start a modelling career, so she dreamt about it since becoming a teenager.

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However, she had to work as a secretary for a factory which produced ironing board covers to save some money, and to feel independence from her parents.

Educational background

Veronica matriculated her local high school in Philadelphia at the age of 17 in 1960, and instantly started working as a model. She tried to study at Temple University, but her tight work schedule left her no choice but to quit college and to focus on her modelling career, which brought her a lot of money despite her young age.

Career

Modelling career

In her interview with People magazine in 1982, Veronica shared that she started working as a model anonymously, and enjoyed the fact that she could hide her real name.

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Discovered by Eileen Cecile Ford, the co-founder of Ford Models, 17-year-old Veronica began modelling for Vogue, participating in multiple photoshoots and catwalk shows; her pictures in haute couture dresses are now called ‘iconic’ by many sources and magazines. She had a chance to wear the legendary Mondrian dress, created by Yves Saint Laurent, captured in September 1965 by one of the most famous photographers of those times, Helmut Newton.

Veronica worked as a model for more than a decade, earning six-figure salaries and frequently having a chance to travel around the globe. She is also famous for appearing in the last cigarette commercial that was on air in the US, as Richard Nixon, who was the president of the US those years, signed legislation which banned cigarettes advertising on TV and radio.

The last cigarette commercial appeared on TV right at midnight between 31 December 1970 and 1 January 1971 during an advertising block of “Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show”; Veronica could be seen in the short episode of the ad.

However, by the age of 30 Veronica had got bored (she insists it was her own decision and not the lack of job offers) and decided to conquer Hollywood as an actress. In 1971 she appeared as a model in the movie “Klute” starring Jane Fonda and Charles Cioffi, which made her think she made the right choice, so she closed all her modelling contracts and prepared to move to ‎Los Angeles.

Starting an acting career

In 1975 Veronica landed her first role in Hollywood, portraying Elenora in the episode “How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars” of the TV series “Kojak”.

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In 1976 she appeared in such series as “The Bob Newhart Show”, “Starsky & Hutch”, “Switch” and “The Rockford Files”. She then played Vicki Webber in one of the episodes of “Family”, and Laura Koshko in the TV mini-series “79 Park Avenue”. Veronica struggled a lot during her first years in Hollywood, as she was always offered similar roles of beautiful women who don’t talk too much, and mostly smile while being filmed: ‘There’s a stigma put on models—that you can’t walk and talk at the same time, let alone act. So you have to work twice as hard’, she remembers her first years of acting experience in one of her interviews to People. On that note, she declined an offer to become an Angel for “Charlie’s Angels” series; she was considered for the role of Kelly Garrett, but when the producers knew about her decision to turn down the role, they chose Jaclyn Smith instead.

Veronica remembers her agents were ‘in tears, had stokes, convulsions’ when they found out the news on her turning down the offer, but Veronica felt she made the right choice, finally quitting the dull pattern of living off her looks. ‘They said it would make me a star. But I said, ‘You’re talking about my life, my work—and I’ll be miserable’, she recalled the situation.

Starring in “Hill Street Blues”

After several years of landing episodic roles in such series as “The Eddie Capra Mysteries”, “The Hustler of Muscle Beach” and “Eischied”, Veronica was cast for the series “Hill Street Blues” in 1981. She landed the role of Joyce Davenport, an independent, dedicated and smart defense attorney, and that role made her truly famous. Veronica shared that she liked the role as both Joyce and Veronica herself were ‘not appendages’, and lived on their own, never living through anyone else.

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However, in a few years of portraying the public defender, Veronica felt a little uncomfortable to film in the sixth season of the series: ‘We feel the changes, obviously – I was not happy about it and I don’t think anybody was happy about it – but <…> everybody was trying to be professional and supportive and get it going again’, she said in her interview with The Morning Call in 1985. The show was rumored to be closed after the sixth season, yet none of the cast wanted to talk about it. In 1986 the seventh season was aired, after which the series eventually end. Veronica wanted to play more comedy roles, as she admired Kay Kendall, the late British comedian, so after “Hill Street Blues” was cancelled, Veronica was ready to jump into other series.

Further career

Done with “Kane & Abel” (1985) mini-series, in which Veronica played Kate Kane, the actress mostly appeared in TV films, as if she was fed up with series.

She could be seen in such TV films as “A New Life” (1988), “She Said No” (1990), and “Stop at Nothing” (1991). She also played leading roles in “The Disappearance of Nora” (1993), “The Conviction of Kitty Dodds” (1993) and “A Child’s Cry for Help” (1994). Veronica landed the role of Lily Munster in “Here Come the Munsters” (1995), that of Sadie in “Talk to Me” (1996), and the role of Jennifer in “Stranger in My Home” (1997).

Among her latest works there are episodes of such series as “Touched by an Angel”, “The Division”, “The Fugitive” and “Philly”. From 2002 to 2003, Veronica appeared in several episodes of the series “Third Watch”, then played Margo Shephard in episodes of the popular series “Lost” from 2004 to 2010. She also played Commissioner Hayes in “Bone Eater” in 2008.

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Personal life, ex-husband actor Michael Irving

In 1971 Veronica married her fellow actor Michael Irving; the couple lived together for more than 10 years, divorcing in 1981. In 1982 Veronica shared that she was not pitying at all being alone: ‘I have many friends. We organize tennis tournaments on Sundays. I have some close women friends I don’t think I could live without—that holds it all together’, she shared in her interview with People. Michael Irving was one of the co-founders of the Half Moon Theatre, which in 1990 was turned into the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre. Michael is an experienced stage and screen actor, who played in such productions as “Rough Music” and “Apart from George”, and in movies and series including “Lou Grant” (1977 – 1981), “Personal Services” (1987) and “How To Be” (2008), starring Robert Pattinson and written and directed by his son from his second marriage, Oliver Irving.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Veronica was an avid equestrian, however, she had to give up jumping as she was starring in “Hill Street Blues”, so any injuries could put the whole show under risk.

In 1972, Veronica and Michael Irving bought the house in Brentwood which was earlier owned by Marilyn Monroe. When the couple started replacing the roof, they discovered a telephone tapping system and bugging eavesdropping devices which covered every single room of the house. The most interesting fact was that all those devices were not commercially available in the years Marilyn lived in the house, but some experts recognized them as ‘standard FBI issue’.

Veronica and Michael had to spend over $100,000 to clean their house from the system.

After divorce from Michael, Veronica rented another house in Brentwood, not wanting to leave the area she liked so much. She admitted that she couldn’t afford to buy the house of her dreams as it would cost her around $1 million, yet her house was big enough to have parties and barbecues, even for such big companies as the whole cast of “Hill Street Blues”.

Appearance

Veronica has long naturally curly dark brown hair and green eyes. She is 5ft 8ins (1.76m) tall, but her current weight and vital statistics are not available.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Veronica’s net worth is reported to be around $4 million. Of course her annual income depends on her commitments during any specific year.

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  1. Deena Kostyniak

    April 24, 2024 at 3:17 am

    Why is there a picture of Bridget Moynahan at the top of the article on Veronica Hamel?

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What is Mia Sara doing now? The Retired Actress Who Charmed Us All

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Who is Mia Sara?

American retired actress Mia Sarapochiello, known better by her simpler professional name Mia Sara, was born in New York City, USA, on 19 June 1967, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She appeared in 45 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2013, while she’s perhaps still remembered best for playing Melissa, one of the main characters in the 1994 crime action science fiction movie “Timecop”, which Peter Hyams directed, and which also starred Ron Silver and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It follows a police officer who’s working for a security agency that protects time travel, and who now has to stop a politician from altering the past; the movie won one of its five award nominations.

Education and early life

Mia was raised in New York City alongside her sister Cassie Sarapochiello, by their father Jemore Sarapochiello and mother Diana, both of whom were professional photographers; Mia is of Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic.

She studied at St. Ann’s School, and during her time there became interested in acting, after she was convinced by her teacher to appear in a school play. Mia was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Francesca in a 1983 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and was 18 when she made her debut film appearance, portraying the lead character Lili in the 1985 romantic fantasy adventure “Legend”. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott, also starred Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, and follows a man who’s trying to prevent the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight; it won one of its 13 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.

Mia matriculated from St. Ann’s in 1985, and then chose acting over pursuing a college degree.

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Roles in movies

Mia played the lead character Sloane Peterson in the evergreen 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which also starred Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick, and was written and directed by John Hughes. It follows a boy who’s determined about skipping school for a day, and the film won two of its three award nominations. Some of Mia’s other roles in the ‘80s were in the 1988 horror mystery “Apprentice to Murder”, the 1988 crime mystery “Shadows in the Storm” and the 1989 drama “Big Time”.

In 1991, she starred as Clavelli in the sports adventure “By the Sword”, directed by Jeremy Kagan, and which also starred F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts. It follows an elderly man Max who’s begun working for a famous fencing coach as a cleaner, even though he’s also a skilled coach. The following year saw Mia play Leah in the romantic crime drama “A Stranger Among Us”, as well as Jessie Gosselin in the adventure “Call of the Wild”. What also marked the ‘90s for her was playing Natasha in the 1996 thriller “Midnight in Saint Petersburg”, directed by Douglas Jackson, and which starred Michael Caine, Jason Connery and Yuri Limonty; it follows detective Harry Palmer who’s trying to retrieve the stolen plutonium.

Mia started off the 2000s by appearing in the 2001 family adventure “The Impossible Elephant”, then in 2002 the crime drama “Turn of Faith” and the science fiction fantasy “Lost in Oz”. The year 2003 saw her star as Ellen Heaven in the crime comedy “Hoodlum & Son”, written and directed by Ashley Way, and which also starred Ted King and Ron Perlman. Set in 1933, the movie follows the lives of a man and his 10 years old son Archie.

Mia then appeared in three films prior to retiring: the 2007 short comedy “Tinseltown”, the 2011 action family fantasy “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” and the 2013 short comedy “Pretty Pretty”.

Roles in TV series

In 1987, Mia played Queenie Kelly in both episodes of the romantic mini-series “Queenie”, which starred Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam and Claire Bloom, and follows a girl who’s moved from India to London, England and has become a successful actress; the mini-series was nominated for a single award. Mia went on to appear in a 1988 episode of the crime mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, and two episodes of the 1989 romantic war mini-series “Till We Meet Again”.

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In 1993, she portrayed Annie Knox in the crime action adventure “Time Trax”, created by Harve Bennett and Jeffrey M. Hayes, and which also starred Dale Midkiff and Elizabeth Alexander; it follows a police officer who’s been sent to the past to track down fugitives hiding there. Mia appeared in only three other TV series in the ‘90s: an episode or two of the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”, the romantic drama “Strangers” and the romantic science fiction adventure “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

In 2002 and 2003, she starred as Dr. Harleen Quinzel in all the 14 episodes of the action adventure “Birds of Prey”, created by Laeta Kalogridis, and which also starred Ashley Scott and Dina Meyer. Set in Gotham City after Batman is no longer its protector, the series follows the city’s new protectors Huntress, Oracle and Black Canary, known as the Birds of Prey; it was nominated for only a single award.

Mia had only three other TV series roles, appearing in the 2005 episode “Jamalot” of the crime mystery “CSI: NY”, the 2006 episode “Battleground” of the horror fantasy “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” and two episodes of the 2011 action fantasy comedy “The Witches of Oz”.

Other credits

Mia sang the song “My True Love’s Kiss” in the 1985 movie “Legend”.

She received special thanks for the 2018 action crime comedy “The Happytime Murders”.

Mia appeared in a 1994 episode of the talk-show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and most recently, in 2020 made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Reunited Apart”.

Awards and nominations

Mia won a 1995 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “Timecop”.

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Life after acting

Mia’s been staying away from the media’s attention since she retired from acting, and has been focused on spending time with her husband and raising her children.

Love life and marriages

Mia’s married twice, and has two children. Her first husband was British actor and director Jason Joseph Connery, perhaps known best for being the son the late British actor Sir Sean Connery. Mia and Jason married on 17 March 1996, and she gave birth to their son Dashiell Quinn Connery in June 1997; their divorce was finalized in 2002.

Not long after the divorce, Mia began dating American voice actor, producer, director and puppeteer Brian Henson; she gave birth to their daughter Amelia Jane Henson in 2005, and they married on 6 April 2010.

There are no other men whom Mia’s dated, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Brian Henson as of April 2023, and they have a daughter together, while she also has a son with her first husband Jason Connery.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Mia found it hard to laugh in the taxi scene of the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and was only able to after actor Matthew Broderick tickled her feet and knees.

She became a private pilot in 1994, having earned her license.

Mia and American actress Danielle von Zerneck are co-owners of a production company.

Her acting mentor was the late American actor, screenwriter and director Roy London, who passed way in 1993, aged 50.

Mia’s quite active on her Instagram account ‘MiaSaraWrites’, as she’s posted nearly 200 pictures, while she’s followed by over 9,000 people.

Mia’s favorite actress is Uma Thurman, while some of her favorite movies include the trilogy “Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Gattaca”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Mia’s age is 55. Her eyes are green and hair is brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

Mia’s net worth’s been estimated at close to $2 million, as of April 2023.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry: The Woman Behind the Iconic Angelica Schuyler

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Who is Renée Elise Goldsberry?

American actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California USA, on 2 January 1971, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway play “Hamilton”, although she’s also popular for her career on TV, especially for playing Evangeline Williamson in 269 episodes (1999-2007) of the soap opera “One Life to Live”. Michael Easton and Erika Slezak starred in the drama, which was created by Agnes Nixon, and follows the lives of three families from the fictional city of Llanview in Pennsylvania; the series aired from 1968 through 2013 and won 95 of its 519 award nominations.

Education and early life

Renée was raised in Houston, Texas as she and her family moved there not long after she was born; her father worked in the automotive industry, and her mother Betty Saunders was an industrial psychologist. Renée has three brothers, but not many details about them or her parents have been disclosed, as Renée respects their privacy.

She was enrolled at an acting camp when she was eight, because her younger brother was very shy and their mother chose to enroll them together. Renée studied at Cranbrook Kingswood School, from which she matriculated in 1989, and she continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993.

Renée then attended the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 1997.

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Roles in TV series

Renée’s debut TV series role was playing Ikette in three episodes of the 1999 fantasy comedy “Ally”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode of various series, such as the romantic drama “Providence”, the drama “Any Day Now”, and the comedy “That ‘80s Show”.

From 1997 through 2002, she portrayed Singer in 44 episodes of the popular fantasy comedy “Ally McBeal”, which starred Greg Germann, Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski, and was created by David E. Kelley. It follows the life of attorney Ally, and the series won 43 of its 158 award nominations. The remainder of the 2000s saw Renée appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Life on Mars”, the comedy “The Return of Jezebel James”, and another comedy “Royal Pains”.

From 2010 through 2016, she played Geneva Pine in 23 episodes of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”, which starred Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies, and was created by Robert and Michelle King. It follows a woman who has to provide for her family now that her husband’s behind bars, and the series won 31 of its 245 award nominations.

Renée’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 16 episodes of the 2021 musical comedy “Girls5eva”, five episodes of the 2022 action adventure comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, and 19 episodes of the 2023 animated adventure comedy “Eureka!” (voice role).

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Roles in movies

Renée’s debut film role was playing Jessica in the 2001 adventure comedy “Palco & Hirsch”, and the following years saw her appear in the 2002 drama “Turnaround”, and in 2008 the crime action “Pistol Whipped” and the romantic musical “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway”.

The year 2014 saw her play Cynthia Barnes in the crime mystery “Every Secret Thing”, directed by Amy Berg, and which starred Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist and Eva Grace Kellner; it follows a detective as he’s investigating a case involving missing children.

Renée’s also known for playing Kim in the 2015 comedy “Sisters”, directed by Jason Moore, and which starred Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and May Rudolph; it follows two sisters as they’re throwing a party at their family home which is about to be sold, and the film was nominated for four awards.

Renée’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 animated action adventure “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing” (voice role), the 2021 biographical comedy “tick, tick… BOOM!”, and the 2022 romantic drama “Anything’s Possible”.

Other credits

Renée voiced Matrina Sedik in the 2001 video game “Star Trek: Away Team”.

She played Nala in the Broadway play “The Lion King”, and was then cast to appear in the plays “Dreamgirls”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “The Baker’s Wife”.

Renée’s passionate about music, released her album “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” in 2001, and her extended play (EP) “Beautiful” in 2006.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Live with Kelly and Mark”, “Marvel Studios: Assembled”, and “That’s My Jam”.

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Awards and nominations

Renée’s won three of her 20 award nominations – a 2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Triangle, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “One Life to Live”, a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, for “Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)”, and a 2022 Pena de Prata Award for Best Acting in an Underrated Comedy Series, for “Girls5eva”.

Love life and marriage

Renée prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still known that she’s been a married woman for more than two decades now. She and American lawyer Alexis Johnson exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 8 December 2002, attended by more than 200 of their friends and family members. Renée gave birth to their son Benjamin Johnson on 5 May 2009, and the two adopted their second child in 2014, a girl named Brielle (born on 15 February 2013).

Renée’s yet to speak of other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s married to Alexis Johnson as of May 2023, and they have two children together, one adopted.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Renée’s popular on Instagram, and is today followed by over 630,000 people on the social media network, on which she’s posted close to 700 pictures and videos; most of these show her performing in theatre plays, while she’s singing, spending time with her husband and doing yoga in others.

She loves summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach.

Renée’s taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis; she’s also physically quite active, as she goes running nearly every morning, and occasionally works out at the gym.

Renée’s favorite actor is Jason Gray-Stanford, and some of her favorite movies include “The Husband She Met Online”, “Earth to Echo” and “Lucky Christmas”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Renée’s age is 52. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).

Renée’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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What is Victoria Principal doing today? Net Worth, Husband, Age

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Who is Victoria Principal?

American actress, producer and author Vicki Ree ‘Victoria’ Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on 3 January 1950, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She appeared in 39 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2001, and is perhaps still remembered best for playing Linda Christopher, one of the main characters in the 1976 action crime adventure “Vigilante Force”, written and directed by George Armitage, and which also starred Kris Kristofferson and Jan-Michael Vincent. It tells the story of a small town in which oil’s been found, and violent crime’s skyrocketed.

Education and early life

Victoria spent the first three months of her life in Fukuoka, where her father, US Air Force Sergeant Victor Rocco Principal was stationed; she was then raised alongside her sister Kim in London, England and various US states, by Victor and their mother Ree (nee Veal) who was a housewife.

Victoria was five when she appeared in her first commercial, while she grew up being interested mostly in ballet. She studied at 17 different schools as the family often moved, and matriculated from South Dade Senior High School in Florida in 1968.

Victoria continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College, but was involved in a car crash during her freshman year; it took her several months to recover, and she then learned that she would have to attend the first year all over again. Instead of re-enrolling, Victoria moved to New York City for a couple of months, and then to London, England where she attended an acting school; she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971, and began working on her way up in the film industry.

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Roles in movies

Victoria’s debut film role was playing Maria Elena in the 1972 romantic comedy “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean”, directed by John Huston, and which starred Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson. It follows former outlaw Roy Bean who’s made himself the judge of Vinegaroon, Texas and the movie was nominated for three awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score.

Some of Victoria’s following roles were in the 1973 comedy “The Naked Ape”, the 1974 action thriller “Earthquake” and the 1975 crime drama “Last Hours Before Morning”.

The year 1980 saw her star as Patti Flynn in the drama “Pleasure Palace”, directed by Walter Grauman, and which also starred Omar Sharif and J. D. Cannon; it follows professional gambler Omar Sharif who’s begun helping the owner of a Las Vegas casino. Victoria could then have been seen appearing in the 1982 romantic comedy “Not Just Another Affair”, the 1987 drama “Mistress” and the 1989 thriller “Naked Lie”.

In 1992, she starred as Patty in the thriller “Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’”, directed by Michael Ray Rhodes, and which also starred John Terry and Gary Beach; the movie’s a compilation of three stories about obsessive love.

Victoria’s final three film roles were in the 1996 thriller “The Abduction”, the 1997 romantic drama “Love in Another Town” and the 1998 comedy “Michael Kael Contre la World News Company”.

Roles in TV series

Victoria made her debut TV series appearance in the 1973 episode “Love and the Perfect Set-Up” of the romantic comedy “Love, American Style”, and was then cast to appear in an episode of the romantic drama “Love Story”, the crime mystery “Banacek” and the family fantasy adventure “Fantasy Island”.

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From 1978 through 1987, she starred as Pamela Barnes Ewing in 251 episodes of the romantic drama “Dallas”, which David Jacobs created, and which also starred Ken Kercheval and Larry Hagman. It follows the life of Texas oil baron J. R. Ewing, the series aired from 1978 through 1991 and won 47 of its 129 award nominations.

Victoria appeared in an episode of a couple of series in the ‘90s, including the family comedy “Home Improvement”, the comedy “The Larry Sanders Show” and the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”.

Her final TV series role was portraying Gwen Williams in all the 14 episodes of the romantic drama “Titans”, which starred John Barrowman, Yasmine Bleeth and Casper Van Dien, and follows the wealthy Williams family as their secrets are being revealed.

Other credits

Victoria has six producing credits, which include the 1990 thriller movie “Sparks: The Price of Passion”, the 1991 thriller film “Don’t Touch My Daughter” and the 1992 horror thriller movie “Midnight’s Child”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Tracey Takes On…” (1999), “After They Were Famous” (2002) and “Entertainment Tonight” (2009).

Awards and nominations

Victoria won two Bravo Otto Germany Awards for Best Female TV Star in 1981 and 1982.

Where is Victoria today?

Victoria’s been staying away from media since her retirement from acting, and has been focused on her businesses; she’s until recently had her own skincare company Principal Secret Skincare, which was founded in 1989 and generated revenue of over $1.5 billion.

Victoria gave an interview to the magazine “TV Insider” in 2018, revealing that she was spending most of her time running the company; she sold it to Guthy Renker in April 2019, and has since been focused on running The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence.

She’s also the owner of her own production company Victoria Principal Productions.

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Love life and husband

Victoria’s been married twice. Her first husband was American screenwriter and producer Christopher Skinner; the two met on the set of the series “Dallas” in 1978, and married in the same year. Victoria filed for divorce in 1980, and it was finalized a year later.

She was then in a two-year relationship with the late British-Australian singer-songwriter and actor Andrew Roy Gibb, who was a founding member of the musical group Bee Gees; Victoria broke up from Andy in March 1982 because of his drug addiction, and he died from myocarditis on 10 March 1988.

She met American plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman in 1983, and they exchanged vows on 22 June 1985; they filed for divorce in May 2006, and it was finalized in December of that year.

Victoria hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s unattached as of April 2023, has been married twice and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Victoria’s an author, and published her first book “The Body Principal” in 1983, followed by “The Beauty Principal” in 1984 and “The Diet Principal” in 1987. Her fourth and only other book – “Living Principal” – was published in 2001.

She and her late boyfriend Andy Gibb released their duet song “All I Have to Do Is Dream’ in 1981, and it peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Victoria’s been a philanthropist since the launch of her career, and is mostly focused on environmental issues; she donated $200,000 for the cleaning-up of the Gulf Coast region on 2 June 2010, and $100,000 for the Malibu ballot initiative Measure R in October 2014. She also donated a fleet of rescue boats to American Humane in September 2018, to help save animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Victoria’s favorite actress is Raquel Welch, while some of her favorite movies include “Hannie Caulder”, “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B. C.”

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Height, eyes and wealth

Victoria’s age is 73. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Victoria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $350 million, as of April 2023.

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