Victoria Principal Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, TV Shows, Books

Victoria Principal Biography

Victoria Principal is an American actress, producer, businesswoman and a writer. She is best known for her role in the American primetime serial opera Dallas as Pamela Barnes Ewing. Likewise, she starred in other films including Earthquake and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.

How old is Victoria Principal? – Age

Principal is 73 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 3, 1950, in Fukuoka, Japan, and grew up in London, Puerto Rico, Florida and Georgia among other places.

Victoria Principal? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).

Victoria Principal Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Victoria was born to her loving parents Victor Rocco Principal and homemaker Bertha Ree. In addition, her father was a United States Airforce Sergeant. She grew up with her younger sister Kim who is married to Composer Russell Fertherrolf.

Victoria Principal Education

Principal had attended many schools due to the nature of her father’s military career having to shift to different places from time to time. She joined Royall School In England and later attended South Dade Senior High School. Additionally. She enrolled at Miami Dade Community College to study medicine.

Unfortunately, months before completion of her first year, she got into a serious car accident which she had to spend months to recover and resume her studies. She had to retake her first year which led to her changing her course to acting. She later moved to New York City shortly after to Europe where she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London privately with Jean Scott.

Is Victoria Principal Married? – Husband

Victoria has been married and divorced twice. Her first marriage was with writer Christopher Skinner, they met in 1978 while acting Dallas, they wedded and got divorced 2 years later. Similarly, she got involved with English-Australian singer Andy Gibb in a high-profile relationship which later ended in 1982.

What’s more, she also met Dr. Harry Glassman a Prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and got married in1985, in Dallas Texas. She later filled for a divorce pointing out irreconcilable differences and divorced in December 2006. It is known that in the two marriages and one relationship, she never got any children with any of the spouses.

Actress Victoria Principal Photo
Actress Victoria Principal Photo

Victoria Principal Career

Principal is a renowned American actress well-known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing in the Tv soap opera series Dallas. She was cast in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, a John Huston film starring Paul Newman, in 1970. This led to her being nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

Additionally, writer John Milius expanded her character based on the favourable reception to her acting work. Warren Cowan flew in during this time, introduced himself, and offered to represent her for free in the upcoming year. Later, she starred in the obscene comedy The Naked Ape (1973), which Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy magazine, helped to co-finance.

Moreover, she made an appearance in Naked Ape in 1973 and promoted the movie by appearing nude in Playboy’s September 1973 edition. Notably, she was chosen to star in the popular disaster movie Earthquake in 1974. It is know that she defeated Kay Lenz and Susan Sarandon to land the supporting role of Rosa Amici.

Furthermore, she made the decision to cut off her waist-length brown hair, dye it black, and have it styled like an Afro before her third call-back audition. Her audacious resolve to emulate the character both shocked and touched the director, Mark Robson. The movie became the highest-grossing film of the time and was nominated for two Golden Globes and four Academy Awards.

Victoria Principal Net Worth

Victoria has an estimated net worth of $350 Million.

TV Shows

  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean as Maria Elena
  • Love, American Style as Valerie Stephens
  • The Naked Ape as Cathy
  • Love Story as Karen
  • Banacek as Brooke Collins
  • Earthquake as Rosa Amici
  • Last Hours Before Morning as Yolanda Marquez
  • I Will, I Will… for Now as Jackie Martin
  • Vigilante Force as Linda Christopher
  • Fantasy Island as Michelle
  • The Night They Took Mis Beautiful as Reba Bar Lev
  • Dallas as Pamela Barnes Ewing
  • Greatest Heroes of the Bible as Queen Esther
  • Hawaii Five-O as Dolores Kent Sandover
  • Pleasure Palace as Patti Flynn
  • Not Just Another Affair as Dr. Diana Dawson
  • Mistress as Rae Colton
  • Naked Lie as Joanne Dawson
  • Blind Witness as Maggie Kemlich
  • The Burden of Proof as Margy Allison
  • Beyond Obsession as Eleanor DiCarlo
  • Home Improvement as Les Thompson
  • Providence as Donna Tupperman
  • Titans as Gwen Williams


  • The Body Principal
  • The Beauty Principal
  • The Diet Principal
  • Living Principal


  • 2 Bravo Otto Germany Awards in 1981 and 1982.


You can find and follow Principal on Instagram using the account name: @victoriaprincipalofficial

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