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Principal, Victoria 1945(?)-


Original name, Victoria Ree Principale; born January 3, 1945 (some sources say 1946 or 1950), in Fukuoka, Japan; daughter of Victor (a U.S. Air Force officer) and Ree (maiden name, Veal) Principale; married Christopher Skinner (an actor), 1978 (divorced, c. 1980); married Harry Glassman (a plastic surgeon), June 22, 1985 (divorced, December 27, 2006). Education: Attended Miami-Dade Community College; studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and Royal Academy of Ballet; trained for the stage with Max Croft, Al Sacks, and Estelle Harman.


Office—Victoria Principal Productions, 120 S. Spalding Dr., Suite 205, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Agent—Innovative Artists Talent, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Shelter Entertainment, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—Rogers & Cowan Public Relations, 8687 Melrose Ave., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actress, writer, and producer. Worked as a fashion model in New York City and Europe; worked as a talent agent, 1975-78; appeared in television commercials, including an advertisement for Coppertone sun tan lotion, 1969; appeared in television commercials and print ads for Jhirmack Salon Secrets hair care products, 1987-89; Victoria Principal Productions, founder and producer. Creator of Principal Secret, a line of skin care products. Victory Over Violence, Los Angeles, CA, national spokesperson.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, most promising female newcomer, 1972, for The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television drama series, 1983, Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding actress in a leading role on a prime time serial, 1986, and favorite super couple—prime time (with Patrick Duffy), 1988, all for Dallas.


Television Appearances; Series:

Pamela Barnes Ewing, Dallas, CBS, 1978-87.

Gwen Williams, Titans, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Queen Esther, Greatest Heroes of the Bible, 1978.

Margy Allison, The Burden of Proof (also known as Scott Turow's "The Burden of Proof"), ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Yolanda Marquez, Last Hours Before Morning, 1975.

Reba Bar Lev, The Night They Stole Miss Beautiful (also known as The Night They Took Miss Beautiful), 1977.

Patti Flynn, Pleasure Palace, 1980.

Dr. Diana Dawson, Not Just Another Affair (also known as Perfect Affair), 1982.

Rae Colton, Mistress, CBS, 1987.

Joanne Dawson, Naked Lie, CBS, 1989.

Maggie Kemlich, Blind Witness, ABC, 1989.

Patricia Sparks, Sparks: The Price of Passion, CBS, 1990.

Linda Hemmings, Don't Touch My Daughter (also known as Nightmare), NBC, 1991.

Lisa in "Sacrifice," Joan in "Temptation," Sylvia in "Ecstasy," and Patricia, Seduction: Three Tales from the "Inner Sanctum," ABC, 1992.

Maggie Keene, River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene (also known as Murder on the Rio Grande), CBS, 1993.

Eleanor DiCarlo, Beyond Obsession (also known as A Daughter's Secret: The Traci di Carlo Story), ABC, 1994.

Anna Forbes, Dancing in the Dark, Lifetime, 1995.

Kate Finley, The Abduction, Lifetime, 1996.

Maggie Sorrell, Love in Another Town (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Love in Another Town"), CBS, 1997.

Also appeared in Delaney.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michelle, Fantasy Island, ABC, 1977.

Clare Marino, Just Life, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars VI, ABC, 1979.

Female team captain, Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes, CBS, 1980.

Host, Sixty Years of Seduction, ABC, 1981.

Women Who Rate a "10," NBC, 1981.

Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982.

The Barbara Walters Special (also known as Barbara Walters: Interviews of a Lifetime and The Barbara Walters Summer Special), ABC, 1982.

Host, Memories Then and Now, CBS, 1988.

Conquering Pain, Lifetime, 1989.

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special, Fox, 1993.

Herself, Hollywood Women, 1994.

Intimate Portrait: Victoria Principal, Lifetime, 1998.

(Archival footage) Pamela Barnes Ewing, Doing Dallas, Channel 4, 2000.

Television: The First 50 Years, PBS, 2001.

Herself and Pamela Barnes Ewing, After Dallas, ITV, 2002.

Herself and Pamela Barnes Ewing, Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986.

Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987.

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987.

The All-Star Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1990.

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.

Presenter, The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1991.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Love and the Perfect Setup," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

"Love and the Mr. and Mrs.," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Karen, "When the Girls Came Out to Play," Love Story, 1973.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1973.

Brooke Collins, "Fly Me—If You Can Find Me," Banacek, 1974.

Delores, "The Year of the Horse: Part 2," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), 1979.

The Mike Douglas Show, 1980.

Omnibus, 1980.

Guest host, An Evening at the Improv, 1982.

Guest host, Fridays, 1982.

On Top All over the World, 1985.

Conversation with Cassini, Arts and Entertainment, 1989.

Les Thompson, "Swing Time," Home Improvement, ABC, 1994.

Herself, "Beverly and the Prop Job," The Larry Sanders Show, 1995.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997.

"Andy Gibb," Behind the Music (also known as VH1's "Behind the Music"), VH1, 1997.

Herself, "The Other Cheek," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Cecilia Barrett, "These Are the Days," Jack and Jill, The WB, 1999.

Cecilia Barrett, "The Awful Truth," Jack and Jill, The WB, 1999.

Roberta, "Love Is in the Air," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1999.

Voice of Pamela Ewing, "Da Boom," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999.

"Erotica," Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1999.

Donna Tupperman, "The Apartment," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Donna Tupperman, "Sibling Rivalry," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Donna Tupperman, "Do the Right Thing," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Courtney Hansen, "Black Widows," The Practice, ABC, 2000.

"Dallas," E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Voice of Dr. Amanda Rebecca, "Road to Rhode Island," Family Guy (animated), Fox, 2000.

Cecilia Barrett, "What Weddings Do to People," Jack and Jill, The WB, 2001.

Herself, "Dallas," After They Were Famous, ITV, 2002.

(Uncredited) Pamela Barnes Ewing, Tvist, 2005.

La imagen de tu vida, 2006.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Naked Lie, CBS, 1989.

Co-executive producer, Blind Witness, ABC, 1989.

Executive producer, Sparks: The Price of Passion, CBS, 1990.

Executive producer, Don't Touch My Daughter (also known as Nightmare), NBC, 1991.

Executive producer, Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992.

Executive producer, Seduction: Three Tales from the "Inner Sanctum," ABC, 1992.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Maria Elena/The Angel (Bean's woman), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, National General, 1972.

Cathy, The Naked Ape, Universal, 1973.

Rosa Amici, Earthquake, Universal, 1974.

Jackie Martin, I Will, I Will … for Now, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Linda Christopher, Vigilante Force, United Artists, 1976.

Greatest Heroes of the Bible, Sunn Classic Pictures, 1979.

Leila, Michael Kael contre la World News Company (also known as Michael Kael in Katango and Michael Kael vs. the World News Company), Bac Films, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982.

Mere Mortals, Second City, Chicago, IL, 1998.

Time Flies, Los Angeles Theatre Works, Los Angeles, 1998.

Also appeared in Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, and Coral Gables Theatre, FL.



The Body Principal: The Exercise Program for Life, Simon & Schuster (New York City), 1983.

The Beauty Principal: The Beauty Program for Life, Simon & Schuster, 1984.

The Diet Principal, Simon & Schuster, 1987.

The Living Principal: Looking and Feeling Your Best at Every Age, Villard Books, 2001.



Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 2, Gale, 1998.


McCall's, August, 1992, p. 120.

Redbook, October, 1990, p. 72.

TV Guide, October 2, 1993, p. 8; July 1, 1995, p. 8.


Victoria Principal Site,, April 26, 2007.

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