Victoria Principal

Actress + Businesswoman + Environmentalist
Born Jan 3, 1950

Victoria Principal is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS night-time TV drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987 and again from 2013.

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  • Victoria Principal Joins Americans Across The Country To Support American Humane Association And Their Red Star Rescue Team As They Save Animals In The Wake Of Oklahoma Tornado
    Yahoo News - May 31, 2013
  • Dallas' Patrick Duffy On Pamela's Possible Return, Following In J.R.'s Path And Renewal Hopes
    Seattle Pi - Apr 14, 2013
  • 'dallas': Moving Tribute To J.R. Propels Season's Mystery
    Huffington Post - Mar 12, 2013
  • Denette Wilford: How Watchable Is The New 'dallas'?
    Huffington Post - Jun 11, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Victoria Principal.


1950 Birth Born on January 3, 1950.


1968 18 Years Old She began her career in TV commercials, appearing in her first at age five. After graduating from South Dade Senior High School in 1968, she enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College, intending to study medicine. … Read More


1970 - 1974 3 More Events
1975 25 Years Old However, Principal decided to stop acting and became an agent, which was her profession from 1975 to late 1977.
1977 27 Years Old In 1977, Aaron Spelling offered her a role in the pilot of his television series, Fantasy Island, which she accepted.
1978 28 Years Old Soon after, in 1978, she landed her most famous role, playing Pamela Barnes Ewing in the evening soap opera television series Dallas.


1980 - 1983 3 More Events
1985 35 Years Old She married Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Harry Glassman, in June, 1985.
1987 37 Years Old 1 More Event
After nine years, Principal left Dallas in 1987. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old In the mid-1980s, she became interested in natural beauty therapies and in 1989 she created a self-named line of skin care products, Principal Secret. … Read More


1993 43 Years Old In 1993 Principal received an honorary Law Degree from The University of West Los Angeles.
1995 45 Years Old In 1995, she was named "Entertainment Business Woman of the Year" by the National Association of Women Business Owners. … Read More
1999 49 Years Old In 1999, Principal became the youngest ever recipient of the Genii Lifetime Achievement Award for women in television.


2003 53 Years Old In 2003, Principal became a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
2006 56 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple divorced in December, 2006, with Principal stating, "We have had a loving relationship for over 20 years." … Read More
2007 57 Years Old In 2007, it was reported that she was training for her booked flight on Richard Branson's commercial space flight venture. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old Principal provided assistance to aid those in need after the 2008 California wildfires.


On June 2, 2010, she donated $200,000 to the cleanup effort in the Gulf Coast region. … Read More
2011 61 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 13, 2011, it was announced that Principal donated a substantial sum to OCEANA and NRDC to stop the expansion of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic Ocean, fearing such activity could lead to another disastrous oil spill.
2012 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 Principal funded and participated in an online campaign with the NRDC in an effort to stop sonic blasting along the California coastline, and prevent the deaths of hundreds of marine mammals and marine life.
In 2013, she funded an ad bringing awareness to the plight of Sea Lion pups washing up along the California Coastline and provided funds to Wildlife Org. for their rescue and rehabilitation.
In July 2014 Principal made a substantial contribution to NRDC’s campaign for “Save the Bees”, she said, “As of yesterday, I’ve now made a substantial donation and joined in support of the NRDC’s campaign for “Save the Bees”.
2015 65 Years Old In May 2015 Principal fully funded the Red Star Rescue Team of the American Humane Association for the rescue and rehabilitation of 150 dogs that had been injured and displaced by tornadoes and floods in Oklahoma and Texas.
2016 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016 Principal created the Moki fund to help rescue animals and provide medical care so that they can be adopted into forever homes.
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