Victoria Principal: What is the Veteran 71-year-old former actress up to now? Find out here

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Victoria Principal is a notable former actress who left Hollywood to seek after her enthusiasm for skincare – she left that also and is presently centered around her humanitarian endeavors. She is renowned for her job as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the long-running drama Dallas. She also featured in the movies The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Earthquake.

How old is Victoria Principal today?

The actress was born on January 3, 1950 in Fukuoka, Japan. That implies that she is 71 years of age as of 2021. 

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Victoria Principal  Background and Education 

Victoria Principal is the senior of the two little born to Bertha Ree (Veal) and Victor R. Head. Her paternal grandparents are Italian, while her mom’s family are from Gordon, Georgia, and South Carolina.

 Her dad, a United States Air Force sergeant, was frequently moved to various duty posts, so the family continually moved, and Victoria and her sister spent their childhood in London, Florida, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, and Georgia, among different spots.

Victoria Principal attended 17 distinct schools in London, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Massachusetts, to give some examples places due to the nature of her father’s job and the constant moving around. 

She went to South Dade Senior High school in south Miami-Dade County, Florida. She later enlisted at Miami-Dade Community College, and she wanted to exactly mine Chiropractic Medicine. Nevertheless may, being truly harmed in an auto collision at 18 years old caused her to develop her affection for acting.

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She studied at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and went through two years learning at England’s Royal Academy of Ballet as one of a handful of the Americans acknowledged into the program. 

Career 

After a long, while recuperating from her accident wounds, she was required to take her first year of studies again. In any case, after a time of genuine thoughtfulness, she definitely transformed herself by migrating to New York City to pursue a career in acting and modeling. Victoria Principal studied London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971. 

In 1970, Victoria Principal migrated to Hollywood where she got her first film job as Marie Elena, a Mexican courtesan in 1972 John Huston’s The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean. From this film, she got a Golden Globe nomination as the Most Promising Newcomer. 

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After four years, she turned out to be so frustrated with her profession that she quit acting and went through the following three years filling in as a consultant. In 1978, she anticipated going to graduate school and later turning into a studio chief, however, Aaron Spelling offered her a year’s school fees to accept a job in the pilot of Fantasy Island (1977). 

The job gave her a huge boost into becoming a genuine star as Pamela Barnes Ewing (the spouse of Patrick Duffy’s person Bobby Ewing) in Dallas. She was a series normal on Dallas somewhere in the range of 1978 and 1987, showing up in 251 scenes of the show.

She confessed that she fell in love with the show: 

“When I went in for the part on Dallas, I had already fallen in love with the show and with the part…So, my feeling from the moment I read it was that it was incredibly special and that I really, really wanted to be a part of it. I could not imagine not being Pam.”

Victoria Principal Car Crash

Victoria was in a terrible car accident only months before she finished her first year of college. She was critically hurt in a vehicle accident on her way home from the library one day. Victoria had to relax for months and go to therapy.

Unfortunately, she missed several crucial months of college and was forced to repeat the first year of education.
Victoria then made the decision to significantly alter her life path. Instead, she relocated to New York City to pursue an acting career.

Victoria went to Los Angeles in 1971 after acting and modeling in New York and Europe. She pursued significant film roles on the west coast.

Finally, she landed a role in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, a western film directed by John Huston. Victoria represented the mistress of Paul Newman’s major character, Roy Bean.

Victoria Principal Movies

1973 Love, American Style as Valerie Stephens

1973 Love Story as Karen

1974 Banacek as Brooke Collins

1975 Last Hours Before Morning as Yolanda Marquez

1977 Fantasy Island as Michelle

1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful as Reba Bar-Lev

Victoria Principal Television shows

1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible as Queen Esther

1979 Hawaii Five-O as Dolores Kent Sandover

1980 Pleasure Palace as Patti Flynn

1982 Not Just Another Affair as Dr. Diana Dawson

1982 Fridays as Herself

1987 Mistress as Rae Colton

1989 Naked Lie as Joanne Dawson

1989 Blind Witness as Maggie Kemlich

1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion as Patricia Sparks

1991 Don’t Touch My Daughter as Linda

1992 The Burden of Proof as Margy Allison

1992 Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’ as Patty/Sylvia/Joan/Lisa

1993 River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene as Maggie Keene

1994 Beyond Obsession as Eleanor DiCarlo

1994 Home Improvement as Les Thompson

1995 Dancing in the Dark as Anna Forbes

1996 The Abduction as Kate Finley

1997 Love in Another Town as Maggie Sorrell

1999 Tracey Takes On…as Herself

1999 Just Shoot Me! as Roberta

1999-2001 Jack & Jill as Mrs. Cecilia Barrett

1999, 2000 Family Guy as Pamela Ewing/Dr. Amanda Rebecca

2000 Providence as Donna Kupperman

2000 The Practice as Courtney Hansen

2000-2001 Titans as Gwen Williams

2004 Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork as Herself / Pamela Barnes Ewing

Victoria Principal Husband

She got married to actor, Christopher Skinner in 1978. They were together for a short while before they separated in 1980. She went on to marry her second husband Harry Glassman, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills in June 1985. The marriage lasted for 21 years before they divorced in December 2006.

She had earlier dated English songwriter Andy Gibb and the duo released a duet together, ” All I have to do is Dream” in 1981. However, the relationship only lasted for a year.

Victoria Principal told The People that they separated due to Gibbs excessive use of drugs which led to his death eventually in 1988:

“Our breakup was preceded and precipitated by Andy’s use of drugs,” she clarified, “I did everything I could to help him, but then I told him he would have to choose between me and his problem”

How old was Victoria Principal when she dated Andy Gibb?

According to an excerpt via Bee Gees Fan Club on Facebook;

“Andy had admired actress Victoria Principal from afar. He had said in a magazine interview that he would like to meet the beautiful star of Dallas. […] They went out three days after meeting her at that TV show and within weeks they were nearly inseparable.”

“Victoria was 30, Andy just 22. many of the time considered the relationship scandalous. But Andy was happy and his family hoped Victoria’d give him the focus he’d been missing in his life.” 

“Maurice Gibb: I think the relationship with Victoria Principal was absolutely beautiful. It was everything he had dreamed of and that’s the important thing, not what I think or everybody else thinks. Andy thought the world of her.”

“With his new love Andy seemed to find the confidence to recharge his career. He co-hosted the variety show “Solid Gold”. He taped “Solid Gold” during the day. At night he was taking his first shot at musical theatre, starring in “The Pirates of Penzance”. […] It was the summer of 1981. Andy’s career seemed to be back on track. But Victoria would soon discover that success was dangerous territory for Andy. She began to see the changes in his personality that his family had been witnessing for years.” 

“Victoria Principal: It became very apparent to me that his behaviour was becoming erratic and that he was very very thin.  And Andy was a very kind person, and a very gentle person and some of his behaviour seemed so the   antithesis of what he used to be and I finally realized that it had to be drugs.” 

“Victoria Principal: It became very apparent to me that his behaviour was becoming erratic and that he was very very thin.  And Andy was a very kind person, and a very gentle person and some of his behaviour seemed so the   antithesis of what he used to be and I finally realized that it had to be drugs.” 

Victoria Principal Net Worth

Vicky Principal has a totaled Net Worth of over $250 Million, She earns 12 million dollars per annum.  Victoria’s Principal wealth comes from her multi-niched career as an American actress, author, and businesswoman. She also owns 8 expensive cars and 3 houses worth 87milllion dollars.

Victoria Principal Books 

She has four books to her name

1. The Body Principal (1983)

2. The Beauty Principal (1984)

3. The Duet Principal (1987)

4. Living Principal: Looking and Feeling Your Best at Every Age (2001).

What is Victoria Principal doing now? 

She has been involved in various philanthropic works since she left acting and the skincare business. She has donated to a handful of charities within America.  She has also donated towards disaster relief and environmental protection programs.

Victoria Principal told The Huffington Post in 2012, “My deepest concern is for the planet and every living thing on it. Without a healthy planet, education won’t matter, hunger won’t matter, and science won’t matter because we will not survive. Unless we rectify the damage we have done to our land and our oceans, then I truly believe, the planet will reclaim itself

She donated $200,000 to the cleanup effort in the gulf coast region on June 2nd, 2010.

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