In an industry like Hollywood, achieving success is really difficult but Victoria Principal has done it. She is primarily known for portraying the character of Pamela Barnes Ewing on the soap opera ‘Dallas’ but the beautiful lady has graced the unnumbered of TV shows and films. Today, let’s learn all about her including her career, personal life, and net worth.
Born as Vicki Ree Principal in Fukuoka, Japan on January 3, 1950, Victoria Principal is an American actress, author, and entrepreneur. Her father, Victor Rocco Principal, was a sergeant in the US air force, so she had to move from place to place. She was always accompanied by her mother Ree Principal. When she was born, her father had a posting in Japan. Just after her birth, her family moved to England. There she spent most of her childhood in different cities. Before completing her high school from South Dade Senior High School, US, she changed nearly 15 schools in the UK. After high school, she enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College with the intention to make a career in medicine. However, destiny had something else in store for her. During her college days, she met an accident and it changed her life entirely.
Speaking of her personal life, Victoria married twice but has no children. She first married actor Christopher Skinner in 1978 but within two years they called it off. Then, she started dating musician Andy Gibb but soon she ended her relationship with him due to his drug problems. In 1985, she married a surgeon, Harry Glassman. The couple remained together for almost 20 years before their divorce in 2006. Since then, she has been single and is involved in many humanitarian works.
Victoria was drop-dead gorgeous since her childhood. Due to her beauty, she appeared in many TV commercials. But at that time, Victoria was not serious about making a career in acting. During her college days, she met an accident which affected the whole year. Rather than repeating her first-year study again, she decided to try her hands in acting. In 1970, she moved to Los Angeles and within two years, she landed her first movie. It was ‘The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean’ which earned her huge popularity. She continued her film career for the next five years. When she couldn’t make it big, she stopped acting for a while and became an agent from 1975 to 1977.
In 1977, she made a comeback on the silver screen but this time, she signed a TV show. She achieved the utmost success as a TV actress. In 1978, she appeared in the TV show ‘Dallas’ and took her popularity to the next level. In 1987, she left ‘Dallas’ and founded her own production company ‘Victoria Principal Productions’. In recent years, she has widened her business ventures and is no more active in Hollywood.
Awards & achievements
Over her entire career, Victoria has won a few awards and nominations. She is two times the winner of the Bravo Otto Germany Award. She has also won two Golden Globe nominations.
Net worth of Victoria Principal
Victoria has built her career in different spheres and she achieved the success too. Though today, she is no more active in Hollywood she has a thriving career as an actress. As a film producer, she couldn’t gain much success but her other ventures made huge money for her. In 1989, she founded a skincare product line named ‘Principal Secret’ which turned out to be the biggest source of her income today. As of now, the versatile lady has a whopping net worth of $280 million. She certainly made a good amount of money through the acting but it’s her business ventures that racked up such a huge net worth for her.
Victoria Principal has seriously lived two shades of life. At her young age, she experienced the glitter of glamour world and today, she is digging around the unfathomable depth of the business world.