Do you remember the hit television series Dallas, which was created in 1978? And do you remember Victoria Principal, who played Pamela Barnes Ewing, the amazing wife of Bobby Ewing? Now we ask, "Whatever happened to Victoria Principal?" She is actually an author and the creater of Principal Secret Skin Care. Her book, which she wrote in 2001, is titled, 'Living Principle' and can be found in bookstores now.
Victoria traveled frequently during her childhood. While in England, she was accepted and studied ballet at the proclaimed Royal Academy Ballet for two years, being only the second American to ever achieve this goal. She was very shy and found herself lost in books, plays and movies. Following a devastating car accident, Victoria reassessed her life, by deciding to move to New York and forge ahead with her desire to become an actress.
In 1971 she arrived in California like many others, with no money, no job and a dream of making it big. Still she laid the groundwork within a half a year by reading for a Roger Corman film and "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean", which starred Paul Newman. She took the role of Newman's mexican wife, which won her a Golden Globe award for being the Best Newcomer to film. Other movie roles included, "The Naked Ape" and Earthquake". In 1975, Victoria Principal quit the Screen Actors Guild, and became involved in an agent-trainee program, where she represented actors, directors and others in the entertainment industry.
For over twelve years Victoria Principal was an honorary chairperson for The Arthritis Foundation. Today, she is a co-chairperson for Victory Over Violence, the Los Angeles County Advisory Community Service Board, a group of people from the entertainment industry, government and the community who help to bring focus and attention to issues of domestic violence and homelessness.