Victoria Principal was an American actor, director, writer, and producer, most notably for her contribution to the television show, Dallas. She spent nine seasons on the short-lived series, lasting till 1987. Her notable roles include “Cheers” (one of the few female characters on that show who was a wife), “Beverly Hills Cop” (her first big break in Hollywood), “E.T.” (based on the book by E.L. James), “That 70s Show” (also an episode of that long-running show), and the movie “Sleepless Nights.” As well as acting, Principal also worked in the production field, contributing to the writing of a number of films and books.
However, Victoria Principal did not stay in Hollywood for long. After a failed stint at the television station WKCR in San Diego, she decided to move to New York, where she became known as a theater actress. Her first big role was in the musical, Hair. She played the lead role in that film, which was one of the most successful musicals of all-time.
Victoria Principal’s professional acting career spanned another nine years before she faced her most recent challenge: ending her long-standing contract with NBC Studios. This, however, did not end her career. In fact, it catapulted her to stardom. Victoria Principal was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the second time, for the movie “A Christmas Carol.” She also appeared in the second Napoleon Dynamite movie.
Victoria Principal continued to enjoy great success on both the small screen and the big screen. Her acting career was highlighted when her turn as the cynical character, Graciella LaPorta in the acclaimed movie, Behind the Mask, earned her four Emmys. Her turn as the manipulative boss, played by Bill Murray, in the film Murray Roast, further solidified her place in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Her most recent films included the comedies Meet the Parents and What Happens in Vegas. All of this work has kept Victoria Principal in high demand among Hollywood’s elite.
Victoria Principal Measurements
|Body Size||6 inches (91 cm)|
|Waist Size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips Size||36 inches (91 cm)|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Weight||56 kg/124 pounds|
Victoria Principal is currently reprising her role as Ewing in the second installment of the Ewing trilogy. Besides her impressive filmography, Ewing is an accomplished teacher who continues to work towards ending AIDS. Victoria is not the only female artiste who continues to receive the accolades for her work in Hollywood. Drew Barrymore, Joanna Garcia Butterfield, and Kate Winslet are also nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, which are given out by the film industry organization that is known as the Academy Awards.
Victoria Principal is just another example of a talented actress from the modern era, who continues to make contributions to Hollywood. She continues to be nominated for awards in both the TV show and soap opera digest award ceremonies. She has also managed to launch her own stand-up comedy album, entitled You’re Never Too Old. Victoria Principal is certainly an exciting actor to follow in the footsteps of other past and current talents. Her name is being linked to a number of Hollywood celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, Kate Winslet, and actresses Nicole Kidman, Courteney Cox, and Morena Broussard. There is no doubt that once she finally takes home the Golden Globe Awards, her name will go to the top of the lists of top actresses of our time.