Victoria Principal Biography

    Updated On Nov 15, 2017 Published On Jan 11, 2016
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    Date of Birth: 1950 , January-3
    Birth Nation: Japan
    Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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    She got married twice in her life but both her marriage couldn't last long. First, she got married to Christopher Skinner in 1978, who is an actor. They met each other on the set of Dallas. After two years of marriage, they called off their marriage and got divorced.

    Soon after the divorced, she began her love affair with Andy Gibb. He was an English singer, songwriter, performer and teen idol. They met for the first time on The John Davidson Show in 1981. She also sang a duet with Andy. Her romance with him also ended shortly thereafter when she gave him an ultimatum to choose between her or drugs. The couple split in March 1982.

    For the second time, she got married to Dr. Harry Glassman in June 1985. He is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. She was very happy after getting such a loving spouse. They remained as husband and wife for more than 20 years. In June 1985, the couple got divorced. Before marriage, she had the number of love affairs.

    Despite getting married twice, she has no children. Her love life is not perfect as her career is. And with all the hard work and dedication at work, she earned a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Actress for her role in Dallas.

    She has maintained her net worth of 200 million dollars which is quite impressive.

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    Born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

    1950

    She was born in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan to parents Ree Veal and Victor Principal. Her father was a United States Air Force sergeant. She was raised in different countries because of his father job. She is American and is diverse descent.

    First marriage, Christopher Skinner

    1978

    She got married for the first time in her life and that was in the year 1978 to Christopher Skinner. He is an actor. They met each other on the set of CBS soap opera Dallas. They were perfect couple.

    Divorced with Christopher Skinner

    1980

    Their married life was going well. But after two years of marriage, the couple decided to get divorced. They got divorced in December 1980. The reason behind the divorce was lack of trust and mutual understanding between them.

    Began dating Andy Gibb

    1981

    Soon after the divorced, she began her love affair with Andy Gibb. He was an English singer, songwriter, performer and teen idol. They met for the first time on The John Davidson Show in 1981. She also sang a duet with Andy. 

    Broke up with Andy Gibb

    1982

    Andy Gibb was drugs addict. A year later of their romantic relationship, she gave him an ultimatum that "Choose me or choose drugs" but Andy could not change his addiction habit and the couple split in March 1982.

    Second marriage, Harry Glassman

    1985

    For the second time, she got married to Dr. Harry Glassman in June 1985. He is a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. She was very happy after getting such a loving spouse. They remained as husband and wife for more than 20 years. 

    Divorced with Harry Glassman

    2006

    In 2003, she was hospitalized and her husband was arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse. Charges were never filed and even she refused that incident and told that they had healthy relationship but after three years of that incident they got divorced on 27 December 2006.

    Graduated from South Dade Senior High School

    1968

    In 1968, she graduated from South Dade Senior High School. Afterwards she joined Miami-Dade Community College to study medicine but after first year she had serious accident and got injured. Then, she left the studies and moved to New York to pursue her acting career.

    Moved to Hollywood

    1970

    She moved to Hollywood in 1970. She had no money and no any experience before it. She won the auditioned for her first film role as Marie Elena, a Mexican mistress, in Paul Newman's The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972).

    Nominated for Golden Globe Award

    1972

    She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for her first role as Marie Elena in the movie "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean” and that was year in 1972 in the category of Most Promising Newcomer - Female.

    Released her book The Body Principal

    1983

    She released her first book in 1983 entitled The Body Principal. After wards her second, third and fourth book released entitled The Beauty Principal (1984), The Diet Principal (1987) and Living Principal (2001) respectively. She became the bestselling author after publishing her books.

    Began her own production company

    1987

    She left the soap opera "Dallas" in 1987 and began her own production company. She named her company Victoria Principal Productions. That company mostly produced movie for television. By that she became succeed to introduce herself as businesswoman.