Charlene Tilton: Lucy Ewing Of 'Dallas' Was Nothing But Trouble

By Rebeka Knott
From the American television series 'Dallas' shows Charlene Tilton (as Lucy Ewing) as she leans across the arm of a chair, September 1978. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Standing 4'11", Dallas actress Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing was a dynamo of trouble and treachery. She used her feminine wiles to her advantage and, often, her own downfall, but never learned her lesson too well. That's the nature of soap operas -- the constant drama and unbelievable reversals of fortune keep viewers tuning in. Tilton was all that and more, becoming a major sex symbol. Tilton was said to have appeared on 500 magazine covers, and the 1981 episode on which Lucy got married drew 65 million viewers