Victoria Principal: Dallas' Pamela Ewing, Then And Now

1980 portrait of Victoria Principal, best known for playing Pamela Barnes Ewing in the television serial Dallas, wearing a red low-cut belted dress. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

From 1978 to 1987, Victoria Principal was the other big reason to tune into Dallas -- next to Larry Hagman, who owned the show as J.R. Ewing. As Pamela Barnes Ewing, Principal was the glue that held the family together even if she was constantly under suspicion from the members of the Ewing family who didn't believe her sincerity. But away from the popular prime time soap opera Principal was nothing like her most famous character.

Not just an actor, Principal has been a multi-hyphenate since her early days in front of the camera. This actor-agent-skincare queen has spent much of her life trying to make the world a better place in any way she can, be it through her craft or through philanthropy. Even so, she'll always be remembered for her time with Ewing Oil in a little town called Dallas.