There aren’t many shows as iconic as “Dallas.” Known for its glitz, glamour, drama and scandal, the show swept up both national and international audiences into a frenzy. Her portrayal of Sue Ellen Ewing certainly was convincing, starring in the show for the entire run, from 1978 to 1991. But it doesn’t stop there for Linda Gray; in her own right, Linda is a film, stage and television actress.
Not to mention a producer, director and former model. She certainly landed in the right industry, and certainly had a talent! Most recently, the seasoned star, (who looks absolutely amazing by the way!) came out publicly, comparing U.S. President Donald Trump to JR Ewing, the oil tycoon and main villain from Dallas. Yikes!
Known for her 1972 debut "Behind the Green Door," and 1980 film "Insatiable," AVN ranked her 6th on the list of Top 50 Adult Stars of ALL TIME! Whilst she rose to fame during her adult film phase, she successfully transitioned to mainstream acting work.
Yet most surprisingly was her run for Vice President in the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Receiving 946 votes, she ran once more in 2008! Sadly, however, this leading lady was found dead just one year later by her 17-year-old daughter in her home. In true dramatic fashion, Marilyn’s ashes were scattered at sea. RIP Ms. Chambers.
Yvonne De Carlo
With a pair of the most hypnotic blue-grey eyes, Yvonne De Carlo became internationally famous as a Hollywood film star during the 40s and 50s. The Canadian-American actress’ breakthrough role came during the film "Salome, Where She Danced." This helped her gain momentum and acclaim as an actress, starring in a number of films. After her contract with Universal was up, De-Carlo went on to make a Western film "Silver City."
An astonishing fact about De Carlo that is little known, is that she became the first American film star to visit the State of Israel. Success was backed by success, appearing as Sephora, the wife of Moses in the 1954 The Ten Commandments, with critics noting she played “the wife of Moses with conviction.” She passed away in 2007 after heart failure, but you can hardly say she didn’t live a full and exciting life!
In some families, it seems that they are destined to enjoy fame and success, as is with the Huston family. The daughter of film director John Huston, Angelica literally got involved with the family business, through small parts in the films her father directed. "The Postman Always Rings Twice" was the film which got her recognition, and "Prizzi’s Honor" was the film which won her an Academy Award. Did you know Angelica Huston is the third generation of her family to have won one of these prestigious awards?
Her acting credits include "Gardens of Stone," "The Dead," "Mr. North," "Crimes and Misdemeanours," "The Witches," "The Grifters," "Bastard out of Carolina" and "The Life Aquatic." All up, Huston has appeared in over 75 film and TV roles, winning nearly 40 awards for her marvelous performances, including an Oscar! Not to mention her directing abilities. Oh, and she’s also a published author, just to make us all feel talentless.
“I arrived in California with no job, no car, and no money, but, like millions of other girls, a dream.” Well said Victoria! Born in Japan, Victoria Principal grew up in sunny Florida, and clearly her beauty was evident, winning Miss Miami in 1969. A well-connected boyfriend, Bernard Cornfield enabled Principal to meet the “right people” and to propel her career in acting forward.
Whilst she appeared in a few roles, and even posed nude in Playboy magazine, it was her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing in "Dallas" which really gave her the fame and recognition she sought. A born entrepreneur, the star established her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions, as well as her own line of skin care! She is also a best-selling author! We’re adding a few of her books to our reading list!