Pamela Gail Hensley was born on 3 October 1950, in Glendale, California USA, and is an author as well as an actress, perhaps still best known for her role in the early 1980s television show “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”, in which she played the character Princess Ardala.
Pamela Hensley as Princess Ardala, Buck’s frequent adversary and the seductress who wanted him for her mate In Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!
Posted by Aaron Wyst on Monday, January 28, 2019
The Net Worth of Pamela Hensley
How rich is Pamela Hensley? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $20 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She has appeared in a variety of films over the course of her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Pamela grew up in Glendale where her father worked as a veterinarian. She attended Argyle Academy and after matriculating, she enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London in hopes of pursuing an acting career after completing her studies. One of her first roles was in 1970 in the western film entitled “There Was a Crooked Man…”, which starred Kirk Douglas and was written by David Newman and Robert Benton, who wrote “Bonnie & Clyde.”
Her next notable project would come in the game show entitled “Treasure Hunt”, on which she worked as a model for a year in the series which featured contestants selecting treasure chests in hopes of winning large prizes, including a cash jackpot. The following year, she began appearing more on television, in guest roles including in “Kojak”, “Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law”, and “McMillan & Wife”. She was establishing herself as a television mainstay, though still having a few film projects, including “Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze” which starred Ron Ely, and was directed by Michael Anderson who also directed “Around the World in 80 Days”.
From 1975 to 1976, Hensley played the character Janet Blake (Riley) in the series “Marcus Welby, M.D.” for a total of 24 episodes, starring with Robert Young as the titular character alongside a supporting cast which featured James Brolin and Elena Verdugo. She then had a regular role in “Kingston: Confidential”, a crime drama film that aired on the NBC, and continued with multiple episode roles in shows such as “Switch” and “The Six Million Dollar Man”.
In 1979, she appeared in the miniseries “The Rebels” which is based on the historical novel of the same name about the American Revolution. This was followed up by the science fiction adventure series entitled “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”, which ran for two seasons over the next two years – the pilot episode was aired theatrically, and is based on the character Buck Rogers which was created by Philip Francis Nowlan, and been featured in comic strips and novellas both on television as well as on radio.
Later Career and Matt Houston
The following year, Pamela was cast in “The Nude Bomb” – also known as “The Return of Maxwell Smart” – a spy comedy film based on the series entitled “Get Smart” which starred Don Adams as the titular character. She also starred in the made for television disaster film entitled “Condominium”, which featured an all-star cast including Barbara Eden, Dan Haggerty and Steve Forrest. Her next project would be “240-Robert” in which she played the role of Deputy Sandy Harper for three episodes during the show’s second season. She then made guest appearances in shows such as “Fantasy Island” and “Hotel”.
After a two-episode role in “The Love Boat”, she then got one of her final notable roles in “Matt Houston”, playing CJ Parsons from 1982 to 1985 in the crime drama aired on NBC and created by Lawrence Gordon, starring Lee Horsley as a Texas oilman named Matlock Houston who works as a private investigator during his free time. He is joined by Hensley who plays a lawyer sidekick while George Wyner plays a business manager, and Buddy Ebsen for the final season as the uncle of Roy Houston. In most episodes, Matt’s friends are killed or involved in some criminal activity.
For her personal life, it is known that Pamela has been married since 1982 to television executive producer E. Duke Vincent – they don’t have any children. Her husband has participated in shows such as “Charmed”, “Melrose Place”, “7th Heaven”, “Charlie’s Angels” and many others. The couple work on books together, with Vincent producing novels such as “Mafia Summer”. She on the other hand released a small cookbook entitled “The Jewish-Sicilian Cookbook” in 2004, marketed as a mixture of two-family traditions in cooking, however, the book received mixed reviews.