Pamela Hensley

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Pamela Hensley
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Hensley in a promotional photograph for Matt Houston, 1982
Born Pamela Gail Hensley
(1950-10-03) October 3, 1950 (age 65)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Residence Montecito, California
Other names Pamela Hensley Vincent
Occupation Film, television actress, author
Years active 1970-1985
Spouse(s) E. Duke Vincent (1982–present)
Wes Farrell (1978–1981) (divorced)

Pamela Gail Hensley (born October 3, 1950) is an American actress and author. She is best known for playing Princess Ardala in the 1979–1981 television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and C.J. Parsons in the 1982–1985 television series Matt Houston.

She worked mostly in television as she had only eight credits in feature films. Her debut was in the dramedy There Was a Crooked Man... before appearing in a number of Universal TV productions as a contract player in the 1970s. She played the wife of Dr. Kiley during the last season of the venerable Marcus Welby, M.D. This was followed by a half season's work as an investigator on Kingston: Confidential. She had a memorable turn in the role of Princess Ardala in the film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (originally a TV pilot that was released theatrically) before playing her several times in the subsequent series. Her longest running role was as C.J. Parsons during the three-year run of the detective show Matt Houston. After that show ended in the spring of 1985 she abruptly retired from acting.

Hensley entered the literary world in 2004 with the publication of a small cookbook called The Jewish-Sicilian Cookbook authored under her married name, Pamela Hensley Vincent. She has been married to noted television executive producer, E. Duke Vincent, since 1982.

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