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Hensley in a promotional photograph for Matt Houston, 1982
|Born||Pamela Gail Hensley
October 3, 1950
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Other names||Pamela Hensley Vincent|
|Occupation||Film, television actress, author|
|Spouse(s)||Wes Farrell (m. 1978; div. 1980)
E. Duke Vincent (m. 1982)
Pamela 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.
Pamela Gail Hensley was born on October 3, 1950 in Glendale, California. Her father was a veterinarian. As a student, Hensley attended the Argyle Academy and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
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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 Marcus Welby, M.D. This was followed by a half-season's work as an investigator on Kingston: Confidential.
She appeared 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.
- Matt Houston as C.J. Parsons (69 episodes, 1982–1985)
- The Love Boat (2 episodes, 1984)
- Hotel as Brooke Whitfield (1 episode, 1984)
- Double Exposure (1983) as Sgt. Fontain
- Fantasy Island as Linda Whitney (1 episode, 1982)
- Rooster (1982) (TV) as Bunny Richter
- 240-Robert (1981) TV series as Deputy Sandy Harper (3 episodes / second season, 1981)
- Condominium (1980) (TV) as Drusilla Byrne
- The Nude Bomb (1980) as Agent 36
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as Princess Ardala (pilot feature and 4 episodes, 1979–1980)
- The Rebels (1979) (TV) as Charlotte Waverly
- B.J. and the Bear as Holly Tremaine (1 episode, 1979)
- Vega$ as Valerie Kemmet (1 episode, 1979)
- Sharks (1978) (TV) as Cynthia Grayland
- Switch as Sandra Summers (2 episodes, 1977)
- The Six Million Dollar Man (3 episodes, 1977)
- Kingston: Confidential as Beth Kelly (13 episodes, 1977)
- Kingston (1976) (TV) as Beth Kelly
- Marcus Welby, M.D. as Janet Blake(Riley) / (24 episodes, 1975–1976)
- Rollerball (1975) as Mackie
- Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) as Mona
- Death Among Friends (1975) (TV) as Connie Benson
- The Rockford Files as Jennifer Ryburn (1 episode, 1975)
- The Specialists (1975) (TV)
- The Law (1974) (TV) as Cindy Best
- Ironside (1 episode, 1974)
- Lucas Tanner as Dee Wiggins (1 episode, 1974)
- McMillan & Wife as Gwynneth Jerome (1 episode, 1974)
- Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law as Miss Lathan (1 episode, 1974)
- Toma (1 episode, 1974)
- Chase (1 episode, 1974)
- Adam-12 as Nurse (1 episode, 1974)
- Kojak: Death is Not a Passing Grade as Delta, (1974)
- Emergency! as Wanda (1 episode, 1974)
- Banacek as Mandy (1 episode, 1974)
- The New Treasure Hunt (1973) TV series as Model (1973–1974)
- Griff as June (episode "Isolate and Destroy", 1973)
- Self-Portrait (1973)
- Making It (1971) as Bargirl
- There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) as Edwina
- Profile, imdb.com; accessed August 11, 2016.