She found fame during the ‘70s, after landing a major role in the iconic TV series Dallas. Before reaching the peak of her career, however, Victoria lived quite a colorful life. The actress was born in Fukuoka, Japan where her father was stationed at the time. The family moved often and Victoria has lived in various places in the world including Puerto Rico, London, Georgia, and Massachusetts. In 1970, Victoria moved to Hollywood to further develop her acting career. She played her first major role in the movie The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.

Victoria was working on her medical degree when she was seriously injured in a car crash. She recovered, but this became the turning point that will eventually lead her to a very successful acting career. In 1987, she left the TV soap opera Dallas that made her famous and founded her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions. Victoria is also a best-selling author. She has written three books on beauty, skin care, fitness, happiness and health.