Pamela Hensley is an actress who had her best days in the 1970s and ‘80s. In a career that ran over a decade, she appeared in a good number of films and TV shows. Since 1985 when she last appeared in Matt Houston, the actress has not made any movie or TV appearance. Beyond her career as an actress, Hensley is also a writer who has published some books since ending her acting career. Learn more about who she is, her family, and every other fact worth knowing about her.
Who Is Pamela Hensley?
As stated, Hensley is a former actress and a writer. She was born Pamela Gail Hensley on October 3, 1950, in Glendale, California, U.S. Pamela was brought up by a father who was a veterinarian, Dr. John Hensley, and a mother who was an actress, Gail Kent, even though she was not very popular.
As a result of the influence of her mother who also had a career in the acting scene, she came to develop an interest in acting rather early in her life. She got her education from Argyle Academy and after she was through, she proceeded to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Even before she started her career as an actress, Pamela Hensley first worked as a model. She was later on the American TV game show, The New Treasure Hunt as a model from 1973 to 1974.
The 5 feet 7 inches tall actress has appeared in many films and TV shows in her career that lasted for more than a decade. She was on the TV comedy film, There Was a Crooked Man… (1970) followed by Making It (1973).
In 1973, she was on Self-Portrait and an episode of Griff. 1974 was her most productive year as an actress as she was on many productions such as Kojak: Death is Not a Passing Grade, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, McMillan & Wife, Lucas Tanner, and Adam-12. More so, Hensley featured in Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), and Fantasy Island (1982).
Her last appearances as an actress were on Double Exposure (1983), Hotel (1984), The Love Boat (1984), and Matt Houston which ran from 1982 to 1985.
As regards her marital life, the former actress has walked down the aisle twice. The first time she got married was in 1978 to American record producer, songwriter, and musician, Wes Farrell. Unfortunately, the union did not last for a very long time before it finally came to an end only two years later in 1980. Although he was the first man she ever married, the musician had married two women before meeting and marrying Hensley. After their marriage ended, Farrell got married to Jean Inman in 1981 and the two remained together until his death in 1996.
Pamela Hensley gave marriage another shot two years after her first ended by walking down the aisle with E. Duke Vincent in 1982. Vincent is a TV producer who is known for his involvement in works such as Charmed, Melrose Place, 7th Heaven, Beverly Hills, 90210, and The San Pedro Beach Bums among many others. He is also an author whose works include Mafia Summer (2006), Black Widow (2007), and The Strip (2008).
Even though the age difference between the two is almost 20 years with E. Duke Vincent as the older, their marriage has survived more than three decades.
From both her marriages, Pamela Hensley is not known to have had any child. While the last marriage of her first husband gave him three children, her second husband is known to have had a child, Alexandra Allison Vincent from a previous relationship with a woman known as Sandra Loomis. Unfortunately, Vincent lost his daughter in 1987 when she was only 17 following a car crash caused by a drunk driver who was later sentenced for the maximum 8 years behind bars. At the time of the death of Allison, she was living with her mother and stepfather, Rod.
Where Is Pamela Hensley Now?
Since the mid-1980s when she last appeared on screen, Pamela has maintained a rather private life away from the media and public. She has, instead, been maintaining a very quiet life with her husband with whom she still lives in the United States.
Hensley has been involved in some writing as well. In 2004, she published a small cookbook, Three Generations of Stories, Two Great Food Traditions & One Delicious Love Story. The book received mixed reviews on various platforms.