• Pamela Gail Hensley is an author and actress from Glendale, California
• Her net worth is estimated at $20 million, earned through her acting career
• She first gained recognition for her role in the western film "There Was a Crooked Man..."
• She is best known for her roles in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "Matt Houston"
• She is married to television executive producer E. Duke Vincent

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Short Info

FactHer husband, E. Duke Vincent, helped produce the Matt Houston (1982) series for ABC (1982-1985), in which she played C.J. Parsons, Houston's attorney.

Who is Pamela Hensley?

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.

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”.

Career Prominence

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.

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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.

Personal Life

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.


1Best known for her roles as Princess Ardala on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) and C.J. Parsons on Matt Houston (1982).
2Her husband, E. Duke Vincent, helped produce the Matt Houston (1982) series for ABC (1982-1985), in which she played C.J. Parsons, Houston's attorney.
3Her mother is actress Gail Kent and her father is Dr. John Hensley, a veterinarian.
4Studied for three years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England, UK. She had more training in the United States with Lee Strasberg and Jeff Corey.




Matt Houston1982-1985TV SeriesC.J. Parsons
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesKathy James
Hotel1984TV SeriesBrooke Whitfield
Double Exposure1983Sgt. Fontain
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesLinda Whitney
Rooster1982TV MovieBunny Richter
240-Robert1981TV SeriesDeputy Sandy Harper
The Nude Bomb1980Agent 36
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979-1980TV SeriesPrincess Ardala
Condominium1980TV SeriesDrusilla Byrne
The Rebels1979TV MovieCharlotte Waverly
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979Princess Ardala
B.J. and the Bear1979TV SeriesHolly Tremaine
Vega$1979TV SeriesValerie Kemmet
Switch1977TV SeriesSandra Summers
The Six Million Dollar Man1977TV SeriesCynthia Grayland / Jenny
Kingston: Confidential1977TV SeriesBeth Kelly
Marcus Welby, M.D.1975-1976TV SeriesJanet Blake Janet Blake Kiley Crystal
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze1975Mona
Death Among Friends1975TV MovieConnie Benson
The Rockford Files1975TV SeriesJennifer Ryburn
The Specialists1975TV Movie
The Law1974TV MovieCindy Best
Ironside1974TV SeriesDebbie Hinden
Lucas Tanner1974TV SeriesDee Wiggins
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesGwynneth Jerome
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law1974TV SeriesMiss Lathom
Toma1974TV Series
Chase1974TV Series
Adam-121974TV SeriesNurse
Kojak1974TV SeriesDelta
Emergency!1974TV SeriesWanda
Banacek1974TV SeriesMandy
Griff1973TV SeriesJune
The New Treasure Hunt1973TV SeriesModel (1973-1974)
Making It1971Bargirl
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Edwina


Battle of the Network Stars VIII1980TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The Hollywood Squares1977-1979TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team

Archive Footage

Derrick contre Superman1992TV ShortC.J. Parson (uncredited)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1980TV SeriesPrincess Ardala


Nominated Awards

1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressBuck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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