Pamela Hensley
Hensley in a promotional photograph for Matt Houston, 1982
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesPamela Hensley Vincent
  • Actress
  • author
Years active1970–1985
Known forMatt Houston
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series)
Marcus Welby, M.D.
(m. 1978; div. 1980)
(m. 1982)

Pamela Hensley is an American actress and author. Her notable acting roles include Princess Ardala on the 1979–1981 television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and C.J. Parsons on the 1982–1985 television series Matt Houston. She also appeared in Rollerball and Doc Savage (both 1975) and Double Exposure (1982).

Early life

Hensley was born in Los Angeles.[1] Her father was a veterinarian, and her mother was an actress.[2]


Hensley played Janet Blake during the last season of Marcus Welby, M.D..[3]: 655  This was followed by a half season's work as an investigator on Kingston: Confidential.[3]: 567-568 

She appeared in the role of Princess Ardala in the film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (originally a television pilot that was released theatrically) before reprising her role several times in the subsequent series.[3] Hensley also portrayed C.J. Parsons during the three-year run of the detective series Matt Houston.[3]: 667 

Acting roles


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Pamela Hensley is back on solid ground in 'Matt Houston'". The Kansas City Star. Missouri, Kansas City. August 12, 1984. p. 35 J. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Kleiner, Dick (July 3, 1979). "Pamela Hensley expects 'Buck Rogers' to be 'escapist fun'". Austin American-Statesman. Texas, Austin. Newspaper Enterprise Association. p. C 9. Retrieved October 7, 2020 – via
  3. ^ a b c d Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 142–143. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.