Became famous for marrying producer and director Aaron Spelling. Also a writer, she penned a Huffington Post column and published an autobiography entitled Stories from Candyland.
She met her future husband when she was eighteen years old.
In 2011, in one of the biggest real estate deals of the decade, she sold the family mansion - all 123 rooms of it - for $150 million.
After selling her mansion, she settled in a two-story condo in Century City, California, becoming a neighbor of Paula Abdul.