Played the scheming vixen Abby Fairgate on Knots Landing, a prime-time soap opera that ran from 1979 to 1993.
She dropped out of college and gained training and experience at Drury Lane Theater in Chicago.
She also appeared in Woody Allen's Broadway comedy Don't Drink the Water.
She adopted a daughter named Chloe.
She starred in Knots Landing with Alec Baldwin.