I started acting in 1982 when I was cast as Princess Diana in a CBS movie, and then as Amanda Carrington in the hit TV series, Dynasty. I have five wonderful children ranging from ages 7-19. I’m married to actor Casper Van Dien.
Recently we produced I Married a Princess – a humorous, behind-the-scenes reality series about our blended family for Lifetime. And, even more recently, Casper and I collaborated on a script about my grandfather H.R.H Prince Paul of Yugoslavia’s heroic efforts to save Yugoslavia from the Nazis. My mother is H.R.H Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and I am a direct descendant of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia.
I am an advocate for abused and neglected children, and as Childhelp’s Celebrity Ambassador, I have spoken about the dangerous repercussions of child abuse at the Senate. I support women’s rights around the world and I am passionate about improving the conditions of women who live in oppressive cultures. I am also an advocate for the ethical treatment of farm animals.
I’ve reached the place in my life where the culmination of my experiences feel rich, pertinent, and worthwhile sharing. Topics in this blog will range from intimate experiences, personal anecdotes, insights and resources for all seekers interested in exploring the journey of the soul, as well as quality of life, family, relationships and the miracles of life and death!