Born Aug. 2,1959 in Miami, Florida, Victoria was raised in a Bible-believing, piano-playing, gymnastic home with no TV. Her dad was a gym coach, so she competed in gymnastics from ages 5-18.
She attended Florida Bible College; received a gymnastic scholarship to Furman University, and then attended Auburn University for one year. She ended up in Hollywood, CA via summer stock in Birmingham, where she met Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman) who promptly put her in his night club act and sent her a one-way ticket to the show-biz capital.
Supporting herself as a cigarette girl, a typist at the American Cancer Society, and a waitress at a retirement hotel, she performed stand up comedy for 2 years until “The Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson put her act (which consisted of her doing a handstand while reciting poetry) on national TV. Following her 20 appearances with Johnny, she starred in many movies and TV shows, most notably six seasons on “Saturday Night Live.”
In 1991 she re-united with and married her high school sweetheart, Paul, who was a police helicopter pilot in Miami, FL, he just retired. While raising her two daughters there, Victoria went back to college and received her B.A. in Film from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007. Victoria still appears on-stage and on-camera, most recently in the romantic comedy, “Marriage Material ,” now on I Tunes, “Campin’ Buddies,” and “Marriage Retreat.”
Last year, Victoria appeared on radio and TV including O’Reilly, Howard Stern and the Joy Behar Show to plug her autobiography, Is My Bow Too Big? which is now becoming a screenplay.
Victoria is currently based in TN and enjoying her new role – “Grandmother.”
“Well, I’d feel like we didn’t really connect if I didn’t tell you about what I really feel is important. I am a genuine true blue believer … not in Kaballah … not in Scientology … not in the New Age movement … not in Mormonism … not in Buddism … not in Hinduism … not in Catholicism … not in Protestantism … but in Jesus Christ. I’ve studied all those other religions … and as a cynic, and a free spirit … I personally decided to put my faith in Jesus. I’ve read the Bible all the way through…. And I believe it is the Truth … the Word of God.
Read John 3:l6, Ephesians 2:8,9, Romans 3:23, and Romans 6:23 and tell me what you think. What do you think? Jesus claimed to be “the Lord.” He was either the “Lord,” a liar, or a lunatic. Tell me what you think and why. After all, none of us has died and come back to tell…. So we all have our faith in something. What is your faith in? I’m eager to listen and discuss.