Priscilla Barnes is an American actor. Barnes portrays Magda on Jane the Virgin.


She rose to fame as the replacement for Suzanne Somers on Three's Company and has been acting since 1975. She has modeled, acted, produced and wrote for several different projects. Barnes appeared as an Amazon in The New Original Wonder Woman alongside Lynda Carter as the title character, following which she got a one-line part in an episode of Columbo, which led to a series of bit parts in films like The Seniors (1978) and Delta Fox (1979). In 1978, Barnes starred in the TV series, The American Girls, which was canceled after seven weeks. Subsequent parts include the horror film Tintorera, and such television series as Starsky and HutchKojakThe Rockford FilesThe Love Boat, the 1978 TV version of The Time Machine and the 1979 television film A Vacation In Hell. In 1980, Barnes landed a supporting role in Sunday Lovers. In 1981, Barnes was cast as Terri Alden on Three's Company after Jenilee Harrison served as interim replacement to Suzanne Somers. Barnes was portrayed by actress Anne Ross in the 2003 television movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company.

In 1982, Barnes starred in Aaron Spelling's The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch. After Three's Company was cancelled by ABC in 1984, Barnes appeared in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill as Della Churchill, the underwater sci-fi/action thriller Lords of the Deep (1989), Traxx (1988) with Shadoe Stevens, and in NBC's Perry Mason and the Case of the Reckless Romeo (1993), with Raymond Burr as Perry Mason. Her 1990s feature film appearances include Stepfather III (1992), Mallrats(1995), The Crossing Guard (1995), and Mumford (1999).

Her 2000s work includes The Devil's Rejects (2005), Thr3e (2006), The Visitation (2006), and American Cowslip (2009). In 2012, she co-starred as "Vicey Hatfield" in Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood. In 2013, she appeared in Disaster Wars: Earthquake vs Tsunami. Barnes appeared in a Hallmark Channel original movie called Elevator Girl.



Year Title Role Notes
1977 Tintorera Girl From Bar
1977 Beyond Reason Leslie Valentine
1978 Texas Detour Claudia Hunter
1978 The Seniors Sylvia
1979 Delta Fox Karen
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Helena Dryden
1980 Sunday Lovers Donna Segment: "Skippy"
1988 Traxx Mayor Alexandra Cray
1989 Lords of the Deep Claire
1989 License to Kill Della Churchill Leiter
1992 Body Trouble Vera Vin Rouge
1992 Talons of the Eagle Cassandra
1994 Erotique Claire Segment: "Taboo Parlor"
1994 May Jane Sister Fong
1995 The Crossing Guard Verna
1995 Mallrats Ivannah
1995 Witch Academy Edith
1997 Catherine's Grove Sally Willows
1998 The Killing Grounds Della Desordo Video
1998 Ava's Magical Adventure Sarah
1998 Divorce: A Contemporary Western Chris
1999 Implicated Chloe
1999 Hash Brown's Lil Brown
2001 Final Payback Sharon Moreno
2001 Alone with a Stranger Claire Andrews
2002 The Backlot Murders Stephanie Video
2003 Shrink Rap Sheila
2004 Unseen Evil 2 Sheila Video
2005 Sex Sells: The Making of Touché Roxy Free
2005 The Devil's Rejects Gloria Sullivan
2005 Heart of the Beholder Miss Olivia
2005 Sex Sells: The Making of Touché Roxy Free
2006 The Visitation Dee Henchle
2006 Thr3e Balinda Parson
2007 Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield Vera 'Momma' Mason Video
2008 Trailer Park of Terror Jean
2008 An American in China Silvia Braddock
2009 American Cowslip Samantha
2010 Kid Racer Buddy Video
2010 First Dog June Angell
2011 The A Plate Candice Stevens
2012 Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood Vicey Hatfield
2013 88 Miles to Moscow Mom Short film
2013 Disaster Wars: Earthquake vs. Tsunami Vice President Taylor
2013 Fat Planet Jill Strong
2014 Helen Alone Mrs. Straub
2015 Turkey Sue Short film
2017 Jonny's Sweet Revenge 'Stonewall' Rosie Callahan


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Cannon Linda "Bloodlines"
1977 The Rockford Files Lauren Ingeborg "The Mayor's Committee from Deer Lick Falls"
1978 The American Girls Rebecca Tomkins Main role (6 episodes)
1978 Starsky & Hutch Lisa Kendrick "Foxy Lady"
1978 Kojak Sally Addison / Vicki Addison "60 Miles to Hell"
1978 The Love Boat Jeanette Arnold 1 episode
1978 The Time Machine Weena TV film
1979 A Vacation in Hell Denise TV film
1980 Taxi Tawny "Fantasy Borough: Part 2"
1980 Vega$ Pam / Satin "Love Affair"
1981 Scruples Melanie TV miniseries
1981–1984 Three's Company Terri Alden Regular role (72 episodes)
1982 The Love Boat Britta Sorenson "Getting to Know You: Parts 1 & 2"
1982 The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch Maggie McCulloch TV film
1984 Hotel Elayne Grayson "Final Chapters"
1985 The Love Boat Helga Bjorsson "Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm: Parts 1 & 2"
1985 Murder, She Wrote Vicky Gallegos "Dead Heat"
1986 Blacke's Magic Maryanne Thompson "The Revenge of the Esperanza"
1987 Hotel Donna Shepherd "Mixed Emotions"
1988 Perfect People Amy TV film
1989 Highway to Heaven Mary Anders / Tawny Turner "Summer Camp"
1991 The Letters from Moab Lila TV short
1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo Brenda Kingsley TV film
1992 Stepfather III Christine Davis TV film
1994 Time Trax Veronica Barclay "Happy Valley"
1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women Crystal TV film
1995 Burke's Law Christy Winters "Who Killed the Toy Maker?"
1995 Asian Connection: Old Flames Frankie TV film
1997 Total Security Diane Richards "One Wedding and a Funeral"
1997 Viper Sheila Dunn "Cold Warriors"
1998 The Cowboy and the Movie Star Marlene Brighton TV film
2000 The Invisible Man Liz Morgan "Liberty and Larceny"
2002 For the People Patricia Franklin "Pilot"
2002 She Spies Warden Stoop "Perilyzed"
2010 Elevator Girl Elaine Schuster TV film
2012 Low Lifes Mary TV film
2014–2019 Jane the Virgin Magda Recurring role (38 episodes)
2015 Break a Hip Sabrina Klinefelter "The Class"
2015 NCIS Mrs. Skalbe "Lockdown"
2017 The Minutes Collection Ms. Marshall "Cory Comes to Christmas"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.