Picks and Pans Review: Morgan Fairchild Undressed for Success

UPDATED 03/07/1994 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/07/1994 at 01:00 AM EST

Even as Larry Hagman rode roughshod over Dallas and Joan Collins first unsheathed her talons on Dynasty, Morgan Fairchild looked for artistic nuance in the range of lingerie she wore as rich, conniving Constance on NBC's Flamingo Road. "I said, 'Why don't I wear teddies?' " she remembers. "It was just that edge of camp that made the show a lot of fun. I was always flouncing around having a hissy fit about something." Even a threat of boycott by fundamentalist watchdogs, though, couldn't keep Flamingo Road on the air—it flounced off after just two seasons. Fairchild, however much she complained about being stereotyped, had herself a career as a shapely blonde with good underwear and bad intentions. Now 44 and more visible as a liberal activist than as an actress, she has no regrets about her steamy nighttime TV debut—"just that NBC canceled it when they did."

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