Phyllis Elizabeth Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She was most notably a part of the cast of Aaron Spelling's dramatic series Vega$, playing the character Beatrice Travis. Beatrice was secretary to Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) and Davis appeared in all 66 prime-time episodes of the show. Vega$ aired from 1978 to 1981 on ABC.
Phyllis Davis was born and raised in Nederland, Texas. She resided at her parents' mortuary business on the second floor. Phyllis attended Lamar University, then went to Los Angeles in the mid-'60s. While in Los Angeles she attended acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Her films include The Big Bounce (1969), Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), Sweet Sugar (1972), Terminal Island (1973), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), The Choirboys (1977), The Wild Women of Chastity Gulch (1982) and Guns (1990).
Davis appeared in guest roles on Love, American Style (1969) for five seasons. Davis also appeared in television series such as Knight Rider; she played the role of the villainous Tanya Walker in the pilot episode "Knight of the Phoenix". She had guest roles in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and was a regular performer in the vignettes in Love, American Style. She was in an episode of Adam-12 in 1969 (titled "You Blew It").
She was also a Match Game panelist on occasion and appeared on a Battle of the Network Stars special. She was a regular on the series Vega$ from 1978-1981 with Robert Urich
Davis was unmarried for all of her life but was in a long term relationship with Dean Martin in the 1970s and another relationship with horse jockey, Laffitt Pincay, Jr in the 1980s. Davis died of cancer on September 27, 2013, aged 73.