<p>Trish Van Devere (born March 9, 1943) is an American actress.
Van Devere was born as Patricia Louise Dressel in Tenafly, New Jersey. She was married to the actor George C. Scott from 1972 until his death in 1999.
Van Devere moved back and forth between Greenwich and Malibu, and finally settled in Malibu; she later adopted George D. Scott Jr. and raised him with George C. Scott until his death in 1999.
Van Devere played the original Meredith Lord on One Life to Live in 1968, as well as the lead in the 1972 film One is a Lonely Number, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe award. She appeared alongside Scott in The Last Run (1971), The Day of the Dolphin (1974), and The Savage is Loose (both 1973, the latter film directed by Scott himself), Beauty and the Beast (1976, for television), Movie Movie (1978), and The Changeling (1980).
Van Devere performed frequently in both television and film until 1994, and appeared in programmes such as The Fall Guy, Hardcastle and McCormick, Highway to Heaven and Love Boat. She also starred alongside Peter Falk in a 1978 episode of the long-running detective drama series Columbo, entitled "Make Me a Perfect Murder", in which she portrayed</p>