Morgan Fairchild (born February 3, 1950) is an American actress.
Born Patsy Ann McClenny in Dallas, Texas, Fairchild's first job was as a stand in for Faye Dunaway during location filming for the movie Bonnie and Clyde (1967). Moving to New York City, she secured her first on-screen role, appearing in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow from 1973 until 1977.
She moved to Los Angeles and was cast as "Jenna Wade" in the television series Dallas. She subsequently appeared in another prime time series, Flamingo Road, earning a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance. By this time she was established as a leading television actress and appeared in the series Falcon Crest.
Fairchild continues to appear regularly on television, and is active in raising awareness of AIDS related issues, and environmental protection.