You know her from "Desperate Housewives," "Body of Proof," and "China Beach," but there's one thing that might surprise fans of the seasoned star: She's chosen to stay single.
"It's scaring me a little bit how much I love it," the 57-year-old says of her solo status. "The older I get, the more I love it." Dana also suggests that women get a bad rap for deciding not to get married: "Young girls need to hear that, that it's OK."
Dana remembers deciding she wasn't going to have kids when she was just 16 years old. Looking back, she says she's happy she didn't change her mind. "I don't regret it," she says. "I have plants!"
She also talks about her audition for the role of nurse Colleen McMurphy on "China Beach." "I wasn't that good of an actor at that point," Dana says. "I didn't have a lot of experience, so I needed to stay in character when I was auditioning for something, so I decided that character was Clint Eastwood."
How did she convey the star's persona? "I was really silent and really serious and really quiet," she says. She drove to the audition in character, and spent an hour in the waiting room channeling Clint. Finally, the director walked in and told her she was a day early. "So I had to come back the next day and do it all over again," she says.
To hear more from Dana, including how working on "Body of Proof" changed her personal style, check out this episode of "Daily Shot."