More than 25 years ago my Brother-in-Law (DC) suddenly stopped calling me by my real name, I simply became Marlena to him. Marlena Evans Black (formerly Craig, Brady, Bradford, Black, Black, North & Black) that is.... star of that King of all soapies Days of Our Lives. He says because we look alike, are lives must have run a parallel course. Of course they have DC, all you need do is check out this list of events in Millie/Marlena's life:
- possessed by the Devil (MOTH would definitely agree with that!!).
- a plummet from a thirtieth-story-window (& survived).
- used as a surrogate for genetically engineered babies (including 2 sets of twins) during a four year coma.
- being mind-controlled to behave like a serial killer. Given sodium pentathol & admitted to the murders. Sent to jail, was shot and appeared to die. But wasn't really dead, & awoke in a coffin calling for help.
- despite advanced age became pregnant late in life. However, while attempting to break up a fight between both husbands, fell down the stairs & suffered a miscarriage which caused hysterical amnesia.
- when flying in a plane that began to lose altitude, jumped from the plane & was rescued by Smokey Robinson.
- kidnapped & thrown into the boiler room of an abandoned warehouse and kept there for over a month.
- captured & kept in a gilded cage in a strange mini-kingdom below the streets of Paris (my personal favourite).
- received a mysterious job offer to lead a women's empowerment program in New Jersey, but mysteriously disappeared & turned up bound and tied up in a crate in a storage room.
- is a doctor, wife, mother & grandmother (of course we are!).
- and over the years we've.......
loved big '80's hair
a comfy pair of jeans
a wedding dress or 5
a handsome Groom
However, Millie's still trying to perfect this one......Images: 1. Days of Our Lives 2: Majjastar 4: MSN 6 & 8: NBC 10: Exposay 12: Herald