Alexandra Spaulding (as played by Marjorie Dusay on Guiding Light)
Useful information about Alexandra Spaulding
* Was the stalker of Reva Lewis.
* Attempted to drive Alan insane.
* Tried to frame Frank Cooper for various crimes.
* Was one of the leading figures in the Antimonius drug ring.
Who's played Alexandra Spaulding over the years?
Joan Collins (September - December 2002)
Marj Dusay (September 1993 - January 1999; December 2002 - Present)
Beverlee McKinsey (February 1984 - August 1992)
Current and Past Occupation
Current: Executive at Spaulding Enterprises
Past: CEO of Spaulding Enterprises
The young Alexandra ran away from her family wealth to gallivant across Europe in a series of relationships with poor musicians before marrying a baron, divorcing him and finally arriving in Springfield. She soon became a close ally of Philip and made it her life's duty to destroy her brother Alan's plots. This included the 'Dreaming Death' conspiracy, for which she turned him in to the FBI. He vanished soon after and she used her influence to help bring her friends and lovers into the company.
Over the years, she's searched out many of the relatives she believed she lost, including a sister, Victoria, with whom she offered to share the family fortune. More important was her reunion with wayward son Lujack who she eventually won over despite his misgivings. She supported him in his endeavors and he died in her arms after an explosion. Her life got more complicated when her supposedly dead brother reappeared looking for revenge of his own. She fled to San Rios where she was kidnapped by rebels before being rescued and returned to Springfield.
She began a romance with HB Lewis before a plane crash left her on a desert island with Fletcher Reade and a mysterious man who turned out to be Roger Thorpe. Surprisingly, she married Roger soon after returning, but the marriage was doomed and she publicly humiliated him before subjecting him to blackmail. More surprisingly, she discovered Lujack's twin, Nick McHenry and pulled him into the family, but alienated him with her continuing meddling in his life. Over time, they came to trust one another as she tried to help him with a career. Tired of endless corporate intrigue, she left for Europe with Nick and his wife Susan.
She would return several years later, after Alan had a heart attack and the company was in turmoil. She pushed him out and tried to keep the bottle on Gus' parentage as long as possible. When it came out, desperate to hold onto the power she had left, she drugged Alan and tried to drive him mad. He went one better and managed to trick her into a confession of her crimes, not least of which was the stalking and attempted murder of Reva. He pushed her out of company leadership and into pharmaceuticals. There, she got involved with illegal trading and the sinister Antimonius drug ring. Alan, to her surprise, tried to save her from prosecution, but when Frank Cooper would not relent, she tried to frame him. This backfired, destroying her relationship with Frank's father Buzz and she ended up in jail only to be freed by her brother just as Phillip was 'murdered'. The siblings continued their fighting, if in a somewhat more low-key fashion, while she blackmailed him for his role in Phillip's death. Her testimony eventually freed Harley and almost jailed Alan. Subsequently, she has played a more minor role, mostly as a help to Alan-Michael and a much needed balance to her brother.
Baron Von Halkein (divorced - deceased)
Roger Thorpe (divorced - deceased)
Flings and Relationships
Eric Luvonaczek (lovers)
Locke Walls (lovers - deceased)
Mike Bauer (lovers)
Ross Marler (lovers - deceased)
Harlan Billy "H.B." Lewis I (engaged - deceased)
Warren Andrews (engaged)
Mark Jarrett (dated)
Fletcher Reade (lovers)
Hawk Shayne (dated as part of a sting)
Edmund Winslow (lovers)
Brandon Spaulding (father - deceased)
Penelope Winthrop Spaulding (mother - deceased)
Alan Spaulding (brother)
Victoria Spaulding (half-sister)
Amanda Spaulding (half-sister)
Phillip Spaulding (nephew)
Gus Aitoro (nephew)
Alan-Michael Spaulding (nephew)
Vicky Spaulding (niece)
Alan Cooper "Zach" Spaulding (great-nephew)
James Spaulding (great-nephew)
Emma Spencer Lewis (great-niece)
Sarah Randall (great-great-niece)
Susan Bates Spaulding (daughter-in-law)
Roger Thorpe (brother-in-law - deceased)
Brandon "Lujack" Luvonaczek (with Eric - deceased)
Nick McHenry Spaulding (with Eric)