Full detailed profile on Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon Played by Maeve Kinkead on Guiding Light Daytime Soap Opera.
Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon
Actor: Maeve Kinkead
Who played Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon over the years
Maeve Kinkead (June 1980 - present)
Useful information on Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis Reardon
* Married to Matt Reardon.
Current: Owns WSPR TV station
Current: Shareholder in Lewis Oil
Current: Shareholder in Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Founder of "Second Chances," a support group for women
Past: President of Lewis Oil
Past: President of Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Executive Officer of Lewis Oil
Past: Vice President of Development for Spaulding Enterprise
Past: President of Spaulding Foundation
Past: Office Assistant to attorney Ross Marler
Past: Executive at Spaulding Enterprises
Past: Investor in Tony Reardon's disco, "Wired For Sound"
Past: Investor in Trish Lewis' restaurant, "The Hideout"
Vanessa arrived in Springfield as a spoiled rich girl who flirted with all the married men in town. After a quick marriage, she seduced Ross Marler and then began a string of affairs. When he repaid her with an affair of his own and threats of a split, she attempted suicide. After her stomach was pumped, a guilt stricken Ross returned to her while she began eying her doctor Ed Bauer. Meanwhile, she became involved in a murderous blackmail ring which doomed her relationship with the doctor. She left town for awhile, but became involved with her father's attempt to take over Spaulding. During this time, Vanessa discovered that she had a brother she'd never known about. She went in search of him only to discover that he was her father's aid Quint. As the family traded blackmails, she managed to alienate herself from the business, but tried to reconcile after her brother was almost killed in an accident.
Soon after, she fell for Billy Lewis, realizing that behind his would-be cowboy personality he was as spoiled as she was. While they were quickly engaged, he found himself swayed by ex-wife Reva while she was being charmed by Alan. Sick of jealousy, he threw her over his shoulder and married her in a speedy service. But the marriage was full of addiction, she to tranquilizers and he to gambling and yet he was devoted enough to cover up for her after she ran over a pregnant Reva while she was stoned. The marriage was also complicated when she tried to reconcile with newly discovered daughter Dinah. Through the ordeal of Dinah's kidnapping, Vanessa moved from Billy to Ross to Alan before simply leaving for Venezuela. She returned a few years later to get back with Billy only to be left at the altar when he started drinking and had an affair with Nadine Cooper. Still continuing in the business, she did what she did best and blackmailed her way to the top of Spaulding and made her way back to Billy. This time they made it to the altar, but she left him when he went back to drinking and was convicted of attempted murder. She left to get away and ended up stranded on an island with Matt, with whom she fell in love. Anxious about the differences in their ages however, she abandoned the young man only to reunite with him later, just in time for the troublesome return of her daughter Dinah.
Even after their marriage, Vanessa was worried about Matt and her suspicions were confirmed when she discovered that he used to be an escort. Almost simultaneously, she discovered that she had a brain disease and faked her own death so her family wouldn't have to deal with it. She received treatment in secret and made a miraculous recovery as Matt searched the world for her. He returned to town to finish their dream home and she arrived just as it was completed. They went through a difficult pregnancy which almost killed her fragile body and, though she recovered, she became insecure and jealous. Unfortunately, her concerns for Bill Lewis led her into dangerous proximity to killer Ben Reade. Running away from one of his crime scenes, she was in a car accident and went into a coma to be nursed back by Matt. The couple left but would return sporadically to check on Dinah when they learned of her erratic behavior. While she reconciled with many friends who she had alienated over the years, she and Matt were drawn back to town permanently to keep an eye on Dinah and her fiancÚ AC Mallet. She's bought the local television station and set them in competition with their own shows.
Gerald Harper (divorced)
Ross Marler (engaged - deceased)
Derek Colby (kissed as a joke)
Andrew Norris (lovers)
Ed Bauer (lovers)
Mark Evans (dated - deceased)
Tony Reardon (lovers)
Edward "Eddie" Villella (one date)
Clay Tynan (one date)
Warren Andrews (one date)
Lance (dated platonically to make Billy Lewis jealous)
Michael Clark (one-night stand)
Jack Kiley (dated)
Fletcher Reade (engaged)
Dr. Steve Morton (dated platonically)
Henry Chamberlain (father - deceased)
Quinton McCord Chamberlain (half-brother)
Anthony James "J" Chamberlain (nephew)
Anastasia "Stacy" Chamberlain (niece)
Bridget Reardon Lewis (sister-in-law)
Sean Reardon (father-in-law)
Mary Reardon (mother-in-law)
Emma Spencer Lewis (adopted granddaughter)
Dinah_Marler (with Ross)
Harlan Billy Lewis III (with Billy)
Peter Lewis (adopted son)
Maureen Reardon (with Matt)
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Mindy and Lizzie help Vanessa get ready for the wedding. Lizzie pulls out a garter for her and they all start laughing.
As Vanessa greets the Reardons, Buzz wanders over to Lillian by the wedding cake and tells her he's sure of something. He gets down on a knee while all of the guests watch from the distance and laugh. He tells her that he's wasted a lot of time but he doesn't want to waste any more. "Why don't we promise to spend the rest of our lives together?" he asks. She agrees to marry him. Everyone claps. Billy yells at them that they should get married today. "Why not?" they decide. Buzz thinks they should go to city hall but Vanessa and Billy want them to join them. "Two for the price of one. Why not?" Buzz says.
The wedding starts. Bill tells his mother how happy he is for her and walks her down the aisle. She joins Billy, Buzz and Lillian at the front. Billy tells her that she has made him the happiest man in the world. Father Ray begins the service. Lillian tells Buzz that she has never been a bride before and she thanks Buzz for the love and happiness he has made her know is possible. Buzz admits that he'd given up hope but he finally had a light in his life again when he met her. Vanessa speaks next, quoting a letter from her father about the joy of coming home. "Because of you, I get to come home. You're my only home Billy," she says. Everyone claps. Billy cries and tells her that he's been blessed and they'll get it right this time. They slip on their rings and are married.
Reva goes to see Vanessa at The Beacon. They awkwardly talk about dresses. Reva admits she thought Billy was kidding and asks her if she really wants her to be part of this. Vanessa confirms she does. Reva cries. "Who would have thought the girl who came to Springfield to break up you and Billy would be standing up for you now?" she says. Lizzie arrives and they talk about what to wear. They tease Vanessa but she doesn't want any surprises.
At Towers, Josh, Reva, Bill and Lizzie toast to Vanessa and Billy. They're all happy to see them happy, even if they are a bit scared of Vanessa. Reva says it feels like they're all where they are supposed to be. Bill tells his parents that he loves them and couldn't be more proud to be their son. Billy admits he blew it with Vanessa before, but she says third time is a charm. Reva abruptly says she has to go and leaves. Josh trails after her, catching her by the elevator. She claims the babysitter needs her to come home.