Full detailed profile on Roxanne Balsom Played by Ilene Kristen on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Ilene Kristen
Who played Roxanne Balsom over the years
Ilene Kristen (November 2001 - January 13, 2012)
Useful information on Roxanne Balsom
Current: Owner of the Angel's Square Hotel
Current: Owner of Foxy Roxy's Hair Haven
Past: Full-time gambler
Roxy came to Llanview in 2001 claiming to be Jessica Buchanan's long lost mother. Having raised Natalie, unaware that Natalie had a twin in Jessica, Roxy found out that Jessica and Natalie had been switched at birth and tried to con everyone into believing that Roxy was her mother. When it later came out that Jessica and Natalie were twins, Roxy fought hard for Natalie's affection in order to rob her of her Buchanan inheritance! After executing a few more plots to obtain Natalie Buchanan's fortune, Roxy was finally faced with jail time, which in turn led her to turn over some of her late husband's papers proving that the switching of babies Jessica and Natalie was part of a plot to bring down Victoria Lord Buchanan.
Roxy left town for a bit and ran into fellow Llanview resident Max Holden in Vegas. With Roxy's love for partying and Max's gambling addiction, Roxy got Max plastered and the two married under the influence! With each day they spent back in Llanview, Max's disdain for Roxy grew ten times over. It wasn't until Roxy had been kidnapped and held hostage by Alison Perkins that Max turned his head and came up with a plan to divorce her for abandonment. However, Roxy escaped the holds of a crazy woman and showed up in court just in time and exposed Max's plan! When the judge gave Roxy the opportunity to divorce Max and take everything he owned, Roxy's love for the man won over and she refused the deal! Her love for Max would lead him into trying to pull the wool over Roxy's eye many times after that until finally she gave in and divorced him.
Although she continues to enjoy the racetracks and any beverage with a little zing to it, Roxy has made an honorable home in Llanview where she runs Foxy Roxy's Hair Haven and the Angels Square Hotel and persists to humor many with her kindhearted wit!
In 2009, Roxy struggled to hide the identity of Rex's father, who was in a special care facility. Roxy managed to save Shane, through a scheme with Stacy Morasco, by obtaining the bone marrow of this man, and was doing her best to keep the secret hidden.
However, though it was revealed that Mitch Laurence was the man in the facility Allison broke the news to Roxy that Rex wasn't her son. In fact, Schuyler Joplin was the baby Roxy delivered, one Allison switched with Rex.
Roxy supported Schuyler, as he was taken away to prison and remained close with Natalie, Rex and Shane.
Max Holden (Married May 2002 - Jan. 2003 - divorced)
Walter Balsom (deceased)
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Over at the Buchanan Mansion, everyone gathers around Destiny, scrambling over how to get her to the hospital the fastest. Vivian exams Destiny and announces, "This baby is coming now!" Matthew arrives and rushes to Destiny. He holds her hand and admits he's scared too. Destiny screams in pain, as Mrs. Evans shouts, "My baby's having a baby!" Matthew cheers Destiny on, vowing to be there for her and the baby. Shaun looks horrified as Destiny gives one last excruciating push. They welcome a baby boy. They all gush over the baby. Bo calls David, who wonders if they'll name the baby after him. Bo thanks David for talking Matthew into stepping up then goes to Matthew. Everyone reminds the kids they're not alone. Nora wonders what they're going to name the baby. Bo jokes about David's suggestion. Matthew wants to name the baby after his other brother, Drew. Bo and Nora shed happy tears, remembering Bo's deceased son. They comment on how life flies by. "I love you, Red," Bo cries. "I love you, Bo Buchanan," Nora replies.
At the Buchanan Mansion, Roxy thanks Mr. Evans for helping Schuyler during the prison break. They bond over their sons being in jail. Vivian arrives and joins Nigel, Shaun, Destiny, Vimal, Rama and Mrs. Evans. Rex, Gigi and Shane appear and beg Roxy not to be sad. They want to enjoy their last day in Llanview as a family. After the finale of "Fraternity Row," everyone gushes about the ending storylines. While Shaun tells Vivian he's okay with just loving her, Rex asks Roxy for her blessing. She tearfully gives it to him. Natalie barges in. She doesn't know what she's going to do without Rex. Bo and Nora appear. Everyone agrees they'll miss each other dearly. As Destiny reflects on Matthew's absence, Rex, Gigi and Shane hug everyone goodbye and leave. Vimal gets news and rushes off with Rama. Nora and Bo notice the photo of Asa on the mantle. Nigel informs that Rex put it up. Suddenly, Destiny's water breaks!