Full detailed profile on Victoria/Niki/Jean Lord Banks Played by Erika Slezak on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Victoria/Niki/Jean Lord Banks
Actor: Erika Slezak
Who played Victoria/Niki/Jean Lord Banks over the years
Erika Slezak (1971 - Present)
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* Resides at Llanfair on 1177 Regency Drive.
Current: Publisher/Owner of The Banner
Past: Dean of Llanview University
Past: Board member at Llanview Hospital
Past: Mayor of Llanview
Taking up residence in Llanview in 1968, Victoria Davidson was sexually abused as a child, Viki developed Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D) and created many identities who would later wreak havoc on her life for years to come.
After the death of her first husband, Joe Reilly, Viki went on to marry Clint Buchanan who also adopted her children. While the two still have an emotional connection to this day, it wasn't easy for Clint to endure Viki's alter egos. Suffering from D.I.D, Viki took Clint on the roller coaster ride of his life for years!
During their first marriage, Viki's wild, free-spirited alter ego Niki emerged to set off and live it up! However, knowing Clint would never allow it, Niki pretended to be Viki and convinced Clint that she (Viki) wanted a divorce! Soon after, Clint found out that Viki had been ill again and came up with a plan to make her come back to him. He took Viki's sister Tina, who had a thing for Clint, to a lodge and arranged for 'Niki' to show up. When Niki entered the room and saw Clint and Tina about to have sex, it was enough to lure Viki out again!
Although Viki and Clint remarried, they ended up divorced once again after she fell in love with Sloan Carpenter. Their love affair was short lived after Sloan died of cancer leaving Viki emotionally devastated.
Over the years, Viki's rival with enemy Dorian Lord took her on many twists and turns, both physically and emotionally! While under the control of her alter Jean Randall, Viki trapped Dorian in the basement at Llanfair and held her hostage for months! Although she had believed that Dorian had murdered her father, Viki later found out that for years she had buried her father's dirty sins, using many different personalities to help her cope, and realized that she was the one who killed him! Viki immediately went through therapy and successfully got her life back!
Years later, Viki found out that Todd Manning was her brother and continues to be an influential part in his life to this day. Viki's next biggest love would come at a time when she felt at a 'Crossroads' in her life. Finding herself stranded on a dark road, Viki entered the Crossroads Bar and met bartender Ben Davidson who nicknamed her Blondie. Eventually, the two fell madly in love and lived the most romantic, magical love story of a lifetime!
With the support of Ben, Viki found out she had another daughter, Natalie, the twin of Jessica who had been stolen at birth! It took Viki months to gain Natalie's trust and make her feel a part of the family, but in the end Viki's love for her family prevailed. Although Ben's secret past and Viki's dysfunctional family secrets and diagnosis of breast cancer at times threatened their great love, it would be an ambush caused by a crazed woman that would take Ben from Viki and put him in a coma for years.
Just when things were looking up, Viki found out that she was suffering from heart disease and needed a transplant. After finding out that Ben's heart was a perfect match, Viki was faced with her family's pleas to accept that Ben was gone and take the gift of his heart and live on through him. With the grace of God, and the healing strength of Ben's love, Viki's heart transplant was a success.
Her new heart would prove to hold strong in 2006 when Viki would find that her daughter Jessica also suffered from D.I.D as a direct result of Viki's own illness. While under the control of her 'alter' Niki Smith, Viki frequently took Jessica to a bar, as a child, where she had fallen into the dirty hands of a child molester. Through Jessica's integration and forgiveness, Viki was able to forgive herself.
Finding herself at another crossroads, Viki was feeling her life slipping by and eagerly sought a new path and adventure to take on her own. Viki took off and found comfort in a little diner in Paris, Texas, where she worked as waitress with Gigi, Moe and Noelle. She met Charlie Banks and later found out he was Jared's father.
Charlie moved to Llanview and over time the two married. He stood by Viki's side through her troubles with Jessica, as Viki did for him after Jared's death. They experienced issues caused by Dorian Lord, who Charlie worked for.
It wasn't until Echo returned to Llanview when things really went downhill for Viki and Charlie. Echo went along with Clint to make Charlie believe that he was Rex's father. This brought Charlie closer to Echo, much to Viki's dislike. Even after it was revealed that Clint rigged the test and was Rex's real father, Charlie continued to stay close to Echo and wasn't there for Viki, who was dealing with Tess' return, due to the other paternity switch Clint had ordered.
After Viki walked in on Charlie and Echo in bed, she threw him out and asked for a divorce. Though she was trying to keep it together in order to gain temporary custody of Ryder while Jessica was Tess, Viki lost control and let Niki Smith out. Niki's reign didn't last long... Jean came out as well and tried to rectify Niki's actions, but in the end Viki was able to regain control.
The epitome of class, Victoria Lord Davidson Banks is one of the strongest foundations upon which Llanview is built who is always there with her love and support during her family's most traumatic times of need!
Charlie Banks (married August 4, 2009 - present)
Ben Davidson (2000 - 2004 - widowed)
Sloan Carpenter (1994)
Joe Riley (1974)
Steve Burke (1972)
Joe Riley (1969)
Victor Lord (father - deceased)
Eugenia Randolph (mother - deceased)
Tony Lord (half-brother)
Tina Clayton Lord (half-sister)
Todd Manning (half-brother)
Meredith Lord (half-sister - deceased)
Brian Kendall (half-nephew - deceased)
C.J. Roberts (half-nephew)
Sarah Roberts (half-niece)
Starr Manning (half-niece)
Jack Manning (half-nephew)
Thomas John McBain (half-nephew)
Daniel Wolek (half-nephew)
Powell Lord Sr. (uncle - deceased)
Gwendolyn Lord (aunt - deceased)
Dorothy Randolph (aunt - deceased)
Powell Lord II (cousin - deceased)
Richard Abbott (cousin)
Powell Lord III (first cousin)
Megan Gordon (daughter with Roger - 1963- 1992 - deceased)
Kevin Buchanan Sr. (son with Joe, adopted by Clint)
Joseph Francis Riley Buchanan (son with Joe - adopted by Clint)
Jessica Buchanan (daughter with Mitch- adopted by Clint)
Natalie Buchanan (daughter with Clint)
Demerest Buchanan (grandson - deceased)
Kevin Riley Buchanan Jr. (grandson - deceased)
Megan Victoria Buchanan (granddaughter - deceased)
Brennan Buchanan (granddaughter)
Zane Buchanan (great-grandson)
At the Man Of The Year Gala at Shelter, Nikki complains to Rama about her lack of tips. When Dorian arrives, Rama hides behind Nikki. Carl Peterson joins Dorian and comments on the self-portrait she donated. Jo and David appear with their cameraman. Dorian introduces Carl to her soon-to-be ex-husband then trashes Rama. Viki arrives outside, late, and apologizes to Diego for Clint punching him. When Viki enters the gala, she tells Jeffrey and Destiny how lovely they look. Bo and Nora watch and hope Matthew's okay with Jeffrey and Destiny being together. They can't deny how they hoped one day Matthew and Destiny would reunite. Viki joins Natalie, where they discuss Clint and pray he stays away from the gala. Viki then takes Carl away from Dorian to meet Bo. Blair privately confesses to Dorian that she has no idea where Jack is tonight. Arturo and Dani appear. Tea spots them and orders Dani over. Dani claims Arturo is Brianna's uncle, but Tea is clearly upset by her daughter's date and storms off. Michelle appears and argues with Dani over Matthew and the fact that they're wearing the same dress. Arturo takes Dani away, and Michelle cries on Matthew's shoulder about how mean Dani is to her. Matthew races over to Dani, orders her to stay away from Michelle then goes to Tea and reveals that Arturo isn't Brianna's uncle. He was her sugar daddy. Tea stomps over to Dani and Arturo and demands he get his hands off her daughter. As they argue, the gala is called to order. Viki takes the podium and begins with the auction of Dorian's self-portrait. Dorian's embarrassed when no one starts the bidding. Carl notices, bids $100,000, and wins. At the bar, Nikki gets catty with Natalie and reveals that Cutter has been having sex with her for months. When Cutter joins Natalie, she seethes about what Nikki said. Nikki spills a drink on Natalie.
Clint screams at the gala at Shelter, "I am the Man Of The Year!" Viki begs Clint to stop making a fool of himself, as he trashes the place. EMS arrives and straps Clint to a gurney. Natalie scolds Bo for having Clint taken away like that in front of everyone. Natalie ignores Viki's orders not to follow Clint to the psych ward and insists on supporting Clint, as does Matthew. She storms out and pushes Cutter away. Cutter demands to know why Diego allowed Clint into Shelter and hears Clint paid him $100,000. Viki hears about the payoff from Diego too. Carl says goodbye to Viki, who gives Jeffrey the go-ahead to cover what went down with Clint. Tea follows Dani and Arturo outside and demands to know why she lied about Arturo. She calls Arturo a predator and warns Dani she'll end up like Brianna. Dani storms off. Back inside, Viki brings up seeing Blair crying during Carl's speech and asks Blair what kind of trouble Todd is in. Blair denies Viki any information. Cutter approaches Nikki about revealing their connection to Natalie. She reminds him they have business to take care of. He agrees and says that 'this' can't come between it. Nikki kisses Cutter and insists that what he has with Natalie will never work.
As Carl takes the stage at the gala, Clint appears outside and tries to make amends with Diego. Back inside, everyone listens with emotion as Carl toasts to those who have given them their freedom in our nation. As Blair cries, Tea whispers, "He'll be back." As Bo takes the stage to accept the Man Of The Year award from Viki, Clint appears. He pushes Bo off the stage, takes the award and says, "From the bottom of my heart, screw all of you."
Viki shows Clint the video of him assaulting Diego in his office. Clint wants to buy it. Viki disagrees with his solution and tries to convince him to step down. Clint scoffs at the idea. His cell phone rings. He asks how Drew is and says he'll be right over. Viki wants to know if everything's okay. Clint departs telling her it's not her concern.
Viki lets Dorian see the video at the Banner after telling her Clint didn’t back down. She is stunned that Dorian wants her to post it. Natalie, however, doesn't want her to post it.
Clint storms into the living room at Llanfair. He can't believe he's been dropped. He blames Viki for posting the video. Viki thinks had she not posted it, The Sun would have. Clint assumes Viki did it for revenge. They argue about his drinking habit and Clint leaves.
Later, Viki catches Clint nursing a bottle back at his office. She tells him that Bo is getting the award and exits. He then angrily rummages through his liquor cabinet.