Full detailed profile on Alex Olanov Played by Tonja Walker on One Life To Live Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Tonja Walker
Who played Alex Olanov over the years
Tonja Walker (on and off from 1990 - 2007; January 2, 2009 - January 5, 2009; March 15 and 17, 2011; November 22, 2011)
Useful information on Alex Olanov
* Blackmailed Nigel to give her St. Blazes.
Current: Owner of St. Blazes Resort
Past: Mayor of Llanview
Past: Federal Anti-crime Bureau Agent
First appearing in Llanview in 1990, Alex came to Bo's aid, as an FAB agent, in an attempt to help him locate his wife, who had been kidnapped by Carlo Hesser. However, though Sarah was actually being held in a government safe house, Alex made a deal with Carlo - to prevent Sarah from testifying against him, in exchange for information that Alex had been seeking. After Sarah was moved, her plane crashed and she was presumed dead, leading Bo to fall in love with Cassie Callison - and Alex to attempt to drown Cassie after she had fallen for Bo!
Placed in the Mountainview Clinic, Alex soon escaped, found Sarah, ruined Bo's wedding to Cassie with Sarah's appearance then was recommitted to the clinic. Once released, Alex hooked back up with Carlo then was left to run his mob business after he was presumed dead! Alex sought out Carlo's brother Mortimer Bern to impersonate Carlo, who later left town, leaving Alex to snag her next big fish - Asa Buchanan, who helped her become mayor of Llanview.
Upon Carlo's return, though married to Asa, Alex and Carlo continued their affair until Asa found out - and ruined her changes of marrying Carlo by proving she was faking a pregnancy. When Alex was blamed for Carlo's murder, Carlo returned and announced that he had been impersonating his brother! To get Alex back, years later, Asa found Alex as a stripper, convinced her he was in love with her then locked her away while he married Gabrielle Medina. Alex once again got out of her current jam then ended up blackmailing Asa into marriage - who, on paper, ended up being a janitor, Jeb Stuart, one of Asa's many aliases!
It wasn't until recently when Alex returned for Asa's real funeral in 2007, where she found out that David Vickers was Asa's long lost son. After convincing David that she was rich, Alex married him then was persuaded by Nigel to keep his paternity a secret in exchange for his ownership of the St. Blazes Resort. Alex quickly had her marriage to David annulled and left for the island.
In January 2009, Dorian Lord ran across Alex and found out that she had been behind her hit and run at Asa's reading of the will in Texas and threatened to sue her for the island. Alex then gave Dorian the information that David was the real Buchanan heir, in order to keep her island, and has been living there ever since.
Bo and Rex arrived in St. Blaze's to confront Alex on David's whereabouts. She denied knowing anything, even though they found David there in bed with two women, and fell prey to Bo's seductive charms. Bo pulled away before they slept together then Alex contacted Clint to report that their plan had already been set in motion.
Alex appeared again in November 2011 when Cutter found her in a plastic surgeon's office in Rio. He approached Alex, his mother, and tried to strangle her for leaving him as a child.
Carlo Hesser (affair)
Nat Olanov (father - deceased)
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In Rio, Aubrey tries distracting Dr. Fascinella's receptionist, claiming she wants to surprise her boyfriend with some new boobs. The woman catches Rex trying to break into the exam room and runs to find security. Just as Rex is about to break down the door, wanting to see who Cutter's hiding inside, Cutter appears with a woman in a wheelchair. Her face is wrapped in bandages. Rex and Aubrey fill Cutter in on their theories on how he snagged a Gigi lookalike. Aubrey unwraps the woman's bandages. Rex is stunned to see Alex. 'Stacy' listens from the other room, as Cutter admits Alex is his phantom Gigi. Alex read about Cutter and Aubrey's initial scam, tracked him down and teamed up with Cutter. She wanted her share of the Buchanan money. Aubrey doesn't think Rex would've mistaken Alex for Gigi. Rex remembers hearing about Dr. Fascinella making someone look like Pine Valley's Erica Kane. The doctor's ahead of his time. It's possible he thought Alex was Gigi. 'Stacy' hears how upset Rex is, talking about how he's chased Gigi long enough. Security appears and drags Aubrey and Rex away. Alex was glad to help Cutter. She hopes they see each other again one day. Out in the hallway, Rex tells Aubrey he's convinced that the Gigi lookalike wasn't Alex and is still in the building.
Rex and Aubrey enter Dr. Fascinella's office in Rio. They show the receptionist a photo of Cutter and Gigi. The woman refuses to break anyone's confidence. When Rex and Aubrey hear they're in a plastic surgeon's office, Rex thinks Cutter's accomplice was made to look like Gigi. Aubrey wonders if Cutter brought her back there to change her face back. Rex realizes he wasn't losing his mind, even if the woman he was seeing wasn't Gigi. He's glad Aubrey is there. In another room, 'Stacy' screams for Cutter to stop strangling Alex. Cutter thinks Alex deserves to die but lets her go for 'Stacy's' sake. Alex thanks 'Stacy', who says, "I did it for him." Alex doesn't understand Cutter's animosity and promises to make things up to him. Cutter doubts it. When they open the door to return to the waiting area, they see Rex and Aubrey. They close the door. Alex admits she knows and dislikes Rex. Cutter orders Alex to help him and 'Stacy' get out of there without Rex seeing them.