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List of Falcon Crest characters

List of Falcon Crest characters

The following is a list of characters from Falcon Crest, an American primetime television soap opera which aired from 1981 to 1990.

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Character Actor Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Angela Channing Jane Wyman Main
Chase Gioberti Robert Foxworth Main
Lance Cumson Lorenzo Lamas Main
Cole Gioberti William R. Moses Main Guest
Vickie Gioberti Jamie Rose Main Recurring
Dana Sparks Main
Julia Cumson Abby Dalton Main Recurring
Maggie Gioberti Susan Sullivan Main Guest
Richard Channing David Selby Main
Melissa Agretti / Samantha Ross Ana Alicia Recurring Main
Phillip Erikson Mel Ferrer Recurring Main
Emma Channing Margaret Ladd Recurring Main
Terry Hartford Laura Johnson Recurring Main
Gustav Riebmann Paul Freeman Main
Pamela Lynch Sarah Douglas Recurring Main
Greg Reardon Simon MacCorkindale Main
Father Christopher Rossini Ken Olin Main
Eric Stavros John Callahan Recurring Main
Peter Stavros Cesar Romero Recurring Main Guest
Dan Fixx Brett Cullen Main
Chao-Li Chao-Li Chi Recurring Main
Pilar Ortega Kristian Alfonso Main
Nick Agretti David Beecroft Main
Frank Agretti Rod Taylor Recurring Main
Michael Sharpe Gregory Harrison Main
Lauren Sharpe Wendy Phillips Main
Genele Ericson Andrea Thompson Main

Main characters

Angela Channing (née Gioberti) – Jane Wyman (198190; 208 episodes)
Angela is the tough, tyrannical matriarch of Falcon Crest and a powerful woman in Tuscany Valley, who is the principal character of the series. Having two daughters – Julia and Emma – from her first marriage to newspaper owner Douglas Channing, she goes on to marry three more times. Determined to preserve and expand Falcon Crest for her heirs, she ruthlessly combats any challengers, with her nephew Chase and her ex-husband Douglas' allegedly illegitimate son Richard proving the most formidable of her opponents. Angela married her devious lawyer Phillip Erikson, but became a widow a short time later. She later married her old flame, billionaire Peter Stavros though the marriage was shortlived, and then married her old friend Frank Agretti. Angela was almost killed by Charley St. James, who tried to smother her with a pillow. She was left in a coma for several months before making a full recovery and returning home. Jane Wyman appeared in almost every episode of the series, for eight seasons, plus the first two and last three episodes of the ninth season, for a total of 208 of the 227 episodes of the series, missing 19 episodes (mostly in the final season) due to health problems.
Chase Gioberti – Robert Foxworth (1981–1987; 155 episodes)
A former commercial airline pilot and Vietnam veteran, Chase moves back to the Tuscany Valley from New York after the death of his father. Having inherited some land from his father, Chase is determined to make a go of running the winery which in turn brings him into conflict with his aunt Angela. The mysterious nature of his father's death eventually makes him half-owner of Falcon Crest, much to Angela's dismay. Throughout the course of the series, Chase is shot twice and later drowns in the waters of the San Francisco Bay.
Lance Cumson – Lorenzo Lamas (198190; 227 episodes)
Lance is Julia's son and Angela's heir and grandson. A handsome ladies' man, he enjoys a playboy lifestyle but is also used by Angela as a henchman in her schemes. For a short time, Lance worked for his grandfather's newspaper. His grandmother forces him to marry Melissa Agretti purely so she can acquire the adjoining Agretti lands. After divorcing Melissa, Lance then marries Richard's stepdaughter Lorraine, who later dies. After relationships with singer Apollonia and a second relationship with Melissa, Lance eventually marries Pilar Ortega, the vineyard foreman's daughter. Lorenzo Lamas is the only actor to appear in all 227 episodes of the series.
Cole Gioberti – William R. Moses (1981–1986, 1987; 140 episodes)
Chase and Maggie's adult son, he supports his father in his new venture running the vineyards, foregoing his ambition to become an archeologist like his grandfather Paul Hartford. He falls in love with Melissa Agretti, and fathers her son, Joseph. After Melissa's divorce from Lance, Cole marries her though the marriage is equally as brief. Cole also fathers a child with Melissa's cousin Robin, who agreed to be a surrogate mother for the couple but kept the child, called Hope, for herself. Cole leaves the Tuscany Valley for Australia in 1986, though was seen again in 1987 when Melissa and Joseph went to visit him.
Vickie Gioberti – Jamie Rose (1981–1983; 44 episodes), Dana Sparks (1986–1988; 58 episodes)
Chase's and Maggie's daughter, she initially struggles with her family's move from New York to Tuscany Valley, and has particular trouble with the men in her life. In 1983, she married Nick Hogan, who turned out to be using her. After the marriage was dissolved, Vickie then leaves the valley. She returns three years later (now played by actress Dana Sparks), more grown up but still choosing the wrong men. She eventually marries Angela's stepson, Eric Stavros, but the marriage is turbulent and does not last. However, she later leaves the valley for good when Eric's father Peter begs her to help Eric after he has a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized.
Julia Cumson (née Channing) – Abby Dalton (1981–1986; 98 episodes)
Angela's eldest daughter and the mother of Lance and Father Christopher Rossini, an illegitimate son she thought was stillborn. Julia works as a wine-maker at Falcon Crest, but is continually oppressed by her domineering mother who succeeded in driving her husband Tony away. She had an affair with Carlo Agretti and murdered him to protect Falcon Crest from falling into his hands. When confronted about the first killing, she pulled a gun and killed Chase's mother Jacqueline Perrault in the ensuing struggle. Originally she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but she was deemed unfit and was institutionalized. Having escaped from the psychiatric hospital to kill Angela for the years she controlled her life, she was presumed dead after being trapped in a cabin fire, only to return months later, having known a way out of the cabin once it was aflame. She left for a convent in Oregon and her sentence was later commuted. She suffered hysterical blindness after being injured in the earthquake and returned to the convent again, never being seen at Falcon Crest again. She was mentioned a few times in passing and a pregnant Emma left to visit her near the end of the series.
Maggie Gioberti (née Hartford), later Channing – Susan Sullivan (1981–1989; 207 episodes)
Chase's wife, Maggie is a freelance writer who supports her husband in his endeavour to build a new life for their family in Tuscany Valley. A warm-hearted but resilient woman, Maggie becomes the sympathetic heroine of the series. She later marries Richard Channing after Chase's death, though the marriage does not run smoothly and she suffers with alcoholism while married to him. Susan Sullivan appeared in all the episodes of the series for eight seasons, plus the first two episodes of the final season at which point Maggie drowned in a swimming pool.
Emma Channing – Margaret Ladd (1981–1989; 193 episodes)
Angela's younger daughter, she played a central role in her uncle Jason's accidental death and has been emotionally fragile ever since. Despite this, Emma is good-hearted and kind-natured, though she eventually learns to resist Angela's constant attempts to control her. Much unlucky in love, her relationships with men always end in heartache or tragedy. She eventually had a baby and named it after her mother, Angela.
Chao-Li – Chao-Li Chi (198190; 213 episodes)
Angela's faithful Chinese majordomo and chauffeur.
Phillip Erikson – Mel Ferrer (1981–1984; 55 episodes)
Angela's unscrupulous lawyer and eventual second husband. Phillip made a career out of advancing Angela's reputation and control of the Tuscany Valley. He dies only a short time after their wedding in the plane crash that also killed Dr. Michael Ranson and Linda Caproni.
Melissa Agretti – Delores Cantu (1982; 1 episode), Ana Alicia (1982–1988; 178 episodes)
A feisty, selfish young heiress who inherits her father's land, the Agretti Vineyards, and agrees to a marriage of convenience with Lance in order to gain control of Falcon Crest. Melissa is the mother of Joseph, following an affair with Cole Gioberti, whom she later marries. Ana Alicia joined the cast later in the first season (replacing Delores Cantu, who played the part for one episode only) and left early in the eighth season when Melissa died in a fire. However, the actress returned for several episodes later in the season to play a Melissa lookalike, Samantha Ross.
Richard Channing – David Selby (1982–1990; 209 episodes)
A ruthless businessman, Richard first appears as the allegedly illegitimate outcast son of Angela's husband Douglas, having inherited half of his father's newspaper, the San Francisco Globe. Richard proves to be a formidable adversary of both Angela and Chase, and later even manages to gain a one-third ownership of Falcon Crest. Bent on revenge for being outcast as a child, it is later discovered that Richard is actually Angela's son who was reported to have died as a newborn infant by doctors. He is also the father of Michael Channing, following his relationship with businesswoman Cassandra Wilder. He is blackmailed into marrying Maggie's sister Terry Hartford, and later marries Maggie herself. Following her death, he marries Maggie's second cousin, Lauren Daniels. After he joined the series in 1982, actor David Selby appeared in all the episodes until the series concluded in 1990.
Terry Hartford – Laura Johnson (1983–1986; 80 episodes)
Maggie Gioberti's younger sister. Beautiful but devious, she is a former call girl who creates scandal in Tuscany Valley with her attempts to move up the society ladder. After marrying Chase's cousin Michael Ranson, she inherits his wealth following his death in the plane crash at the end of Season 3, and later blackmails Richard Channing into marrying her. She was killed a short time later in an earthquake that struck the valley.
Pamela Lynch – Sarah Douglas (1983–1985; 51 episodes), Martine Beswick (1985; 1 episode)
Personal assistant and brief love interest to Richard Channing, and a former employee of a deadly mafia-type organization, The Cartel. Capable of being ruthless and scheming, she also has a softer side, and is especially fond of Richard's stepdaughter, Lorraine Prescott. After finding out that Richard had been recording every conversation in his office, including hers, Pamela betrays him by giving Maggie taped evidence that clears Lance of trying to kill Angela. She also gains control of a winery needed by Angela, Richard, and Chase, and earns a $10 million profit by selling it them at a higher price. In revenge, Richard turns Pamela's file over to Interpol; she then tries to kill him by blowing up his house, injuring him and Maggie. In order to evade capture, she has plastic surgery to alter her appearance.
Greg Reardon – Simon MacCorkindale (1984–1986; 59 episodes)
A sharp British lawyer who works for Angela, though he rarely approves of her methods. He first pursues Melissa Agretti, then later becomes involved with Terry Hartford. After he discovers she was working for Richard Channing, he later becomes involved with fellow lawyer Jordan Roberts, with whom he eventually leaves the Tuscany Valley.
Gustav Riebmann – Paul Freeman (1984; 19 episodes)
The son of a Nazi war criminal, he becomes the head of the sinister Cartel after assassinating his own father. He moves to Tuscany Valley in an attempt to gain control of Falcon Crest, knowing that there was a priceless art treasure buried under the estate decades earlier. Gustav, along with his assistant Renee, perish during a cave-in while trying to retrieve the artwork.
Father Christopher Rossini – Ken Olin (1985–1986; 17 episodes)
Priest and illegitimate son of Julia Cumson and the late Dominic Rossini. Julia became pregnant with Christopher when she was only a teenager, at which point his wife murdered him by arson. . After he was born, Angela told Julia that the baby had died and allowed him to be raised in a Catholic orphanage in Marysville, Connecticut. When Dominic's wife Anna and daughter Cassandra returned to the Tuscany Valley years later to wreak revenge for what Angela did to their family, Angela was forced to tell Christopher he was her grandson.
Peter Stavros – Cesar Romero (1985–1987, 1988; 51 episodes)
Billionaire Greek industrialist and an old flame of Angela's, who helps her win Falcon Crest back from the Rossini family. He eventually becomes Angela's third husband.
Eric Stavros – John Callahan (1986–1988; 66 episodes)
Peter Stavros's playboy son, who first romances Melissa but later marries Vickie Gioberti. He is brainwashed by The Thirteen to kill Richard Channing and is later institutionalized.
Dan Fixx – Brett Cullen (1986–1988; 53 episodes)
Son of Tucker Fixx and his first wife Elizabeth Bradbury, old acquaintances of Angela's, becoming her ward and friend.
Frank Agretti – Rod Taylor (1988–1990; 31 episodes)
Uncle to Melissa, Robin and Chris Agretti and father of Nick. He is a friend of Angela's and becomes her fourth husband out of convenience - to help her leave a psychiatric ward so she can live under his conservatorship.
Nick Agretti – David Beecroft (1988–1989; 20 episodes)
Frank Agretti's son with his ex-wife Claire and cousin of Melissa, who becomes the executor of her estate after her death, in order to manage it for until her son Joseph's 21st birthday. Nick's teenage son, Ben, is a product of his past relationship with Italian heiress Anna Cellini, though Anna's tyrannical father never approved of Nick and wants to claim Ben as his grandson. Angela uses Ben to blackmail Nick into signing Falcon Crest back over to her.
Pilar Ortega – Kristian Alfonso (1988–1990; 44 episodes)
Former teenage sweetheart of Lance Cumson and eventually his wife. Her father, Cesar, is the Falcon Crest Winery foreman.
Lauren Sharpe Daniels, later Channing – Wendy Phillips (1989–1990; 20 episodes)
Maggie's second cousin and love interest for her widower, Richard Channing. She later becomes his wife.
Michael Sharpe – Gregory Harrison (1989–1990; 22 episodes)
Maggie's second cousin, brother of Lauren, and a ruthless businessman who becomes an opponent of Richard Channing in a battle for control of Falcon Crest.
Genele Ericson – Andrea Thompson (1989–1990; 19 episodes)
Frank Agretti's murderous sister-in-law.

Recurring characters

Douglas Channing – Stephen Elliott (1981–1982)
Angela's estranged first husband and father of Julia, Emma and Richard. He is owner of The San Francisco Globe newspaper, and following his death he bequeaths half of his shares to his illegitimate son Richard.
Tony Cumson – John Saxon (1982, 1986–1988)/ Robert Loggia (1982)
Julia's husband and Lance's father who was driven away by Angela. He makes brief returns to try and bond with Lance.
Father Bob – Bob Curtis
A Catholic priest who is a longtime friend and confidant of Angela.
Carlo Agretti – Carlos Romero (1982)
Melissa's wealthy father and owner of the Agretti vineyards. He is murdered by Julia Cumson after he tries to use their affair to gain control of Falcon Crest.
Anna Gioberti - Vanna Salviati (1982)
A distant Gioberti relative who gives Cole a collection of mysterious letters, which underscore the enduring bitterness between Angela and Jason.
Gus Nunouz – Nick Ramus (1981–1982)
Foreman at the vineyard and a friend to Chase.
Mario Nunouz – Mario Marcelino (1981-1982)
Gus Nunouz's son, who becomes romantically involved with Vickie Gioberti. He leaves town with his mother Alicia following his father's death.
Alicia Nunouz – Silvana Gallardo (1981-1982)
Wife of Gus Nunouz, and mother of Mario. She leaves town with her son following her husband Gus's death
Diana Hunter – Shannon Tweed (1982–1983)[1]
Personal assistant to Richard Channing who is working for the sinister Cartel organization.
Darryl Clayton – Bradford Dillman (1982–1983)
Film producer who works with Maggie Gioberti on a screenplay she is writing, but is actually part of a plot by Angela to destroy her marriage to Chase.
Katherine Demery – Joanna Cassidy (1982)
The owner of a small vineyard who has a brief romantic involvement with much younger Cole Gioberti before leaving the valley.
Nick Hogan – Roy Thinnes (1982–1983)
County supervisor and Vickie Gioberti's first husband, who married her for her family's fortune. He was later exposed and Vickie ended the marriage.
Sheila Hogan – Katherine Justice (1982–1983)
Former wife of Nick Hogan, whom she is still secretly involved with as he marries Vickie Gioberti.
Amanda Croft - Anne Jeffreys (1982-1983)
Phillip Erikson's love interest.
Linda Caproni Gioberti – Mary Kate McGeehan (1983–1984)
Cole Gioberti's first wife, who dies in a plane crash.
Vince Caproni – Harry Basch (1983–1984)
Linda's father, who disapproves of her marriage to Cole Gioberti. Following his daughter's death, he leaves the valley to live with relatives.
Joseph Gioberti – Jason Goldberg (1983–1987)
The son of Cole Gioberti and Melissa Agretti. Although Melissa was already pregnant with Joseph by the time she married Lance, it emerged that Cole was his father and a bitter custody battle ensued. Angela later convinced Melissa to give Joseph to Cole in return for Chase returning her half of Falcon Crest after a legal dispute. Melissa agreed on the condition that she was to become Angela's sole heir. Years later, when Melissa became increasingly unstable, Joseph eventually went to live with Cole in Australia.
Joel McCarthy – Parker Stevenson (1984–1985)
Terry Hartford's unscrupulous ex-husband and a drug addict. He comes to the Tuscany Valley to blackmail Terry as their divorce was never finalized, meaning her marriage to Michael Ranson was never legal. He is paid by Melissa to frame Lance for the attempted murder of Angela.
Lorraine Prescott – Kate Vernon (1984–1985)
Stepdaughter of Richard Channing and love interest for Lance. Though neither Angela nor Richard approve of their relationship, Lorraine marries Lance after she becomes pregnant with his child, but she and her unborn baby are later killed after a fall.
Charlotte Pershing – Jane Greer (1984)
Maggie's biological mother who gave her up for adoption at birth. She has a gambling addiction that Angela uses to her advantage.
Connie Giannini – Carla Borelli (1985)
The beautiful owner of the Giannini Vineyards, she begins working with Chase, whom she is attracted to and has a brief fling with.
Damon Ross (Rossini) – Jonathan Frakes (1984–1985)
Brother of Cassandra Wilder, and son of Anna and Dominic Rossini. Damon works for his sister at Wilder Advertising, a top San Francisco ad agency, from where they both plot to take over Falcon Crest and ruin Angela for her alleged crimes against their family. He briefly romances Emma, which deters him from taking part in the final takeover.
Robin Agretti – Barbara Howard (1985–1986)
Melissa's cousin, the daughter of Phillip and Theresa Agretti. Robin comes to visit Melissa and later agrees to help her and Cole by being a surrogate mother, as Melissa cannot have any more children. However, she becomes attracted to Cole and undermines his marriage to Melissa at every opportunity. When she eventually gives birth to a baby girl, Hope, she leaves the valley with the child, determined that Melissa will never raise her. Robin's father Phillip dies sometime before Frank Agretti returns to Tuscany Valley.
Apollonia – Apollonia Kotero (1985–1986)
A singer who becomes romantically involved with Lance. When her career takes off, she leaves San Francisco.
Dwayne Cooley – Daniel Greene (1985–1986)
A dashing truck driver who falls for Emma Channing. He later goes into the wine distribution business with Chase. Dwayne and Emma intend to marry, much against Angela's wishes, but he is killed in the earthquake that devastated the valley in 1986.
Jeff Wainwright – Edward Albert (1986)
A press agent for a book written by Maggie Gioberti, but his interest in her takes a disturbing turn when he begins stalking Maggie, later kidnapping and raping her.
Li-Ying Chi – Rosalind Chao (1986)
Chao-Li's daughter, who comes to Tuscany Valley to visit her father. Li-Ying works as a seismologist and predicted the deadly earthquake that occurred in Tuscany Valley.
Erin Jones – Jill Jacobson (1985–1986)
An unscrupulous woman who performs underhanded work for Angela, such as infecting Chase's vineyards with a parasite. She later works for Richard Channing and tries to double-cross him, but her plan backfires. Also responsible for shooting Chase Gioberti.
Meredith Braxton – Jane Badler (1986–1987)
Erin Jones' sister, and later assistant to Richard Channing after her sister's death. After he spurns her, she turns on Richard and provides Angela with information that will ruin him.
Guy Stafford – Jeff Kober (1986)
Hired killer sent to kill Kit Marlowe.
Vince Karlotti – Marjoe Gortner (1986–1987)
A charlatan posing as a psychic medium who has Emma Channing under his spell. When he marries her, it is revealed that he is a polygamist.
Dina Wells – Robin Greer (1986–1987)
Love interest for Lance who is crippled after a racing car accident and is killed by a psychotic nurse. Greer and Lamas were also briefly engaged in real life, but split up in 1987. Their onscreen relationship followed suit.
Garth – Carl Held (1986–1989)
Personal assistant and head of security for Richard Channing.
John Remick – Ed Marinaro (1987)
Vietnam veteran and an old friend of Chase's, who visits Maggie following Chase's death.
Francine Hope – Melba Moore (1987)
An adoption attorney who tries to help Maggie Gioberti trace her baby.
Gabrielle Short – Cindy Morgan (1987–1988)
Love interest for Chase following the end of his marriage to Maggie.
Carly Fixx – Mariska Hargitay (1987–1988)
Dan Fixx's alleged half-sister who has romantic feelings for him. When they discover they are not actually related, they become involved and leave the Tuscany Valley. During her stay, Carly becomes a close friend of Angela's.
Ben Agretti – Brandon Douglas (1988–1989)
Son of Nick Agretti and Anna Cellini.
Anna Cellini – Assumpta Serna (1988–1989)
An old flame of Nick Agretti's and mother of his son, Ben. Her relationship with Nick was thwarted by her powerful, tyrannical father. Anna comes to the Tuscany Valley to re-establish contact with Nick and Ben when she discovers she is terminally ill.
Cesar Ortega – Castulo Guerra (1988–1989)
Pilar Ortega's father who works as the foreman at Falcon Crest. Cesar left the valley with his two sons to live near his sister Mercedes.
Mercedes Vargas – Martha Velez (1988)
Aunt to Pilar Ortega, who is secretly raising Pilar's daughter Lisa.
Tommy Ortega – Dan Ferro (1988–1989)
Pilar Ortega's brother, who goes to work at the Tuscany Herald newspaper and becomes attracted to Maggie. Tommy leaves town with his father and his brother to live near his aunt.
Gabriel Ortega – Danny Nucci (1988–1989)
Pilar Ortega's younger brother who befriends Ben Agretti.
Chris Agretti - Chris Young (1989)
Nephew to Frank (son of a late unnamed Agretti brother), who ends up becoming involved with Sydney before being killed by her husband Ian St. James
Charley St. James – Mark Lindsay Chapman (1989–1990)
Sleazy villain who manipulates his way into Emma's affections and tries to kill Angela.
Ian St. James – David Hunt (1989–1990)
Charley St. James' brother, who is responsible for the deaths of Emma's husband R.D. Young (a.k.a. Daniel Cabot) and Frank's nephew Chris Agretti.
Sydney St. James – Carla Gugino (1989–1990)
Young wife of Ian St. James, who has an affair with Chris Agretti.
Danny Sharpe – David Sheinkopf (1989–1990)
Headstrong young man who believes that Michael Sharpe is his father, but later learns from his mother Anne Bowen that it is Richard Channing.
Walker Daniels – Robert Ginty (1989–1990)
Lauren Daniels' unstable husband.

Special guest stars

Jacqueline Perrault – Lana Turner (1982–1983; 6 episodes)
Chase's flamboyant mother and bitter enemy of Angela. She was co-founder of the Cartel. Years earlier, Jacqueline had an affair with Angela's first husband Douglas and later told Richard that she was his mother, though it later emerged that this was not true. When Julia Cumson was revealed to be Carlo Agretti's murderer, she began shooting wildly and killed Jacqueline.
Dr. Michael Ranson – Cliff Robertson (1983–1984; 28 episodes)
Jacqueline's nephew and Chase's cousin, who starts working as a neurosurgeon at the Tuscany Valley hospital. He later marries Terry Hartford, but is killed in the plane crash that also killed Phillip Erikson and Linda Caproni.
Francesca Gioberti – Gina Lollobrigida (1984; 5 episodes)
Angela's Italian half-sister, who visits Tuscany Valley with a claim to a share of Falcon Crest that she later sells to Richard.
Paul Hartford - Andrew Duggan (1984–1985; 4 episodes)
Maggie's and Terry's archeologist father. Paul adopted Maggie with his late wife Margaret.
Cassandra Wilder – Anne Archer (1984–1985; 22 episodes)
A cool, calculating businesswoman who becomes involved with Richard. She later manages to gain controlling interest in Falcon Crest, which she plans to destroy because of Angela's crimes against her family. Daughter of Anna Rossini, sister of Damon Ross and half-sister of Father Christopher Rossini. Cassandra becomes pregnant with Richard's child, Michael, but dies in childbirth.
Anna Rossini – Celeste Holm (1985; 6 episodes)
A bitter widow with an old score to settle with Angela. Mother of Cassandra Wilder and Damon Ross. She was institutionalized after trying to kill Angela by setting Falcon Crest on fire, as part of her revenge against Angela for supposedly driving her husband to suicide. Aware of but in denial over the affair her husband had with Julia Cumson, which led to the birth of Christopher Rossini.
Jordan Roberts – Morgan Fairchild (1985–1986; 29 episodes)
A glamorous attorney who works for Richard Channing and helps him rebuild his empire after he loses his share of Falcon Crest and goes bankrupt. Although a sharp, intelligent woman, Jordan suffers from multiple personality disorder following years of abuse at the hands of her father, who molested her as a child. She later becomes involved with Greg Reardon and, after receiving treatment for her condition, the two of them leave the Tuscany Valley together.
Kit Marlowe – Kim Novak (1986–1987; 19 episodes)
A woman with a shady past who poses as Peter Stavros' dead stepdaughter. She causes mayhem when she arrives in Tuscany Valley and is pursued by deadly gangster Roland Saunders. Kit eventually becomes involved with Lance's father Tony, and the two of them leave to go and live on Peter's private island, only to later part ways.
Roland Saunders – Robert Stack (1987; 5 episodes)
Mafioso-type criminal who is out to kill Kit Marlowe. He is himself later killed by Peter Stavros.
Nicole Sauguet – Leslie Caron (1987; 3 episodes)
Wealthy French woman and old friend of Chase's who arrives in the valley following his death, claiming she loaned him $30,000,000.
Liz McDowell – Lauren Hutton (1987; 4 episodes)
A businesswoman who has dealings with Richard Channing and later develops feelings for him.
Carlton Travis – Eddie Albert (1987; 3 episodes)
A villain whose dealings with Angela and Richard turn deadly.
Lillian Nash Darlington – Eve Arden (1987; 1 episode)
A Washington society hostess and wife of a Supreme Court judge, whom Angela asks for help with in dealing with Carlton Travis.
Rosemont - Roscoe Lee Browne (1988; 10 episodes)
The apparent leader of The Thirteen, a group of corrupt businessmen with whom Richard Channing gets entangled with. He and The Thirteen are later eliminated by John Remick on the orders of his brother, U.S. Senator Peter Ryder.
Madame Malec – Ursula Andress (1988; 3 episodes)
An exotic woman whom Richard Channing deals in his efforts to rescue Vickie Gioberti from a white slave ring. She is later found murdered in Richard's bed.


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