Marcy Walker

- Surprise! She's a Good Girl at Heart!
- Why Marcy Walker Kept Her Wedding A

- Marcy Walker's Ecstatic: "I'm having a

- The Love Story of Santa Barbara's Cruz
  and Eden

- Marcy Walker Mother-To-Be
- How Soap Stars Raise Their Kids
- Marcy Walker: On marriage, motherhood,
  and those sizzling love scenes

- Marcy's Paris Diary
- SB Eden '91 Going Away Party
- Marcy Talking About A Martinez

- Cruz and Eden's Family Ties
- Can Santa Barbara Survive Without

- Out of the Garden of Eden
- GL's Marcy Walker "Love is the Answer"

- Introducing GL’s Marcy Walker
- Kiss and Tell
- Back to the Future
- Liza Woos Tad
- Dixie and Tad's Breakup

- Psychotic role shows WALKER's
  villainous side

- Torn Between Two Loves

- The Juggler
- Liza's Manhunt
- Mother Knows Best
- The Play's the Thing
- AMC Stars Put on the Dog
- More Marcy!
- AMC News Blurb
- Love Letters
- Liza's History
- Have Suitcase, Will Travel
- Marcy Walker: "I'm Really Blessed…"
- Meet Liza Colby Chandler
- Marcy Walker chooses faith over soaps
- The New York Times
- She's found her 'Guiding Light'
- From Soaps to Serving God

- Marcy’s most Memoral Christmas
- Marcy Walker: "I love 'playing' a baddie ...
  but wish people wouldn't hate me! I'm not
  like Liza at all!"

- The Best Days of her Life ... are now!
- "Healthstyles of the fit and famous"
- Marcy on Eden and Cruz, Eden’s Rape
  and Unforgettable Scene

- Getting Intimate with Santa Barbara's A
  Martinez and Marcy Walker

- Interview from Soap Opera Update
- Marcy Walker on Liza Colby
- The Beginning of an Actress
- Walker, Pine Valley Ranger
- AOL 1995 Chat
- AOL 1998 Chat
- Cameron Clicks
- My Mother, Myself
- Marcy Walker Interview with TV Guide
- Liza with a Zing
- Marcy Walker's Serpentine Journey
  Through Life Has Brought Her...Peace &

- Beat The Clock
- Walker on the Wild Side
- Character Profile – Liza Colby

- Look Who's In Love...
- Clean up your act!
- Video Vixen
- Moving Madness
- Liza Drops a Bomb
- Sounding Board
- Soap Violence
- What was the Best Present you ever
  gave at christmas?

- Guiding Light
- Runner-Up: Marcy Walker as Liza Colby
- Surprise Twist
- Leaders among Leading Men
- Gown & Out in Santa Barbara
- Between Love And Hate
- My 2 Loves
- Rating The Soap Star Hairstyles
- Bye Bye Barbara
- Performer of the Week
- "ROUND UP What is your best or worst
  memory of going back to school?

- Hot Shot
- Will You Marry Me?
- Let's Do Brunch
- SOW names Marcy performer of the
  week for w/o Dec. 2

- Hit ... The ugly truth on AMC
- Performer of the Week
- Applause, Applause - Marcy Walker
  (Liza, All My Children)

- AMC Beauty falls for Younger Guy!
- A Mother's Nature
- Real Life Duos and where they are now
- Beauty Bar - Stars Reveal Their Biggest
  Beauty Blunders

- Hit...Liza's confession on AMC
- Star Talk
- Grand Tribute
- Kicking The Habit
- High and Lau
- Round Up: Which celebrity is most like a
  soap character, and why?

- Beauty Secrets: Personally Speaking
- Soap Talk: Question: Do you have a
  favorite household invention?

- A Big Break
- A Mother’s Love
- Love's First Blush Tad & Liza: All Fired

- Hello, Again
- Behind The Scenes at the SOD Awards
- ABC News Blurb
- Picky, Picky
- Best storyline on All My Children-Liza and
  Adam's Romance

- Fowl Play

MARCY WALKER... On marriage, motherhood, and those sizzling love scenes

[Sue Weiner Editor's Note: This month's cover model, Marcy Walker, is an actress I've watched ever since her on-screen debut in "All My Children". For the past five years she's been starring as Eden Capwell Castillo, half of daytime TV's hottest couple, every day on "Santa Barbara". While her on-screen love life is enviable, I've discovered that her own true story is even more fascinating and fulfilling than any situation her soap opera character has encountered!

After interviewing Marcy Walker I've learned that what you see her playing on TV, happily married working wife and mother, is exactly what she is. She's dedicated to her work...but the love she feels for her husband and child comes shining through. Marcy's fondest wish is that her son, Taylor, grows up happy...and that wish is what mothers everywhere want for their own children.]


The romantic music soars as the two estranged lovers meet on a cliff overlooking the ocean. One love-filled glance is all that is needed for the dark, handsome hero to take the beautiful blond maiden into his arms and sweep her up into a passionate embrace. Time stands still, yet in their eyes are the memories of sweet yesterdays shared and the promise of eternity.


This is the sizzling stuff of which soap oeras are made - and it's the reason why Marcy Walker, who portrays Eden Capwell Castillo on "Santa Barbara", has soared the stairway to stardom.

Proving the old saying that everyone loves a lover, Marcy Walker is one of television's most popular sweethearts. She received an Emmy last year for best actress and has been named one of the hottest stars to watch for in the 90s.

And, at twenty-eight, Marcy Walker is at the peak of her career on daytime television. But what about her personal life? Is there a real-life Cruz Castillo waiting in the wings? Who is the leading man behind the stage who has swept away Marcy's heart?

There are really two men in Marcy's life. But her husband, Stephen Collins, a television cameraman, doesn't have to worry. The other man who has stolen Marcy's heart is her year-old son, Taylor.

Love is a topic that Marcy knows a great deal about. Right now the character she plays on "Santa Barbara" is one half of the hottest romantic couple on TV. Ask any daytime TV viewer, and his or her face will light up when you mention Eden and Cruz.

The love they feel for each other is evident for all to see. And the magic that the couple gives off every day is due in large part to the outstanding acting talents of Marcy and her on-screen partner, A Martinez. Marcy's ability to act strong and loving, look alluring and sensuous, and, above all else, act realistically is what draws women in - and help them identify so much with her character. After all, very few of us are beautiful blond heiresses, but rather than envy Eden Capwell Castillo - viewers care about her, and that wouldn't happen without Marcy's special ability to bring her character to life.

When Marcy talks about herself and her career, she has an easy laugh. She doesn't take herself or her career too seriously. She's comfortable with her position. She's happy being a wife, mother, and one half of the most popular couple on TV. She's also proud to be a 1989 Emmy winner. "Winning the Emmy was great! It was an acknowledgement from my peers more than anything. It was my fifth nomination, which made me feel like I had finally earned it!"

Marcy was originally nominated for the very first role she had on TV - the role of Liza Colby, "All My Children's" scheming high-school student extraordinaire, the kind of girl who'd do anything to get the boy she loved. Marcy was eighteen years old at the time.

After five years, Marcy left "All My Children" and New York City to move to California...and a starring role on "Santa Barbara." Some people must have questioned her move. She had established her reputation. Why was she leaving to take a chance on a new venture? She was an actress on one of the top-rated shows, and was taking a big gamble by moving to a brand-new show. But Marcy was ready for the opportunity - and the challenge.

Once on "Santa Barbara", she blossomed into a full-fledged beauty. And became, in her own mind, a better actress. "I'm much wiser at twenty-eight than I was at eighteen, so I have a lot more to bring to my role. And, most important, she was given a role that any performer would love to play. She was rich, beautiful, and in love with the handsomest man in Santa Barbara - hero Cruz Castillo.

Their romantic love scenes are legendary. They've made love around the world, in every climate, from luxurious surroundings to hideaway tents and barren wastelands. They've joined together and broken up on numerous occasions, all the better for climatic love scenes. But no matter how often they do it, it looks as loving and as exciting as the first time.

Marcy always makes it look real, but she gives credit to A. "I have always felt comfortable as long as I was with A," Marcy told NBC television. And when asked how she and her on-screen lover are able to keep the magic going after five years, Marcy explains that it's their friendship and closeness that makes it easy to sizzle. "Sustaining the romance in our love scenes come naturally." The actors are comfortable together, and it shows. "A and I are good friends both on and off the set. Since we both have families, it's hard for us to mingle. He's a very sensitive, spiritual guy who is very knowledgeable...He's a joy to work with!"

Marcy enjoys her scenes with A, as much as the audience does. She knows what they want, and she's pleased to give it to them. Recently the powers-that-be on "Santa Barbara" decided to break Cruz and Eden up...and this time it wasn't natural disasters or the desire to save one another or the world from harm (all common plot devices on daytime TV) that caused the breakup. This time they actually tried to have Eden fall in love with another man! But, as the audience knew from the start, there was no man who could take Cruz's place, and, after fans loudly demonstrated their disapproval, Eden and Cruz were reunited and the sizzle continues..."The audience has total control when it comes to determining what happens to our characters," Marcy explains. And she agrees with the viewers. "I was happy the audience wanted Eden and Cruz back together because that's what I wanted all along!"

TV executives believe that happily-ever-after couples don't work on TV. Without problems and conflicts, the couple becomes boring. But if any couple can prove them wrong, it's this one. Marcy says, "I would like for Eden to continue to achieve a great relationship with Cruz. I want them to have a wonderful marriage that will last a long, long time." Her fans wish for the same thing.

Marcy's come a long way in her career, but as good as it gets for her on TV, it's the love she experiences with her husband, Stephen, that sparks her passion. "My husband is one of the most wonderful guys I know. We truly have a great relationship. He's so good natured and solid - we just mesh perfectly."

Stephen and Marcy's recent marriage took place while they were vacationing in Colorado. The very private affair was just the way Marcy wanted it. After two marriages which ended in divorce, Marcy was finally able to find the kind of happiness she was looking for. And it's even better than any soap-opera fantasy. It's the real thing. When asked why she decided to get married again, Marcy says simply, "We chose to get married because we have a family, and we're both very much in love."

Stephen and Marcy do, indeed, have a family - they have a year-old son, Taylor. "Taylor has changed my life so much. I never realized that you could give so much unconditional love to someone. It's nice to know that you can care about someone so much and that the attention isn't always on yourself," proud mom Marcy says.

Being a working mother is never easy, no matter how much money or help you have. Marcy admits that she finds it difficult. "The conflict of being a working mother is that you become consumed with guilt that you cannot spend all your time with your child. You want them to know that you're there for them, but at the same time you need to create your own life along the way. After all, your children won't always be your life. They will grow up and become independent beings themselves, so it's important for mothers to realize this. I would advise working mothers to not feel so guilty about not being there all the time. I think establishing routines with them, such as being the one to put them to sleep every night, is beneficial. Just remember, having a career is good for you as a person, and that is good for your child as well."

Like any woman with a young child, Marcy is very concerned about what kind of a future the world holds for her son. "For the 90's, I wish that we'd become even more environmentally conscious. I also wish that people would stop killing each other. I'd like to see some way to eliminate the homeless problem and find a cure for AIDS."

One of the reasons why so many women watch soap operas is because the story lines often help them deal with their own problems. They recognize their own fears, and learn how to confront seemingly impossible situations. They can watch a wife deal with her husband's death, a fiancee confront a lover who has betrayed her, share a mother's joy when she gives birth, delight in lovers reuniting.

And when women watch Marcy perfecting her craft as Eden, they see a woman they can relate to. A woman who laughs and cries; loves and suffers. And never was it more evident than in the realistic rape story line that Marcy starred in. After each show concerning the rape, Marcy came out of character and spoke to the audience. The response was really overwhelming. "We received so many letters, and they were difficult to read. I never knew the impact it would have. I actually had friends that I've known for a long time open up to me about stories I never knew. I learned that it's a pain that never goes away..."

What the future will hold for Marcy's TV character is anyone's guess. But when Marcy looks into the future, her main thoughts are for her son. She hopes that his future is bright. "I hope Taylor will realize that he has control over his life. I just want him to be a happy person."

And, with thoughts like that, it's easy to see that Marcy Walker - despite the fact that she has a soaring career and a real-life hero and child to go home to - is just like any other loving mother.

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