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

Runner-Up: Marcy Walker as Liza Colby

This woman needs a special award for doing so much clean-up work in so many areas of the show. It seemed that whenever a plot was bogging down, TPTB would just throw Marcy into the mix and hope that things would get better-- the Jake/Allie/David triangle, the Kelsey/Scott/Gillian/Ryan quadrangle, and even for a moment there the Camille storyline. And what is *amazing* is that it invariably worked! When Liza got into the Jake/Allie/David thing, it took on a whole new life; when Liza grabbed the reins and sorted out the boring teen mess, she had some great scenes with Kelsey. OK, even *she* couldn't save the Camille fiasco, and TPTB pulled her away quickly (right after the divorce hearing)--but 2 out of 3 is a *very* good track record

Surprise Twist

When Olivia Birkelund made her brief return as Arlene, the resurrection not only shocked AMC viewers, but caught her on-screen adversary off guard, as well! "The last I had heard, honest, was that they had killed (the character)," Marcy Walker (Liza) insists. "I remember thinking,'That's a gutsy move. I guess they really wanted Arlene dead.' Then I thought, well, with everything that's been going on with Kelly Ripa (who plays Hayley, and has been co-hosting Live With Regis, and is pregnant), maybe they were just going to send Hayley off to prison." Tsk-tsk Marcy. A Santa Barbara and Guilding Light grad like you should very well know that on soaps, you can't keep a bad woman down. "When I read (about Arlene's return) in my script, I said, 'Oh, this is so cool,'" the actress recalls. "We had been playing that she really had been killed, so it was neat that they brought her back - and on the very day that Hayley confessed!"

Leaders among Leading Men
Marcy Walker tells all about her handsome AMC co-stars

David Canary (Adam/Stuart) "He loves to sing, and when I learned that, I understood him really well, because he's like that as a person. He's a melody. He makes you feel like the best music you've every heard. He's gentle and very giving, and he's a good person. I have a lot of respect for him and a love for him because he really reaches out to you when he knows you need it."

Michael E. Knight (Tad): "He's twisted. Crazy. He's very smart, but he's got this clown in him, and it escapes whether he likes it or not. He's an incredible mimic, which no one would know unless you really get him going. You can sit and talk with him about world politics, and then he'll throw out some of the funniest stuff you've every seen."

Michael Lowry (Jake): "He's one of the best subtle actors we have. Yoda - that's what I call him. He's going to kill me for telling you, too. I said to him one time, 'I don't know what it is about you, but you've got this quiet nature, and then when you speak, you say something short, sweet and poignant. You're like Yoda."

Gown & Out in Santa Barbara
Marcy Walker "addresses" her most famous wedding attire

In 1988, Santa Barbara fans rejoiced in the marriage of Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo. But while viewers remember the event for the beauty of the location and the delight that they felt for two of their favorite characters united in love, the actress who portrayed the blushing bride remembers the nuptials for other reasons. "I wore this abominable 400-pound dress!", exclaims Walker, with SB groom A Martinez (Cruz). "I couldn't sit down or eat or anything for weeks on end." Fortunately, a kind-hearted member of the crew took mercy on the confined star. "One of our property men would come over with this apple box," she explains, "lift up my dress and shove it between my legs so I could have somewhere to sit down."

Between Love And Hate

What with Liza's come-here, go-away attitude, it's kind of hard to figure out her feelings for ex-husband Adam. Marcy Walker confesses that even she's not sure what's going through her character's mind. "I don't really know how Liza feels about Adam. Even when she could maybe win him back, I don't know how she would feel about that because she hasn't really dealt with the fact that she's mad at him. I don't know what they're going to do with me because I haven't had a conversation so that I know what the next step is. But I know that we're dealing with the storyline now where Tad's figuring out that she's abusing their friendship. Getting HIM mad at Liza, I don't like that very much."


Born: November 26 in Paducah, KY
Speed reader: Walker attended Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA - from which she graduated in just three years.
High on Jack:
Among the other AMC males discussed here, Walker hopes for more scenes with Walt Willey (Jackson). "Not only would I have great lighting, because he's so tall, but he's got wonderful rhythm and is very funny!"
Battle of the blondes:
Walker co-starred with General Hospital's Genie Francis (Laura) in the 1995 TV movie Terror in the Shadows.
Home Sweet Home: Walker lives in Wilton, CT with fourth husband Doug Smith and son Taylor, whose dad is previuos hubby, Stephen Collins.
Soap Suds: Walker played hellion Liza Colby from 1981-84 before reprising the role in 1995. The actress portrayed Eden Capwell on Santa Barbara from 1984-91 and Guiding Light's Tangie Hill from 1993-95.
Winners' Circle: Walker has racked up one Emmy and five Soap Opera Digest Awards

My 2 Loves

Your favorite stars compare their real-life loves to their characters' significant others

Marcy Walker on her real-life husband, Doug Smith


Walker's better half is always romantic, she says. "It's not like any one big thing that he does."

What do you love most about Doug? His evenness...Just how balanced he is [all the time].

What is the most romantic thing Doug has done? Oh, goodness - he has done so much. I'll come home and he'll have made me dinner...His romanticism is shown every day - it's not like any one big thing he does.

The first time I met Doug... I couldn't catch my breath. I was in a class, and I desperately wanted to sit next to him.

If Doug got a tattoo, what would it be? He wouldn't get one. Mm, mm.

The first thing Doug does in the morning is... He makes coffee with beans from Dunkin' Donuts.

What is Doug's worst habit? (She asks him) Chewing his nails. (They laugh)

Marcy Walker on Liza Colby's fiance', Adam Chandler


AMC's Liza loves (and sometimes hates) Adam because she never can predict what he'll do next!

What does Liza love most about Adam? His spontaneity. She never knows what's coming, from one minute to the next!

What is the most romantic thing Adam has done for Liza? He bought her a really big ring. It was really ugly, too! But she just couldn't tell him.

The first time Liza met Adam... Oh, she like spit on him! She just hated him.

If Adam got a tattoo, what would it be? "I Love Myself!"

The first thing Adam does in the morning is... He calls Winifred [the housekeeper].

What is Adam's worst habit? Trying to buy small countries!

Rating The Soap Star Hairstyles

Marcy Walker. She loves Adam, she hates Adam, she loves's very hard to keep up with Liza (Marcy Walker) and her ever-changing emotions these days on All My Children. (Though we grant you, Adam is far from the easiest man to get along with - or understand!) One thing that is consistent - and consistently great looking - is Marcy's hairstyle. Long locks are less cumbersome and shapelier, thanks to up-front graduation. Finally, bold platinum color is the icing on the cake - and it also helps to thicken up fine strands.

This style works best if: * Your hair is fine to medium in texture and medium to thick in volume * Your hair is straight or has a slight wave.

This style requires: *Daily blow-dry styling. Apply hairdressing creme to towel-dried hair and, working from an off-center part, blow-out over a large round brush. Curve ends under as you go, holding the brush vertically in front to distinguish those graduated pieces. Or, you could spend a few minutes with a large-barreled curling iron to achieve the same results.

This style is not recommended if: * You are petite or have very delicate features; this much hair will overwhelm you. * Your hair is ultra-coarse or curly - it will look bushy, not beautiful.

Bye Bye Barbara

Sandwiched in-between her two stints as AMC's Liza, Marcy Walker paid a seven-year visit to Santa Barbara, the now-defunct soap on which she played rebellious rich girl Eden Capwell. And although the actress left SB two years before its finale, she nonetheless felt the pain of its 1993 termination. "When I heard it was being canceled, it was brutal," Walker shares. "It was like someone put a dagger in my heart." Indeed, despite the prestige which NBC reaped from the heaps of critical praise and Emmys awarded to SB, the serial's so-so ratings - coupled with disruptive backstage squabbles among its executives - led to its demise. "I understnd all the reasons behind it," Walker says. "More than the ratings, it was very political. But darn it, what a good show it was. I was like, 'Why is this going goodbye?' It was like putting to bed a very dear friend." SID 10/17/00

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