Deidre Hall Celebrates An Incredible Days of Our Lives Milestone! Click here to read about it-->
My, my, my - how time flies! Can you believe it was 42 years ago that Deidre Hall made her debut as Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives? Yes, Marlena stepped on the scene as a guest character in June 1976 and was later added as a main character on the canvas. Originally, Marlena was the psychiatrist for Mickey Horton. As she was placed in contact with the soap's core family - The Hortons, Marlena had more reason to stick around.
Notably, Marlena's first lover in Salem was Don Craig who was Mickey's assistant. Throughout her run on the show though paired with men like; Alex North, Roman Brady, Eugene Bradford and Don Craig her most significant pairing is with John Black (Drake Hogestyn) - their pairing is often referred to as "Jarlena". Hall has received three Daytime Emmy nominations for her portrayal of Marlena Evans in 1980, 1984 and 1985 in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress. Take a look at some of the throwback moments in the video below!
Happy 42nd Anniversary Deidre Hall!