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Victoria Wyndham (Rachel Cory, Another World)



Actress Name: Victoria Wyndham
Given Birth Name: Victoria Camargo
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AW Character Name: Rachel Cory (197299)
Last Appearance As Rachel: June 25, 1999
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Birth Date: May 22, 1945
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Homwtown: Connecticut
Star Sign: Gemini
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Parents: Ralph Camargo
Children: Darian Minnick, Christian Camargo
Siblings: Felice Camargo
Photo Sections: Section 1
Other Notable Role(s): Kay Nealy (Terror in the Shadows), Charlotte Bauer (Guiding Light)
Flimography: Click here! to read about her other roles
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Trivia:

  • Is of Mexican descent.

  • Has a sculpture permanently on display at the Smithsonian.

  • Spent much of the last 10 years in Los Angeles studying painting.

  • She appeared on Broadway in David Hare's "Skylight" in 2005


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About the actress (Wikipedia):

Wyndham first made a name for herself when she played Charlotte Waring Fletcher Bauer (Tracy Delmar) on the soap opera Guiding Light from 1967 to 1970. When she left The Guiding Light, she became a hot commodity in casting circles, with many soaps offering contracts to her. She admitted in a TIME magazine interview that she almost did not follow through with a career in soap operas. Wyndham said, "When I first went into soaps, I didn't tell my serious acting friends. I thought they'd laugh. But now I'm proud of my work; some of the best acting, best moments are in this medium." [1]

She was subsequently cast on the soap opera Another World in the role for which she is best known, the character of Rachel Cory. Wyndham succeeded actress Robin Strasser in the role, and portrayed Rachel from 1972 to 1999.

When Wyndham took over the role from Strasser, the character was a bad girl. The head writer at the time, Harding Lemay, was impressed by Wyndham's range and decided to take the character in different directions. Wyndham's character was reformed after being paired with a much-older book publisher, Mackenzie Cory (Douglass Watson).

It made Wyndham very popular with fans, and proved to be very lucrative as well. Although highly regarded, Wyndham did have one peculiar run-in with a fan: author Annie Gilbert, in the book All My Afternoons, noted that Wyndham was mildly assaulted when an enraged fan, fed up with Rachel's scheming ways and thinking Wyndham was her character, attempted to punch her at a Lord & Taylor store in New York City, all the while screaming "I hate you! I hate you!"

In the later years of the program, Wyndham took on the double role of Justine Duvalier, Rachel's new husband Carl's ex-lover. She played the dual role for two years (1995 and 1996) before Justine was killed off. Wyndham was honored with a special episode showcasing her noteworthy performances on Another World in July 1997, and stayed with the show until it was canceled in June 1999.

About the character (Wikipedia):

When Rachel first appeared, she was a manipulative troublemaker. She met Russ Matthews she was recovering from a fainting spell while modelling, and married him because she believed he was rich. That marriage was over as soon as it began. She then quickly jumped into a short-lived marriage with Ted Clark, who she ran a restaurant with. Then she began a long battle with Alice Matthews over Steven Frame. Rachel managed to win and keep Steven for awhile by becoming pregnant with Jamie, but Steven was constantly torn between the two women. The rivalry was finally settled when Steven died in a car accident in the early eighties, at which time he and Rachel were divorced, but in the process of a reconciliation. In between her marriage to Steve, their divorce, and his death, Rachel met and married Mac Cory twice.

Rachel and Mac first met at his "Welcome to Bay City" party. They dated for a few months, and were soon married that next year on Valentine's Day. The beginning of their marriage was full of love and happiness -- his wedding present to her was the mansion she now lives in todays. Mac's daughter Iris was a constant thorn in their sides -- on more than one occasion, Iris hired men to try to get Rachel away from her father. Iris was also a part of Rachel's miscarriage of Mac's child, because she knew Rachel was in trouble and did nothing to help. That miscarriage created a rift between Mac and Rachel. Mac arranged for Rachel to have sculpture lessons, and their marriage fell apart after Mac had a one-night stand while she was at her first big showing New York. But their love was too strong, and they soon reconciled. Their marriage was put to the test again, after their maid Helga arranged it for Rachel to see Mac in bed with another woman, but they stayed strong, and their daughter Amanda was born shortly afterward, and Mac was overjoyed that he finally had a real daughter since Iris was adopted -- from that moment on, Iris went out of her way to ruin their marriage. She convinced Rachel to buy off Jamie's fiance, which created another rift between her and Mac. She went off for a week, and came back convinced Mac was having an affair. She wanted to leave Bay City, but Mac kidnapped Amanda, and Rachel agreed to stay. Their marriage went through more ups and downs -- Mac's relationship with Janice, and Rachel's affair with Mitch that produced Matthew -- but they remarried yet again. When Rachel learned she was pregnant, she confronted Mitch, and accidentally shot him, and his fall burned the building he was in to the ground. When a body was found, Rachel went on trial for murder. After Mitch returned from the dead, she left Mac for him. That didn't last long, because Steve had returned briefly the next year. Rachel was temporarily blinded when Steve was killed, and through her recovery, she and Mac found themselves drawn together again, and remarried.

Shortly after this, Carl Hutchins showed up in Bay City. Rachel felt sorry for him, but Mac hated him on sight. Rachel was kidnapped by Carl, who wanted to get to Mac, but was rescued in time. She temporarily suffered amnesia, but her love for Mac brought her back. Their marriage had its ups and downs, but they were strongly in love when Mac passed away. She began a short relationship with Ken Jordan, which ended when she discovered he'd only wanted revenge against Mac for his own reasons.

A few years after Mac's death, Rachel and her sworn enemy, Carl Hutchins, realized they were in love with each other. They've had many problems with their marriage, especially after Carl refused to let go of his vendetta against Grant after he shot his son Ryan, but their love has proved stronger than any adversity. In 1997, they had twin children, Elizabeth and Cory. Rachel discovered at the same time that she had a tumor, but she chose to continue her pregnancy and risk her life for her babies. Their marriage was stronger than ever until Carl's oldest enemy, Alexander Nikos, showed up in town. After a few months of feuding, Nikos kidnapped Rachel, only returning her because of his love for Felicia Gallant. Rachel and Carl's marriage took another downfall when it was revealed that Amanda was posing as Hadley Prescott, Carl's "lover". Rachel knew about this secret, but refused to tell Carl. Carl left town for a while after he found out that Rachel knew about "Hadley". Rachel and Carl have since reconciled after they found out that Shane Roberts was killed.

Rachel had to deal with Carl's change of character. She wanted to trust her husband, but it looked like he was reverting back to his old ways. However, Rachel had to mourn one more dead husband when Carl was shot by Scott Guthrie and "burned alive" in the hospital's ICU unit. Rachel was unaware that Scott is still lurking after her family. Now that Scott Guthrie is out of their lives for good, Rachel is concentrating on restoring Cory Publishing to its former glory.

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