Sally Spectra had one daughter, Macy, but throughout soap opera history it’s not uncommon for matriarchs to take on surrogate children. That’s just what happened on The Bold and the Beautiful when Sally acted as substitute mom to her scattered secretary, Darla Einstein (played by Schae Harrison).
Part of Spectra Fashions’ charm was Darla, Sally’s dim-witted but loyal gal Friday. When Sally executed her schemes, Darla was always there by her boss’ side. She’d have done anything to show her loyalty to Sally.
What’s In A Name?
Whenever Ridge Forrester would visit Spectra to see Sally, he’d have to go through Darla. The executive assistant tended to get all tongue-tied around the handsome playboy. (Can you blame her?) Saul, Sally’s “garmento,” often called Darla by the name “Einstein,” usually when he was frustrated by her lack of mental acumen.
But when Darla testified at Dylan Shaw’s trial, she had to state her full name. She revealed it was, indeed, “Darla Einstein.”
Darla showed she had true talent when she impersonated the late Marilyn Monroe at a charity fundraiser put on by Macy and Thorne. She performed Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.
Darla donned a different persona (Camille) when she infiltrated Forrester Creations to steal some designs. Darla didn’t put on any disguises though during the time she dated publishing magnate Bill Spencer. She truly cared for “Spence,” but the relationship didn’t last. Darla did ask Bill to help bail out ailing Spectra Fashions.
Always A Bridesmaid
Darla continued to date. She shared a few interludes with lawyer Connor Davis and designers Anthony Armando and Clarke Garrison. Alas, none of these relationships ever developed into something stronger. Darla proved she was a loyal pal to Macy when she took part in her alcoholic friend’s intervention.
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