Eric Kane of All My Children fame was one of the most famous characters in soap opera history. She was a ravenous man-eater and a self-made millionaire. She was a devoted mother and a daughter who served her own mom equal helpings of misery and despair.
She fought with strong rivals like Brooke and Natalie but treasured the mother figures in her life like Myrtle and Opal. She fought like hell to save her brother Mark from addiction and obsessed over the love she felt denied by her father, Eric.
So how much do you remember about this spoiled rotten Pine Valley Princess and truly one of a kind diva who ruled the roost on ABC’s All My Children?
The Marry Go-Round
The biggest falsehood that ever escaped Erica’s lips had to be the line, “I do not need a man to be happy.” Even her devoted mother Mona knew that wasn’t the case — hence her pitch-perfect retort, “Well you certainly married enough of them.” Enough proved to be eight men in all. But only six of Erica’s 11 marriages were valid.
She walked down the aisle legally with Jeff Martin, Phillip Brent, Tom Cudahy, Adam Chandler, Dimitri Marick, and Jackson Montgomery. But thanks to some shenanigans perpetrated by Adam, Erica’s weddings to Mike Roy and Travis Montgomery were bigamous.
Decades before the phrase was coined, Erica was the living embodiment of a Lady Boss. From her early “menial labor” jobs — including stock purchaser for The Boutique and hostess of a chic little restaurant called the Chateau — to her executive board seat at Fusion Cosmetics, Erica has been there and done that.
Among her many other occupations, Erica could claim that she had been: an internationally known supermodel, Discotech owner, author of three bestselling autobiographies, editor and chief of Tempo magazine, and the host and executive producer of a daytime talk show called New Beginnings.
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