Raven Alexander, a rapacious schemer du jour from The Edge of Night, is a rare breed in soap opera history. From her first appearance to her last, she was a character with a throughline. Raven loved money. And she would do anything to get some including marrying wealthy men she couldn’t stand or raising an unwanted baby who stood to inherit millions.
What Is In a Name
Despite being introduced into Monticello society under the name Raven Alexander, Raven herself would later reveal that she had been christened Charlotte. During a particularly low point in her life, a tipsy Raven explained the reasoning for her special self-appointed moniker:
“I want to fly but not on a plane. See I want wings of my own. One day, I was sitting on the lawn and I saw this beautiful black bird with shining wings fly by and oh I wanted to be that bird.”
Despite knowing he was marrying her mother for the Alexander family’s vast fortune, Raven continued a sexual dalliance with her step-father-to-be Ansel Scott. After the wedding, Raven shamelessly pursued Draper – now her brother by marriage – hoping to elicit a jealous response from her former paramour.
However, Raven grew tired of her game and instead looked to budding politician Kevin Jamison for solace – and cash. Geraldine Whitney, Kevin’s campaign strategist and mother figure, championed the relationship becoming absolutely certain that Raven (the daughter of her dearest friend) would make an excellent spouse for the future Senator.
After their marriage, Raven quickly became bored with stuffy Kevin and she instead found herself drawn to Monticello’s newest Assistant District Attorney, Logan Swift. Their passionate extramarital dalliance resulted in a pregnancy for Raven, who simply intended to pass the baby off as Kevin’s – and her plan would have succeeded if it weren’t for one pesky little problem: Kevin was sterile!
Despite his now utter disdain for his bride, Kevin refused to divorce her – he couldn’t risk the hit his reputation might take if word got out to his opponents that he was leaving an unfaithful wife. When he learned that Raven planned to skip the country with baby Jamey in tow, Kevin raced to the airport to stop her and wound up dying in a car crash.
Raven and Logan finally married but Raven was still Raven. So she had no qualms about stepping out on her new husband with Elliot Dorn, a Euro-trash gigolo and former cult leader who was just as grasping as his new playmate. When Logan caught the two in a compromising position he initiated divorce proceedings – but not before smacking his unfaithful spouse across her face!
Flying the Coop
In a bid to spite her ex, Raven left Jamey in the company of family friends, April and Draper Scott, and she even signed her name to a document in which she gave up any and all future claim to her son.
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