Marlena Evans Black
Played by Deidre
Written by Jacques
Deidre joined Days in 1976 and has been a fan favorite ever since. In 1986
she starred in the series "Our House" and therefore left Days to
concentrate on this series. Deidre married Steve Sohmer on New Year's Eve of
1991. It was in August 1991 that she returned to Days.
has been through some major drama since she moved to Salem, when she treated
Mickey who was in an institution. Marlena's twin sister, Samantha arrived and
Marlena married Don Craig
but divorced him when they lost their child. Marlena was then stalked by the
Salem Strangler. Roman became her bodyguard and they fell in love. The Salem
Strangler murdered Samantha but thought that it was Marlena. Roman and Marlena
married and had two children, Eric and Sami. They all thought that Roman was
dead after Stefano shot him.
Marlena was kidnapped by crazy Stella, who
thought that Marlena was in love with her husband Roger. John came to her
rescue. Marlena decided to stay with Roman and John decided to leave Salem.
Marlena rushed to the plane to stop John and they made love. Marlena's
relationship with her daughter Sami crumbled when she caught her mom and John
making love in an office at Titan. Marlena became pregnant with Belle. Sami
switched the paternity test so that Roman would be the father and her parents
would stay together. When the true paternity was revealed, Roman left Salem
and divorced Marlena.
later became possessed by a demon; she created a lot of trouble by ruining the
Christmas presents and put the church on fire. She was known as The Desecrator. John
saved her by performing an
exorcism with a priest.
Marlena was kidnapped by Stefano again and was held captive in a
cage underneath the streets of Paris. John saved her yet again.
John had been
involved with Kristen, who got jealous about Marlena and John's
months, Marlena discovered Kristin's manipulations, and before she could expose Kristin
to John, Kristin locked her up in a secret room in the DiMera mansion. Laura
Horton came to her rescue and everything was revealed.
Kristin came back to
Salem with a man she claimed was Roman, whom everyone thought was dead.
Finally, after everything that happened, John and Marlena got married. But
on their honeymoon, John was kidnapped by Gina. Later, Marlena believed that
John was the father of Hope's baby. Later it was revealed he was Bo's
Marlena and Brady (John's son) did not see eye to eye. Marlena was
convinced that Brady wanted to hurt Belle. She went to Roman for help.
Eventually, she and Brady improved their relationship.
treated Tony and later the Gemini twins. Marlena receive a pillow that Stefano
left her in his will.
Family and friends started dying at the hands of the
Salem Stalker, who was a serial killer. The killer was believed to be Dr. Marlena. John did everything
in his power to prove her innocence, but she was caught and admitted her crimes,
much to everyone's horror. Marlena was shot while trying to
escape prison, and everyone thought she
All the victims were brought back alive on the tropical Island
of Melaswen (New Salem spelled backwards). It turned out the killer wasn't
Marlena, but Stefano DiMera's nephew, Andre, who had kidnapped them and made
Marlena think she was killing off her friends and family.
John began seeing Dr. Charlotte Taylor to regain his memories. Marlena
watched as she and John grew close, but it didn't take long for her to see
that something was off about Charlotte. John's son, Brady Black, helped
Marlena discover that Charlotte was keeping him from remembering everything.
Charlotte went to Marlena's apartment and tried to kill her. John burst in
at the last minute, after he discovered what Charlotte was trying to pull,
and she stabbed him with a syringe. Charlotte was arrested while John was
rushed to the hospital, paralyzed. Kayla Brady told Marlena that they
couldn't treat him in Salem. When John woke up, he regained his memory
completely and reunited with Marlena. In 2009, they remarried and headed off
to Switzerland to treat John's paralysis.
Marlena has always been a heroine. She is a good, kind,
thoughtful person. She is a mother not only to her own
children but to other young people. She has loved a few
men deeply. She is a healer, a doctor, and an upstanding
citizen in her community. She doesn't seem to have many
flaws aside from loving fiercely and perhaps being judgmental
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