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Robert Brian Wilson (Channing Capwell Junior)
Robert Wilson
, 1984

Lane Davies (Mason Capwell)
«I want to fight for a better world !»
, 1987
With photos : The dream of Sophia et Mason : to live in Paris
, 1988
With photos : The secrets of Mason Capwell
, 1989
Terrible Mason, 1989
From Santa Barbara to Paris, 1991
10 most wanted : Lane Davies
, 2000

Robin Wright Penn (Kelly Capwell)
The Santa Barbara lovers against star-system and kings of business, 1986
Kelly's way, 1992
Seven reasons to love Robin Wright Penn, 2009
Robin Wright the anti-superstar, 2010
«I'm not bankable», 2011
«My private life is nobody's affair», 2011

Todd McKee (Ted Capwell)
«I don't want to become a sex-symbol !», 1987
With photos : The thunderbolt of the seducers of Santa Barbara, 1987
With photos : Ted and Warren seduce the Parisian girls
, 1988
Ted and Hayley, the new great couple of Santa Barbara, 1990
With photos : The new life of Todd, 1992

Dame Judith Anderson (Minx Lockridge)
Why not Dame Judith in a soap ?, 1984
Santa Barbara in mourning, 1992

Louise Sorel (Augusta Lockridge)
Hilarious, outrageous, unpredictable and totally unconventional..., 1990
The heroin of
Santa Barbara dreams of moving in Paris
, 1990
Augusta's chances
, 1992
10 most wanted : Louise Sorel
, 2000
«I have played so many absurd things !»
, 2001

John Allen Nelson (Warren Lockridge)
«The mail of the actors is accounted to measure their popularity !», 1987
With photos : Ted and Warren seduce the Parisian girls, 1988

Julie Ronnie (Laken Lockridge)
She owes everything to
Santa Barbara and she still goes away...
, 1987
«That's life !»
, 1992

Ava Lazar (Santana Andrade)
For the love of a beautiful Italian, she fled Santa Barbara !, 1987

Dane Witherspoon (Joe Perkins)
The Santa Barbara lovers against star-system and kings of business, 1986
Dane Witherspoon : he melted for ice cream !, 2012

Melissa Brennan Reeves (Jade Perkins)
Melissa Brennan came to comedy on a danse walk
, 1986

A Martinez (Cruz Castillo)
The wonderful romantic passion of Eden and Cruz !
, 1987
Cruz Castillo's confidences, 1989
«I remain faithful to Santa Barbara, 1990
This is finished for A Martinez, 1992
Cruz-ing out of Santa Barbara, 1992

The cancellation of Santa Barbara was almost fatal to him, 1997
Fight for fight, 1998
Hunks everlasting, 2016

Virginia Mayo (Peaches Delight)
The very simple happiness of Virginia Mayo !
, 1987

Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge)
The quiet seducer of
Santa Barbara
, 1987
Hilarious, outrageous, unpredictable and totally unconventional..., 1990
Nicolas Coster's noble gesture, 1991
The adieu to Santa Barbara, 1992

Marcy Walker (Eden Capwell)
The wonderful romantic passion of Eden and Cruz !
, 1987
«My son is my more wonderful dream !», 1989
«I will have to abandon Eden.», 1989
Can Santa Barbara survive without Eden ?, 1991
Marcy leaves
Santa Barbara
, 1991
«I was the star of Santa Barbara. I left everything the day I met God.», 2008
Santa Barbara's glamorous icon preaches the word of God, 2014

Richard Eden (Brick Wallace)
«I'm shy... and I get reddened when I receive dared mail from my admirers !»
, 1987
With photos : The thunderbolt of the seducers of Santa Barbara, 1987
From Santa Barbara to Robocop, 1995

Kerry Sherman (Amy Perkins)
She chose her children rather than her career !
, 1990

Charles Bateman (C.C. Capwell)
C.C. Capwell : the patriarch, 1987

Judith McConnell (Sophia Capwell)
Bearded lady tells of Dominic / Sophia role, 1985
«
Santa Barbara is stronger than Dallas
, 1987
With photos : The dream of Sophia et Mason : to live in Paris
, 1988
A new role for Judith : mummy !
, 1994

Mark Arnold (Joe Perkins)
«I regret
Santa Barbara»
, 1987

Margaret Michaels (Santana Andrade)
Some rum in Santa Barbara, 1987

Nancy Lee Grahn (Julia Wainwright)
«Sometimes he drives me crazy... but I love him anyway !»
, 1988
«Life would be vain without a good cause to defend !», 1990

Tricia Cast (Christie DuVall)
A sympathetic star, 1993

Harley Jane Kozak (Mary DuVall)
Parting is such sweet sorrow, 1987
«My disappearance was a sign of the destiny !», 1990

Brandon Call (Brandon DeMott Capwell)
A precocious star, 1993

Kathy Shower (Janice Harrison)
«I love to be exhausted.», 1989

Joseph Bottoms (Kirk Cranston)
Joseph Bottoms, authentic child of Santa Barbara !, 1988

Gina Gallego (Santana Andrade)
«I couldn't marry a man who was in love with someone else !», 1985
The shooting star of Santa Barbara, 1990

Robert Thaler (Pearl Bradford)
«Television is a plague !», 1987

Robin Mattson (Gina DeMott Capwell)
Gina's loves
, 1992

Jed Allan (C.C. Capwell)
A fifth C.C. Capwell for Santa Barbara, 1988
«Old seducers are very requested on television !», 1989

Stacy Edwards (Hayley Benson)
The Cinderella of Santa Barbara, 1990
Ted and Hayley, the new great couple of Santa Barbara, 1990

Justin Deas (Keith Timmons)
Pulling teeth...
, 1986

Marie-Alise Recasner (Alice Jackson)
The real deal, 1999

Jane Sibbett (Jane Wilson)
Velvet leg, 1988

John Considine (Grant Capwell)
Where are they now ? John Considine, 2002

Lynn Clark (Lily "Light" Blake)
Lily is not alone anymore..., 1990

Kristen Meadows (Victoria Lane)
«I owe everything to Cruz», 1992
Kristen Meadows threatened of death by fans of Santa Barbara, 1992

Lenore Kasdorf (Caroline Wilson)
Profile : Lenore Kasdorf, 1987

John Wesley Shipp (Martin Ellis)
A super-hero in Santa Barbara, 1991

Ross Kettle (Jeffrey Conrad)
Ross Kettle's lost paradise
, 1991

Rick Edwards (Jake Morton)
Operation charm succeeded, 1988

Scott Jenkins (Warren Lockridge)
Scott Jenkins braved lions and elephants, but almost got wiped out by Santa Barbara !, 1987

Sherilyn Wolter (Elena Nikolas)
Eleanor the new vamp of Santa Barbara, 1991

Scott Jaeck (Cain Garver)
Scott Jaeck, 1987

Susan Marie Snyder (Laken Lockridge)
Susan gets her man !, 1991

Chip Mayer (T.J. Daniels)
«They've found my ditch, they just haven't found my nitch.», 1988

Vincent Irizarry (Dr. Scott Clark)
The future seducer of Santa Barbara, 1991
With photos : The Santa Barbara lovers in Paris, 1991
The favorite role of Vincent Irizarry
, 1992

Marj Dusay (Pamela Conrad)
A slightly off-the-wall lady, 1988

Ally Walker (Andrea Bedford)
A genetician become a profiler
, 1999

Eva LaRue (Margot Collins)
«I became addicted to scientific investigations»
, 2008
«I'm very close to Emily Procter», 2008

Jane A. Rogers (Dr. Heather Donnelly)
«What page can I find my horoscope on ?», 1988

Tamlyn Tomita (Ming Li)
The oriental charm of Tamlyn
, 1998

Frank Runyeon (Michael Donnelly)
Doing it his way, 1988

Kimberly McArthur (Kelly Capwell)
«I am proud to replace Robin Wright in Santa Barbara», 1988
The next Kelly of
Santa Barbara
, 1989

Leigh McCloskey (Dr. Zack Kelton / Ethan Asher)
A double role : a rapist... and a district attorney !
, 1989
Ethan faces his past, 1990

Joe Marinelli (Bunny Tagliatti)
«How I learned to dress for success», 1988
A fetishistic tranvestite !
, 1989

Signy Coleman (Celeste DiNapoli)
«People fascinate me», 1988
The oldest job of the world
, 1989
With photos : The Santa Barbara lovers in Paris, 1991

Julie Condra (Emily DiNapoli)
Tender and shy...
, 1989

Christopher Norris (Laura Asher)
The district attorney's wife !
, 1989
Crazy like a fox, 1990

Meg Bennett (Megan Richardson)
Meg Bennett's one of a kind career, 1985
She writes C.C. Capwell's memories..., 1989

Carrington Garland (Kelly Capwell)
The role of all hapinesses
, 1989
Secrets feelings about their characters exposed !, 1990

Paul Johansson (Greg Hughes)
Keepin' an eye on Paul Johansson,
Santa Barbara's gorgeous Greg, 1990
A lover of Paris
, 1999

Peter Love (Ric Castillo)
Cruz's hidden brother !
, 1989

Henry Darrow (Rafael Castillo)
Father of A Martinez for the third time !, 1991

Roscoe Born (Robert Barr / Quinn Armitage)
Secrets feelings about their characters exposed !, 1990
10 most wanted : Roscoe Born
, 2000

John Callahan (Craig Hunt)
Tall, dark, sexy and fun !, 1990

Steve Bond (Mack Blake)
Bond is back... on Santa Barbara, 1990

Terry Lester (Mason Capwell)
Santa Barbara causes a crisis !, 1990
Terry Lester, an ex-little genius, 1993

Elizabeth Mclellan (Greta MacAdams)
Playing an ex-nun is an old habit for Santa Barbara's Elizabeth Maclellan, 1989

Stella Stevens (Phyllis Blake)
A star from Hollywood in Santa Barbara, 1989
«Nowadays, women are stronger than men !»
, 1990

Richard Hatch (Stephen Slade)
The golden years of Richard Hatch !, 1989

James Healy (Derek Griffin)
A charming, mysterious character..., 1990

Crystal Chappell (Jane Kingsley)
Nothing clouds Crystal Chappell's vision when it comes to knowing what she wants, 1990

Sharlonlee McLean (Annie DeGeralamo)
Half-baked, 1990

Rawley Valverde (Amado Gonzalez)
Any way you read it, Amado means love, 1990

Julie St. Claire (Tawny Richards)
Keepin's an eye on tantalizing Tawny, 1990

Leonardo DiCaprio (Young Mason Capwell)
Leonardo DiCaprio started out on Santa Barbara, 1998

Shell Danielson (Laken Lockridge)
Shell Danielson, 1991

Karen Moncrieff (Cassandra Benedict)
It's all an act, 1991

Roberta Bizeau Weiss (Flame Beaufort)
Kelly's new rivale, 1990

Timothy Gibbs (Dash Nichols)
Dashing, 1990

Janis Paige (Minx Lockridge)
Make room for daytime, 1990

Gordon Thomson (Mason Capwell)
From Dynasty to Santa Barbara, 1990

Bill Beyers (Jeremy)
Bill Beyers died from AIDS, 1992

John Novak (Keith Timmons)
John Novak, 1990

Brian Backer (A. Bartlett Congdon)
Santa Barbara's ingratiating A. Bartlett Congdon, 1991

Chard Hayward (Richard Sedgewick)
Aussie lands U.S. soap role, 1991

Maria Ellingsen (Katrina Ruyker)
Marcy Walker replaced by a stranger of 24 years old !
, 1991

Jack Wagner (Warren Lockridge)
Jack's back !, 1991 

What is it about Jack that makes him so sexy, 1992
A love of soap
, 1992
«My true passion is music !», 2006

Wanda DeJesus (Santana Andrade)
Person to person, 1991
No boundaries ! Wanda DeJesus won't say can't, 1992

Nina Arvesen (Angela Raymond)
Nina Arvesen, the sexy superwoman
, 1995

Terri Garber (Suzanne Collier)
«Love gave me forces», 1991

Michael Brainard (Ted Capwell)
You can go home again, 1991

Eileen Davidson (Kelly Capwell)
Ashley will be the new Kelly of Santa Barbara, 1991
«The best Ashley, it's me !», 2004
«My part saved their life.», 2006

Kenneth A. Johnson (Ray Minotta)
Kenny Johnson
, 1992

Eric Close (Sawyer Walker)
Discreet Eric Close, 2006
«I'd have liked to be James Bond.», 2009

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras (Lisa Fenimore)
Pete Sampras meets his match in actress Bridgette Wilson, 2000 

Kim Zimmer (Jodie Walker)
Kim Zimmer says story, not cast, will save Santa Barbara, 1992

Sydney Penny (B.J. Walker)
Sydney Penny to follow up Santa Barbara, 1992
«I want to direct a movie !», 2002

Thaao Penghlis (Dr. Micah DeAngelis)
A king of improvisation, 1994

Charles Grant (Connor McCabe)
What a thunderbolt !, 1998

Stephen Nichols (Dr. Skyler Gates)
Zen and the art of soap opera acting, 1992
Hunks everlasting, 2016

Enrico Mutti (Giovanni DeAngelis)
Enrico Mutti : Santa Barbara's hunky priest, 1992

The magazine covers

In the wings of the show
1984

Santa Barbara's success depends on two skilled writers
At one week of the launching, when Minx Lockridge was still named Birdie Lockwood !, 1984

Santa Barbara : NBC's newest soap !
A new soap-opera is announced !, 1984

A sneak preview of NBC's newcomer : Santa Barbara
The show as seen by the press before its arrival on the air, 1984

With photos : Santa Barbara arrives with a splash !
Gala party for the premiere of the show, 1984

With photos : Battle of the daytime stars !
The actors play games outside for charity, 1984

1985

Santa Barbara stays home
The shootings on location, 1985

Notes from a member of the wedding
The shooting hour by hour of Kelly and Joe's wedding, 1985

With photos : Santa Barbara celebrates its 200th show !
A surprise-party for Bridget Dobson, 1985

With photos : Santa Barbara is 1 year old
Santa Barbara celebrates its first anniversary, 1985

Bad blood : sibling warfare
The opposition between Eden and Mason, 1985

The show that makes California shaking
The true story of a live earthquake, 1985

1986

Best and worst 1985
Augusta and Lionel marked the year, 1986

The many faces of...
An opinion on the three first interpreters of Santana, 1986

The many faces of...
An opinion on the various interpreters of C.C. Capwell, 1986

TV's greatest scandals !
All the truth about Brick, 1986

With photos : Emmy Awards 1986
All the actors reunited before the ceremony, 1986

Santa Barbara's Cruz and Eden are reunited ! Will it last ?
Eden and Cruz get reunited in Harbor Cove, 1986

With photos : 400 fans dined and sang with the stars of Santa Barbara !
A memorable evening for the fans, 1986

Charles Pratt Jr.
An interview of the show's head writer, as informative as full of humor, 1986

1987

Best and worst 1986
Eden, Cruz and Mary on the front page, 1987

With photos : At the big party of Santa Barbara, Shakespeare played the stars
The shooting of the huge dress ball of the year, 1987

It's wedding bells on Santa Barbara
Mason marries Victoria for better and for worse, 1987

Together in their fantasies
On the shootings in Utah, 1987

With photos : A toast for 1987
The team celebrates the National Day of the 4th of July, 1987

With photos : The three candles of success ! / Eden and Cruz invited me at the birthday of Santa Barbara
The story of the party, 1987

To know everything about Santa Barbara
From the town to NBC's soap-opera, 1987

The creators
Portrait of the couple creator of the show : Bridget and Jerome Dobson, 1987

In the wings of the shooting of Santa Barbara
The secrets of the creation of the show, 1987

Kelly's sumptuous wedding
Kelly marries Jeffrey, 1987

TV's best villains
A profile of... Elena Nikolas, 1987

With photos : Celebrate ! 
The actors party, 1987

With photos : The most beautiful Christmas of the stars of Santa Barbara !
The actors celebrate Christmas, 1987

1988

Best and worst 1987
We don't grow tired of Gina and Keith !, 1988

Fashion trends
The most romantic bride : Kelly, 1988

Where's Betty ?
Will you recognize Betty White on screen?, 1988

With photos : A Santa Barbara celebration ! / The party of the fans of Santa Barbara
The fan-club of the show gets pleasure, 1988

How was born the fight between the Capwells and the Lockridges
Bridget Dobson tells her secret in writing Santa Barbara, 1988

All the secrets of the new Santa Barbara !
The arrival of new characters to reactivate the action, 1988

Santa Barbara's fantasy sequences
Gina and Keith in full mutation, 1988

With photos : Feast days in Santa Barbara
The team celebrates the 4th years of the show and its victory at the Emmy awards, 1988

Daddy's boys
Difficult relationships between Mason and C.C., 1988

TV's most notorious playboys
And the winner is... T.J. Daniels !, 1988

Santa Barbara swap meet
With whom the actors of the show would like to swap their place ?, 1988

Producers pick their show's finest moments
Mary-Ellis Bunim answers, 1988

The galley of romance
The writing of the show told by Anne Howard Bailey and Charles Pratt Junior, 1988

Eden's rape
The genesis of one of the most touching intrigue of the show, 1988

New World Television : a spectacular success !
The secrets of the production company success, 1988

Mary and Joseph in Santa Barbara
On the shooting of the Christmas episodes, 1988

1989

With photos : Christmas at Santa Barbara 
The team of the show celebrates Christmas, 1989

Best and worst 1988
Santa Barbara champion of the year, 1989

With photos : On the set of Santa Barbara
One day on the shooting of the show, 1989

Wings, dramas and mysteries
The secrets of the shootings wings, 1989

With photos : Americans in Paris - An intimate look at Santa Barbara's trip to France
Marcy Walker's diary on the shooting of the episodes in Paris, 1989

The new faces of Santa Barbara
Seven new characters in reinforcement, 1989

Santa Barbara's trip to "The Capwell Zone"
Or the inroad of Santa Barbara into the science-fiction world, 1989

Santa Barbara celebrates its fifth birthday !
A point on the health of the show in France and in the United States, 1989

Five years of passions, adventures and suspense !
The summary of the five first seasons of the show, 1989

Trouble on Santa Barbara : a star exits; ex-producers sue
Lane Davies' departure and the conflict around the Dobsons shake the show, 1989

Santa Barbara threatened of death !
The reasons of the low ratings in the United, 1989

The Romeos, heroes and heartthrobs of Santa Barbara !
The actors of the show talk about their female partners, 1989

TV's best and worst marriages
What is the best and the worst marriage of the show ?, 1989

Santa Barbara, cult soap for the nineties
Why Santa Barbara is the best soap of 1989 and of the decade to come, 1989

1990

The soap star of television
All the genesis of the show, 1990

With photos : A Santa Barbara celebration
All the occasions are good to celebrate in Santa Barbara, 1990

With photos : Santa Barbara celebrates in New York
A party before the Daytime Emmy awards, 1990

With photos : Santa Barbara celebrates its success at the Emmys awards
All the team reunited for the new shootings, 1990

Santa Barbara does its revolution !
On the shootings of the new episodes, 1990

The new Santa Barbara
Producer John Conboy talks about the new episodes, 1990

With photos : Polo, anyone ? Santa Barbara takes up the sport of kings
On the shooting in location of a polo competition, 1990

With photos : Recreating the Capwell castle
The secrets of fabrication of the new Capwell mansion, 1990

Insight star trek : Why TV's best actors flock to Santa Barbara
And you'll know why everyone turns to Santa Barbara, 1990

The women of Santa Barbara
Eight actresses of the show talk about their part, 1990

Nothing goes well for Santa Barbara anymore !
A grave crisis shakes the show, 1990

A rebounding wedding
Kelly takes the wrong fiancé !, 1990

With photos : Private eye
The team celebrates the end of 1990, 1990

1991

Best and worst 1990
Kelly and Craig have shocked !, 1991

With photos : The cast of Santa Barbara welcomes you to their big annual party ! / Santa Barbara's bash
Food and dance in Santa Barbara, 1991

A double miracle to save Santa Barbara
The Dobsons are back, 1991

Can Santa Barbara be saved ?
Bridget Dobson takes the direction of the show again, 1991

Can the Dobsons save Santa Barbara ?
Bridget Dobson's projects for the show, 1991

With photos : Santa Barbara goes over the edge
In Hawaii, on the shooting of Eden's fall in the ocean, 1991

Eden's real byes
Marcy Walker leaves the show, 1991

Santa Barbara's special guest star Stephen J. Cannell
A special guest star for Eden's departure, 1991

With photos : Santa Barbara says bye bye to Eden
The party of emotion for Marcy Walker's departure, 1991

Deadly sniper shatters wedding celebration on Santa Barbara
Who shot Amado ?, 1991

With photos : Santa Barbara celebrates the end of 1991
End of year for the team of the show, 1991

1992

Most contemporary mom
Portrait of Julia and Samantha, 1992

Cruz and Eden's divorce
The reactions of the fans after the announcement of the event, 1992

A new love for Cruz
Will Kelly be the new elected ?, 1992

With photos : Cruz circled by flames
A shooting under highly protection, 1992

The wedding-surprise of Julia and Mason
The seamy side of the new union of Santa Barbara, 1992

Santa Barbara, a class act : poor ratings can't dampen this show's spirit
The health of the show in this beginning of 1992, 1992

With photos : The long and winding road
Santa Barbara celebrates the seventies with an episode made of disco and glitter, 1992

Jodie, the new love of Cruz ?
The running for the succession of Eden in Cruz's heart, 1992

Building a world for the camera 
Richard Harvey tells the creation of the sets of Santa Barbara, 1992

Santa Barbara in front of incest
A drama inside Santa Barbara, 1992

With photos : Santa Barbara celebrates its 2000th episode
For the occasion, all the team has reunited... or almost all, 1992

With photos : Soap families
Santa Barbara gets amused of the rivalry, 1992

Santa Barbara dumped ! 
T
he sad announcement of the cancellation of the show, 1992

Life after Santa Barbara
Eileen Davidson, Charles Grant and Stephen Nichols comment on the imminent end of the show, 1992

1993

Going in style
On the shooting of B.J. and Warren's wedding, 1993

The dramatic end told by Cruz
A Martinez narrates the last breathes of Santa Barbara, 1993

With photos : The last adieu to Santa Barbara
The "wrap party" for the ultimate day of shooting, 1993

Weddings to remember
A retrospective of the great weddings of the show, 1993


Soap opera's 25 most intriguing people : Jerome and Bridget Dobson, creators / head writers
An interview of the creators of the show, 2000

Where are they now ?
Some news from the Capwell family in 2011

Seen from France

The French love Santa Barbara
France discovers a new kind of series : the soap-opera, 1988

With photos : Cruz and Julia meet their French voices
Michel Bedetti and Deborah Perret talk about their job, 1988

With photos : You know their voices, here are their faces !
The French voices of Santa Barbara are showing, 1989

We can make them talk : Nadine Delanoë
Kelly's first French voice defends her profession, 2001

Santa Barbara : the cultest show of the 80's
A brief historic of the show at the occasion of its return in France, 2001

Extracts from books

The soap opera
An
analysis of 60 years of American soap-operas, 1994

Santa Barbara
A presentation of the show seen from the United States, 1997

Please, Spell the Name Right
Extracts of
Jed Allan's autobiography, 2005

Santa Barbara
A presentation of the show seen from France, 2007

I'm Just Sayin !
Extracts of
Kim Zimmer's autobiography, 2011

Lightning in the Bottle
Extracts of
Henry Darrow's autobiography, 2012

Exclusive

Journal of a visit in Santa Barbara
Journal of a visit in Villefranche-sur-Mer
Live in text and in photos the visit of the president of the Santa Barbara French fan-club on the set of the shootings in 1989, and his meeting with the actors of the show !