Most contemporary mom

 Soap Opera Digest, 1992

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Like millions of American women who raise children and pursue a career, Julia Capwell does a great job with a demanding balancing act. Among mothers on the soaps, she best exemplifies the new American woman.

She has worked extra hard to create a healthy relationship with her daughter Samantha, despite personal traumas that could have easily fractured this relationship, Julia coped with a painful divorce from husband Mason and was later raped by acquaintance.

The acting district attorney of Santa Barbara is a very conscientious single parent, ensuring that Sammi has a loving relationship with her father. While other shows often trot out the kiddies only when the adults are not having their close encounters of the melodramatic kind, Sammi is an integral part of her mother's life. We see them reading books, together, and, when an especially depressing holiday came around last year, Julia made sure that the house had all of the traditional decorative touch.