|The next Kelly of Santa Barbara|
By Alena Prime, TÚlÚ Star, 1989
Robin Wright announced her intention to leave the show to launch out in other
cinematographic and private adventures (she since shares the life of Sean Penn
to who she gave two children), the production of Santa Barbara
organized at once a big session of auditions to find the new Kelly Capwell as
soon as possible. More than two hundred candidates presented themselves. Among
them, a 24 years old girl whose charm compensated the thinness of a curriculum
vitae on which appeared only very short appearances in TV movies and some
advertisings. The chance had finally just smiled to Kimberly McArthur.
weeks after the departure of Robin Wright, she made, in June 1988, her entering
at the Capwells. "Me who however am not superstitious, I could not prevent
me from noting that my beginnings in the show took place the 13 of the month
in 1963, in Fort Worth, Texas, Kimberly, the younger of a family of three
children, preserves of her years of youth of South girl some perfumed memories.
"The pretty house of my parents was surrounded by an immense planted garden
of honeysuckle. I adored, the evenings of summer, to breathe the sweetened odor
of these flowers." With the divorce of her parents, the life of Kimberly
was going to have a differently bitterer taste . Her father left for Houston, it
was to her mother that returned the responsibility of educate the children. As well,
apparently, since Kimberly continued without encumbers her studies at the
university of Fort Worth. At her academic courses, the student, cherishing for a
long time the dream to become an actress, had added lessons of dramatic art,
song and dance. A formation which enabled her to obtain a role in a musical
review entitled The Rock' n Roll Girls. "The spectacle had a
such success than the troop was invited to play in Monte-Carlo. One month of
dream in an idyllic place where I promised to myself to return one day."
To the joy of this first conclusive experiment succeeded a dramatic event : returned to the United States, Kimberly learned the death of her elder brother, killed in a road accident. "I do not know if I could forget it one day. I miss my brother so much." Running away from the too heavy memories to carry which attached her to Fort Worth, the young woman then left Texas for Los Angeles. That is there that she took note of the search carried out by the production of Santa Barbara for the replacement of Robin Wright. This role which she had accepted with enthusiasm, Kimberly however left it three months later, giving the place up to Carrington Garland. Since, Hollywood lost her trace.