December 14, 1946 |
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 
|Parent(s)||Carl Princi |
Elaine Princi (born December 14, 1946 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)  is a contemporary American actress. Princi is perhaps best known for portraying Dr. Dorian Lord on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from February 1990 to February 1993, between the stints of actress Robin Strasser.
She also was the first Dorian to cross over to All My Children, conspiring with Adam Chandler against his ex-wife Natalie Hunter. The highlight of Princi's stint as Dorian was her affair with the much younger Jason Webb and the revelation that her assistant Blair Daimler was in reality her niece and out for revenge against her aunt. Princi had earlier appeared on All My Children in 1987 in the brief role of Eva, a madame. Princi was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Villainess: Daytime" in 1992 for her portrayal of Dorian Lord.
From 1977 to 1979, Princi appeared on Days of Our Lives as Dr. Kate Winograd: a woman who had an affair with Bill Horton. In 1993, the writers introduced the character of Kate Roberts (portrayed by Deborah Adair), who had also had an affair with Bill. There was some controversy about whether Kate Winograd and Kate Roberts were one and the same, until 2012, when Lauren Koslow, who had taken over the role in 1996, confirmed the characters were indeed the same.
Princi also starred on As the World Turns as Miranda Marlowe-Hughes from March 1981 to March 1983, she remained on recurring status until December 1983. The role required that Princi speak with a French accent. Originally the apparent mastermind behind a crime ring in Oakdale, the character was reformed when she married Bob Hughes, a marriage that ended simply because Miranda became bored with Bob's provincial life that was a total contrast to her jet-setting past. In August 1984, she returned to her roots at Days of our Lives, except in the role of Linda Patterson, a role previously played for many years by the blonde Margaret Mason who at the time was appearing on The Young and the Restless. Originally seen hiding behind a black veil, Linda disguised her identity by utilizing a French accent. The highlight of her stint was when Linda pretended to be involved with her daughter Melissa's boyfriend, Pete Jennings, a dancer at a club which Linda secretly owned. She left the role in November 1985 after receiving a Soap Opera Digest nomination for Best Villainess. During the last years of Another World, Princi guest-starred as a judge in several unrelated trial storylines.