Kate Collins as Janet Dillon (2007)
|All My Children character|
|Portrayed by||Kate Collins (1991–92, 2005–11)
Melody Anderson (1993)
Robin Mattson (1994–2000)
|First appearance||May 24, 1991|
|Last appearance||September 23, 2011|
|Created by||Agnes Nixon|
|Introduced by||Felicia Minei Behr|
|Other names||Janet Marlowe
Janet from Another Planet
The Crowbar Killer
|Residence||Oak Haven Sanitarium, Pine Valley, Pennsylvania|
Robin Mattson as Janet Dillon (1997)
Janet Dillon (née Marlowe) is a fictional character on the daytime soap opera, All My Children. Mostly known for terrorizing the residents of Pine Valley, including her sister Natalie Marlowe, while under psychotic delusions due to the extreme emotional abuse inflicted on her since childhood by her mother, Janet has had extended periods of sanity, which she and her psyche have been studied within scholarly contexts.
The role was originated in 1991 by Kate Collins, who had also portrayed Janet's sister Natalie on the series since 1985. Collins played both characters until she left All My Children in 1992, and her replacement in the role of Natalie, Melody Anderson, portrayed Janet for one day in 1993. With the Natalie character killed off, Robin Mattson played as Janet from 1994 to May 9, 2000. Collins made brief appearances in the role from November 28, 2005 to March 10, 2006, from February 9, 2007 to December 18, 2007 and from April 30, 2010 to May 19, 2010. Collins briefly returned from July 25, 2011 until the finale on September 23, 2011.
The character was sometimes known derisively as "Janet from another Planet".
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