It Wasn’t Me, It Was My Split Personality: 10 Memorable Soap Opera DID Storylines
No. 8: Beth Raines/Lorelei, Guiding Light
The township of Springfield was mourning the loss of heroine Beth Raines (Beth Chamberlin), when Bill Lewis (Daniel Cosgrove) happened upon a sassy, Southern fried Beth doppelganger named Lorelei Hills in 2001 on Guiding Light. Wild, wanton Lorelei was nothing like pristine Beth, and proved it by having a raunchy fling with the much younger Bill and later getting mixed up with the late Beth's nefarious husband, Prince Edmund (David Andrew McDonald) of San Cristobel!
Edmund hired Lorelei to impersonate Beth. He wanted to strike back at his beloved's wealthy, former in-laws, the Spauldings. Little did he (or Lorelei) realize, she was in fact the believed dead Beth Raines, suffering from a split personality! The Beth/Lorelei saga proved so popular, it got it's own mass market novelization, Lorelei's Guiding Light, written by Lorelei herself!