It Wasn’t Me, It Was My Split Personality: 10 Memorable Soap Opera DID Storylines
No. 7: Alexis Davis/"Kristina", General Hospital
Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) knows a thing or three about having more than one identity on General Hospital. Okay, so she never truly suffered from DID; Natasha Davidovich most certainly faked having the psychological disorder in order to beat a murder rap!
To keep from going to prison after offing maniacal arms dealer Luis Alcazar (Ted King), Alexis started sporting tacky, red wigs, successfully convincing authorities she had taken on the persona of her dead sister Kristina. You see, Lexie held Alcazar—along with her baby daddy Sonny (Maurice Benard)—responsible for the young woman's death. The fact that Alcazar also left Alexis helpless, pregnant and suffering from contractions, was enough for the usually law-abiding, legal eagle's Cassadine instincts to kick into high gear.
Although the "DID made me do it" defense (for which she cited One Life to Live's Todd Manning's own faked DID escapade) worked, it temporarily cost Alexis custody of Kristina (daughter, not dead sister). The infant was awarded to her legal father Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth). Never fear, our plucky Alexis decided to dress up as a male butler named Dobson to infiltrate the Quartermaine mansion and be close to her tyke. Kate/Connie couldn't have a better attorney handling her case.
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