|Kate Collins as Janet Dillon|
|Portrayed by|| Kate Collins (1991-1992, 2005-2007, 2010, 2011) |
Melody Anderson (1993)
Robin Mattson (1994-2000)
|Current status||Former recurring|
|Duration||1991–2000, 2005–07, 2010–11|
|First appearance||May 24, 1991|
|Last appearance||September 23, 2011|
|Created by||Agnes Nixon|
|Introduced by||Felicia Minei Behr|
|Nickname(s)|| Janet From Another Planet |
Mean Janet Green
The Crowbar Killer
|Alias(es)|| Janet Marlowe (maiden name) |
Janet Green (former married name)
|Robin Mattson as Janet|
Janet Dillon (née Marlowe, formerly Green, often referred to as Janet From Another Planet) is a fictional character from the daytime soap opera All My Children. The character was originated by Kate Collins in 1991, who also played Janet's sister Natalie since 1985, but was replaced by Melody Anderson, Kate's replacement for Natalie, who portrayed Janet for one day in 1993. After Kate Collins left, Robin Mattson played the role of Janet from 1994 until 2000. Collins made brief appearances as Janet 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 made a brief return from July 25, 2011 until the show's finale on September 23, 2011.
Janet Marlowe is the younger, less favored daughter of Wilma Marlowe. Her elder sister is Natalie, who she always felt inferior to growing up, encountering emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. This emotional abuse led to deep psychological issues, an unhealthy envy of her sister's life, and an inferiority complex to Natalie. She had an uncanny resemblance to her older sister, while having darker hair and being overweight. This unhealthy jealousy led her to believe that she always had nothing and Natalie always had everything. In her paranoid delusions, she attempted to take over Natalie's life by losing weight, dying her hair blond, and throwing her down a well.
Character History Edit
Before coming to Pine Valley, Janet had a loveless and emotionally abuse marriage to Axel Green. While trying to get over her divorce, she came to live with her sister, Natalie, in Pine Valley in 1991. Natalie had always looked out for Janet, but because she had grown up with a serious inferiority complex to her older sister, Janet believed she deserved to have all of what Natalie had, including her fiancé Trevor Dillon.