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Elena Nikolas, 1987

Sherilyn Wolter was born on November 30, 1951 in Clarksburg, West Virginia and raised in Sacramento, California. Originally an English major, she transferred to California State University and changed her major to drama to pursue an acting career. She immersed herself in collegiate and community theater, then headed to Los Angeles.

In L.A., Sherilyn appeared at the Manhattan Beach Civic Center, the Venice Shakespeare Festival and the Glendale Center Theater where she won a best actress of the year award. Around this time, she landed a recurring role in the TV series B.J. and the Bear.

Sherilyn's first big break in 1983 when she was cast as Celia Quartermaine on the daytime drama General Hospital. After leaving that show, she thrilled Santa Barbara fans in 1987 as the evil Eleanor Norris/Elena Nikolas. In the early 1990s, she briefly replaced Hunter Tylo as Taylor Hayes on The Bold and the Beautiful and played George on Guiding Light.

Sherilyn had guest shots on primetime shows like Matlock, Father Dowling Mysteries, Baywatch and Who's the Boss? She also appeared in the feature film Eyewitness to Murder and the European miniseries Secrets.

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