Whoa ... Things on "All My Children" are just about to get very, very, VERY interesting. News from on high is that Liza Colby -- the man-eating high priestess of bitchery, with some very hardcore executive realness -- is coming back to Pine Valley. Even MORE interesting? She'll be played by "Melrose Place" alum Jamie Luner.
Jamie, who played pill-popping underwear connoisseur Lexie Sterling on "Melrose" from 1997 to '99, is also known for her leading role on the crime drama "Profiler" and as another fiery priestess of bitchy (this one with a Southern accent) on "Savannah." But we here at SOAPnet HQ know and love her best for her role as Cindy Lubbock (one of the "Lubbock Babes") from the classic late '80s sitcom "Just the Ten of Us."
Liza is most remembered for raising hell from 1981 to '84 and again from 1995 'til 2004 -- when she was mostly played by Marcy Walker. When last seen, Liza had taken young Colby (then about 5) and gone on the run to protect her daughter from the influence of her tyrannical daddy, Adam. Clearly, Colby got real sick of Liza -- and was also drinking some growth hormones -- because she showed up a year later as a 15-year-old who'd ditched her mom because she couldn't stand her.