THE DINA ABBOTT MERG­ERON FACT FILE

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In her high school years, DINA at­tended school along­side fu­ture hus­band JOHN ABBOTT, best friend KATHER­INE CHAN­CEL­LOR, and Kather­ine’s fu­ture hus­band GARY REYNOLDS as well as LAUREN and JILL’s fa­ther NEIL FENMORE and Neil’s even­tual wife JOANNA MAN­NING. Es­teemed former GC res­i­dent STU­ART BROOKS was an­other of Dina’s school friends. Mar­ried to JOHN ABBOTT 1950-63, DINA aban­doned him and their chil­dren JACK, ASH­LEY and TRACI and was later mar­ried to JAVIER DELGADO for 12 years be­fore mar­ry­ing French cos­met­ics baron MAR­CEL MERG­ERON. Wi­d­owed in 1982, Dina in­her­ited Mar­cel’s for­tune and reap­peared in Genoa City in April 1983.

Ini­tially dis­guised as the mys­te­ri­ous MADAME MERG­ERON, DINA tried to take over Jabot Cos­met­ics without JOHN’s knowl­edge. In 1985, DINA ac­ci­den­tally shot KATHER­INE (also called KAY) dur­ing a con­fronta­tion with her ex-lover BRENT DAVIS over his decision to con­fess ASH­LEY's true parent­age to her, facts which prompted Ash­ley

to suf­fer a men­tal break­down and am­ne­sia for months.

DINA left Genoa City in 1986, hav­ing fallen back in love with JOHN and grown jeal­ous of his new re­la­tion­ship with

JOANNA MAN­NING.

Resur­fac­ing in 1991 for TRACI’s wed­ding to BRAD CARL­TON, Dina lied that she had suf­fered a break­down after be­ing bankrupted by a suc­ces­sion of lovers. A kind JOHN asked her to re­marry him but on the day of the wed­ding, John’s ex-wife JILL ex­posed DINA’s fraud and she slunk back to France in dis­grace.

Five years later, DINA strived to re­marry JOHN again after learn­ing that John’s ex-sec­re­tary AU­DREY NORTH had pre­cip­i­tated their orig­i­nal di­vorce with the lie that she had slept with John. ASH­LEY and TRACI op­posed the en­gage­ment and Dina fled town when a stressed John suf­fered a stroke.

In 2008, DINA at­tended KATHER­INE CHAN­CEL­LOR’s fu­neral but left town again after it was dis­cov­ered that Kather­ine was ac­tu­ally alive. It was her looka­like MARGE COTROOKE who had died in­stead.

JOHN

KAY

JOANNA

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