WHO is sexy Rex?
For a guy who supposedly descended into Salem from a spaceship along with twin sister Cassie (Alexis Thorpe) during a meteor shower, half-naked and wearing a skimpy tinfoil skirt, there was a lot of mystery and lot to admire about the genetically blessed (literally) Rex!
Initially, it was believed that Rex and Cassie, then known as the Gemini Twins, were genetically engineered productions of Stefano’s (Joseph Mascolo) lunatic henchman Dr Rolf (Will Utay)! In reality, they were nally unmasked as the biological offspring of Roman ( Josh Taylor) and Kate (Lauren Koslow). During Roman’s years as Stefano’s captive (1981-84), the DiMera don harvested Roman’s sperm and fertilised it, using Kate’s ova (she was Stefano’s personal prostitute at the time!). However, Kate didn’t carry the twins; that onerous job went to Marlena ( Deidre Hall), Stefano’s obsession, who was forced to act as Rex and Cassie’s surrogate incubator until they were born. For awhile, it was also thought that Stefano’s son Tony (Thaao Penghlis) had fathered the twins with Marlena as their bio mum!