The Sound of Music
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Vivian Alamain played by Louise Sorel
Vivian entered Salem with a bang when she shot and killed the man holding her nephew Lawrence hostage.
Soon Vivian's adopted son Nikki followed her to Salem, but the happy reunion was undermined by a troubling revelation: Nikki's actual parents were Lawrence and Vivian's sworn enemy, Dr. Carly Manning. Neither Lawrence nor Carly knew that Nikki was still alive. Vivian intended to keep Nikki's parentage secret, but when the truth was finally revealed, she kidnapped Nikki and fled.
Vivian had a heart condition and was placed in the hospital. While there, Vivian took herbal drugs that gradually drove her insane. Still intent on framing Carly, Vivian killed her patients by injecting them with poison. When Carly attempted to save one of her patients, Vivian drugged her with a heavy dose of morphine and sent her into a death-like paralysis. Vivian buried Carly in a casket equipped with an oxygen tank, water supply, and a walkie-talkie; that way Vivian could continue to torment her rival. When Vivian stopped taking the herbal drugs, she came to her senses and enlisted Lawrence to help save Carly.
Vivian confessed to burying Carly alive and murdering her patients, and voluntarily checked herself into Pine Haven Sanitarium.
Once out of Pine Haven, Vivian's obsession with Victor continued unabated. When she learned Kate and Victor were trying to have a child through artificial insemination, Vivian stole their embryo and implanted it in herself. When Kate revealed what Vivian had done, Victor had a stroke and slipped into a coma.
Vivian helped Victor regain his health, but to her dismay, he still chose her rival, Kate. Luckily, Vivian's servant Ivan won an enormous lottery fortune, so they left Salem in order to spend their huge winnings.
The honeymoon lasted until Vivian discovered that Carly murdered Lawrence, claiming it was self-defense. Vivian returned to Salem to exact revenge on Carly. While she hatched the perfect plan, Vivian pushed her way back into Victor and Kate's lives, even doting on Kate's biological son Phillip, much to her chagrin. But Vivian's plans to destroy Carly constantly went awry, even when she tried to cause harm to Carly's secret daughter Melanie on her wedding day.
Soon the opportunity to destroy Carly presented itself: Vivian discovered that she cheated on Lawrence. Desperate to stop Vivian's antics, Victor struck a deal with her: he would marry her if she promised to stop fighting with Carly. But now, Victor has developed a close friendship with Maggie, much to Vivian's dismay. How long can she hold onto Victor, and who will face the wrath when it comes to Vivian getting the happiness she wants?
Louise Sorel plays Vivian Alamain
Louise Sorel was born into the movie industry. Her father was a film producer and she grew up in Hollywood. At 18, she left home, pursuing her love of theater. She auditioned at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and was so impressive that she landed a part in a Broadway play. She went on to perform in numerous Broadway plays and began to guest star on several nighttime series in Los Angeles. In between her busy work schedule Louise found time to get married, work on the West End in London, as well as should a feature film there. She has also starred n "Santa Barbara," "Days of our Lives," and "One Life to Live."
Sorel is always looking for theater projects and has begun writing and would love to share her stories in print, with the hopes of publishing someday.
Sorel is currently reprising her role as Vivian Alamain on NBC's long-running "Days of our Lives."
Sorel lives on both coasts and has a passion for New York City with all its follies and magic.