Samantha Drew Collins
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Samantha Drew Collins
Aliases: Samantha Drew
Samantha Collins
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Supporting character
Gender: Female
Location: Collinwood, Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Quentin Collins [1]
Tad Collins [2]
Gerard Stiles [3]
Randall Drew [4]
Roxanne Drew [5]
Status: Deceased
Died: 1840
1st appearance: Episode 1110
Final: Episode 1193
Actor: Virginia Vestoff

Samantha Drew Collins is a fictional housewife and a recurring character on the ABC daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Played by actress Virginia Vestoff, she was introduced in episode 1110 in September, 1970. The character is associated with the "1840 Flashback" storyline.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Samantha Drew lived in the town of Collinsport, Maine in the early half of the 19th century. She was the younger sister of Randall Drew and the older sister of Roxanne Drew. In the late 1820s, Samantha married Quentin Collins and the two had a child together named Tad.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Charles Dawson called Samantha Drew in as a prosecution witness against Quentin at his witchcraft trial. She accused Daphne Harridge of conspiring with her husband to commune with the spirit of Joanna Mills. Judge Vail later ruled her testimony as irrelevant to the case. (DS 1166)

Samantha Drew fired Daphne Harridge, though Quentin asserted that she had no legal right to do so. She was confident that Gerard Stiles, who was the master of Collinwood during Quentin's incarceration would support her decision. (DS 1166)

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Actress Virginia Vestoff also provided the opening narration for episode 1110, her first appearance on the series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Samantha Drew Collins made a total of thirty appearances on Dark Shadows.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Husband, divorced.
  2. Son.
  3. 2nd husband, deceased.
  4. Brother, deceased.
  5. Sister; became a vampire and was later destroyed.
  6. IMDB; Virginia Vestoff; Biography.


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