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Louise Sorel

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Louise Sorel is an American actress.

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 Early life
Louise Jacqueline Cohen was born in Los Angeles, California into a theatrical family; her mother was actress and pianist , and her father was producer Albert J. Cohen. She received theatrical training at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She briefly attended the Institut Français abroad.

 Career
Sorel's early career was on the stage; she spent several years on Broadway, playing roles in Take Her, She's Mine and Man and Boy. She appeared in stage productions of The Lion in Winter and The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window.

Sorel's first feature film appearance was the 1965 film, The Party's Over. She appeared in Plaza Suite, Every Little Crook and Nanny, B.S. I Love You, Airplane II: The Sequel, and Where the Boys Are '84, among others. She has made guest appearances on more than 50 primetime programs and television movies, making a notable guest appearance on Star Trek as Rayna Čapek. She also portrayed Terry Waverly, the sister-in-law of Dr. Richard Kimble in an episode of The Fugitive, starring David Janssen in 1965. She made other guest appearances on such television programs as Bonanza, The Virginian,
The Big Valley, Vega$, Medical Center, Charlie's Angels, Hawaii Five-O, Knots Landing, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, among others. She had a principal role on The Don Rickles Show. Sorel played Helena Varga, a young woman from the bad side of the tracks whose photographic memory becomes valuable to a drug kingpin in the 1974 Wolper-produced TV movie Get Christie Love, starring Teresa Graves.

Her first role on daytime television was as eccentric, meddlesome Augusta Wainwright on the NBC daytime drama Santa Barbara. She appeared on Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1986, from 1988 to 1989, and finally from 1990 to 1991. In between stints, she also spent a year appearing as Judith Sanders on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, in 1987. She played villainess Vivian Alamain on the NBC daytime serial, Days of our Lives from March 1992 until February 2000. Sorel's performance as Alamain garnered her five Soap Opera Digest Awards as "Outstanding Villainess" in 1994, "Outstanding Showstopper" in 1997 and again in 1999 as "Outstanding Scene Stealer".

In 2000, shortly after being let go from Days of our Lives, Sorel briefly joined the cast of the Port Charles as fashion maven "Donatella Stewart" . The role lasted for a month. In 2001, she had a brief role on another ABC soap opera All My Children as "Judge Kay Campobello". She made a brief appearance on Passions as cannery worker Dort in 2004. In December 2009, she was invited to reprise her villanous role on Days of our Lives.

In June 2011, Sorel was let go from Days of Our Lives along with many other actors to make room for the return of supercouple John and Marlena and other characters that have yet to be named

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