Knots Landing Character Biographies
Mr. and Mrs. Winston
Anne was born into the wealthy Winston family.
At 18 she fell in love with Law student Mac McKenzie. Mac was
from the wrong side of the tracks, and her parents disapproved.
After awhile, the only way she was able to see him was to pretend
to date his friend Greg Sumner, who would pick her up for her
rendezvous with Mac. Anne's father soon found out, and lied
to Anne, telling her he paid Mac to stop dating her, and the
family moved to another residence.
Anne soon found she was pregnant with Mac's
child, and married Matheson, both to give her daughter a name,
and for his money. She became part of the jet-set. Anne was
soon divorced, and alternately towed her daughter all over the
globe or left her in boarding school. Anne had many affairs,
and lived the high life. Her daughter Paige died in a boating
One day old boyfriend Mac McKenzie came to
town and told her that Paige was alive and living with him in
California. Seeing him again, Anne's old feelings for him came
up. She was off to Knots Landing, not so much to see Paige,
but rather to get Mac back. Anne rented the house next door
to the McKenzie's, and put all of her moves on Mac. She was
frusterated when they didn't work, and couldn't believe he'd
choose Karen over her. To get him to come to his senses, she
faked a suicide attempt. It almost worked until Mac overheard
her being nasty to Karen on the phone. Then he humilated her
in front of Karen, so she went back to New York.
A few years later Anne's father died and
cut her out of the will. She soon ran out of money, so she went
back to Knots Landing to bum off of daughter Paige. Anne decided
to blackmail a former lover, and he sent Nick Schillace to watch
her. She and Nick had an affair, and came up with several scams
to get money. None of them worked. Nick and Anne pulled off
a robbery of a statue from Greg's corporate art collection.
Nick took off with the statue and left Anne high and dry. Anne
became homeless. She ran into Benny Appleman, a con man who
owed her money, and she moved in with him. She did a nude spread
in a fashion magazine and got her own call-in radio talk show.
Anne and Greg started to date. Thinking she
might be pregnant, she took a home pregnancy test which turned
out positive. She and Greg made plans to marry. When she was
tested at the doctor, she found out she wasn't pregnant, but
going through menopause. She took fertility pills to try and
get pregnant. After she and Greg married, she told Greg she
"lost" the baby, but later admitted she'd never been pregnant.
Anne soon realized the marriage was a mistake, and she turned
to Nick for attention. She and Greg parted, and Anne and Nick
went back to working scams. One finally paid off, and she and
Nick moved to Monaco. While in Europe, Anne discovered she had
psychic powers. A few years later, Anne decided to visit Paige,
but apparently her powers must not have been working as Paige
had just left Greg. Anne laid around Greg's ranch for a couple
of weeks telling him all about her psychic powers. Today Anne
works at the Psychic Friendship Phone Line, and who knows, she
may be your psychic friend!