Darlene Conley

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Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth July 18, 1934
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death Jan 14, 2007 (72)
Horoscope Cancer

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Darlene Conley

Darlene Conley was an American actress. Conley's career spanned fifty years, but she was best known for her performances in daytime television, and in particular, for her portrayal of larger-than-life fashion industrialist Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful. Conley played the role from 1989 until her death seventeen years later. Darlene's character Sally is the only soap opera character to be displayed at Madame Tussaud's wax figures galleries in Amsterdam and Las Vegas.

Born: July 18, 1934, Chicago Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Died: January 14, 2007, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1963–2006
Spouse(s): Bill Woodson (1959–1966) (divorced), Kurt Hensch (1970–1981) (divorced)
Children: 1
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About Darlene Conley

Actress who played the role of Sally Spectra on the popular soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for 19 years.

Before Fame

She was born on Chicago's South Side to an Irish-American family.


Her famous soap opera character, Sally, was given her own wax statues at Madame Tussaud's in both Las Vegas and Amsterdam.

Family Life

She was married to Bill Woodson from 1959-1966. Following her divorce, she married Kurt Hensch, who remained her husband for eleven years.


She and actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller were friends.

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Latest information about Darlene Conley updated on January 21, 2021.