First Appearance: May 4, 1964
Last Appearance: May 4, 1994
Portrayers: Sarah Cunningham, May 4, 1964.
Audra Lindley, May 5, 1964 - June 20, 1969.
Nancy Wickwire, August 26, 1969 - July 23, 1971. 
Irene Dailey, January 7-8, 1974 - June 10, 1986;
November 25, 1987 - January 1993; May 5, 1993; April 15, 1994 - May 4, 1994.
Introduction Scenes: (Nancy Wickwire) In Los Angeles, over the phone to Susan Matthews Shearer, "Susan darling."
(Irene Dailey, 1974) Arriving at the Matthews' house.
(Irene Dailey, Reintro 1987) The Cory Mansion, to Ada Hobson (RIP),
"Darling, someone has to help you boss the Corys around."
Exit Scenes: (Audra Lindley) Her house to Susan Matthews Shearer, "Where do you think you're going?"
(Nancy Wickwire) To Jim and Mary Matthews while going to the phone, "Thanks. I'll be back in a few minutes."
(Irene Dailey, 1993) The Wheeler Art Gallery to Dennis Wheeler about Russ Matthews, "Above all a father will protect his child."
Other Aliases: Elizabeth Matthews (full name).
Other Whereabouts: Arizona (1971-1973).
Relatives: Bill Matthews (RIP), son. Susan Matthews
Shearer, daughter. Julia Shearer (RIP), adoptive granddaughter. Sarah, distant cousin.
Spouses: Will Matthews (RIP) (dissolved in May 1964).
Lovers: Wayne Addison (RIP) (fiance) (1969-1970).
Dates: Fred Douglas (1966-1969), Rafe Carter (1971),
Mac Cory (RIP) (1974), Richard Gavin (1974), Frank
Prescott (1976-1977), Charley Hobson (RIP) (1977-1978), Jim
Matthews (RIP), and Milo Simonelli (1982).
Former Occupations: Receptionist for Dr. Frank
Prescott. Mac Cory's (RIP) first secretary.