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{{performer|Joan Bennett|[[1]]-[[1198]]}}
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[[Image:ElizabethCollinsStoddard.jpg|right|thumb|Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, as portrayed by [[Joan Bennett]].]]
|Portrayed by = [[Joan Bennett]]
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:''This article is about the matriarch of the Collins Family in main time band. For her equivalent in [[Parallel Time]], see [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (PT)]].''
|First appearance = [[1]]
 
|Last appearance = [[1198]]
 
|Episode count = 264
 
|Audio appearances =
 
|Name = Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
 
|Also known as = Liz
 
|Age = 54 <small>(1971)</small>
 
|Date of birth = February 28, 1917
 
|Year of death = 2003
 
|Manner of death =
 
|Origin = Maine, New England, USA
 
|Profession = Owner of Collins Fishing Fleet and Cannery
 
<br>Mistress of Collinwood
 
|Supernatural abilities =
 
|Family members = [[Carolyn Stoddard]] <small>(Daughter)</small>
 
<br>[[Victoria Winters]] <small>(Daughter)</small>
 
<br>[[Jamison Collins]] <small>(Father)</small>
 
<br>[[Catherine Collins]] <small>(Mother)</small>
 
<br>[[Roger Collins]] <small>(Brother)</small>
 
<br>[[Paul Stoddard]] <small>(Husband)</small>
 
<br>[[David Collins]] <small>(Nephew, uncle)</small>}}
 
:''This article is about the matriarch of the Collins Family in main time band. For her equivalent in [[Parallel Time]], see [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (PT)]].''
 
   
'''Elizabeth Collins Stoddard''' (b. Feb. 28, 1917 ([[267]])) was the matriarch of the [[Collins]] family in the 1960s and owner of [[Collinwood]] and the [[Collins Fishing Fleet and Cannery]]. She was the mother of [[Carolyn Stoddard]].
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'''Elizabeth Collins Stoddard''' (b. Feb. 28, 1917) was the matriarch of the [[Collins]] family in the 1960s and owner of [[Collinwood]] and the [[Collins Fishing Fleet and Cannery]]. She was the mother of [[Carolyn Stoddard]].
   
   
 
== Family ==
 
== Family ==
Elizabeth had a brother, [[Roger Collins|Roger]] ([[1]], [[2]]). Their father, [[Jamison Collins]] ([[643]]), died in the mid-1940s and Elizabeth cried for days ([[17]]). As originally written by [[Art Wallace]] in the series bible [[Shadows on the Wall]], Elizabeth's father was named Joseph and her mother Carolyn; Carolyn died at the age of thirty-eight as the result of giving birth to Roger.
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Elizabeth had a brother, [[Roger Collins|Roger]] ([[1]], [[2]]). Their father, [[Jamison Collins]] ([[643]]), died in the mid-1940s and Elizabeth cried for days ([[17]]).
   
Elizabeth's husband [[Paul Stoddard|Paul]] left her in [[1949]] and she became a recluse, remaining at the house until he returned ([[5]]). The same day, Elizabeth fired the entire staff of servants at Collinwood&mdash;maids, chauffeur, gardener&mdash;and brought on [[Matthew Morgan]], a cannery worker, to be the sole caretaker and do all of the heavy work around the house ([[6]]).
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Elizabeth's husband [[Paul Stoddard|Paul]] left her in [[1949]] and she became a recluse, remaining at the house until he returned ([[5]]). The same day, Elizabeth fired the entire staff of servants at Collinwood&mdash;maids, chauffeur, gardener&mdash;and brought on [[Matthew Morgan]], a cannery worker, to be the sole caretaker and do all of the heavy work around the house ([[6]]).
   
 
Six months later her daughter [[Carolyn Stoddard|Carolyn]] was born ([[5]]).
 
Six months later her daughter [[Carolyn Stoddard|Carolyn]] was born ([[5]]).
   
In [[1957]], Roger testified against [[Burke Devlin]] in court, sending him to prison. Afterwards, Roger agreed to leave [[Collinsport]] and Elizabeth sent him money every month in return. Despite promising never to come back, Roger returned to live at Collinwood ten years later with his son [[David Collins|David]] ([[10]]).
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In [[1957]], Roger testified against [[Burke Devlin]] in court, sending him to prison. Afterwards, Roger agreed to leave [[Collinsport]] and Elizabeth sent him money every month in return. Despite promising never to come back, Roger returned to live at Collinwood ten years later with his son [[David Collins|David]] ([[10]]).
   
 
Elizabeth was very fond of David and saw him as the heir apparent to the family business. When his mother [[Laura Collins|Laura]] returned, she was reluctant to let him go with her ([[134]], [[135]]).
 
Elizabeth was very fond of David and saw him as the heir apparent to the family business. When his mother [[Laura Collins|Laura]] returned, she was reluctant to let him go with her ([[134]], [[135]]).
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== Victoria Winters ==
 
== Victoria Winters ==
   
In 1966, Elizabeth hired [[Victoria Winters]] from [[New York]] to come and be a governess and companion for David ([[1]]). She told Carolyn that she brought Vicki there to give her (Carolyn) a chance to get married and leave Collinwood ([[8]]).
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In 1967, Elizabeth hired [[Victoria Winters]] from [[New York]] to come and be a governess and companion for David ([[1]]). She told Carolyn that she brought Vicki there to give her (Carolyn) a chance to get married and leave Collinwood ([[8]]).
   
Victoria was extremely curious about why she was chosen to tutor David, but Elizabeth was very vague about it, merely saying someone recommended her ([[6]]). Eventually, Liz forced Roger to play along and tell Vicki that an anonymous donor to the [[Hammond Foundling Home]] had recommended her ([[25]]).
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Victoria was extremely curious about why she was chosen to tutor David, but Elizabeth was very vague about it, merely saying someone recommended her ([[6]]). Eventually, Liz forced Roger to play along and tell Vicki that an anonymous donor to the [[Hammond Foundling Home]] had recommended her ([[25]]).
   
 
== Life ==
 
== Life ==
   
In the 1960s, Elizabeth lived in Collinwood with Carolyn, Roger, and Roger's son [[David Collins|David]]. As of 1967, she hadn't left [[Widows' Hill]] for eighteen years ([[1]]).
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In the 1960s, Elizabeth lived in Collinwood with Carolyn, Roger, and Roger's son [[David Collins|David]]. She still hadn't left [[Widows' Hill]] as of 1967, having been there for eighteen years ([[1]]).
   
 
Elizabeth often played the piano ([[2]], [[47]]).
 
Elizabeth often played the piano ([[2]], [[47]]).
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On top of everything that Mrs. Stoddard was dealing with, the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard Collins, who had married Barnabas Collins long ago, was hexing, killing, and terrorizing people and making people see things, the most unforgettable being her spell spoken right into a sherry one day that Mrs. Collins drank which makes Mrs. Collins continually think of and dream of her death for a long period of time.
 
On top of everything that Mrs. Stoddard was dealing with, the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard Collins, who had married Barnabas Collins long ago, was hexing, killing, and terrorizing people and making people see things, the most unforgettable being her spell spoken right into a sherry one day that Mrs. Collins drank which makes Mrs. Collins continually think of and dream of her death for a long period of time.
 
The curse that Cassandra placed on Elizabeth ends after Carolyn was almost killed by the werewolf, Chris Jennings. The origin of the curse is also explained in that, Barnabas, Julia, and Carolyn finally know the truth. (672)
 
   
 
== Final Fate ==
 
== Final Fate ==
   
 
In [[1971]], Elizabeth found [[Barnabas Collins]], Dr. [[Julia Hoffman]], and Professor [[T. Eliot Stokes]] in the [[drawing room]] after their return from the year [[1840]]. Changed by the trio's adventure in the past, Elizabeth had no memory of the hauntings by [[Gerard Stiles]] and [[Daphne Harridge]]. She chided the group for being late to the opening of a new Historical Center, at which [[Roger Collins]] was speaking that evening. Elizabeth offered to drive her friends to the event, and commented that it had been a peaceul, enjoyable winter ([[1198]]).
 
In [[1971]], Elizabeth found [[Barnabas Collins]], Dr. [[Julia Hoffman]], and Professor [[T. Eliot Stokes]] in the [[drawing room]] after their return from the year [[1840]]. Changed by the trio's adventure in the past, Elizabeth had no memory of the hauntings by [[Gerard Stiles]] and [[Daphne Harridge]]. She chided the group for being late to the opening of a new Historical Center, at which [[Roger Collins]] was speaking that evening. Elizabeth offered to drive her friends to the event, and commented that it had been a peaceul, enjoyable winter ([[1198]]).
 
In the ''TV Guide'' article written by series writer [[Sam Hall]], Elizabeth continued to manage the Collins business for David to inherit.
 
 
The 2003 audio play ''[[Return to Collinwood]]'' revolved around the reading of Elizabeth's will, in which she reveals that Victoria Winters was her illegitimate daughter. This idea had been in the minds of the original series' production team since the casting of [[Alexandra Moltke]], who bore a strong resemblance to Joan Bennett, as Victoria.
 
   
 
== Appearances ==
 
== Appearances ==
   
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:''*Sobbing is heard, but Elizabeth is not seen.''[[Category:Characters|Collins, Elizabeth]]
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:''*Sobbing is heard, but Elizabeth is not seen.''
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[[Category:Characters|Collins, Elizabeth]]
 
[[Category:Present-Day Characters|Collins, Elizabeth]]
 
[[Category:Present-Day Characters|Collins, Elizabeth]]
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[[Category:Dark Shadows Characters|Collins, Elizabeth]]
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