Flora Collins (PT)
Production Information
Portrayed by

Joan Bennett

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Last appearance


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Biographical Information

Flora Collins


44 (1841)

Date of birth



Maine, New England, USA

Family members

Justin Collins (Husband)
Morgan Collins (Son)
Quentin Collins (Son)
Gabriel Collins (Son)
Melanie Collins (Adopted Daughter)

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This article is about the Mistress of Collinwood in 1841 Parallel Time. For her real-time equivalent, see Flora Collins

Flora Collins (PT) (1797? - ?) Was the wife of Justin Collins and mother of Morgan, Quentin and Gabriel Collins. She and her husband adopted a girl, Melanie as an infant.

When Melanie was very young, Justin was picked by lottery to be the sixth person to enter the Locked room in Collinwood. Unbeknown to anyone, Melanie snuck in the room during the night. In the morning, Justin was insane for the remainder of his life, as was Melanie, although her madness was much less severe until 1841. Flora lived in Collinwood with the family, including Justin's sister, Julia guarding the secret and dreading the day the lottery would have to be held again, leaving one of her children to suffer the same fate as their father (1199).

Flora did not know the identity of Melanie's mother, but knew that Justin knew her and that she was alive. Presumably she did not know that Justin was Melanie's real father.

One day a mad Justin attacked Stella Young in the upstairs parlor (1188). Flora and Julia imprisoned the girl in the Tower room where she was discovered by Melanie (1203), and killed (probably also by Melanie) (1204).

Although she was less flighty than her real-time counterpart, she was dominated by Julia Collins.

When Melanie discovered the identity of her real mother, she decided to keep the truth a secret to protect Flora's feelings.


Flora was the sixth and final character played by Joan Bennett on the original series.

Appearances Edit

1188, 1194, 1198, 1199, 1201, 1204, 1209, 1210, 1211, 1212, 1215, 1220, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1234, 1240, 1245

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