Abandoned by her husband, Axel Green, Janet Green turned to her sister
Natalie Hunter for a place to stay. In Pine Valley, she met Natalie’s
fiancée, Trevor Dillon. Janet was immediately smitten with Trevor.
She was sure that she and Trevor were meant to be. All she needed to do
was to get rid of Natalie. So, Janet lured Natalie to the woods, and pushed
her into a well. Then, she changed her appearance to look like Natalie.
Perfectly copying her demeanor, Janet took over her sister’s life.
None the wiser, Trevor made plans to marry Janet.
But Janet’s charade was coming to an end. Trevor’s niece Hayley
Vaughan had discovered Janet talking about her plan to her reflection
in a mirror. She captured Hayley and kept her prisoner in the Chandler
Mansion tunnels. She even shot Hayley’s boyfriend, Brian Bodine,
when he tried to rescue her. Unbeknownst to Janet, Dimitiri Marick had
found and rescued Natalie.
Natalie uncovered Janet’s manipulations. In prison, Janet revealed
she was now pregnant with Trevor’s child.
Janet had succeeded in breaking up Natalie and Trevor. Still, Trevor’s
attention never seemed to be on her. Janet was in the hospital getting
a prenatal check up when she overheard Trevor in the hallway. He was worried
about Hayley because of her recent marriage to Will Cortlandt. Dangerous
and volatile Will had consumed Trevor’s attention. Janet hoped that
by getting Will out of the picture, Trevor’s attention would shift
to her and their baby. Dressed in his over coat, Janet confronted Will
in his apartment and bludgeoned him to death with a crowbar.
At first, Brian took the fall for Janet’s crime. But, reporter Edmund
Grey put the pieces of evidence together and implicated Janet for the
crime. Janet made one last run for it, this time taking Natalie hostage
again. When Natalie tried to run away, Janet shot her. At that moment,
Janet collapsed: she was in labor. Natalie helped Janet deliver her daughter,
Amanda Dillon. Janet was forced to sign away her custody rights to Trevor.
He promised Janet that as long as he was alive, she would never be a part
of Amanda’s life.
Janet’s new cellmate, Kendall Hart, filled her in on the going-ons
in Pine Valley. She was devastated to learn that Natalie had died in car
accident pursuing Laurel Banning. Janet had changed a lot since her imprisonment.
She told Kendall that all she did was to be with Amanda again.
Janet was given such an opportunity when she volunteered for an experimental
surgery that could potentially leave her permanently disfigured. For her
participation, the Governor commuted her sentence. With a new face, she
adopted the alias of accountant Jane Cox and began working for Orsini
No matter how hard Janet tried, she could not avoid being drawn to Trevor
and Amanda. She began dating Trevor. But Laurel, and Janet’s mother,
Wilma Marlowe, had her own suspicions about Jane. Timmy Dillon’s
dog, Harold, was equally suspicious. So, Janet drugged Harold and sent
him away in a truck. Then, she cut Laurel’s breaks in hopes of silencing
her. All the while, she made plans to marry Trevor again.
learned that Kendall was out of prison. Janet knew she had the potential
to reveal her charade. They got in a heated confrontation the night of
Pine Valley’s great tornado. Kendall was trapped underneath the
rubble. Janet was about to leave Kendall die, when she called out for
help. Kendall promised to keep Janet’s identity a secret. Janet
helped her out from under the destruction
On the day of her wedding to Trevor, Harold stormed into the chapel and
began attacking Janet. It bought Jackson Montgomery enough time to arrive
and reveal Janet’s true identity. Laurel had discovered records
of Janet’s surgery. Trevor was enraged by her deception. He promised
Janet that she would have nothing to do with Amanda.
Janet found her next opportunity in Palmer Cortlandt. After a one-night
stand, Janet began to blackmail Palmer. Palmer wanted to save his marriage
to Opal Cortlandt, so he agreed to be a part of her manipulations.
Janet was determined to win custody of Amanda. She believed her chances
were compromised as a result of Trevor and Dixie Martin’s smear
campaign. She hired an actor named James to impersonate Dixie's late brother,
Janet’s first victim Will . At trial, James arrived and revealed
Janet’s deceptions. Trevor won full custody of Amanda.
Janet was determined to make everyone pay for her loosing her child. On
the day of Trevor and Laurel’s wedding, she stormed the chapel with
a bomb. Only, Amanda had already arrived and was standing with Laurel.
Not wanting to hurt her daughter, Janet ran into the street with the bomb.
Before she could disarm it, she was struck down by lightning.
All of Pine Valley thought she was dead. In reality, she had survived
the blast. Runaway Laura Kirk found her and tried to nurse her back to
health. Pierce Riley found the women living at a campsite. He welcomed
them to live at his cabin near Willow Lake. The three of them formed an
instant family. Pierce and Janet bonded over their dark pasts. They became
One day, while she was alone at the cabin, Janet heard cries of help coming
from the lake. She recognized the drowning boy to be Jamie Martin, Dixie’s
step-son. She saved Jamie, but ran away before anyone saw her.
Janet was forced to return to Pine Valley when Laura fell ill with appendicitis.
Though she tried to slip out of the hospital unnoticed, Trevor saw her.
He took her to an empty storage locker. There, Trevor berated Janet with
the laundry list of things she had done to hurt his family. He pulled
out his gun to kill her. Luckily, Pierce arrived to stop Trevor. Pierce
revealed that he and Trevor had worked as mercenaries together. Pierce
successfully talked Trevor down.
Returning to Willow Lake, Janet realized how much things had changed.
Pierce had grown distant since meeting Brooke English. With Laura gone,
she felt like she had lost her family.
Janet began her plot of revenge against Brooke for stealing her newfound
family. She began to practice her own imitation of Brooke, going so far
as to sneak into Jamie’s room to read him a bedtime story. When
Trevor found out, he got in a car accident trying to warn Brooke.
Janet started working for Dr. Jonathan Kinder. She began snooping around
the office only to discover Kinder’s questionable use of drug therapy.
When Kinder realized Janet had found out too much, he locked her in the
church attic. In the same attic was a comatose woman. She did not know
the woman was Pine Valley heiress Skye Chandler, Kinder’s wife.
Janet helped Skye escape.
Janet and Skye formed an unlikely alliance with Erica Kane, one of Kinder’s
former patients. They were plotting on how they were going to entrap Kinder.
Only, when Kinder found out they had escaped, he was on a warpath. In
the commotion, Erica’s daughter, Bianca Montgomery, pushed Kinder
down a staircase seemingly to his death. The women buried Kinder in the
backyard of the Linden House and promised to keep the ordeal a secret
for Bianca’s sake.
Kinder was not yet done terrorizing the women. Erica had found the shallow
grave empty. Kinder’s former lover Marian Colby admitted that she
had helped him escape to the Caribbean. With Marian's help, they finally
forced Kinder into a confession, sending him to prison for his dastardly
Upon returning to Pine Valley, Janet found Trevor in a terrible state
of mind. The crash had left him paralyzed. Seeing him in such a hopeless
condition, Janet worried about Amanda’s welfare. When Janet threatened
to take her away, Trevor found the strength to lift himself out of his
Janet and Trevor began seeing each other. Their relationships lead to
a lot of tension in the Dillon home. Tim was still not convinced that
Janet had reformed. Tim told Amanda about Janet’s sordid past. Amanda
wanted to seek out the truth. Amanda fell into the Wildwind well that
Janet had held Natalie in years before. Janet slipped in trying to rescue
her. Trapped, Janet revealed that she was Amanda’s mother. The trauma
brought mother and daughter together.
Tim crushed a pumpkin on his doorstep with crowbar. The final draw came
when Tim accused Janet of locking him in a meat locker. Janet agreed to
take a lie detector to exonerate herself in Trevor’s eyes. When
the results were inconclusive, Trevor still vacillated. Janet did not
want to be in a relationship if Trevor could not trust her.
Tim ran away from home. That night, Janet prayed to Natalie. If she promised
to protect him and bring him home, she would break off her relationship
with Trevor so that Tim would never run away again. Tim returned home
on Christmas Eve and Janet began to face the difficulties of her promise.
Trevor pursued Janet. He asked her to marry him. But, Janet had made a
promise to Natalie the night Tim disappeared to leave Trevor alone. She
knew he would not take “no” as an answer. So, Janet told him
she was going back to Axel.
Janet hired an actor to pretend to be Axel. On their wedding day, Trevor
arrived at the chapel and called Janet out on her lie. He professed his
love for her. Janet could deny her love any longer; she married Trevor
Janet and the Dillons were dealt another blow when Harold was diagnosed
with cancer. They spent as much time with him as they could before they
were forced to put him down.
Janet’s former cellmate Sophie Malinowski tracked her down for a
favor. Sophie was down and out, and looked to Janet to start up her life.
Janet wanted Sophie out of her hair, and gave her some money to get started.
Sophie exploited the situation, and asked for more money. Janet was not
about to be blackmailed. Sophie turned to her old ways and threatened
to hurt Amanda if Janet did not acquiesce. Janet gave her $50,000, and
hoped that she would leave town.
Sophie was relentless. When Janet stood her ground, Sophie pulled out
a crowbar. In a struggle, Janet overtook Sophie and bludgeoned her to
death. Janet finally told Trevor what Sophie had done. Knowing Janet would
never get a fair trial based on her history, Trevor took the fall for
Sophie’s murder. Before he was arrested, Trevor skipped town.
Derek Frye interrogated Janet about Trevor’s whereabouts. The mental
strain from the situation left Janet on edge. Janet began seeing visions
of her old self in the mirror.
Janet’s condition worsened. Arlene Vaughan, Trevor’s sister,
came to Pine Valley to help Janet. Instead, she only brought on more drama
with her alcoholism and greed. Janet did her best to handle Arlene and
protect a very fragile and impressionable Amanda.
After a confrontation with a mirror, Janet turned herself in to Derek.
But, Trevor had found evidence to corroborate Janet’s claim of self-defense.
Trevor had set up shop in Colorado. Janet and Amanda moved to be with
him there. Janet’s release was contingent on her seeking continued
Janet returned to Pine Valley after learning that Amanda had been run
down by Babe Carey. Janet did not want the person who hurt her daughter
left unpunished. Janet acted erratically. She had stopped taking her medication,
causing her mind to fall deeper into psychosis.
Janet told Amanda she was going home. In reality, she was hiding in Pine
Valley to start plotting her revenge against Babe. Her first act of vengeance
was kidnapping Adam Chandler, III, Babe’s son. She only returned
him after Amanda was implicated in the crime.
Janet secretly lurked about Pine Valley in her plot to claim vengeance
on all those who hurt Amanda. She made her presence known at the Mardi
Gras Ball when Amanda was implicated in Erica’s drugging. She went
to convince her old friend that he daughter could not possibly have hurt
her. When Erica brushed Janet off, she became infuriated. Amanda tried
to make Janet leave town and get help. Betrayed, Janet took her aggression
off on everyone at the ball by rigging the ballroom to explode.
Janet seized the opportunity to kidnap Babe and Little Adam again. Janet
was going to raise Little Adam as her son, Rembrandt, to take the place
of Amanda who she thought no longer loved her. She needed to eliminate
Babe, so she threw her in a freezer. Beside her was Trevor. Janet had
put Trevor in the freezer to “cool-off" after an argument.
mental conditioned continued to deteriorate, and she began to talk into
the mirror again.
Amanda tracked Janet down. She begged her to let Little Adam go. Amanda
calmed Janet down with memories of her childhood, giving the authorities
enough time to save Little Adam and Babe.
Janet went to trial for Trevor and Ethan Ramsey’s murder. Ethan
had died in the Mardi Gras explosion. Janet was sent to a sanitarium where
she was force-medicated. Before she was taken into custody, she told JR
that his mother, Dixie, was alive. Janet had spotted Dixie at the Mardi
Amanda turned to Janet for help in discovering the identity of the Satin
Slayer. Amanda wanted to know more about the mind of a killer, like her
mother, in hopes that she could help the police stop the murders. Janet
was fairly lucid and tried to help with the investigation as much as she
Adam broke Janet out of the mental ward. He needed her help in his plan
for revenge against Tad and Krystal Carey. She was to kidnap their child,
Jenny Martin. Adam convinced Janet that Tad and Krystal were bad parents
and did not deserve the little girl. Because Janet was off her medication,
she went on the run with Jenny. When Tad and Krystal finally tracked Janet
down, they were able to convince her to give them Jenny back. Janet went
back to the mental ward.
In spite of what she had done, Amanda still visited Janet for the holidays.
Janet confronted Richie Novak, Pine Valley’s most recent sociopath.Janet
was somehow charmed by Richie. Janet helped him escape the mental ward.
Janet continues to reside in Oak Haven.