Natalie Marlowe was in love with Jeremy Hunter. But, she also loved his
father, Alex Hunter’s, wallet even more. Seduced by the older, suave
businessman, Natalie fell in love. She married Alex, and Jeremy left for
Tibet. Natalie was sure that she would never see Jeremy again.
More than two years later, Jeremy returned to Canada after a falling out
with his lover, Erica Kane. It was as if no time had passed by for the
two lovers. Just when it seemed like their hope for Natalie and Jeremy,
Erica arrived. Natalie saw Erica as a rival for Jeremy’s affections.
But, Alex grew smitten with Erica as well. Alex arranged for all the Hunters
to follow Erica back to Pine Valley and see what sort of life Jeremy had
created for himself there.
Natalie learned she was pregnant with Alex’s child. Trapped in her
loveless marriage, she needed an escape.
When Natalie learned Jeremy had been released from his vow of celibacy,
she was sure she could win him over. Natalie saw her opportunity when
Alex and Erica were presumed dead in a rockslide in Canada. Jeremy led
the search team for his lover and father to no avail. That night, Natalie
found Jeremy in a drunken stupor. She slipped in bed beside him. The next
morning, she convinced Jeremy they had slept together.
Her reunion with Alex was brief. He died in a foxhunt accident on the
Wallingford grounds. She revealed to Jeremy that she was pregnant with
his child. They had an impromptu wedding. Natalie thought she had won,
but she underestimated her opponent.
Natalie caught Erica and Jeremy in bed together. Their fight led them
to a broken down elevator that was about to come crashing down. Jeremy
saved a pregnant Natalie, but could not get back to Erica in time. Luckily,
Tom Cudahy arrived in the nick of time to save Erica. In her rage, Erica
revealed that Natalie and Jeremy’s wedding was a sham. She had hired
an actor to play minister.
Natalie chased Jeremy when he went to rescue Erica from her ex-husband,
Adam Chandler. The trio was stranded on an island. The stress caused Natalie
to go into premature labor. Natalie gave birth to Timothy Hunter.
Back in Pine Valley, Natalie consented to a paternity test hoping that
Jeremy and Alex’s DNA would be a close enough match. Unfortunately,
Erica had caught Adam playing around with the first test results. On the
second test, Natalie’s lie was revealed. Alex was Tim’s father,
not Jeremy. Jeremy bestowed Timmy with part of Alex’s estate, but
left Natalie with nothing.
To make ends meet, Natalie became Palmer Cortlandt’s live in nurse.
Adam approached Natalie with a business proposition. He needed someone
to spy on Palmer and Natalie was in the perfect position. The sum he proposed
was too good for Natalie to pass on. She agreed, and began to weasel her
way into Palmer’s personal affairs.
Ross Chandler and Natalie could not keep their affair a secret. Jeremy
had already caught them in a passionate embrace. Ross explained Adam had
found out about them too. But, Ross was steadfast in his marriage to Ellen.
When Palmer proposed to Natalie, she realized that it might be the opportunity
she had been waiting for. They married in a small ceremony in Corltandt
Ross’ obsession with Natalie began to scare her. One night, Ellen
learned of their affair and left Ross. He stormed Cortlandt Manor and
entered Natalie’s room. In a rage, he raped her.
Natalie turned Ross in to the authorities. To Natalie’s surprise,
her trial proved to be an uphill climb. He reputation for using men tainted
her allegations. To the rest of Pine Valley, Ross had a sterling reputation.
Natalie’s big break came when Ross’ daughter, Julie Chandler,
returned to Pine Valley. She had secretly witnessed their affair and the
night of Natalie’s rape. Ross broke down after listening to his
When Natalie returned to Cortlandt Manor, she realized she had nothing
left with Palmer either. She had no one else to turn to, but Jeremy.
As far as Natalie was concerned, her marriage to Palmer was over. She
had no one else to turn to but Jeremy. She remained in Cortlandt Manor
until her divorce settlement could be resolved. One night, a disguised
assailant broke into the Manor. Natalie had bought a gun as a result of
her rape, and kept it close to her. When the assailant broke in again,
she confronted the person. It turned out to be Silver Kane, Jeremy’s
girlfriend. Silver had grown jealous of all the attention Jeremy had showered
on Natalie. Natalie wanted Silver to leave, but she was not finished.
Their altercation became physical. Natalie’s gun went off, and Silver
fell to the floor, dead.
Palmer walked in at the most opportune time. He helped Natalie dump Silver’s
body in the Cortlandt Manor pond. This seemingly held Natalie in her loveless
marriage. Natalie turned to Jeremy again. When the truth came out, Natalie
was free to be with Jeremy. Palmer went to prison for obstruction of justice
when it was discovered he had a taped recording of the incident that exonerated
Natalie and Jeremy made plans to marry again. They all their hardships
were behind them. But, a woman from Jeremy’s past compromised the
new marriage. Marissa Rampal not only still loved Jeremy, but she was
the mother of his illegitimate son, David Rampal. Natalie understood Jeremy’s
need to be part of his son’s life, but there was something unsettling
Marissa did whatever she could to provoke Natalie. Natalie put up with
Marissa the best she could. In an altercation, Marissa lost her balance
and fell down a staircase. Marissa was dead.
Jeremy worried about what the trauma of Marissa’s death would do
to David. But, Natalie wanted Jeremy to worry about her. When Jeremy chose
his son over Natalie, she left him.
Natalie became the nurse to an ailing millionaire. When he died, he left
his fortune to her. She started the Mason Foundation at Pine Valley Hospital
to provide grants for pediatric care.
Natalie abhorred Trevor Dillon. He was brash and classless. Trevor was
Jeremy's old mercenary friend brought to town by Marissa the year before.
Natalie always seemed to find herself in his presence. One day, Trevor
shipwrecked her yacht, stranding them on a deserted island. There, Natalie
got to see a new side of Trevor. She slowly let down her guard. They shared
their first kiss in the sand.
After being rescued, Natalie kept her distance from Trevor. Adam approached
Natalie with a business deal. He needed his company back, and Natalie
had the money to help him. She had just bought Eric Kane’s shares
of Enchantment. With Adam’s shares, she would have enough shares
to challenge Erica. She agreed to the marriage of convenience. Trevor
arrived at the ceremony to profess his feelings to Natalie, but it was
too late. She and Adam had already said their vows.
Natalie made the best of her marriage to Adam. Things began to turn around
when Adam’s daughter, Hayley Vaughan, moved into the mansion. Hayley
was also Trevor’s niece. Hayley helped Natalie come to terms with
her true feelings for Trevor. Upon learning of Adam’s plot to slowly
siphon off Natalie’s money, she filed for divorce. But in the settlement,
she lost her Enchantment shares.
It was not long before Natalie and Trevor were engaged. Natalie opened
her home to her recently divorced sister, Janet Green. Janet’s quirky
personality was in stark contrast to the prim and proper Natalie. Unbeknownst
to Natalie, Janet had fallen in love with Trevor. When Trevor rejected
her advances, Janet concocted a complex plan to take over Natalie’s
life. When she had perfected her impersonation, Janet lured Natalie to
a well and threw her in.
Natalie regained consciousness she tried to call out for help. But, the
well was in the middle of the woods in the outskirts of Pine Valley. As
she struggled to survive, Natalie flashed back to her many sins. She begged
God for forgiveness. One night, a terrible storm approached. Natalie was
going to drown in the floodwater. Before she died in a watery grave, a
hand reached in and pulled her out.
Natalie awoke in Wildwind, a Hungarian castle deep in the Pine Valley
back woods. It’s Count, Dimitri Marick, had found Natalie and nursed
her back to health. The two began a romance. When Natalie was healthy
enough, she returned to Pine Valley only to find Janet masquerading as
her and married to Trevor. Betrayed, Natalie rejected Trevor and made
her way into Dimitri’s arms.
Natalie finally ended her relationship with Trevor by burning the engagement
ring he had given her. She now made plans to marry Dimitri. But, Dimitri
began acting erratically as he had visions of his late wife, Angelique
Marick. These visions proved to be rooted in reality when Angelique was
revealed to be alive at their engagement party. Devastated, Natalie turned
to Trevor. The feelings they once shared were very much alive. But Natalie
was hesitant, knowing she could never be happy if Trevor if he decided
to keep his child with Janet.
Janet was revealed to be Will Cortlandt’s crow bar killer. On the
run, she took Natalie hostage. Natalie was trying to get away from her
sister when she was shot in the leg. At that very moment, Janet went into
labor. Natalie could not leave her sister in pain, and helped her deliver
her daughter, Amanda Dillon. Holding the child in her arms, Natalie did
not want Amanda to pay for her mother’s sins.
Trevor and Natalie reunited. They had an impromptu wedding at the Wallingford
Estate. Ruth Martin was kind enough to let Natalie borrow Kate Martin’s
wedding dress for the occasion. Trevor also formally adopted Timmy. The
Dillons were at long last, a family.
Carter Jones believed Trevor was keeping him from his wife Galen Henderson.
So, he set the Dillon house on fire as a warning. Only, Natalie was still
inside. She was trapped because of the flames. Trevor rescued her. In
the hospital, Natalie realized the fire had blinded her. She lashed out
at Trevor. The only person who seemed to understand her was a hospital
orderly named Kyle. But Kyle’s visits became more frequent, and
his desire to protect Natalie became more obsessive. Kyle was none other
Christmas Eve brought a miracle to the Dillon home. While looking at the
angel affixed to the top of the Christmas tree, Natalie’s blurred
vision was finally clear.
Natalie had befriended her new accountant, Laurel Banning. Trevor was
uneasy around Laurel. Natalie learned that she had been embezzling money
from the Mason Foundation. Natalie turned to Adam for help. They got in
a car together to confront Laurel. On the way, they got into a terrible
accident. Natalie was rushed to the hospital, but the damage proved to
be too severe. Natalie was brain dead. Trevor took her off life support
to end her suffering.
Natalie appeared to Tim after he was mugged. Tim had run away from home
because Trevor had begun dating Janet. Natalie told Tim to go home and
give Janet a chance.
1998: Natalie appeared again, this time to Tim’s
pet dog, Harold, when he died of cancer. She welcomed his spirit into
2001: Natalie’s spirit was among the many former
Pine Valley residents that welcomed Gillian Andrassy to Heaven. But Gillian
was not ready to die. Natalie agreed to help her spirit go back to earth,
if she agreed to complete a task. The task would be to reveal to Ryan
Lavery that Christ Stamp was his real father.