Happy 65th Birthday, Brenda Dickson!
Today is Brenda Dickson’s birthday, which means we have an excuse to post one of our favorite random videos! Brenda Dickson played villainess Jill Abbott on “The Young and the Restless” in the ’70s and ’80s. On screen, she stole the heart of a rich married man and then slept with her stepson, but there’s even more daytime drama in her cult classic “Welcome to My Home” video, in which she’s just “playing herself.” In the short video, the former Miss California, who is credited as writer, director, and executive producer, said she was motivated to make the piece by her fans who have written her and asked, “How do you look better today than you did 11 and a half years ago?” And girlfriend looks craaaaaazy good for 1987! Her closet is covered in beading, she has a jumbo portrait of herself over her sofa, an entire rack of red high heel boots, and every outfit shows off her cleavage. Sure, when Ms. Dickson describes her accessories as “diamonds,” she means rhinestones, but there are some real gems! Our favorite line is when she says, “Leather is always great, I wear a lot of it.” And how!