By Lisa Brathwaite
Victoria Rowell, award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author, most beloved for her portrayal of the legendary Drucilla Winters on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” doled out some soaps savvy and charity at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta on June 4, 2010.
Actress Nevaina Rhodes , Victoria Rowell and Author Christopher B. Pearman, father of actress Raven-Symoné
In her debut show, SECRETS OF A SOAP OPERA DIVA – CONVERSATIONS WITH VICTORIA ROWELL, she dished in dramatic fashion on what really goes on behind the scenes in the volatile, powerful, and well, narcissist world of soap operas, while also taking the audience on her inspiring journey from a farm in Maine to the world of classical ballet, through the wilds of Hollywood, and inevitably into soap opera history. A book signing for her coinciding debut novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva, followed the stage performance.
As an advocate, mother, former foster child and author of The Women Who Raised Me, Victoria Rowell was pleased to lend her support to the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP), with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to the organization, whose efforts are concentrated on enriching the lives of adolescents and helping them achieve a healthy, productive future free of early pregnancy.
For more information on the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, visit www.gcapp.org. More divaliciousness about Victoria Rowell can be found at www.secretsofasoapoperadiva.com and details regarding her own nonprofit, The Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan (RFCPP), at http://www.rowellfosterchildren.org/.
Photo Credit: Alex Johnson III