Victoria Rowell introduced the drama as Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, however her real-life story is way extra climactic. In her memoir, The Women Who Raised Me (by way of NPR), the cleaning soap opera star opens up about being a ward of the state and spending her complete childhood in foster care.
At the age of seven, she briefly met her delivery mom, Dorothy Mabel Collins, who suffered from schizophrenia, when Collins visited the farm the place Rowell was being raised by her foster mother, Agatha Armstead. Rowell and her delivery mom would meet once more “not more than thrice,” previous to Collins dying from lung most cancers in 1983. Rowell discovered that she was the youngest of six youngsters Collins had given delivery to. In her e book, Rowell stated her siblings all had completely different fathers, however have been “all given the final title of Dorothy’s first and solely husband, Norman Rowell Sr.”
Looking again on her life, Rowell is grateful her foster mother allowed her to review classical ballet in Massachusetts and New York City, and she or he appreciates the “large mentors” who helped elevate her. To honor them, she created the Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan, telling NPR that her group gives “nice arts scholarships to foster and adopted youth to review piano, dance, drama, reunification camps with siblings, and tuition for greater schooling.”