American audiences first became aware of dark-eyed actress Emma Samms when she was cast as the heroine in the 1979 film Arabian Adventure. Her American TV bow was as Holly Sutton, temporary girlfriend of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and later full-time wife of ex-spy Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers), on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. It was the beginning of a long association with soap operas, both daytime and prime time. In 1984, Samms went from the niceness of Holly Sutton to the deviousness of Fallon Carrington on the nighttime serial Dynasty. She carried this role over into the Dynasty spin-off The Colbys in 1985, then returned to Dynasty in 1986. In 1994, Emma Samms was brought in to "hypo" the flagging Fox series Models Inc., in yet another villainous characterization, as Grayson Louder.