Actresses Jane Elliot and Kate Collins

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 28, 2007

Q What can you tell me about the actress who played Cynthia on All My Children a few years ago? She is the daughter of Michael Collins, the astronaut who flew on Apollo 11.
—Regina Hampton, Boone, N.C.

Jane Elliot played Cynthia on All My Children from 1984 to 1986, but she is not related to astronaut Michael Collins, who served as the command module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing mission, in 1969. You're confusing Elliot with actress Kate Collins, 48, who played the dual roles of Natalie and Janet on the TV daytime drama. Born in Boston, Collins joined the cast in 1985 and left in 1992, but she's made brief returns to the show in the last couple of years. Back in 1989, she co-hosted Good Morning America when her father was a guest.