Once upon a time, the original Sally Spectra waltzed into the Forresters’ lives and wouldn’t let go. She was determined to get the respect the fashion world gave Forrester Creations, even if House of Spectra did knock-off designs. Sally was going to make sure her gowns also made it into a Forrester fashion show no matter what she had to do (via Soaps In Depth).
Sally was also a woman with heart and it shined through in scenes with her daughter, Macy; her husband, Clarke (Dan McVicar); and her son, C.J., and that was thanks to the talents of Darlene Conley who played Sally from 1989 until 2006. When Sally was finally written off the soap, it was because Conley was suffering from cancer. In November of 2006, Sally was sent away to Europe and we eventually heard she was happily traveling the world ever since.
Conley, who had also played Rose DeVille on “The Young and the Restless,” and Trixie on “General Hospital,” died on January 14, 2007. She was 72 years old.