Iconic ‘Dark Shadows’ Witch Angelique Lara Parker Passes Away at 84
• Actress Lara Parker, best known for portraying the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard in the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows,” passed away peacefully at 84 in her Los Angeles home.
• From 1967 to 1971, Parker captivated audiences with her complex love-hate relationship between Angelique and Barnabas Collins.
• Parker remained involved in “Dark Shadows” after its conclusion, starring and writing four books that immerse fans in its captivating universe.
• Additionally, she appeared in several film adaptations of the series, including a 2012 remake starring Johnny Depp and Eva Green.
• She was remembered for her skillful portrayal of Angelique, bringing the character to life while touching many hearts and solidifying her as a cherished character.
• Lara Parker leaves behind a legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide; she is survived by her loving husband, children, and grandson.
Beloved “Dark Shadows” actress Lara Parker, known for her portrayal of the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard, passed away at 84. Parker’s daughter confirmed that she peacefully died on October 12th at her Los Angeles home.
From 1967 to 1971, Parker captivated audiences as Angelique, the central antagonist in the gothic soap opera. Set in the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine, the series follows the Collins family, with Parker’s character seeking revenge and cursing Barnabas Collins into a vampire. The complex love-hate relationship between Angelique and Barnabas spanned centuries.
Although her time as Angelique concluded with her character’s death, Parker remained involved in “Dark Shadows,” portraying another member of the Collins family. Her talent extended beyond the supernatural soap opera, as she went on to star in various films and TV shows, demonstrating her versatility.
Parker brought Angelique to life on screen and contributed to the “Dark Shadows” world through her writing. With a master’s degree in creative writing, she published four books that further immersed fans in the captivating universe.
Additionally, Parker appeared in “Dark Shadows” film adaptations, including the 2012 remake starring Johnny Depp and Eva Green. Her impact on the series and its devoted fanbase will be forever remembered.
In reflecting on her role as Angelique, Parker shared her evolution from portraying the “heroine” to fully embracing her character’s ruthless and resilient nature. Her portrayal touched the hearts of many and solidified Angelique as a cherished and unforgettable character.
Lara Parker leaves a lasting legacy that inspires and captivates audiences. She is survived by her loving husband, Jim Hawkins, her children Caitlin, Rick, and Andy, and her cherished grandson.