The young governess who originally carried the show , Vicky Winters was an orphan who came to Collinwood seeking clues to her past. She became very close to the family and followed them through many of their bizarre misadventures. Vicotia found herself constantly drawn to the past and particularly Josette Collins. Though it was suggested throughout the show that she may have been Josette’s reincarnation, Victoria eventually fell in love with a man from the past and went back there to live the rest of her life with him.
Series creator Dan Curtis first thought up Victoria Winters and the whole concept for the show in a dream, in which he dreamt of a young woman on a train bound for a mysterious mansion full of dark secrets.
The actress who played Victoria is a real Countess, who left the show to raise her child full time.