|Continuity:||Kolchak: The Night Stalker|
|1st appearance:||"The Trevi Collection"|
Madelaine was a fashion model who worked for a woman named Madame Trevi. She also happened to be a witch. Madelaine had great ambition, stemming from a lifelong career of pageant accomplishments dating all the way back to her teenage years. When she began working for Trevi, Madelaine did not wish to see the competition get an edge over her. Trevi knew that Madelaine was a witch and took measure to keep her power under control. However, Madelaine still held a firm control over matters at the Trevi modeling agency and used her witchcraft to kill off people who threatened her position.
Independent News Service reporter Carl Kolchak began working on a fluff piece involving the agency, but things took a turn towards the bizarre when one of Madame Trevi's rivals sent a spy to steal her designs. Inexplicably, the spy ended up taking a dive through a high window and fell to his death. No one was present to see that a room full of mannequins was responsible for pushing him out the window.
Kolchak met with Madelaine, unaware of her dark purposes. He thought that she would be an ideal informant as he investigated the case. Madelaine introduced Kolchak to the other models. One mode, an arrogant French woman named Ariel arranged for Madelaine to be left out of an important shoot. Madelaine sent a white cat to attack her, mauling her face. Madelaine took out another rival, a model named Melody by causing the water in her shower to become so hot that it scalded her to death.
When Kolchak began investigating the witchcraft angle of the case, Madelaine tried to scare him off by having a parked car come to life and attempt to run him down. Kolchak was undeterred however, but he mistakenly believed that it was Madame Trevi who was the witch, not Madelaine. He learned the truth however after Madame Trevi fell victim to one of Madelaine's spells - a spell that sent her to the hospital and nearly killed her.
Kolchak consulted with a man who had written a book on witchcraft and learned some interesting ways on how to identify and even stop a witch. One detail he learned was that the mere act of publicly accusing a woman of witchcraft could be enough to subdue her. He also learned that witches feared the sounds of ringing bells and broken glass.
After Kolchak visited Madame Trevi, he learned the truth. Trevi revealed that she had tried to keep Madelaine at bay, but ultimately failed. Kolchak armed himself with the proper tools and went to the agency to confront Madelaine. Madelaine animated the mannequins in the room to attack him, but Kolchak fought them off. He then shattered the mirrors in the room, causing Madelaine extreme pain. Madelaine attacked him and Kolchak dunked her head in a vat full of blue fluid in an attempt to drown her - one of the time honored methods of destroying a witch. Madelaine broke away from him and chased after him in an insane rage. They raced out onto the street where Kolchak publicly accused her of being a witch in front of multiple witnesses. Madelaine fell to the ground unable to go on. She was later committed to a sanitarium-totally insane and disfigured. 
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Madelaine was created by director Don Weis and writer Rudolph Borchert based on concepts originally developed by Jeffrey Grant Rice.
- Actress Lara Parker is no stranger to witchcraft. She also played a witch named Angelique Bouchard on the 1960s Gothic daytime soap opera Dark Shadows.
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