Jenna Wade

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Jenna Wade
DALLAS
Portrayed by Morgan Fairchild (1978)
Francine Tacker (1980)
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (1983-88)
Duration 1978, 1980, 1983-88
First appearance October 7, 1978
Old Acquaintance
Last appearance May 13, 1988
The Fat Lady Singeth
Created by David Jacobs
Profile
Gender Female
Occupation Former Owner of Jenna's Boutique
Former Waitress at Bob's
Former Fashion editor of High Life magazine
 
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Jenna Wade
DALLAS
Portrayed by Morgan Fairchild (1978)
Francine Tacker (1980)
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (1983-88)
Duration 1978, 1980, 1983-88
First appearance October 7, 1978
Old Acquaintance
Last appearance May 13, 1988
The Fat Lady Singeth
Created by David Jacobs
Profile
Gender Female
Occupation Former Owner of Jenna's Boutique
Former Waitress at Bob's
Former Fashion editor of High Life magazine

Jenna Krebbs (nee Wade; formerly Marchetta) was a fictional character in the popular American television series Dallas, played most notably by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (1983-1988). The character of Jenna was briefly played by Morgan Fairchild in 1978 and Francine Tacker in 1980.

Jenna was Bobby Ewing's first true love. Jenna's father, Lucas Wade, was an oilman and associate of Jock Ewing. Jenna lived on her father's ranch, which was about three miles from Southfork. Bobby would often ride over to visit her as a kid. Years before Bobby met Pam, Jenna was engaged to Bobby but ditched him at the altar when she ran off to Italy and married Italian count Renaldo Marchetta. Jenna subsequently gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte (nicknamed "Charlie") and, for years, she never revealed who was Charlie's biological father.

However, in 1984, Jenna confessed that Marchetta was Charlie's father. Jenna reconnected with Bobby a year prior to that and they began seeing each other after Bobby's marriage to Pam was over. Bobby's brother, J.R. always liked Jenna and was very supportive of her relationship with Bobby. Jenna was engaged to Bobby in 1984, but she once again jilted him on the wedding day to remarry Marchetta, this time against her will and under threat. She was later accused of Marchetta's murder but this was resolved, and she again became engaged to Bobby. Bobby eventually broke up with her to remarry his ex-wife Pam.

In 1986, Jenna became pregnant with Bobby's child; however, Bobby had reunited with Pam. Jenna decided not to tell him and to raise the child as a single mother. In 1987, she gave birth to Bobby's son, Lucas, named after her father. Jenna later married Bobby's half-brother Ray Krebbs. Ray adopted Lucas and raised him with Jenna despite Bobby being the father. The next year, after problems with the now-teenage Charlie, Jenna escorted Charlie to Europe to attend boarding school. After returning to Dallas, she and Ray decided to relocate permanently to Switzerland to be away from the drama of the Ewings.

Dallas (2012 TV series)

In 2012, Ray, along with niece Lucy Ewing, attends his nephew Christopher's wedding to Rebecca Sutter in the 2012 TNT revival 2-hour premiere. There is no mention of Switzerland, Jenna, or Bobby's biological son, Lucas. Ray, again with Lucy, returns for a brief appearance on the series' fourth episode, The Last Hurrah.

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