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Beth
Beth Chavez
Production Information
Portrayed by

Terry Crawford

First appearance

646

Last appearance

880

Episode count

57

Audio appearances

The Doll House

Biographical Information
Name

Elizabeth Chavez

Also known as

Beth

Year of death

1897

Manner of death

Jumped off Widows' Hill

Profession

Maid Servant

Supernatural abilities

(In death) Ghost

We have 4 images of Dark Shadows Beth Chavez
Beth photograph

Photograph of Beth Chavez in 1897

Elizabeth "Beth" Chavez
was a maid at Collinwood in 1897 and later was a ghost who haunted the house in 1969.


Beth arrived at Collinwood around 1895 as the personal maid of Jenny Collins, the first wife of Quentin. It is unclear when Beth began her affair with Quentin, but after Jenny went insane and Quentin went to Alexandria, Egypt with Laura Collins, she stayed on to serve Jenny, who was locked up in the tower room. She also acted as the sole contact with Mrs. Fillmore, who adopted Quentin and Jenny's twin children. This arrangement was known only to Edward and Judith Collins until Rachel Drummond noticed the light in the tower room one night and began asking questions.

It was Beth who originally shot and killed Quentin on September 10, 1897. When Quentin's ghost was freed from his room, Beth also began to haunt Collinwood, but ultimately she provided Barnabas and Julia Hoffman with the information they needed to stop Quentin's death, which saved the life of David Collins in 1969.

The fate of Quentin Collins and Beth Chavez changed because Count Petofi stopped Beth from killing Quentin. Petofi planned to use Quentin's body to travel to the future. Beth later worked as the maid for Petofi to escape from her feelings toward Quentin, but she still loved him. Petofi later stole Quentin's body without her realizing it until later. Quentin was able to reverse Petofi's magic and switched bodies again. Shortly thereafter, he found Beth on Widows' Hill. He tried to tell Beth that he wasn't Petofi and had switched back, but she didn't believe him. She jumped off the cliff to her death (876)

When she came back as a ghost, she appeared to Gregory Trask, who was walled up inside Quentin's room, and then to Quentin. When she appeared to Quentin, she forgave him.

Source MaterialEdit

Beth Chavez was based on the character Miss Jessel from Henry James' The Turn of the Screw.

Kathryn Leigh Scott later played Miss Jessel in a TV adaptation, directed by Dan Curtis.

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