When Daphne joined the cast, she was already an in-demand star thanks to a breakout turn playing a Princess Leia-type in the hysterical Mel Brooks farce "Spaceballs" in 1987. And though her "Melrose" character started off as the "normal" one, viewers' insatiable appetite for almost-absurd drama took Daphne's Jo Reynolds on a downward spiral. "I remember trying to get my story straight on 'David Letterman' once," she said. "I'm kidnapped, I shoot the father, then his parents try to take the baby away. Then she's taken and nursed by crazy Kimberly. . . . The whole thing was just bizarre." Too bizarre for her. She left after four seasons in search of more stable roles.