Her daughter Pauline Fowler and other women fill the role of matriarch well, by interfering in the lives of their children and their neighbors, but ultimately providing the strong link to the past and the importance of the family.
Initial storylines for soap operas on air continued to focus on families and heroines like Nancy Hughes, the devoted housewife who wanted more and Meta Bauer, the family matriarch who was always seeking love.
As the matriarch of the Forrester family, Flannery has delivered a nuanced role of the powerful woman who clings too tightly to her children and battles other women for the love of Forrester patriarch Eric.
She is the matriarch of the Psycho Circus and calls upon 4 humans to collect the last remaining shards of the elders so she can bring back peace, if that's what you want to call it, to Earth.
On site is also their Maddalena restaurant named after the family's matriarch, and they operate a fine wine shop that sells both their own wine and other domestic and imported wines.