Although she is a star of the highest magnitude now, Madame had humble beginnings. She was born in an ash tree grove in Colorado, the daughter of a lumberjack and a Mary Kay saleswoman. Despite the difficulties of discovering her inner diva in a lumbering world, she grew up to be a fine piece of ash. Her first true love -- besides herself -- was puppeteer Wayland Flowers who followed her to fame and fortune on stage, television and film. Her barbs and blurbs while sitting by his side on Hollywood Squares will never be forgotten. When Wayland passed on, Madame decided to take a break from show business and re-evaluate her future.