Born Terri Lynne Boatright, Runnels entered the world of professional wrestling back in 1990 in WCW as Alexandra York. She was the manager of The York Foundation in 1991 and guided the careers of Michael Wallstreet (Rotundo), Terrance (Terry) Taylor, Richard (Ricky) Morton, and Thomas (Tommy) Rich. Once in WWE, she became Marlena and managed her then husband, Goldust (Dustin Runnels).
Runnels currently makes the rounds at wrestling conventions and does other various appearances. She is also very big on philanthropic causes and working with charities such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the Children’s Miracle Network. She had one of the greatest back-sides in sports entertainment, oozed sex appeal, and was one of the most popular WWE divas of the 1990’s/early 2000’s.