Val Valentino, known in the late Nineties as the Masked Magician, had a number of different female assistants during the course of the original four specials that aired in 1997 and 1998, as well as the revival of the show as a 13-episode series from 2008 to 2009.
In the first special that aired in 1997, Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, Valentino's magic assistants were Sybil Azur, Michelle Berube, Denise Holland, and Jennifer Lee Keyes (credited as Jennifer Keyes).
Azur and Berube returned as assistants for 1998's Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 2, this time joined by a number of new assistants including Diane Klimaszewski, Marisa Gilliam, Kelly Danielle Jones, Elaine Klimaszewski, and Elizabeth Ramos.
For the 1998 special Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 3, Azur, Berube, Ramos and Diane Klimaszewski returned as the Masked Magician's magic assistants.
In the last special of the 90s, Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 4 - Unmasking the Magician: The Final Reveal in 1998, Berube, Gilliam, Jones, and Diane Klimaszewski all returned as assistants.
Valentino returned with five new magician's assistants for the Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed series that aired in 2008 and 2009. Allie Cohen and Lauren Melendez appeared in all 13 episodes of the show; Lyndsay Haldorson and Samantha Faye Lee appeared in three episodes during 2008; and Paige Peterson appeared in two episodes in 2008.
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