Susan Barras was an accomplished thief at the age of eighteen and
established a name for herself, the Silver Phantom. She excelled
at break-ins to expensive hotels and using her uber powers she was quite
adept at melting room safes and making off with valuables. She was
active between the west coast and Chicago, and worked in both Canada and
the United States. She crossed swords with the super hero team
Tribune in Vancouver, as well as Canadian Shield, but was never
considered a serious threat.
Her criminal career came to an end when she attempted to burgle the
hotel suite of Prince Albert II of Monaco. She cracked the safe
but never made it out of the hotel. Instead, she was startled by
the Prince and invited to an intimate dinner in the room which she
agreed to. They spent hours talking over champagne and when the
sun rose Susan explained that she had to leave. The Prince asked
to see her again, but she didn't take him seriously. She agreed to
see him again the next night in the same place, but had no plans to do
The Prince took her at her word and set up a beautiful dinner.
Susan's curiosity got the better of her and she watched the Prince's
suite from across the street in another high rise hotel. Her heart
stirred as she watched the Prince wait for her. There was no
security, no police trap. It was just the Prince and he was
waiting for her. Susan stayed in her secret room for hours and
never once did the Prince give up hope of her return.
She was touched.
But she knew it couldn't be possible for the two of them to continue
such a relationship.
Susan had plans to leave Chicago the next day but something about
watching the Prince patiently wait for her, made her change her mind.
She snuck into the hotel the following night, as she had two nights
before. When she slipped inside she found that the Prince was
gone. Her heart sank immediately. She walked slowly through
the suite and touched his belongings: those small things he had brought
from Monaco to make his stay more comfortable. She didn't know
much about him, apart from the tabloids which reported on his many
social forays and many allegations of paternity. His father,
Prince Rainier had recently died which made Albert the ruling monarch.
He was unattached. Susan opened the wardrobe and looked at his
And then the door opened. Security men walked in and then the
Prince. Susan slipped into the wardrobe and closed it behind her.
The security detachment swept through the suite and then retreated to
another room. Susan watched as the Prince walked through the room
passed her hiding spot.
He looked tired.
She opened the door and stepped out.
'You look like you could do with a back rub," she said softly.
He turned, and to his credit, he did not appear startled. Susan
smiled. He looked relieved to see her.
"Ah," he said. "My intruder."
Two years later, in 2007, the two were married in Monaco, and Susan
Barras became Princess Susan of Monaco. Any outstanding warrants
for her arrest have been dealt with and she lives a high profile life in
Europe, only returning to America and Canada with her husband. She
has given up her uber-thief career and has given birth to twin children:
Rainier and Charlotte.