She’s not on as often as she once was, so newer viewers may be asking themselves who is Donna Logan on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL? The character was introduced back in 1987 when B&B began airing, and was originally played by Carrie Mitchum. However, when the character came home in 2006, Jennifer Gareis had taken over the role. Let us fill you in on her entire scandalous history!
Back in the ‘80s, Donna worried about her younger sister, Katie Logan, and tried to set her up with Rocco Carner. But Rocco was more interested in Donna, though they were never able to make it work. After being hired as a model, Donna was persuaded to pose nude for a European magazine. Bill Spencer Sr. published the photos in an American mag, and a furious Donna arranged to print nude photos of Bill as revenge! After a failed relationship with Thorne Forrester, Donna moved away to San Francisco.
When Donna returned to Los Angeles in 2006, she tried to reunite Brooke Logan with Ridge Forrester, but when that didn’t work, she went after the guy herself! Unfortunately, nobody could replace Brooke in Ridge’s heart, so Donna then reunited with Thorne and they became engaged. But that fell apart when Katie revealed Donna had only gone back to him to spite Ridge. Next, she became involved with Eric Forrester, who eventually divorced Stephanie to be with her! Pam Douglas was enraged that Eric had dumped her sister, and plotted against them, but Eric later made Donna his wife!
Thorne, Ridge, and Felicia didn’t approve of Donna and tried to force her out of Forrester Creations. Felicia later revealed that Donna had given up a baby when she was 18, and it turned out that child was new Forrester employee Marcus Walton! But the siblings were shocked when Eric defended Donna and adopted Marcus as his son! After Eric suffered a heart attack, Felicia helped him reunite with Stephanie, but it was short-lived and he eventually reunited with Donna.
After Donna ran into her old high school sweetheart, Justin Barber, she confided to Katie that he was Marcus’ father. Although Donna tried to keep the truth quiet, Justin soon discovered the truth and demanded that Donna let him know his son. After divorcing Eric, Donna rekindled things with Justin and they later married. Unfortunately, the union only lasted a few months. She then moved on to Nick, but that didn’t last long as she discovered he had been stealing Forrester designs.
Donna comforted Eric after Stephanie’s death and found herself caught between her sisters when Bill left Katie for Brooke. She also briefly became rivals with Quinn Fuller when they both competed for Eric’s affection. In 2015, Donna left to live with her father, Stephen Logan, in Dallas but returned home occasionally for special events like weddings and holiday family gatherings. Eventually, she moved back to Los Angeles and was on hand for the revelation that Flo Fulton is actually a Logan as well as Katie’s brush with death. Although happy for Brooke that she was finally reuniting with Ridge, Donna was stunned to see the video of her sister locking lips with Bill! Though she promised Brooke she’d keep the secret, Quinn made sure the kiss was exposed at the most humiliating time for Brooke!
Loyal to the Logans, Donna helped support Brooke during her marital crisis and joined her sister in helping Katie later reconcile with Bill after his heartfelt plea. She also joined both Brooke and Katie in forgiving Flo and welcoming her to the family (although Brooke was decidedly less enthusiastic than her sisters!). Donna has continued to support her family and work at Forrester, and even reminisced about her romance with Eric… who is once again single after he kicked Quinn to the curb!
Stay tuned to see how Donna’s life continues to unfold.