Steffy named her adopted daughter Phoebe on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL so her daughter, Kelly, could have the same sibling relationship she had with her twin sister, Phoebe Forrester. However, the character died over 10 years ago, so newer viewers of B&B might not be aware of Phoebe’s dramatic history on the soap. Have no fear, that’s why we’re here! The daughter of Ridge Forrester and Taylor Hayes, Phoebe was born in September of 1999, but by 2006 she was already a young woman and portrayed by MacKenzie Mauzy until the character’s demise in 2008. Unfortunately, Phoebe turned out to be Hope and Liam’s baby, so Steffy lost yet another Phoebe in her life.
Taylor nearly died giving birth to the twins, but luckily, Phoebe had a much less dramatic childhood than Steffy, who fell overboard and was kidnapped as a toddler. When Taylor was presumed killed by Sheila Carter, Phoebe and Steffy wanted Bridget Forrester to be their mom, but Ridge married Brooke Logan instead. Phoebe also interfered in older brother Thomas Forrester’s love life by telling her mom that he and girlfriend Gaby Moreno had sex in hopes that Taylor would have the girl deported. Unfortunately, the girl’s scheme failed. After Taylor died a second time, Phoebe and Steffy left for boarding school.
Phoebe returned to Los Angeles in 2006, leaving her sister behind in London. One night, she got a flat tire and her aunt, Darla, stopped to help her fix it. Unfortunately, Darla fell back onto the road and was run down by a drunken Taylor, who was on her way to help her daughter. Phoebe joined in the conspiracy to keep Taylor’s involvement in Darla’s death a secret. Phoebe briefly dated gardener Shane McGrath, who testified in court to Darla’s fall, helping clear Taylor. Her growing relationship with Rick Forrester caused a great stir in the Forrester family, even though the two weren’t technically related by blood.
Dreaming of becoming a singer, Phoebe found herself drawn to record producer Constantine Parros, but ended up rejecting him and Rick both to go on a concert tour. When she came home, however, Phoebe was horrified to find Rick in bed with her mother! In 2008, Steffy and Phoebe were reunited (and now fraternal instead of identical twins), and Phoebe was later furious to hear about how Rick had kissed Steffy against her will. When Phoebe confronted Rick at his office, he tried to get away but she followed him to his car and got in with him. As he drove, she became physical, hitting him and causing him to lose control of the vehicle. After they were in a terrible crash, Rick managed to get help and Ridge arrived in time for Phoebe to sadly die in his arms.
Taylor blamed herself for Phoebe’s death, and Steffy struggled to get over the loss of her twin sister. And being forced to give up her adopted daughter named after her twin broke Steffy’s heart all over again. Stay tuned to see how her family continues to move on, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!