When Denise Richards joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Shauna Fulton in April of 2019, the actress was immediately recognizable to viewers from her roles in the films Starship Troopers, Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The World Is Not Enough, and more. She has also appeared in the reality series, DENISE RICHARDS: IT’S COMPLICATED, had a regular role on the television comedy BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE (which also starred B&B’s Darin Brooks (Wyatt)!), and joined the cast of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS for its ninth season!
Shauna first appeared when Flo Fulton called her mother to tell her she’d run into Wyatt Spencer again and inspired by his finding his birth father, asked about her own. Shauna tried to shut down her daughter’s curiosity, insisting she drop the search, but Flo wasn’t going to give up that easily. Shauna showed up in Los Angeles where she reconnected with Quinn Forrester, who was delighted to see her old friend again. However, when Shauna learned that Bill Spencer was Wyatt’s biological father, she freaked out and admitted there was a possibility that Bill was also Flo’s father, making the high school sweethearts potential siblings. But when Wyatt checked the results of Flo’s DNA test, it revealed that the babydaddy was actually Storm Logan!
Shauna was thrilled that her daughter was part of the wealthy Logan clan, and even helped Katie test Bill’s loyalty by pretending to seduce the guy! But she was stunned to learn of Flo’s part in the Beth/Phoebe baby swap and urged her to keep silent or risk losing her cushy new life. And when the secret finally came out, Shauna tried to take some of the blame onto herself to protect her girl.
After Ridge Forrester was instrumental in helping get Flo released from jail, Shauna was terribly grateful. And when she found him getting drunk at Bikini Bar after a fight with Brooke Logan, she helped him up to one of the rooms to sleep it off and spent the night with him. Nothing actually happened between them, but it was enough to make Shauna try to take advantage of the growing rift between Brooke and Ridge to see if she could snag the guy for herself. And when Ridge walked out on his wife, Shauna was happy to welcome him with waiting arms and offer him a shoulder to cry on!
Although Ridge reunited with Brooke after he realized she was right about Thomas all along, Shauna had a video of Brooke kissing Bill the night before Thomas’ wedding and a delighted Quinn used it to take her rival down! Shauna had already left for Vegas but Ridge tracked her down there to see if they could make it work. Although reluctant, given Ridge’s history of returning to Brooke like a boomerang, Shauna showed him a night on the town he’d never forget.
Unfortunately, it was a night Ridge didn’t remember and he was shocked when Shauna followed him to L.A. to reveal that while in Vegas, he’d divorced Brooke and married her! But what she didn’t tell Ridge was that she and Quinn had plotted together to get Ridge drunk so they could text Carter to file the divorce papers and then tie the knot at an all-night chapel! Though Shauna felt guilty and worried the truth would come out, Quinn assured her pal she’d make sure she lived happily ever after with Ridge.
But even as they planned to hold a new wedding ceremony that Ridge would never forget, Shauna’s guilt was overwhelming. Of course, Katie Logan had overheard her and Quinn discussing their deception, so the decision was taken out of Shauna’s hands! As Ridge returned to Brooke, Quinn got even more upset when her husband, Eric Forrester, invited Shauna to live in the mansion and she feared her gal pal was after her man!
Once Shauna assured Quinn she had nothing to worry about, the pals renewed their friendship and were both delighted when Wyatt and Flo announced their engagement. When Quinn’s jacket was spotted on Carter Walton’s bedroom floor, Shauna claimed it was hers to keep everyone from knowing the truth. Shauna promised Zoe Buckingham that it was just a one-off and she had nothing to worry about with Carter. Unfortunately, Paris Buckingham overheard Quinn and Shauna gossiping about the secret and Shauna begged her not to ruin her sister’s life by revealing the truth. (In the end, it was Brooke who revealed Quinn’s affair before she could renew her vows with Eric.) Later that year, Shauna offered Quinn some support when she was jealous about Eric being physically attracted to Donna Logan and not her.
After Quinn suddenly left town, Carter turned to Shauna to find out why.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!