Sheila Carter’s return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL turned the entire soap upside down! The villain plotted to worm her way back into the Forrester family, and even escaped a couple attempts on her life in the process. Over the years, Sheila has wreaked havoc on both B&B and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and if it’s true that only the good die young, then this villain has many, many more years left in her! Let’s take a walk down Memory Lane to relive her impressive criminal past and you’ll see just how dangerous she can be!
Brown made her debut as Sheila on Y&R back in 1990 as a nurse who became dangerously obsessed with Dr. Scott Grainger. She drugged him so that she could sleep with him and have his baby, which forced him to leave Lauren, who was also pregnant at the time. When Sheila’s baby died, she stole Lauren’s baby. When the horrible truth was revealed, Lauren confronted Sheila, who was presumed dead in the fire that erupted during the struggle.
Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren) and Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) in 1993. (Photo Credit: Ron Galella/Wireimage)
But Sheila survived and headed over to B&B, where she schemed her way into the Forrester family by working as Rick’s nanny (after hospitalizing the original nanny, of course!) and as the company nurse. Stephanie was furious when Eric fell in love and became engaged to the newcomer. A jealous Sheila tampered with Brooke’s paternity test so it would appear Ridge was Bridget’s father, not Eric.
Discovering that Sheila was alive, Lauren went to LA to confront her and ruin her relationship with Eric. But when Sheila begged for forgiveness, Eric actually gave in and the two tied the knot. Shelia later tried to solidify her marriage with a baby by sleeping with Connor Davis, but when she shared the “good” news of her pregnancy, Eric revealed he’d had a vasectomy and demanded a divorce!
Sheila started seeing a psychiatrist, Jay Garvin, but accidentally pushed him to his death during a struggle. She also tried to drown Lauren in a hot tub and imprisoned James Warwick in her basement. After he escaped and her secrets were exposed, Sheila held the Forresters and James at gunpoint threatening to kill them for hurting her. But after she had a change of heart and tried to kill herself, Sheila was put in a psychiatric hospital.
Sheila and James (Ian Buchanan) in 1997. (Photo Credit: John Paschal/JPI)
She didn’t stay locked up for long, and Sheila soon befriended Maggie Forrester, though she later framed the woman for poisoning Stephanie and later nearly choked her to death! Sheila desperately tried to change her ways to win back James’ love and revealed she was pregnant with his child. After handing her daughter, Mary, over to James and Maggie, Sheila befriended Amber Moore and urged the young woman to act as Mary’s nanny so she could visit her daughter in secret.
Things got extra complicated when Sheila tried to steal Mary, James fell in love with Sheila for real, and Maggie tried to murder her rival! When James and Stephanie became friends, Sheila was overcome with jealousy and tried to drown the Forrester matriarch. After being locked up, Sheila escaped from prison, shot Stephanie, kidnapped Mary, and took off!
Years later, Sheila returned with her teenage daughter who was now called Erica Lovejoy, and the girl was shocked to learn the truth about her mother’s identity and her past crimes. Sheila held Eric and Taylor hostage, and when Brooke arrived, there was a struggle that left Brooke shot and Taylor dead (for a while, anyway!). Sheila was jailed again but escaped with the help of a warden named Sugar. Sheila kidnapped Ridge and Brooke while they were on their honeymoon in South America, and when Nick tried to rescue them, she grabbed him as well! Sheila revealed that she’d had Massimo’s daughter, Diana, and then disappeared with Sugar!
Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Sheila in 2003. (Photo Credit: Jesse Grant/JPI)
Sheila resurfaced again in Genoa City to begin terrorizing Lauren again by trying to turn her now-adult son Scott against her and poisoning her. She teamed up with fellow villain Tom, but the cad betrayed her and Sheila disappeared to get reconstructive surgery. It was later revealed that Paul had been keeping Sheila prisoner and that she had made herself look like Phyllis Summers (played by Michelle Stafford at the time)!
Disguised as Phyllis, Sheila abducted Phyllis, Summer, and Fen and Lauren went to their rescue. When Lauren pulled a gun on the look-alikes, Sheila went to use Summer as a human shield, so Lauren knew when she fired that she had shot the right Phyllis. Sheila was pronounced dead at the scene, but clearly, reports of her death were greatly exaggerated!
The Forresters were shocked when Sheila appeared alive and well, claiming to have turned over a new leaf. But it soon became clear that she wanted nothing more than to become Mrs. Eric Forrester again, and would do anything to eliminate the only obstacle in her way — his current wife, Quinn! Injured during a scuffle with her rival, Sheila even blackmailed former beau James Warwick into helping her convince Eric to let her move into the mansion. She had a portrait of herself painted to hang above the mantle and hired a hunky handyan to seduce Quinn. But Eric was on to her schemes the whole time and ultimately sent her packing.
Quinn and Eric kicked Sheila to the curb! (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Sheila didn’t go far, however, quietly remaining in Los Angeles and working at local restaurant Il Giardino as a server. Hearing how much the Forrester family hated Bill Spencer, did she decide to score points with them by attempting to murder the guy? Stay tuned as her story continues!
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