Stephanie Forrester's 10 Greatest Bold and Beautiful Rivals
No. 4: Ann Douglas
In one of The Bold and the Beautiful's most powerful and disturbing arcs, viewers finally learned the root of Stephanie's frigid, toxic behavior when her mother Ann Douglas (Betty White) was introduced. In a decidedly unfunny turn, comic legend White gave chills as Ann blamed Stephanie for the brutal beatings she received from her father as a little girl.
Fans of the glossy sudser at long last knew why Stephanie was so prone to violent acts and vitriolic outbursts. Before her death, Ann and Stephanie made peace, but the literal and figurative scars Stephanie received remained.