Stephanie Forrester's 10 Greatest Bold and Beautiful Rivals





No. 3: Beth Logan

Most people don't hold grudges all the way back to their college years, but then most people aren't Stephanie Forrester! The quadrangle between Stephen Logan, Beth Henderson, Eric Forrester and Stephanie Douglas gave The Bold and the Beautiful its origin mythology.

Beth and Eric had been collegiate sweethearts, when Stephanie became pregnant with his son Ridge. On the rebound, Beth married Stephen and went on to have four children (Storm, Brooke, Donna and Katie) with the man who would eventually leave their family in poverty. Meanwhile, Stephanie gave birth to a son she named Ridge (really the product of her dalliance with Massimo Marone), and later Angela, Kristen, Thorne and Felicia. Stephanie also used money from her father to help Eric establish Forrester Creations.

Flash-forward a couple of decades and Beth was by this point a caterer, working a party at the Forrester home, when she and Eric reconnected. Beth and Eric weren't the only Logan/Forrester connection made at that party, as her nubile daughter Brooke fell hopelessly in love at first sight with Ridge.

For a quarter of a century Stephanie tried to rid Beth and her family from the Forresters' posh, Beverly Hills lives. From the looks of things, she failed miserably. Even as we approach the end of Stephanie's life, Beth's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren still play an integral role in her arch rival's life.    




 


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What a dynamic character. I like the list. Some fights are really classic.
I think I would have ranked Donna higher. JG is on fire when she was fighting SF in her scenes. They ahd great dynamics.

I never really cared for Morgan de Witt storyline. I thought she was a bit cartoonish and she was a replacement for the Sheila character I guess.
Margo Lynley was a goad character abck then but her rivalery with Stephanie was just not that big.

Whats nice to see is that with Jackie, Brooke and Sally it turned out just fine in the end, and she even tolerates Donna right now.

Eric would be nice on the list. SF had her best fights with JmC. And what about Angela/Deveny Dixon. That was one crazy storyline. Her rivalery with Nick was also great. So much history.

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NO actress could serve it up to Queen Stephanie like Kimberlin Brown, but I much prefer her wonderfully complicated, angsty, rough, tumble, turbulent rivlary with Brooke. I happen to think that Brooke had more chemistry with Stephanie 90 percent of the time than she did Ridge!!! She will be missed! This show is losing a legendary actress and they will never be able to fill the void. End of an era. Sad( Sad( Sad( Sad(

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Darlene Connelly was truly one of a kind, and she is missed daily!

I liked the scene, the other day, where Stephanie called "Sally" on the phone.. it was a nice tribute, but it just wasn't the same as if Sally were really there.

They say B&B's true "power couple" is really Stephanie and Brooke. Who would have thought?

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I have loved Brooke and Stephanie's rivalry for years until Brad Bell turned it into a fucking joke. B&B did great by turning Stephanie's feud with Sally around and let them become friends BUT by the show's most important relationship - Brooke/Stephanie - they failed miserably.

I enjoyed Sheila vs. Stephanie in the 90s. Kimberlin Brown and Susan Flannery were great in all their scenes they shared together. AND of course the writing was way better with Bill Bell still present.

Jackie and Stephanie was another great rivalry even though it's full of passed opportunities. The years Eric spent with Donna should have gone to Jackie. You didn't need honey and camptastic fights between Donna and Pam. The real thing between Stephanie and Jackie would have been much better.

I also enjoyed Stephanie's short-lived rivalry with Lauren in the 90s, when Lauren was going after Eric. That photo of her and Eric in the minster's bible is one of my favorite non-weddings.

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All great choices. Such great memories. Beer

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YES YES YES

I still think that Stephanie's abuse storylines was one of the greatest and most well-written stories in B&B history, and probably soap history. It wasn't an actual WHOLE story but moreso an arc, but I loved it.

Of course Sheila vs. Steph is classic, as is Steph vs. Brooke.

I must say, I loved the Morgan DeWitt story. It was back when villains weren't on for two months and then disappear...but we had to suffer with Morgan for at least a year or more. Her character was kind of fleshed out and you KNEW she was crazy and WHY she was crazy but she took it too far when she messed with my Steffy. Good thing my Steffy was smart enough to know her phone number lol.

Yeah, I expected Angela/Deveney Dixon to be here. I wasn't even BORN then that I know of, but I've watched as many clips on it as possible and it seemed riveting (if not campy)....but yeah, everyone that's on this list deserves it so there's nowhere for that character to fit.

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LOL Stephanie to Donna about Eric: "Oh please, you're just a little sex toy to him!" Man! I'm really gonna miss Stephanie going off on people,smacking people, not letting anyone mess with her family, and taking such a unnatural interest in Ridge's love life sometimes.Susan Flannery will always be a true legend of the soap opera.Her best rival to me was Brooke but also liked when Stephanie got down and did battle with JackieM too.

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soapjunkie88 wrote:
I have loved Brooke and Stephanie's rivalry for years until Brad Bell turned it into a fucking joke. B&B did great by turning Stephanie's feud with Sally around and let them become friends BUT by the show's most important relationship - Brooke/Stephanie - they failed miserably..

I got to agree with you there, that great rivalry between Stephanie and Brooke was watered down by Bell and made their scenes not interesting to watch and I don't know why Bell would do that.But then there's a lot of things he does with the show I don't understand.

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Agree with soapjunkie. Didn't see Seph's last scene with Taylor but I hope she apologised to her for replacing her with Brooke. Steph and Taylor also had great chemistry and I loved Seph's hatred of Brooke--thought it was well-deserved and I always looked forward to their fights. In fact the only time that Brooke seemed sympathetic was when she was being attacked by Steph.