Steffy Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is one of the soap’s most memorable characters, but some fans may not recall everything that this vixen has gone through over the years. Born to B&B supercouple Ridge Forrester and Taylor Hayes back in 1999, that would make Steffy about 19. But after being played by a series of child actors, she and her twin sister, Phoebe, were aged into teenagers in 2004. Keaton and Kylie Rae Tyndall played the twins before being replaced with Addison and Alex Hoover. The kids were written out for a while and Steffy returned as an adult and being portrayed by Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Because MacKenzie Mauzy was playing Phoebe, the twins were retconned to be fraternal instead of identical.
Steffy, named after her grandmother, Stephanie Forrester, was presumed dead after falling overboard during a storm in Saint Thomas, but was actually kidnapped by Ridge’s unstable ex, Morgan DeWitt. After the family was reunited, Taylor was killed by Sheila, and Steffy, Phoebe, and Thomas were upset when their father married Brooke. When Taylor was found alive, she returned to Los Angeles, but had missed out on much of Steffy’s childhood. In 2006, Ridge and Taylor divorced and Steffy left for boarding school in England.
Back when the Hoovers were playing them, Phoebe and Steffy looked a lot more alike! (Photo Credit: Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com)
In 2008, Steffy returned and began working at Forrester Creations. She also had a brief fling with Marcus Walton. After Phoebe died in a car accident with her boyfriend, Rick, he and Steffy mourned her together which led to romance. However when Steffy learned that Rick was just using her to get back at Ridge, she dumped him. Next, Steffy seduced Bill Spencer, who had bought out Forrester, in the hopes of winning back her family’s business. And threatening to tell his wife, Katie, about them did the trick!
Ridge fired Steffy from Forrester after it appeared she had exposed Brooke sexual encounter with her daughter Hope’s boyfriend, Oliver, so Taylor gave her daughter her 25% shares in the company. Steffy fell for Liam Spencer, but he had started a relationship with Hope Logan, so she went to Paris for business. Returning home, she once again pursued Bill, but his plan to leave his wife for her changed when Katie had a heart attack. After Steffy slipped in her bathtub and nearly drowned, she was saved by Liam, reigniting her feelings for him. Unfortunately, he was engaged to Hope by this point. But when Hope began neglecting him, Steffy moved in and stole him away. Seeing them kissing, Hope dumped Liam, who immediately proposed to Steffy!
Trapped in a gondola, Hope was forced to watch as Liam married Steffy on a mountaintop. (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Despite Hope’s best efforts, Steffy and Liam married in Aspen, but he eventually changed his mind and chose Hope after learning Bill had manipulated him into marrying Steffy. After they finally signed the divorce papers, Liam moved on with Hope and they were married in Italy. Unfortunately, the union was invalid, and before they could officially tie the knot in the United States, Liam spent a wild night on the town with Steffy. A jealous Hope dumped him, and Liam returned to Steffy, who soon became pregnant. Tragically, she lost the baby in a motorcycle accident and learned she was now infertile. Devastated, Steffy divorced Liam and returned to Paris.
When Steffy returned to LA several months later, her fertility issues corrected and looking for second chance, Liam had already moved on with Hope, so she left again. Coming home stronger, Steffy teamed with Ridge to steal Forrester from Rick and rekindled her romance with Liam. Her cousin, Aly Forrester, blamed Taylor for her mother, Darla’s, death, so she took it out on Steffy. But when the redhead attempted to murder her, Steffy accidentally killed Aly in the struggle!
Aly went all the way around the bend into Crazy Town! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Ivy blackmailed Steffy with a recording of the accident, calling it murder. The arguments between the two women led to Ivy being electrocuted and falling down a flight of stairs (not at the same time, though)! After Liam disappeared (he was actually suffering from amnesia and being held captive by Quinn), Steffy found happiness with Wyatt, and they eventually married. Their union was already on shaky ground because she couldn’t stand his mother, Quinn, but it really fell apart when Liam returned and got his memories back. She divorced Wyatt and married Liam in Australia.
The marriage was doing fine until Liam kissed Sally after they both were trapped in the rubble of the Spectra building Bill blew up and they believed they could die. Upset at Liam’s confession, Steffy took off and cried on Bill’s shoulder which led to him seducing her into bed. Although he wanted to rekindle things with her, Steffy insisted she only loved Liam. When she learned she was pregnant, Steffy feared Bill could be the father. A paternity test proved it was Liam, but her happiness was short-lived when Liam found the test and walked out on her for sleeping with his father.
Bill has deluded himself into believing he and Steffy are the perfect match! (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Hope returned to Los Angeles and while she claimed to support Liam and Steffy reuniting, she took advantage of Liam’s emotionally fragile state and wooed him back to her. Although it looked like Liam was ready to take Steffy back, Bill made it seem as though they were still sleeping together, which led Liam to demand a divorce and rush into marrying Hope! Steffy is determined to get Liam to realize the truth and win him back, but it’s going to be an uphill struggle.
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