Full detailed profile on Donna Logan Forrester Played by Jennifer Gareis on The Bold and the Beautiful Daytime Soap Opera.
Jennifer Gareis (CBS)
Donna Logan Forrester
Actor: Jennifer Gareis
Who played Donna Logan Forrester over the years
Jennifer Gareis (July 2006 - present)
Useful information on Donna Logan Forrester
* Gave her son up for adoption when she was a teenager.
Past: Spokesmodel for Forrester Creations
Past: Face of 'Brooke's Bedroom'
Past: Publishing Intern (for Bill Spencer)
Past: Prostitute (unintentionally)
Past: Waitress at Griffey's hamburger joint
A young Donna spent much of her energy trying to look after her little sister Katie. Katie had low self-esteem and flawed looks, but this didn't stop Donna from convincing Rocco Carner to date her. At the time, Donna was involved with Mark, but soon opened her eyes to the fact that he was not for her. After ending the relationship, she went on to work as a model for Tommy Boyland. As work went on, Boyland sent her to an agent named Nick Preston who convinced her to pose for a European magazine in the nude. When Bill Spencer caught a glimpse of the photos, he decided to publish them in an American magazine. Outraged, Donna teamed up with Nick and Rocco to get revenge on Bill. They hatched a plan to get photos of a nude Bill for one of Nick's magazines. Later, Donna came clean about this plot and tried to get Bill to transfer her father to LA. This failed, as did her hasty relationship with Thorne Forrester.
Donna left the city, rarely returning until 2006. On Donna's return, she began meddling in Brooke's marriage to Nick and encouraging her to reunite with Ridge. Brooke would not budge and Donna announced her intentions of pursuing Ridge, which were granted a blessing from Brooke. When her pursuit was on the verge of its goal, however, Brooke's marriage to Nick collapsed and she went running to her former lover. Broken over losing love when it had come so close to her, she sided with Nick after she witnessed Stephanie's attack on Jackie. With her as a witness, Nick and Jackie took over Forrester Creations while Donna became the company's new spokesmodel. Since then, she has been a useful ally to Jackie in manipulating the love lives of the young Forrester's in a bid to maintain the power balance.
One night, Donna, who was babysitting Brooke's children, left them alone when she mistakenly thought Brooke had come home. This error prompted Stephanie to call Child Protective Services to have Brooke's children taken away. For revenge, Donna sought out the romantic interest of Stephanie's son, Thorne, and wooed him into marriage plans.
On Donna & Thorne's wedding day, however, Donna's sister Katie overheard Donna tell Jackie that she didn't love Thorne and it was all a revenge plot. Katie told Thorne the truth and he called off the wedding at the altar.
Since, Donna has found some comfort and romance in Thorne's father (Stephanie's husband), Eric Forrester. They wed, much to Eric's family's dismay. Shortly after the wedding, the son Donna gave up for adoption came to town. While they were forming a close bond, Donna kept him a secret from Eric.
Donna got Marcus a job at Forrester, which raised the suspicions of Eric’s children who had it out for Donna. They looked into Marcus’ past and after finding Marcus’ birth certificate, they discovered that Marcus was in fact Donna’s son. Much to everyone’s shock, Eric took the news in stride and welcomed Marcus into the family.
All was well in Donna and Eric’s relationship until Pam secretly poisoned Eric because he chose Donna over Stephanie. This led to Eric having a heart attack and lapsing into a coma. With Eric in a coma, Donna was appointed control of Forrester Creations via Eric’s directive. Ridge didn’t agree with this so he led the charge in trying to take control of the company himself. He and Donna engaged in a bitter battle, which Donna eventually won.
During Eric’s coma, Owen Knight (the man who led Marcus to finding Donna) became Donna’s confidant and source of comfort. Owen confessed he was in love with her, but Donna remained committed to Eric. However, the longer Eric remained in a coma, the weaker Donna got and almost slept with Owen, which Stephanie witnessed. Donna stopped things before they went too far, but that didn’t stop Stephanie from ostracizing Donna from Eric’s life once he woke from his coma. Stephanie brought Eric home and blocked Donna’s attempts at seeing him. When Eric finally was able to get up and around, he saw Donna and Owen kissing and assumed she had cheated on him while he was incapacitated.
Donna tried to reconcile with Eric, but he wouldn’t hear of it. While he leaned on Stephanie for support, Donna was being blackmailed by Pam who threatened to hurt Donna’s family and Eric if she didn’t keep her distance from Eric. Donna caved to Pam’s demands, fearing for her loved ones’ safety, even when Eric decided he wanted Donna back. Stephanie eventually found out Pam was behind Donna ending her marriage to Eric and she and Eric set a trap for Pam. Once Pam was caught, Eric had a decision to make regarding the women in his life. Both Donna and Stephanie wanted to be with him, but Eric wasn’t ready to make a decision, so he decreed that the three of them would all live together in the same house.
Donna eventually won out and she and Eric fully reconciled. Their marriage was tested again when Bill Spencer came to town and tried to seduce her in his attempt to bring down Eric. She didn't give in and helped her husband fight the enemy. Unfortunately, Bill succeeded in taking over Forrester Creations.
Eric Forrester (2008 - present)
Stephen Logan Sr. (father)
Beth Logan (mother)
Storm Logan Jr. (brother)
Brooke Logan Forrester Marone (sister)
Katie Logan (sister)
Helen Logan (grandmother)
Rick Forrester (current)(nephew)
Bridget Forrester (niece)
Hope Logan (niece)
R.J. Forrester (nephew)
Jack Hamilton Marone (nephew)
Eric Forrester III (great-nephew - stillborn)
Nicole Marone (great-niece - stillborn)
At Eric's house, he congratulates Hope on a great celebration. Hope says she didn't see the wedding coming. Donna and Eric recall their own wedding in that room. Ally, Wyatt, and Liam are also helping tidy up. Quinn announces that she and Donna will do it - everyone should go put their feet up. Once alone, Quinn tells Donna about raising Wyatt alone. Donna says she did a good job. They discuss the Wyatt, Liam, and Hope situation. Quinn shrugs that Liam's in the picture now, but anything could happen. Donna wonders if her philosophy applies to Eric. In the other room, Ally gets everyone talking about Rick's wedding, which leads to Liam and Wyatt verbally sparring. Wyatt says he and Hope will actually make it through their vows, unlike her and Liam. Ally watches as Hope handles Wyatt and Liam competing for her attention. Hope assures Liam she's not going home with Wyatt and they leave. Ally tells Liam that Hope shouldn't be treating him like that - what is she waiting for? She compliments Liam and smiles. In the kitchen, Donna is alone with Eric making tea. She ends up sucking honey off 'Honeybear's' finger. They share a very close moment as Quinn looks on in horror. After, Quinn confronts Donna and calls her a slut. She insults Donna and warns her not to cause trouble for her. Donna says it's not her business - she should leave. Quinn asserts that she's not going anywhere. Donna muses, "There is something very off about you." Later, Eric finds Donna looking at a photo of them. She muses that they're both lonely. He says it's been a long day. Quinn watches from the shadows as they discuss how happy they once were. Donna warns him about Quinn. "She's dark. Maybe even dangerous." They kiss. Quinn looks homicidal. Eric goes to bed and Donna kills the lights. Glass smashes. Donna spots the broken photo of her and Eric on the floor and looks around nervously. Quinn watches Donna from outside with a sinister stare.
At Eric’s, Hope calls the guests together to give thanks to the day’s celebration while Liam and Wyatt both think they should celebrate Hope for being so incredible. They gush a bit until Bill breaks it up. Hope puts the focus back on Rick and Caroline, who surprise the guests by announcing their impromptu wedding. Eric offers to play the piano while Dayzee, Hope and Maya lead Caroline off to get ready. Charlie and Pam get to work on the wedding cake in the kitchen. She licks the batter off his finger and then they kiss. Bill finds Brooke outside and tells her he isn’t giving up. She tells him it’s over, but he is sure they will get back to where they were.
Back inside the Forrester Mansion, Quinn addresses Stephanie’s portrait and assumes they would not have liked each other. Eric joins Quinn and she comments how lovely the picture is. He agrees. Meanwhile, Maya runs into Rick by the stairs and tells him how happy she is for him. Later, Eric and Brooke gush over how handsome Rick is as Pam calls attention to Caroline’s entrance. The wedding march begins and she enters with Bill. Brooke hands Caroline a bouquet made from Stephanie’s rose garden and Bill walks her down the aisle. Rick tells her she looks beautiful. Carter begins the ceremony and after commenting on their ups and downs leads Rick and Caroline in their vows. Rick remembers the first time he saw her. Rick almost gave up on them but she didn’t because she knew how good they were together. Every moment with her is a gift and Rick promises to protect and cherish it forever. There isn’t a dry eye in the house as Caroline thanks everyone – the Forresters and Logans are her family now. She adores Rick and knows they will have an exciting marriage. They exchange rings and promise to love each other forever. Carter pronounces them husband and wife and they kiss.