Claudia Zacchara Corinthos (as played by Sarah Brown on General Hospital)
Useful information about Claudia Zacchara Corinthos
*Married to Sonny Corinthos.
*Claudia is "dangerous, lethally sexual and completely fearless" according to ABC.
*When she was last seen by her family, she was a gangly pre-teen.
*She has spent the last several years in Milan, Italy.
*She was raised by her uncle to be a woman in a man's world.
*She seduced Trevor Lansing as a little girl in order to see if her father would protect her. (He didn't.)
*She loves her brother Johnny more than anyone and is fearless in protecting him.
*Orchestrated a hit on Sonny that resulted in Michael getting shot.
*She married Sonny Corinthos in order to finally gain some power within her own family.
*Was killed by Michael who was protecting his mother and sister.
Who's played Claudia Zacchara Corinthos over the years?
Sarah Brown (February 1, 2008 - November 4, 2009)
When Claudia first came to Port Charles, her father loathed the sight of her. She didn't ruffle, just set about the business of securing a place in her family in order to be close to her brother Johnny. Eager to please her father, she took a hit out on rival Sonny Corinthos. She wanted Jerry Jacks to be the shooter, but he was involved with the District Attorney (Alexis Davis) at the time and declined. He suggested Ian Devlin for the job. Claudia agreed, but the hit went terribly wrong. Devlin shot Sonny's young son Michael instead and put the boy in a coma. Claudia was sorry about her part in hurting a child and did everything she could to bury her part in it.
She finally had a chance to get some power within her dimented family when Anthony forced Sonny to marrry her in order to run the family business. Not one to care about love, Claudia quickly agreed. She like the idea of being involved in the business and didn't mind marrying sexy Sonny to do so. Johnny warned her not to do it because Sonny would surely kill her if he learned of her part in his son's shooting. Positive he'd never find out, she set about the business of lording her newfound status as Mrs. Sonny Corinthos over everyone. Jerry Jack died, but soon after a DVD appeared with him spilling the beans about her failed hit attempt on Sonny. She continues to scramble to keep Sonny from finding out about the DVD.
Claudia became pregnant by Sonny (there was a possibility it could have Ric's for awhile though), but lost the baby after accidentally getting run off the road by Kristina.
After Sonny finally started to accept Claudia as his wife, he learned she was behind the hit that put Michael in a coma and outed her during a party that he planned for her. Claudia panicked, took a pregnant Carly hostage and ended up in a cabin where she helped Carly give birth. Claudia became fixated on the baby and started to walk out of the cabin with her, leaving Carly behind, as Michael came in. He swung an axe handle at her head and killed her.
After coming to the cabin, Jason called upon Max and Milo to help him bury Claudia in the woods so no one would find her.
A couple of years later, it was revealed that a young Claudia slept with Gino Soleito under her father's orders. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy: Johnny Zacchara.
Sonny Corinthos (married on December 1, 2008)
Flings and Relationships
Gino Soleito (slept with)
Johnny Zacchara (son)