Helena Cassadine (as played by Constance Towers on General Hospital)
Useful information about Helena Cassadine
* Marital Status - Single/Widowed.
* Murdered Alexis' mother in front of her when Alexis was a child. (prior to 1981)
* Tricked everyone into thinking that Stefan was Nikolas father instead of Stavros so that she could get her hands on the Cassadine fortune; killed doctor who knew the truth; tried to kill Jax and Alexis to keep her secret.
* Pushed Katherine Bell off the parapet to her death to prevent her from trapping Nikolas into a marriage based on a fake pregnancy; framed Laura for the murder and killed the only true witness. (8 October 1999)
* Poisoned by Stefan, which left her mute and paralyzed. (1999)
* Framed Faison for Katherine's murder when she became a suspect, and killed him to prevent him from contradicting her story. (1999)
* Kidnapped and brainwashed Lucky Spencer. (1999)
* Attempted murder; took off the tourniquet that was preventing Emily from bleeding to death. (10 February 2004)
* Attempted to murder Emily again with a knife on the cliffs. (September 2004)
Who's played Helena Cassadine over the years?
Elizabeth Taylor (1981)
Dimitra Arliss (1996)
Constance Towers (recurring: December 19, 1997 to April 9, 2002; October 2003; December 2003; January to October 2004; January 2005; April - May 2005; October - November 2005; January 2006, April 13, 2009 - present)
Current and Past Occupation
Current: Rich Widow
Current: Resident Evil Person
Helena Cassadine entered the story as a villainess and quickly became the resident 'evil' person, visiting sporadically to put everyone on edge at the mention of her name. Her first act of unkindness was the spell she placed on Luke and Laura for foiling her plot to freeze the world. She spoke the damning words and then disappeared.
Her main concern has always been the Cassadine fortune and her need to control it. Her grandson, Nikolas is the heir and the object of her affection. Helena has gone to great lengths to maintain control over him and the money. She has never liked Emily, and has taken great strides to remove her from her grandson's life. Unfortunately, one of Helena's attempts almost ended in her own demise, when Nikolas pushed her off a cliff. The woman is seemingly invincible and continues to defy death. Her nemesis is Luke Spencer, and the two have locked horns on many occasions.
Helena never relents, using whatever method necessary to get her way. Murdering Alexis' mother, kidnapping Michael Corinthos, plotting to get rid of Nikolas' parents, Stefan and Laura, brainwashing Lucky, and finally hiring an unscrupulous nanny for Nikolas' child are just a few of her demented acts. Even insane asylums can't hold her. She lurks in the shadows and always knows everyone's dirty secrets, then uses them to her own advantage.
Despite the belief that she was safely tucked away in yet another mental facility, Helena made an appearance at Luke and Laura's remarriage in 1996. One of Laura's last moments before returning to her catatonic state was spent face-to-face with the evil Helena Cassadine as she hexed their joining, once again. Who knows what the vengeful woman will do next.
Mikkos Cassadine (deceased)
Flings and Relationships
Jasper_Jax_Jacks (pursued but it never turned into anything)
Stefan Cassadine (son - deceased)
Stavros Cassadine (son - deceased)