Full detailed profile on Dr. Monica Quartermaine Played by Leslie Charleson on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Leslie Charleson (ABC)
Dr. Monica Quartermaine
Actor: Leslie Charleson
Who played Dr. Monica Quartermaine over the years
Patsy Rahn (1976 - 1977)
Useful information on Dr. Monica Quartermaine
* Marital State - Widowed. (Alan Quartermaine)
Current: Chief Cardiologist at General Hospital
Monica was raised as an orphan, and as an adult, the closest person to a mother she had was Gail Adamson. It was Gail who encouraged Monica to become a doctor. While in medical school she met her first love, David, who later went to Viet Nam and was reported MIA. Monica assumed he was dead.
Soon after, she discovered she was pregnant and decided to put the child up for adoption so she could finish school. Rick Webber, another handsome med. student soon caught her eye, and they fell in love. After receiving their degrees, Rick went off to Africa, was reported killed in a plane crash, and once again Monica was devastated. She found solace in the arms of Rick's brother, Jeff.
Their marriage floundered from the beginning. Jeff was possessive and insecure of Monica's lingering feelings for Rick, and when Rick, amazingly, turned up alive, Monica wanted to divorce Jeff, but needed his permission. She received unsolicited help from Heather Grant, a woman who had her eye on Jeff and wanted him for herself.
Smooth waters didn't flow as Monica had planned. Dr. Leslie Faulkner was in love with Rick, too, and when Rick found brother, Jeff, with a bullet wound to his head, Rick was overcome by guilt and blamed himself because of his relationship with Monica. He broke it off with her.
Jeff recovered, and he and Monica gave their marriage another chance. Rick and Leslie wed, and Monica realized she didn't love Jeff and asked for a divorce. When he finally agreed, she was free to pursue a new doctor at GH, Alan Quartermaine. They eventually exchanged vows, but with Rick still at GH, Monica gave in to her old feelings and slept with him. When she became pregnant, she didn't know who fathered the child.
Alan's greedy sister, Tracy was determined to prove that Monica's baby was not a Quartermaine. She wanted her own son to be the family heir. Luckily, Monica's child, AJ, was later deemed to be Alan's son.
The stress of Monica's cheating led Alan to have his own affair with Susan Moore, which produced a son, Jason. After a time, Alan realized that Monica was really the love of his life, and he returned home with the baby. At first the little boy was a constant reminder of her husband's infidelity, but Monica soon grew to love Jason as much as she did AJ.
The Quartermaine's marriage was a continuing string of affairs and distrust. Old flames, previously assumed dead, showed up alive, and Skye Chandler, another child from one of Alan's flings, came to Port Charles to find her father. Monica battled breast cancer, befriended another victim of the disease, and when the woman died, Monica and Alan adopted little Emily. Life was not easy despite being wealthy.
Sadly, Monica lost many members of her family over the next few years including, AJ, Alan and Emily. While grieving Emily's death, she turned to the bottle and hit Sam while driving. Jason helped her though and she went to rehab. Monica also took to newcomer Rebecca, who looked just like Emily. However, it came out that Rebecca was Emily's unknown twin who came to town to fleece the Quartermaine's and Nikolas. Since then, Monica has only sporadically appeared at the hospital or in the Q mansion.
Jeff Webber (divorced)
Alan Quartermaine Sr. (divorced but remarried)
David Langton (engaged - deceased)
Rick Webber (engaged - deceased)
Sean Donely (affair)
Ned Ashton (affair)
Pierce Dorman (affair - deceased)
Gail Adamson (mother by adoption)
Lorena Sharpe-Barrington (cousin)
Michael Corinthos III (grandson - adopted by Sonny)
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At the Quartermaine mansion, Michael reveals he is changing his name to Quartermaine and proclaims they are his only family. Monica is thrilled, especially when Michael asks to move into the mansion. Ned also welcomes Michael into the family. Michael promises to live up to AJ’s name and get this company back on top of its game, especially after Tracy tried to destroy it. Tracy and Michael trade insults. Michael says Tracy put this family and the company at risk all for Larry Ashton. Larry says Jerry Jacks abducted him as well, but Michael suspects that Larry could be working with Jerry as a spy. Michael wonders what else besides Larry’s title is phony about him. Larry attacks Michael when Shawn walks in and breaks them up. Shawn delivers the recording to Michael as Sonny promised. Later Michael and Monica listen to the recording and console one another. However they are happy that they can finally prove that AJ didn’t kill Connie.
On the terrace at the Quartermaine estate, Larry chats with Jerry on the phone about pulling the wool over the family's eyes. Larry says he needs time to get a larger share. Alice interrupts. "Hobson?" he asks, confusing her with Dobson. He wonders if she's a man in drag. She quizzes him about his conversation. He chuckles. Inside, Monica walks into the sitting room and curses Sonny to Tracy and Ned. He's sure Sonny won't get away with murder this time. Larry and Alice enter. Alice takes Monica off, leaving Larry to bicker with the others. Lord Ashton wants to discuss saving ELQ from its CEO and his bad publicity. He suggests that Tracy take the job. She likes that idea. As she talks about getting rid of Michael, he strolls in. Monica runs in to fuss over him. Michael announces that he wants to be known as Michael Quartermaine from now on.