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 General Hospital, the children gather to hear the Christmas story. Suddenly the lights in the hospital flicker and Dr. Obrecht shows up dressed like a monster. Patrick and Nikolas confront her and she explains she is educating the children about Krampus. She gathers everyone around for the story about Krampus, a Christmas monster who eats bad little children. All the children scream at the story, all but Joss who loves it. Nikolas puts an end to Krampus and has Monica bring out Santa for the kids. Sam arrives with Danny and she locks eyes with Jason/Jake. Meanwhile Patrick talks with Elizabeth. She asks him to drop Cameron off after the party so she and Jake can slip out and set-up Cameron’s present. Elizabeth then quickly prevents Jake and Sam from having words. She steals Jake away. Sam then goes to talk to Patrick. Patrick surprises her with a gift, a keychain for all her silly putty keys she makes while on the job. They later share a kiss under the mistletoe. Elsewhere, Obrecht sees Nathan up and around and thinks he should be in bed. He scolds his mother for her scary tale, but thanks her for making it possible for Maxie to see her daughter. He asks how she got the judge to change his mind? Obrecht remembers going to Monica and threatening to replace her as chief of cardiology if she didn’t get the judge to change his mind. Obrecht tells Nathan she simply motivated Monica. Nathan returns to his room and gets a video call from Maxie and Georgie. She says this is the best Christmas she’s ever had. Obrecht soon joins Nathan and sees a screen shot of Maxie and Georgie. He thanks Obrecht again and says, “Merry Christmas Mom.” Obrecht cries and then begins singing “The First Noel.” Elsewhere the judge shows up at the hospital to see Monica. She remembers having to withhold affection from the judge in order to make him reverse his decision. Monica still wonders why he was so harsh with Maxie, and she thinks it has to do with his own daughter Kayla. It turns out the judge had a troubled daughter who he always bailed out and never punished. His daughter ended up dying in an accident after drunk driving one night. The judge didn’t want Maxie to go through life breaking all the rules like Kayla.
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.