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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Monica grieves AJ in the Quartermaine crypt with Tracy. Michael arrives and Tracy leaves them alone. Michael tells Monica he invited Sonny but he refused to come out of respect for her. She’s glad Sonny had the decency to stay away. Michael just wanted his parents there. Inside, Ned tells Morgan and Kiki he wants to set a trap for Luke and proposes using Kiki as bait. He promises Morgan that Kiki will not be in any danger. Morgan isn’t willing to risk Kiki but Kiki is ready to stop Luke’s skeevy fondling. Ned directs Kiki to the den and heads to the terrace to make sure Tracy watches it all. Morgan makes one more attempt to change Kiki’s mind but she’s determined to get Luke. In another room, Liz tells Sonny and Ava that she hopes the person in custody for shooting AJ can answer some questions so everyone can move on. Carly enters and agrees they all would like to know what happened to AJ. Ava and Liz quickly excuse themselves and Carly demands to know why Sonny’s there. He’s there to comfort Michael and tells Carly to leave it alone. On the terrace, Luke calls someone and tells them Spencer is a problem, but his weakness is Emma Drake. Ava walks into the den and overhears the tail end of the conversation. Luke is surprised to see her. Ava tells him that something happened to her daughter this morning and she’s going to find out what. Luke watches Ava’s butt as she walks away and calls her back. He pulls her close and tells her she has great … assets. She disgustedly walks away. Outside, Ned intercepts Tracy and points her to look into the den where Kiki is now alone with Luke. Inside, Luke tells Kiki he knows she has daddy issues but he isn’t available. He loudly proclaims his love for Tracy and outside Tracy beams. She tells Ned that she knew Kiki was the instigator. Ned realizes Luke figured out their trap. Sonny, Carly and Tracy join Monica and Michael at the crypt. Sonny offers to leave if Monica wants. Monica allows it. Everyone makes it in time for the service, and Monica somberly lays flowers on AJ’s grave. Afterward, she goes inside to get ready for the reception. Michael tells Sonny it helped that he was there. Sonny will always be there for Michael. Inside, Ava turns on the news and learns Franco is in jail with Carlos. Carly joins her and thinks it would be funny if Franco and Carlos became friends. In fact, Carly wonders what those jailbirds are talking about right now. Meanwhile, Kiki finds Morgan and worries that Luke will come after her now that she set him up. Morgan holds Kiki and promises to take care of her. Ava enters, then leaves when she sees them together. Morgan thinks Ava could be mad about something else. Later, Liz finds Luke alone in the den and he offers her a drink. Nik enters and tells Liz that Spencer crashed Emma’s recital. Luke’s ears prick up at the mention of the children. After they leave he makes a call. Tracy later joins Luke and tells him she saw Kiki hit on him courtesy of Ned. Luke tells Tracy he only wants her. Later, Michael tells Carly she and Sonny are the best parents he could have. Outside, Sonny enters the crypt and can’t escape AJ’s ghost. AJ congratulates Sonny on getting what he always wanted – Michael all to himself. He tells Sonny goodbye. Ava arrives.
Over the loud speaker male and female voices page Dr. Steve Hardy and Dr. Alan Quartermaine as the camera pans across their old photos into an empty General Hospital. Monica walks in from the elevator and talks to herself about emotional detachment. The death of a loved one hasn't gotten any easier. She goes to AJ and holds his lifeless body. Nearby, Carly (Laura Wright) tells Sonny AJ said he shot him. Is he going to deny it? Sonny says AJ's drunk six ways from Sunday. Carly believes AJ because Sonny's not denying it. Meanwhile, Monica says goodbye to AJ as Emily's ghost appears. Monica mourns the death of her husband, Jason, Dawn and Emily and she wants to be with them. Emily says she always is. Monica argues that she has no fight left but Emily yells that she's as strong as they come. Monica just wishes AJ was at peace. AJ's ghost appears and tells her he is. She gave him a second chance at life. She protected him and he'll be forever grateful. They hug. She wants to go with them but they refuse to let her. Her grandkids need her. She doesn't want to let Tracy have the whole house to herself does she? Monica finally agrees to tough it out but asks AJ to tell her who shot him. He says it's complicated but when the truth comes out, she'll be proud. She already is. They say goodbye and the ghosts meet their father and grandparents before following the light. Sonny drags Carly somewhere private and confesses he shot AJ. He asks if she's forgotten AJ killed their unborn child. He flashes back to Carly falling down the stairs and being in the hospital. When he comes back to reality, he sees Sarah Brown's version of Carly beside him. Carly remembers everything. With tears in her eyes, she says it's one of the worst things that have ever happened to her. They flashback to their wedding and Sonny's "death." She says, "When your heart stopped, my heart stopped." He came back for her! They reminisce about Carly setting him up when Tamara Braun played Carly. They flashback to their divorce and agree it wasn't the end for them. They remember when they learned Michael had "died." She's still standing after a nervous breakdown. Laura Wright's version of Carly returns and she says Sonny gave her the courage to get better. She'll always have his back even if their love story is over. In tears, Sonny asks her to keep the murder quiet. Carly needs time to think.