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 visits Jason's gravestone in the family crypt. Alice shows up. Monica sniffles as she talks about her relationship with her son. She'd give anything to have part of him back. Alice tries giving her a pep talk and assures her Jason must have loved her. Monica doesn't feel like she was a good enough mom to protect her boys. Later, Sonny shows up to speak to Jason's grave. He hopes that he can somehow reach out to Carly and tell her she's making a mistake. Suddenly, the crypt door opens and Sonny is shocked by who he sees.
Inside the Quartermaine mansion, Tracy tells Ned that she wants his shares of ELQ. She wants them, along with Brooklyn, to chip in to give Jerry what he's asking for so Luke will go free. He doesn't think his grandfather would approve and neither would Michael. They bicker about this. Ned doesn't give a damn about Luke and walks out. Monica and Alice walk in. When they spot Tracy, Monica tells her she's not welcome. Tracy tells them about the Luke problem. Monica won't turn the company over to the man who killed Alan. Tracy tries Alice, who agrees to help Mr. Luke. A call comes in from Luke's phone as Lulu arrives. Out in the garden, Julian challenges Alexis to tell him she really wants Ned. She can't trust him and accuses him of being in cahoots with Jerry. He assures her knows nothing about the hostage taking and eventually admits he's had dealings with Jerry over the years but it's been awhile. Ned pops up with security. Before they can boot Julian out, he warns Alexis to stay away from Jerry and leaves. Alexis tells Ned how terrific he is. As they hug, Olivia comes around the corner.
At the Metro Court restaurant, Monica’s date Judge Walters stops by Maxie and Nathan’s table. He read about what happened to them and asks Maxie if she stopped to think what impact her death might have on her child. She’s always thinking about Georgie but he says her choices have impact on her character. Nathan calls him out for blaming the victim. Walters thinks Maxie is flaunting her relationship with a man who lied in the court, and if she hopes to see her daughter again she’ll have nothing more to do with Nathan. Meanwhile, Ned joins Monica at her table and tells him about her internet date. He’s proud of her for putting herself out there and says he’s doing a little dating himself, with Alexis. Olivia appears and thinks they are on a date together. She offers to get them something, but Ned scoots off to get his own table and Olivia realizes how wrong she is. She tells him he needs to take Alexis to see “The Equalizer” but he knows she doesn’t do blockbusters. Olivia would go with him again - if it was okay with Alexis. Alexis arrives, orders a martini from Olivia and tells Ned what she had to say isn’t important anymore. Walters returns to Monica and they make a second date. By the elevator, Maxie fumes about having her personal life dictated. Nathan won’t be the reason she won’t see Georgie. This isn’t what he wanted but they have to go their separate ways.