Full detailed profile on Elizabeth Webber Played by Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Rebecca Herbst (ABC)
Actor: Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst
Who played Elizabeth Webber over the years
Rebecca Herbst (August 1997 - present)
Useful information on Elizabeth Webber
* Marital Status - Divorced. (Lucky Spencer, twice & Ric Lansing.)
Current: Nurse at General Hospital
Past: Waitress at Kelly's Diner
Past: Face of Deception
Past: Part-time employee of Chloe Morgan
Elizabeth was just fifteen-years-old when she came to live with Audrey Hardy, her 'grandmother.' Audrey's husband, Steve, had engaged in an affair that produced Elizabeth's father, Jeff Webber, and after Steve's death, Audrey became the sole grandparent to Liz and her sister, Sarah.
Liz had her eye on Lucky, but he had his cap set for Sarah, even though Sarah wanted Nikolas Cassadine. Lucky finally focused his attention on Elizabeth after she was violently raped, vowing to capture the man who attacked her. It wasn't her English teacher, as she wrongfully suspected, and until she teamed with Lucky, Nikolas and did she discover it was a photographer named Tom. He held Emily and Elizabeth at gunpoint and confessed to the rape. Fortunately, he was arrested and convicted.
The tense moments brought Lucky and Elizabeth closer, and they fell in love, but their romance was short-lived when she learned that he had been killed in a fire. She allowed her friends to comfort her, but got herself into trouble trying to drown her sorrows while hanging out in Jake's bar. Luckily, Jason intervened when a male patron refused to take 'no' for an answer from Liz.
Her romantic attention then focused on Jason, but she was crushed by his rejection. He realized that being involved with her would place her life in jeopardy, and he ultimately left Port Charles.
Elizabeth was stunned that Lucky lived. The fire had been staged and DNA tests altered. Lucky had been kidnapped and brainwashed by Helena Cassadine and the evil, Faison, and when Lucky came home, he wasn't the same person Elizabeth remembered. Counseling with Kevin Collins helped Lucky overcome the hypnotic hold of Helena, and he returned to almost normal.
A disappointing stint at Deception Cosmetics, Lucky relapse back to Helena's trance-like control, and an ever-growing fascination with a recently-returned Jason Morgan, kept Elizabeth's life in turmoil.
When the Spencer/Cassadine conflict finally ended and things settled once again, Elizabeth and Lucky, now recovered, planned their wedding. Although she had reservations about his state of mind and true feelings for her, she was determined to make the relationship work.
Things were fine until a conniving Maxie sent Elizabeth to a room where Sarah and Lucky were having sex. Liz repaid Lucky's infidelity by sleeping with Zander Smith, and later having his child.
With Zander gone, Liz met Ric Lansing. Although still enamored with Jason, he had moved on and started a life with Courtney. Carly warned Liz about Ric, but Elizabeth accused her of lying and let her feelings for Ric develop. Even when he had kidnapped Carly and kept her in a secret room of their home, Elizabeth was hopelessly blind to the side of her husband that wanted nothing more than to take down his own brother, Sonny.
When Ric and Liz wed, they had intentions of telling Zander that he was a father, but it was believed that he was the fire victim earlier presumed to be Lucky Spencer. Zander, however, turned up alive, kidnapped his former wife, Emily, and when police surrounded him, he purposely pretended to reach for a gun, and was shot dead.
Liz and Ric's marriage fell apart because of his constant scheming. She divorced him and left town, only to return to surprise Audrey again, this time with baby, Cameron. Elizabeth enrolled in school to become a nurse, and reconnected with Lucky. She succeeded in her career goal, but her personal one didn't fare as well. It looked as though they might have rebuilt their relationship, but Lucky got hooked on pain pills and had an affair with Maxie Jones.
Seeking solace, Elizabeth turned once again to Jason, and later discovered she was pregnant, and wasn't sure who fathered the child. The stress of that dilemma, and hearing Maxie announce her own pregnancy by Lucky, made it hard to forgive him despite his recent stay in a drug rehab. A long-awaited DNA test told Elizabeth her son Jake was Jason's child.
She and Jason almost made a life together on two separate occasions, but each time something explosive (literally) regarding his work made it crystal clear that their union would put her and her children at risk. So, she raised her two boys alone with the help of Lucky, who agreed to keep the secret of Jake's true paternity and claimed the boy as his own. In 2009, her good friend Robin was diagnosed with postpartum depression and she stepped in to help her husband Patrick with baby Emma until Robin could get the help that she needed.
Lucky and Elizabeth eventually reunited and became engaged, but her friendship with his brother Nikolas turned into a passionate affair. When Lucky found out, he disowned them both.
Elizabeth became pregnant and after having a break down, which landed her in Shady Brook, she had a paternity test done. Helena switched the DNA tests and Nikolas was revealed to be the father. After Liz gave birth, Franco kidnapped baby Aiden, but Lucky tracked him down and brought the baby home.
Nikolas invited Elizabeth and the boys to live with him for a while, but it didn't last long. Elizabeth went to visit her sister on the west coast and when she returned she discovered that Nikolas and Brook Lynn had become close.
After realizing that Lucky had moved on, she tried to get Nikolas' attention again, but discovered Brook Lynn was a formidable rival.
Jeff Webber (father)
Sarah Webber (sister)
Steven Lars Webber (half-brother)
Steve Hardy (paternal grandfather - deceased)
Helene Webber (paternal grandmother - deceased)
Tom Hardy Sr. (uncle by adoption)
Terri Webber (half-aunt)
Rick Webber (half-uncle)
Tom Hardy Jr. (cousin by adoption)
Laura Webber (cousin by adoption and mother-in-law)
Mike Webber (cousin by adoption)
Rick Webber Jr. (half-cousin)
Unnamed Child (miscarriage with Ric)
Cameron Webber (son with Zander)
Unnamed Child (miscarriage with Jax)
Jake (son with Jason, but everyone thinks that Lucky is the father)
Aiden (switched DNA results revealed Nikolas was the father)
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At Liz's, Laura tells her that Nikolas already told her the truth about Jake/Jason. Liz tries to talk her way out of it and fails. Laura is having a hard time keeping this to herself. Liz begs her but she decided to tell the truth after seeing Monica with Jake. She's sure that Liz must know how Monica feels. "You have to stay quiet, for your sons," Liz claims, explaining that the truth will turn Nikolas into a pariah... plus he'd go to prison. She explains that Nikolas is responsible for Hayden's shooting. The prince even told her that if Hayden comes out of the coma, he'd 'take care' of her. Laura shakes her head and rubs her eyes. Liz claims that she just wants to protect Nikolas and the other people they love. Sitting down, Laura cries as Liz checks on the boys. When the nurse comes back downstairs, Laura explains that she's going to confront her son. Liz begs her to leave this alone. Nikolas shows up, eager to talk about Jason.
At Liz’s, Laura questions Jake about his memory loss. He admits to having little flashes, but believes that chasing his old life is a futile effort. Laura feels he shouldn’t give up so easily. As they talk, Patrick shows up to speak with Liz about little Jake. He asks to let Danny and Jake meet, as they have a connection no one else does. Laura agrees and uses her own past as an example, and she admits that she hates that the secrets she kept resulted in her own sons not meeting until they were teens. Liz agrees to let the boys meet as soon as possible. Patrick leaves and Laura asks Jake for a moment with Liz alone. Jake leaves them, and Laura lets Liz know that she knows Jake is Jason.