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 General Hospital, Michael meets with Lucas to discuss the clinic. He wants Lucas’ input and suggests they go down to the waterfront so he can show him the current plans. Elsewhere, Patrick talks with Liz about Jake’s latest incident and his memory issues. Patrick starts to wonder if Sam is right and Jake is the man who took her hostage. Liz defends Jake, saying there is no evidence connecting him to Faison’s escape. Liz says if he can’t be objective then she can get another doctor for Jake, but Patrick says that’s not necessary. In Jake’s room, Carly is stunned to find a gun with a missing serial number in Jake’s duffle bag along with a black suit and mask. She says they look a lot like what the gunman who took Sam hostage wore. Jake has no explanation for them and struggles to believe he could be guilty. Jake begs Carly not to tell anyone about this. Liz and Patrick walk in to check on Jake. Carly keeps quiet and takes Jake’s bag as she leaves, saying she’ll keep it safe for him. In the hallway Michael is leaving with Lucas and runs right into Carly. Carly is filled in on Lucas’ role in Michael’s new project. She’s happy for them both. Michael excuses himself and tells Lucas he’ll wait outside for him. Lucas tells Carly not to give up on Michael. She says she won’t. Carly returns to Jake’s room where Jake thanks Carly for not ratting him out. Carly suggests they find out the truth about what happen by going back to see Kevin Collins.
At General Hospital, Lucas and Elizabeth chitchat about Michael’s new clinic project. Suddenly the paramedics bring in Jake. Jake is conscious, but doesn’t remember what happened to him. Elizabeth tells him that he was found passed out at Pier 54. Jake remembers holding the phoenix there, but nothing else. Lucas orders some tests on Jake after Elizabeth fills him in on his accident and memory issues. Elsewhere at the hospital, Anna and Jordan meet. Anna tells Jordan that this may be the last time she sees her as she’s been called to D.C. to discuss her actions with the WSB heads. Anna tells Jordan that Nathan and Dante will do their best to protect her. Jordan feels she should just run, but Anna begs her not to do that. Jordan agrees on the condition that if things go sour for Anna in DC that she calls Jordan to warn her and give her a chance to get out. Anna thanks her and tells her how much she respects her. Jordan wishes Anna luck.
Back at General Hospital, Carly arrives to check on Jake. She wonders what happened to him. Jake doesn’t remember. Lucas says they are running some tests on him. Later Jake struggles to remember what he was doing, but tells Carly that all he remembers is the phoenix statue. Carly thinks the figurine must be in his bag, so she goes to look inside. She’s shocked to find a gun. Outside the room, Patrick arrives to speak with Liz about Jake’s case.