Jacqueline Payne Marone Knight (as played by Lesley-Anne Down on The Bold and the Beautiful)
Useful information about Jacqueline Payne Marone Knight
* Responsible for the end of Ridge's friendship with Massimo.
* An argument with Stephanie landed her in the hospital in a coma after she fell off the Forrester Mansion balcony.
* A working girl - she slept with men for money years ago while living in Seattle.
* Was "outed" as a prostitute by Stephanie at a debut fashion show.
Who's played Jacqueline Payne Marone Knight over the years?
Lesley-Anne Down (April 2003 - present)
Current and Past Occupation
Current: CEO of Spectra Fashions and President of Jackie M Boutiques
Past: Part Owner of Forrester Creations
Past: Buyer for Fenmore
Jackie was brought to LA after Massimo had his accident. A former lover of his, she had kept the fact that her son, Nick, was also his, from him for years. Although she had an affair with Eric on arrival, she soon found her way back to Massimo and the pair wed. Things didn't go well however when, drunk, she was taken advantage of by Deacon Sharpe, who she was using to confirm the paternity of Nick's child with Brooke. When the paternity case blew up, Massimo threw her out when he became convinced that she had been unfaithful.
She went back to Deacon and began planning a future with him when her divorce was finalized. To her surprise, Massimo had a change of mind and decided that he wanted her back. With her son's encouragement, she decided to go back to her estranged husband and Deacon left town. The marriage seemed doomed to failure however and she soon rekindled her old affair with Eric. Expecting to make a life with him, she was appalled when he returned to Brooke. This return was short lived and Eric soon came back to call on Jackie once again. Finally, she agreed to be with him, only to have Felicia request that Eric and Stephanie reunite before she died. Believing this to be the right thing to do, Jackie agreed, but found herself incapable of actually making the break. This led to conflicts with Stephanie and a fight that would hurl Jackie off the stairs, onto the ground and into a coma. This altercation was witnessed by Donna and, with her word, Nick and Jackie managed to use the incident to take over Forrester Creations.
Subsequently, the incident became circumspect and the skeletons in Jackie's closet began to come out. It was revealed that she had prostituted herself when she was younger, a fact that caused her son to disown her. Stephanie exploited this scandal in public in a bid to steal the company back, but it backfired and caused both Nick and Eric to feel sympathy for Jackie. This has led her to renew her attempts to seduce Eric back into her life. In fact, she once made the mistake of trying to seduce Eric in front of Stephanie's sister, Pamela, and got tossed out!
Eric and Jackie remained friendly and Jackie eventually gave up her attempts to seduce Eric. Jackie turned her attention back to work and teamed up with Clarke Garrison to revitalize Spectra Fashions after Nick sold Forrester Creations back to Eric. Her son Nick also had his first child named Jack (named after her), whom she happily dotes on.
When Stephanie was shot, Jackie became a suspect and left town. However, the shooter was revealed to be Storm Logan and Jackie returned. She visited Eric (who fell into a coma after being poisoned) telling him that if he’d married her, none of this would have happened, making it look like she was a suspect yet again, however Pam turned out to be the culprit.
Jackie was alone for quite some time until she started a fling with the much younger Owen Knight. Despite Nick's fear he was just using her for her money, Jackie married Owen and the two remained happily in love, aside from a few distractions including Whip Jones and Steffy Forrester.
Most recently, Jackie and Owen renewed their vows, Jackie drew up some new designs for the company line, and she faced the bad news that Nick has a spot on his lung.