Full detailed profile on Anita Lawson Played by Catherine Bach on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Catherine Bach
Who played Anita Lawson over the years
Catherine Bach (February 7 2012 to present)
Useful information on Anita Lawson
* Was a con artist.
Past: Waitress at Gloworm
Past: Con Artist
Anita arrived in Genoa City after her daughter Chelsea showed up claiming to be pregnant with Billy Abbott's child. Chelsea has animosity toward Anita for raising her in trailers and in a life of running cons. Anita assumed Chelsea was running a con on Billy when she came to town and mother and daughter butted heads when Chelsea decided to let Billy and Victoria adopt her son and turned over a new leaf.
Later, Anita spots Jeffrey at Gloworm and it comes out that not only is he Chelsea's biological father, but he and Anita are still married. She attempted to blackmail Jeffrey, who wanted to hide the truth from Gloria, but eventually told everyone about them. Anita and Jeffery, both of the same ilk, were thrilled that their daughter was married to super-rich Adam Newman, and began sniffing around trying to act like parents and in-laws. Chelsea assumed they were just after Adam's money and was hostile. Adam was amused and tolerant. After Chelsea and Adam divorced, Anita was further upset to find out that Chelsea was pregnant with Adam's baby but passing it off as Dylan McAvoy's. Anita threatened to expose Chelsea and save her from a life of poverty, until she saw that she was truly happy with Dylan. Anita kept Chelsea's secret and relations between the two thawed a bit as Anita attended Dylan and Chelsea's wedding and looked forward to becoming a grandmother. After the truth about the baby's paternity came out, Anita was supportive. She has continued to have a good relationship with Chelsea, and gave her advice after it came out that Adam, whom she had remarried, was the driver who killed Delia.
Jeffrey Bardwell (marriage dissolved after Jeffery had her declared legally dead)
John "Johnny" Abbott (grandson)
Conner Adam Newman (grandson)
Chelsea Lawson Newman (daughter)
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At the penthouse, Chelsea thanks Anita for helping her move back in. She confides about Gabe delaying the renovations because he has feelings for her. Anita thinks he got under her skin. Chelsea gets defensive. Chelsea says she and Billy had put off wedding planning, but she's changed her mind. Adam arrives. He tells Anita he's Gabriel Bingham. Chelsea's out so she grills him. Adam tells her Billy is still in love with his ex-wife and he can offer Chelsea what her late husband did. Chelsea returns. Anita advises Chelsea to listen to Gabe and leaves. Chelsea tells him he already told her all she needs to know. He says he didn't tell her everything. Adam tells her he and Sage split - they told the estate manager it was over, that's how much she means to him. Chelsea becomes emotional and hollers and cries. Adam tells her whatever is going on he's there for her. She said Connor's doctor called - he had bad news.
At Crimson Lights, Anita is agonizing over which cupcake to take her grandson. Adam suggests the one with the dinosaur. Anita assumes he's flirting. She mentions her daughter going to the Club. On the patio, Dylan and Avery talk about schmoozing at the party. She warns Joe Clark will be working it there. Dylan isn't keen to compete, but they go.
At the penthouse, Chelsea and Billy prepare for New Year's Eve and wonder why Anita's not there yet. Chelsea tells Billy to go on ahead to see Reed at Victoria's. Anita arrives raving about a handsome young man who paid for the cupcake. Anita thanks Billy for making Chelsea happy again. Once alone, Anita tells Chelsea what she said to Billy. Chelsea's pleased she's realized that what they have has legs.