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 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. Anita is now a regular caregiver for her grandson, Connor, and saw Chelsea through her break-up with fiance, Billy Abbott. She encouraged Chelsea to pursue the mysterious Gabriel Bingham, who unknown to them both, is really Adam.
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, Anita tells Chelsea she only cares about her feelings, and her future prospects...and she doesn't mean Billy. Anita goes on about Gabriel Bingham and his spectacular body. Chelsea says sleeping with him was the biggest mistake of her life.
At the penthouse, Billy is getting his things. Anita tells him Chelsea's heart still belongs to Adam. Billy asks to say goodbye to Connor. He makes a heartfelt speech about how he'll always have a special place in his life. Later Adam wanders in the open door. Billy says Anita took Connor to the park. "He doesn't have a father...again." Adam sneers that Billy was a substitute; a babysitter. Billy slugs him. Adam tells him he's a son-of-a-bitch; Chelsea came running to him because she saw Billy with his tongue down his ex-wife's throat. Chelsea arrives. Billy calls her trash and a con before leaving. Chelsea tells Adam everything Billy said is true.
At the Club, Anita and Ashley fuss over Chelsea. Billy arrives and wonders where the key players are. In a suite, Sage and Adam kiss passionately, and rip their clothes off. On the bed, Adam holds her wrists and kisses her intensely. After sex, Sage says day-drinking never ends well. While Adam showers, Sage gets a call from Billy insisting she and Gabe come to the wedding.
At the Club, Abby and Kyle learn by text about the new evidence. Chelsea offers to wait since some of Billy's family couldn't make it. He wants to go ahead. Sage appears and Billy convinces her to stay. Yack and Phyllis arrive. Billy asks him to fill in as best man and Ashley reads him the riot act about work. As Chelsea prepares to make her entrance, she sees 'Gabriel' on the stairs. Chelsea joins Billy and the ceremony begins. Chelsea says her vows first. Billy begins his vows joking about her putting him in a prison in Myanmar, and then says she hasn't changed - she set him up again and this time the prison would have been a marriage to her. "Do you take this woman? Nope. No way in hell." Billy informs everyone that Chelsea had sex with their neighbor Gabriel. Chelsea says it was one time; a mistake. Billy marvels that her track record is even worse than his and starts in about Adam. 'Gabriel' interrupts. Billy hopes he and the lying con-artist slut live happily ever after. Adam lunges toward Billy. Yack intervenes. Adam is told to leave. Everyone clears out. Chelsea tells Anita to go and cries. Adam reappears. She blames him and says, "Stay away from me." On the rooftop deck, Billy tells Ash he's glad he found out now.