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, Billy reassures Chelsea about her new line. He kisses her and says, "I love you." They turn their attention back to her mannequin. They joke and then Billy says he'll get out of her way. Chelsea is ballroom dancing with the mannequin when Anita busts in. Anita crows that she needs to get that Billy Abbott in here to dance. Chelsea says he left so she could work, but admits he said he loves her. Anita is thrilled - she got her man! Chelsea says she choked and didn't say it back. Anita berates her. They discuss moving on from Adam. Anita warns that Billy may walk away if he doesn't think she cares.
Billy returns to the penthouse. Anita flirts and then leaves. Billy fills Chelsea in on events at the Abbott house. They don't understand what Jack is doing. Chelsea's glad Billy escaped to her place. She asks him to move in.
Chelsea's mom startles her when she shows up at the penthouse. She's not thrilled to see her daughter is still digging for dirt on Dr. Delicious. Chelsea has proof he's a killer. Anita orders her not to tell Billy for his own sake. Chelsea is sure he's harmless now. Her mom doesn't think so and hypes Billy, telling her daughter that she deserves something good. Anita packs up the kid for a trip to the park and explains that the 'cutie-pie is stud bait'. Chelsea thinks that needs to stop. Billy shows up, complaining about Victoria. Anita rolls the kid out. Billy tells Chelsea that he will take another shot with Victoria if he has one. She has no illusions about what's going on between them. When she walks off to her room, he looks through the high school year book. He spots Ben's picture as she returns. Billy wants some answers.