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 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.
Anita brings Christmas gifts to the penthouse and notices the christening gown Chelsea designed for Katie. Anita lectures Chelsea about keeping Billy as far away from Victoria and the baby as possible. Chelsea wouldn't do that. She assures Anita she's not stupid. She knows Victoria won't be out of Billy's life anymore than Adam is out of hers. They discuss Billy's issues with Adam. Anita warns again about Billy spending time with Victoria. He may one day decide the grass wasn't greener at the penthouse. Chelsea says if he wants to go back she can't stop him. Anita advises her not to build him a bridge back.