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Fans have been clamoring for General Hospital‘s Elizabeth to get onscreen parents for years. Though her father Jeff Webber was played by Richard Dean Anderson in the late 70s/early 80s, Elizabeth’s mother, Carolyn, has never been seen. We think it’s high time to change that and we have just the actresses for the role. Their age differences might not make total sense for a mother/daughter relationship, but heck, there’s only a nine-year difference between Olivia LoCicero (Olivia) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) who play mother and son. So, we say why not!
Since she just left the role of the iconic Hope Brady on Days of Our Lives, Kristian Alfonso was the first name to come to mind to play Elizabeth’s mother on General Hospital. She insisted she’s not retiring from acting altogether, so Alfonso could be free to step into the role of Carolyn Webber and bring a bunch of new viewers over to the ABC soap opera while she’s at it.
Mary Page Keller
Mary Page Keller played Amanda Kirkland on Ryan’s Hope and Sally Spencer Frame Ewing on Another World. She’s also been in a ton of primetime series, including her most recent role in Pretty Little Liars in 2017. She even looks like she could be related to Rebecca Herbst’s Elizabeth. Maybe it’s time she return to daytime like so many of her counterparts have done after finding success elsewhere.
She has been on numerous soaps and even created her own. From Santa Barbara to Days of Our Lives to One Life to Live to Guiding Light to The Bold and the Beautiful to Venice the Series, Crystal Chappell knows her way around a soap opera. Like Keller, Chappell looks like she could be related to Rebecca Herbst. It feels like a good opportunity to add General Hospital to her resume.
The former Loving, The Young and the Restless, and Melrose Place alum is another actress who easily came to mind for this role. She’s played a recurring part on The Flash the last few years, among other series, but should she have time in her schedule, we can totally see her sliding into the role of Lizzie Beth’s long lost mother.
She got her start on Loving and Guiding Light and later played Elizabeth Barrington on the General Hospital spin-off Port Charles. Recently, she appeared in the Hallmark Channel’s Chronicle Mysteries series with Alison Sweeney, and will star in the same channel’s upcoming Christmas by Starlight movie. Maybe, in between Hallmark stints, she could swing by Port Charles as Carolyn to reconnect with her onscreen daughter Elizabeth. While she’s there, Staab’s character could also give Julian Jerome a new love interest. Staab and Julian’s portrayer William deVry are a couple in real-life, after all.