Even with Diane Miller keeping an extremely watchful eye on BFF Alexis Davis, the attorney managed to gaze a little too long — and longingly — at made-man client Sonny Corinthos. Nine months later, into the world came their daughter, Kristina.
Sam McCall thought that she knew from stirring the pot. But then, just seven years after her half sister was born, Kristina (then Lexi Ainsworth) was rapidly aged into a troublemaking teenager who resented her lawyer mom and criminal dad.
Kristina’s first boyfriend was also her worst. Repeatedly beaten by Kiefer Bauer, Kristina wound up in General Hospital. But he was served his just desserts when Alexis accidentally ran him over while racing her little girl to the emergency room.
Lights! Camera! Infraction!
In 2012, Kristina (then Lindsey Morgan) was so miffed that her parents had pulled a Lori Loughlin to get her into Yale that she returned to Port Charles to cast them in her own reality show, Mob Princess. As you can see, Alexis was thrilled.
‘… to Love, Honor and Perish’
Even though Mob Princess producer Trey Mitchell kept from Kristina that he was the son of rival mafioso Joe Scully Jr. and tricked her into marrying him on camera in Vegas, she fell for the conniver… just in time for him to be killed in a car accident.
In her brief stint as a Wesleyan coed, the biggest thing that Kristina (then Ainsworth again) learned was that she wasn’t straight. She also found out that, if the extra-credit work you offer to do is between your professor’s sheets, you’ll get kicked out.
Hot for Teacher
Kristina didn’t only offer herself to Parker Forsyth to improve her grade; she was really into her professor. She didn’t even care that the older woman was married (at first). Alas, it seemed that their fraught relationship wasn’t meant to be… or was it?
That’s What Friends Are For
A chance encounter with Parker gave Kristina an opportunity to make her jealous by kissing pal Valerie Spencer. One thing led to another (and another), and soon, Kristina and Parker were running away together to live happily ever after far from Port Charles.
‘You Did *What*?!?’
Here, Sam wears the same expression that we had upon discovering that Kristina had gotten herself mixed up with malevolent Shiloh Archer and his Dawn of Day cult. But, given her history of missteps, it was all but inevitable, wasn’t it?
Who’s the Boss?
As Ainsworth’s second run as Kristina came to an end, the character was promoted to manager at Charlie’s. But what storyline awaited Molly and Sam’s sibling when the role was taken over by Days of Our Lives Emmy winner Kate Mansi?
‘I’m Going to Change Port Charles Forever’
Though Sam and Alexis thought that Kristina was in way over her head, she was confident that the LGBTQ+ youth center she was opening was going to help a lot of kids. How confident? Very — look at that radiant smile!