Anita Lawson (as played by Catherine Bach on The Young and the Restless)

Useful information about Anita Lawson

* Was a con artist.
* Alias is Anita Barrett.
* Taught Chelsea how to run cons growing up.
* Never told Chelsea who her father was.
* Loves money.

Who's played Anita Lawson over the years?

Catherine Bach (February 7 2012 to present)

Past History

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.


John "Johnny" Abbott (grandson)
Conner Adam Newman (grandson)



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