Rebecca Herbst just celebrated her 22nd anniversary on General Hospital. Her character, Elizabeth Webber Baldwin was first introduced to General Hospital viewers on August 1, 1997.
“Lizzie Beth” or Liz, as she is sometimes known, arrived in Port Charles as part of the teen scene at the time. This also included Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher), Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) as well as her sister Sarah Webber (Sarah Laine). Longtime viewers will recall that Sarah and Liz were in a love triangle with Lucky.
Elizabeth was only 14 years old at the time. At age 15, she was raped in a park by Tom Baker (Don Harvey) but Lucky helped get through her ordeal. Many years later, when Baker was released from prison, her now husband Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth), meted out some over-the-top revenge on Baker by locking him in a dog cage in his art studio!
General Hospital Spoilers – Elizabeth Webber’s Early Family Life
She wasn’t exactly the good girl in high school. She stole her grandmother Audrey Hardy’s (Rachel Ames) car, and drove it without a license stole the Ice Princess from Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and planted condoms for her sister Sarah to find in Nikolas’ sweater.
Elizabeth is the late Dr. Steve Hardy’s (John Beradino) granddaughter, by his son Dr. Jeff Webber (Richard Dean Anderson) and Carolyn Webber. She also has an older half-brother, Steven Lars Webber (Scott Reeves) from her father’s relationship with Heather Webber (Robin Mattson) and a relatively newly discovered half-sister Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig). Hayden resulted from her father’s affair with Naomi Dreyfus (Robin Riker).
Liz has been married a total of three times, to Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst), Lucky Spencer and of course Franco. Her sons have three different fathers. Cameron’s father was Zander Smith (Chad Brannon) who she had a teenage affair with, Jake Webber (Hudson West) is Jason Morgan’s (Steve Burton) and Aiden Spencer (Jason David) is Lucky’s son.
She was also involved with Drew Cain (Billy Miller) when he first came to Port Charles as “Jake Doe.” She thought he was Jason Morgan, who she wanted back and kept his presumed identity a secret from everyone including Drew himself, and Nikolas helped her with that! She and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) were rivals over Jason for years.
General Hospital Spoilers – Elizabeth Webber’s Careers Over The Years
As a young teenager, Liz displayed a talent in art and wanted to be an artist. She even had an art studio for a time where she painted. That history was brought up briefly when she and Franco first started getting to know one another.
— SOS/CTS/HH (@SoapOperaSpy) August 2, 2019
However, the phrase “starving artist” proved true and she left the pursuit of art as a profession for nursing, and went through nursing school and has been a nurse at General Hospital for many years now.
We congratulate Rebecca on her General Hospital anniversary! Keep watching General Hospital and keep checking General Hospital spoilers frequently for all the latest news, updates and developments!