• Bold and the Beautiful: Farewell Stephanie

Farewell Stephanie Forrester

For over 25 dramatic years, The Bold & The Beautiful star Susan Flannery’s character, Stephanie Forrester, has been making us laugh, cry and gasp in disbelief.

From calling daughter-in-law Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) ‘the slut from the valley’, to pushing a fashion rival off a balcony, to kneeing on-again off-again husband Eric (John McCook) in the groin, the manipulative matriarch and head of Forrester fashion dynasty has been the backbone of the popular soap.

But now it’s time to say goodbye to the 73-year-old acting veteran, who along with Eric and Katherine, has been with the show since it started in March 1987.

The actress’ last episode is about to air in Australia today, and she’s going out in the only way she knows how – with an emotional bang!

With Stephanie’s lung cancer returning – a plotline that was inspired by Susan’s own diagnosis of colon cancer in 2000 – the character is determined to go out with a memorable episode.

So as we bid farewell to the much loved, and at times much loathed, Stephanie, New Idea spoke to the cast of the show to find out their favourite memory of Susan, both on and off the screen.

Photo by Getty Feb 18, 2013

Bold and the Beautiful: Farewell Stephanie

The stars of the hit soap unite to mark a sad occassion - the death of Susan Flannery's much-loved character, Stephanie Forrester.