Robin Mattson

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Robin Mattson
BornRobin Mattson
(1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California,[1] U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)Werner Roth (2006–present)
Website
www.robinmattson.com
 
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Robin Mattson
BornRobin Mattson
(1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California,[1] U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)Werner Roth (2006–present)
Website
www.robinmattson.com

Robin Mattson (born June 1, 1956, in Los Angeles, California) is an American soap opera actress who has appeared in General Hospital, Santa Barbara, and All My Children. She began acting at age seven.[1]

Television[edit]

Mattson made her daytime debut as Hope Bauer on Guiding Light (1976–77). She received a Soap Opera Digest Award and an Emmy Nomination for her first major role as Heather Webber on General Hospital (1980–83, 2004, 2012–present).[2] Her character, first appearing as a patient in a mental institution, was a suspect in the murders of Diana Taylor and Susan Moore. Her character also attempted to get her hands on young Jason Quartermaine's trust fund. During Ilene Kristen's absence from Ryan's Hope, she played Delia Reid (1984) who married the older Harve Presnell while having an affair on her wedding night. Replacing Linda Gibboney on Santa Barbara, she received additional Emmy Nominations for her role of Gina Blake Lockridge, a role which lasted from December, 1985 through the final episode in January, 1993. By the end of the series, Mattson was involved with Lionel Lockridge.

Mattson then moved to New York to take on the role of Janet Green on All My Children (1994–2000). "Janet From Another Planet," as her character was known, turned from psychotic crowbar killer to respectable citizen, but when the character returned (played by Kate Collins, who originated the part), the character's psychosis had returned. Over the next few years, Mattson took on several short term parts on the soaps: Sugar (Sheila Carter's sidekick) on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2003; Madame Cheri Love on As the World Turns (2007); and Lee Michaels (a prison inmate who was part of a body organ theft ring) on Days of our Lives (2010–2011).

Mattson returned to General Hospital on two occasions, first in 2004 for six months, where she was reunited with her former Santa Barbara co-star Jed Allan. The story-line included Heather trying to murder the aging Edward Quartermaine after marrying him for his money, and showing an obsession for Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer. Her most recent return came about in April, 2012, where Heather was again released from a mental institution and set about causing havoc again in Port Charles, revealing that the late Franco was really Jason Quartermaine (now Morgan)'s twin brother.

Other television credits of Mattson's include the NBC's television series Daniel Boone on May 7, 1970. The episode was called "Israel and Love," she played the daughter of Secord (Tim O'Connor). Mattson guest-starred on Barnaby Jones in a 1978 installment entitled "Hitch-Hike to Terror."[3] She also had a significant role in the two-hour Dukes of Hazzard episode, "Carnival of Thrills," which aired at the beginning of season three in 1981. In it she played Bo Duke's love interest "Diane," who was also the head of a traveling stunt-thrill show.[citation needed] Mattson also appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man from the fifth until the 16th episode. Other television credits include the series "The Incredible Hulk." She played the character of Irene, the mechanic for a race car driver, in the October 6, 1978 episode called "Ricky."[4] She also played Francine Landon, mother of an American Muslim extremist, in "American Jihad", the 13th-season opener of television series Law & Order.

Film[edit]

Mattson starred in Namu, the Killer Whale[1] at the age of 9. She costarred in the soft core crime drama Bonnie's Kids, 1973, 1974 sexual comedy movie Candy Stripe Nurses, the 1975 film Return to Macon County. She also appeared in the romantic comedy film, The Last Guy on Earth in 2006.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Mattson is a gourmet cook. She co-authored the cook book Soap Opera Café : The Skinny on Food from a Daytime Star. And from June 1996 until March 1997, she had a cooking show on the Lifetime network called The Main Ingredient.[6]

She was previously married to film director Ray Manzella,[1] from May 27, 1978 until December 26, 1984. She is currently married to former soccer player Werner Roth. The couple married on June 3, 2006.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jicha, Tom (May 4, 1981). "Soap opera star has to be able to keep a secret". The Miami News. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Robin Mattson". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0518881/
  4. ^ The Incredible Hulk, Season One, Episode 14~~~~
  5. ^ "Robin Mattson". Soap Central. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Robin Mattson". IMDB. Retrieved 27 February 2014.