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) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the daytime soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, and All My Children.

Career[edit]

Daytime television[edit]

Mattson made her daytime debut as troubled teen Hope Bauer on Guiding Light in 1976, her only complete heroine on the soaps. She received a Soap Opera Digest Award and an Emmy Nomination for her first major role as Heather Webber on General Hospital.[2] Her character, first appearing as a patient in a mental institution (recovering from the previous Heather's accidental overdose of LSD which Heather had meant for Diana Taylor), was a suspect in the murders of Diana and Susan Moore. After being put on probation for attempted murder, Heather schemed with Scott Baldwin to get control of young Jason's fortune. 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.

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, now playing Edward Quartermain. The storyline had Heather marrying Edward for his money with the intention of killing him. 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. Later on, Heather made the announcement that Franco was really her son, born on the same day as Jason, and fathered by Scott. Mattson has remained on the show on a recurring basis for over 2 1/2 years, even though Heather has been sent to a high security mental institution, coming back for storyline archs of varying lengths.

Film and primetime television[edit]

Mattson began acting at age seven.[1] Mattson made her screen debut in 1967 film 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.[3] She also appeared in a number of made for television films.

Mattson guest starred in a number of primetime shows, include Marcus Welby, M.D., Happy Days, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Law & Order.

Modelling[edit]

She appeared in "Gowland's Guide to Glamour Photography" (c) 1981 page 98. While some of the subjects pictured are nude. She is showed in two photographs wearing a two piece swimsuit and is reference as a "pin-up".

Personal life[edit]

Mattson was born in Los Angeles, California. She is married to former soccer player Werner Roth. The couple married on June 3, 2006.[4] She was previously married to film director Ray Manzella,[1] from May 27, 1978 until December 26, 1984.

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.[5][4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1966Namu, the Killer WhaleLisa Rand
1967Island of the LostLizzie MacRae
1973Bonnie's KidsMyra
1974Candy Stripe NursesDianne
1974Phantom of the ParadiseGroupie
1975The Secret Night CallerJan DurantTelevision film
1975Return to Macon CountyJunell
1978SuperdomeGail GreenTelevision film
1978Doctors' Private LivesSheilaTelevision film
1978Are You in the House Alone?Allison BremerTelevision film
1979Captain AmericaTina HaydenTelevision film
1979Hot RodJennyTelevision film
1979Mirror, MirrorPamela GormanTelevision film
1980Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't DieShelby BattlesTelevision film
1980Wolf LakeLinda
1982FantasiesAprilTelevision film
1984In 'n OutNancy
1988Take TwoSusan Bentley
1989False WitnessJodyTelevision film
1990Menu for MurderJan MayfieldTelevision film
1991In BetweenMargo Turner
1994Green Dolphin BeatRoseTelevision film

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1967FlipperRobin JamesEpisode: "Cap'n Flint"
1967Gentle BenJenny MaddoxEpisode: "Gator Man"
1967Off to See the WizardLizzie MacRaeEpisodes: "Island of the Lost: Part 1" and "Island of the Lost: Part 2"
1970Daniel BooneBraeEpisode: "Israel and Love"
1975Marcus Welby, M.D.Mavis BranderEpisode: "Dark Corridors"
1975Happy DaysLindaEpisode: "Three on a Porch"
1976-1978Guiding LightHope BauerSeries regular
1978James at 15Janice GordonEpisode: "Unrequited Love... Twice"
1978What Really Happened to the Class of '65?LindaEpisode: "Class Clown"
1978The Six Million Dollar ManDa NayEpisode: "The Lost Island"
1978The RunawaysMelindaEpisode: "Melinda and the Pinball Wizard"
1978The Incredible HulkIreneEpisode: "Ricky"
1978Barnaby JonesShelly BarrettEpisode: "Hitch-Hike to Terror"
1978Sword of JusticeCarolEpisode: "Girl on the Edge"
1978The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesSheilaEpisode: "Scorpion's Sting"
1980Charlie's AngelsErica BurkeEpisode: "Of Ghosts and Angels"
1980The Dukes of HazzardDianeEpisode: "Carnival of Thrills"
1980–83, 2004, 2012–14, 2014–General HospitalHeather WebberSeries regular (1980-83)
Soapy Award for Favorite Villainess (1981, 83, 84)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1983)
1984Fantasy IslandWendy CollinsEpisode: "The Awakening of Love/The Impostor"
1984Ryan's HopeDelia RyanRecurring role
1985-1993Santa BarbaraGina CapwellSeries regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actress: Daytime (1989-90)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1987-89)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actress: Daytime (1988)
1993Silk StalkingsSusan EnwrightEpisode: "Schemes Like Old Times"
1994-2000All My ChildrenJanet DillonSeries regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer (1996)
2002Law & OrderFrancine LandenEpisode: "American Jihad"
2003The Bold and the BeautifulSugarRecurring role
2007As the World TurnsCheri LoveRecurring role
2010-2011Days of Our LivesLee MichaelsRecurring role

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. ^ "Robin Mattson". Soap Central. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Robin Mattson". IMDB. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  5. ^ http://abc.go.com/shows/general-hospital/cast/character-heather-webber

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