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Played by Genie Francis
Beautiful and tragic Laura Spencer began her life as the adopted child of
Jason and Barbara Vining. As the biological daughter of Dr. Lesley Williams
and Professor Gordon, she was thought to have died at birth; it was not
until Laura was twelve that her mother found out she was still alive. Laura
was very close to her adoptive family, especially her sister Amy.
Laura’s first husband was law student Scott Baldwin. She went to work at the
Campus Disco, working for Luke Spencer to help with expenses. Luke fell in love
with Laura but knew that he was bad for her and too old. While she was dancing alone
with him one night in the disco, Luke, who was drinking and upset, raped her.
Eventually, Laura began to trust Luke again. While
running from mobster Frank Smith, they hid in Wyndam’s department store and
waltzed the night away. After admitting they were in love while in Beecher’s
Corner, they returned to Port Charles. Laura divorced her husband Scott and married Luke in
a lavish ceremony. Later, Laura and Scott became close friends, but he always
carried a torch for her.
Laura was a very naïve and sweet young girl, but she had a taste for danger
and adventure. Later, she tired of nomadic life and wanted to have a normal home
with her family. This caused some conflict with Luke who disdains most things
that are normal or conventional. They divorced because of this and other
conflicts. They always loved each other, despite the conflicts. Laura has always
been a strong, loving woman throughout her tumultuous life.
The Spencers left Port Charles in the 80's and returned in 1993 with Lucky. Laura has three children. The oldest,
Prince Nikolas Cassadine, was born on
the Cassadine’s island after Laura was kidnapped and forced to marry Stavros.
Luke and Laura’s first child, Lucas Lorenzo (Lucky), was born at friend
Felicia's grandmother's ranch in Texas. They also have a daughter,
When Lulu was diagnosed with a bone marrow disease, Laura was forced to
bring Nikolas back into her life. After a tumultuous beginning, the family built
a strong relationship. Later, after Luke and Laura broke up, Laura took up with
Stefan Cassadine; it was revealed that they had been very close while she was
held captive by his brother Stavros. It was also revealed that Stefan was
Nikolas’s real father, not Stavros.
Laura held several jobs over the years. She worked for ELQ, and she worked in
an outreach program for General Hospital. As model in New York, she was “Ms.
Star Eyes” and later owned Deception Cosmetics.
She’s had more than her share of tragedy; she accidentally killed David
Hamilton, who was in love with her mother, and she accidentally killed Rick's
mistress when she caught them together in the garage attic. She was arrested for
murdering Damian Smith, but the charges were dropped (it was really
Justus who killed him). She suffered a nervous
breakdown when she thought Lucky was killed in a fire.
When Laura began planning her remarriage to Luke, she started to have
memories of her past that she had repressed. On the eve of her wedding, she
remembered seeing her stepfather Rick kill his lover and became frantic. When he
tried to give her an injection, Laura grabbed a heavy candlestick and hit him on
the head, killing him. She suffered a psychotic breakdown and became catatonic
until Robin Scorpio treated her with an experimental drug, LS49
in 2006. Laura awoke and was able to
spend time with her children and remarry her soul mate Luke. The drug worked for
only a short time; though. After the wedding, she returned to Shady Brook and
fell back into the catatonic state.
In 2008, Laura woke up for good. She found out that she and Luke were not
really married because he had married Tracy. She went to Paris to
continue her medical treatments. Scott went with her (probably just as her
friend). She keeps in touch constantly with her family. She did not kill
Rick; Scott did (but she probably doesn't know that).
Proofread by Laura on 12/28/10
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