On General Hospital, the fiery Carly Corinthos (now Laura Wright) has been portrayed by four different actresses over the years. But, which one did it best? Of course, Sarah Joy Brown was the original and did an amazing job bringing the character to life. However, Tamara Braun made the role her own and Jennifer Bransford did it justice as well. Now, Laura Wright is the fierce yet loving Carly we know today and has been kicking butt for almost 15 years. So, which one is your fave on the ABC sudser?
General Hospital – Sarah Brown The Original Bad-Girl Carly Corinthos
When Sarah Brown originated the role of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital, she rolled into Port Charles with a plan to sabotage her birth mother Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman). Remember, she thought Bobbie abandoned her. So, she wanted to make her pay – and she sure did. She seduced Bobbie’s husband Tony Jones (Brad Maule), breaking up their marriage. Then, after Carly fought with Tony, she slept with AJ Quartermaine (Billy Warlock) and got pregnant on GH.
Of course, she tried to pass the baby off as Tony’s on General Hospital. But, she accidentally leaked the truth. Then, that led to Tony kidnapping baby Michael. But, he was returned and Tony had to stand trial. Remember, he didn’t get a jail sentence and that set Carly Corinthos off. So, she shot him in open court and was sent to Shadybrook. Later on, Carly betrayed her best friend Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) by sleeping with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).
So, that was the beginning of Carson on General Hospital. Remember, Carly found out she was pregnant with Sonny’s child. But then, she lost the baby after that legendary fall down the Quartermaine staircase. Then, while grieving their child they fell in love and got married. No doubt, that was the first of many marriages between them. Shortly after, Carly Corinthos became pregnant with their son Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) and that was the beginning of a tragedy, recall General Hospital spoilers.
Sonny: You exploded Carly into my life.
Sonny: Then you crash into my life.
— SarahIsScrooged👻 (@sncmojito) November 19, 2019
Tamara Braun As Carly Corinthos On GH
Then on General Hospital, Tamara Braun stepped into the part of Carly Corinthos and the first major event was getting pregnant with her son Morgan. At this point, Sonny’s brother Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) was in town and bent on destroying Sonny. So, he abducted Carly and held her in a panic room at his house. Even his wife, Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), didn’t know it was there. Remember, Ric’s plan was to kill Carly after she had the baby and raise him with Liz. Fortunately, she was saved from that nightmare.
However, the night she gave birth on General Hospital, she was trapped in her new and vacant house when she went into labor. Then, Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King) got there and was able to deliver the baby. But, Sonny Corinthos arrived soon after and when he heard her cries he thought she was in danger and fired a shot at Lorenzo. However, the bullet went through Lorenzo and into Carly Corinthos. Of course, Sonny was beside himself and wracked with guilt.
Then, she had emergency surgery and wound up in a coma where she lived a different life in her mind. In this life, she was with Lorenzo so when she woke, he was all she knew. She had no love at all for her husband or children. But, one night while in a fight with Lorenzo, Carly Corinthos passed out and when she came to she remembered everything. So, she and Sonny found their way back to each other but there was an obstacle ahead. AJ Quartermaine was brainwashing Michael to turn him against Carly Corinthos and it worked on General Hospital.
Why, why, why couldn’t this show have capitalized on the chemistry that Maurice and Tamara still had together?! Should have done a “Who is the real Carly” story! Would’ve been a hell of a lot more entertaining than what they had for Tam’s return. #GH #MoTams #CarSon pic.twitter.com/W7BjCwgXl5
— ~💜~𝙅𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙚 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙤𝙣 ~💜~ (@kaysar06) November 19, 2019
Jennifer Bransford’s Short Stint As General Hospital’s Carly
When Jennifer Bransford came onto GH something major happened. Remember, FBI agent Reese Marshall (Kari Wührer) came to town. She was a specialist in child abductions and was great with kids. Also, AJ’s brainwashing of little Michael made him shut her out. So, Carly watched in horror while he opened up to Reese. Plus, she got close to Sonny which drove Carly nuts because she didn’t want Sonny to move on. So, to get back at him she got back together with Lorenzo Alcazar and they ended up married on General Hospital.
However, it finally came out on GH that Carly was right not to trust Reese. Turns out, she was really Charlotte (Carly) Roberts who was Carly’s best friend growing up. Remember, Carly took her identity so as not to use her real name when she came to Port Charles. She thought her friend had died in a car wreck and that’s why she took on her identity. Come to find out, the reason “Reese” was in the crash was because of Carly. She had slept with “Reese’s” father when they were 16 years old on General Hospital.
So, this made her parents split and she was so distraught she took off and crashed. After the crash, her face was shattered so it was reconstructed and she looked like a new person. After the truth came out, she went off the deep end and was in the loony bin again. Eventually, she recovered and found out “Reese” died in a train accident. Soon after, Laura Wright took on the role and is the Carly Corinthos who graces our screen today on General Hospital.
@GeneralHospital The character of Caroline 'Carly' Leigh Benson, Quartermaine, Alcazar, Corinthos, Jacks, played by @lldubs is only 45. (Birthdate: November 5, 1973) Why do some of you feel she is too old to give birth to a baby. Is the 40's really considered old? 🤨 #GH pic.twitter.com/ZTgqxeen08
— 🦂Niko Dyer🦋 (@Nyeem78) October 2, 2019
Laura Wright – The Carly Corinthos We Know And Love Today On GH
Nowadays on General Hospital, Laura Wright plays Carly Corinthos – and captivates us daily. One life-changing event that took place as Laura came onto the canvas was the loss of Courtney Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis). Remember, she and Sonny’s sister Courtney were very tight and her death hit Carly hard. Birthing Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel) killed Courtney. Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) believe Spencer was his. At the time, Carly didn’t like Jax, but she wanted to take care of Courtney’s son on General Hospital.
So, she helped him as much as she could and somewhere along the line they fell in love. Carly even stood by Jax when he told her he wasn’t the boy’s real father. Also, she even tampered with a DNA test to protect him on General Hospital. Eventually, they lost the little boy to his rightful father but were still very much in love. Remember, they tried to marry several times but there was always a disaster. One time, Jax took off after his bother and Carly Corinthos married Sonny so she couldn’t testify against him on General Hospital.
Carly Corinthos Fierce Mama Bear On General Hospital
Later on GH, Carly and Jax made up and she got pregnant with Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy). Remember, her pregnancy was scary because of a rare blood disorder that could kill them both. Thankfully, baby Joss was just fine but Carly Corinthos had more problems. Michael Corinthos was out of his coma but was livid with Carly for putting him in a facility on General Hospital.
So, he went to live with his biological family the Quartermaine’s. Today, we know he is CEO of ELQ and is close to the Quartermaine’s. However, his bond with Carly Corinthos is unbreakable and he is extremely close with his Corinthos family as well. Don’t miss a single minute of GH to watch Carly Corinthos in action on the ABC soap. But looking back – who’s your fave Carly Corinthos?
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