Brooke Logan
Brooke Logan Forrester is a fictional character from the CBS Daytime
CBS Daytime
CBS Daytime is a television programming block on CBS. It's the branding for the CBS Television Network's late morning and early afternoon programming. The block has historically encompassed soap operas, game shows, and talk shows...

 soap opera
Soap opera
A soap opera, sometimes called "soap" for short, is an ongoing, episodic work of dramatic fiction presented in serial format on radio or as television programming. The name soap opera stems from the original dramatic serials broadcast on radio that had soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble,...

, The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS Daytime. It premiered on March 23, 1987....

. She has been portrayed by Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang
Katherine Kelly Lang is an American actress. She is known for her role as Brooke Logan Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful .-Personal life:...

 since the series debuted in March 1987, although Catherine Hickland
Catherine Hickland
Catherine Hickland is a singer and an actress best known for roles in soap operas broadcast in the United States, most notably as the character of Lindsay Rappaport on ABC's One Life to Live, a character which she has portrayed since 1998.- Early life :Hickland was born and raised in Fort...

 and Sandra Ferguson
Sandra Ferguson
Sandra Dee Robinson is an American actress and founder of the media training and consulting firm Charisma On Camera. As an actress she was first credited as Sandra Reinhardt while married to her first husband, John Reinhardt. When they divorced, she changed her name back to Ferguson...

 briefly filled in on two occasions when Lang was on leave.

Viewers first meet Brooke Logan after an attack by two strangers, as she rushes into her San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of southern California, United States, defined by the dramatic mountains of the Transverse Ranges circling it...

 home, which she shares with her mother Beth, her brother Storm and her two sisters, Katie
Katie Logan
Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" Logan Spencer is a fictional character in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She was played by actress Nancy Sloan in a contract role from 1987 to 1989, was recurring from 1994 to 1996, and continued to make guest appearances in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004...

 and Donna. She and her mother are working as caterers at the Forrester home in Beverly Hills when Beth is reunited with her college sweetheart from 30 years before: the celebrated Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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 fashion designer, Eric Forrester
Eric Forrester
Eric Forrester is a fictional character on the CBS Daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. He has been portrayed by John McCook since the show's debut in 1987...

 of Forrester Creations
Forrester Creations
Forrester Creations is a fictional fashion house from the CBS daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. It is located on fictional S. Haragate Avenue in Los Angeles.-History:...

. Meanwhile, Brooke meets the man with whom she will share a decades-long on-again, off-again romance: the talented but arrogant playboy designer, Ridge Forrester
Ridge Forrester
Ridge Forrester is a fictional character from the CBS daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The character was introduced in the series premiere on March 23, 1987 and has been a regular fixture ever since...

. Eric's wife and Ridge's mother, Stephanie Forrester, soon develops an intense hatred for Brooke, one that is even greater than the hatred she has for Brooke's mother—almost a premonition that it eventually will be Brooke, not Beth, who steals Eric away from her and has two children by him, only to leave him for Ridge, who is her true love.

Brooke tried to steal Ridge from his real love, Caroline Spencer
Caroline Spencer
Caroline Spencer Forrester is a fictional character in the American soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The role was played by Joanna Johnson from March 23, 1987 to early July 1990...

. His mother Stephanie thinks Brooke is a manipulative gold digger who has dollar signs glimmering in her eyes. Brooke finally gets Ridge after the death of Caroline but is continually thwarted by Stephanie. She loses Ridge to psychiatrist Taylor Hayes, (originally Caroline's oncologist). Meanwhile, Ridge's rivals for Brooke tend to be his own family members: his father (until a 2001 storyline switches his paternity) Eric, his brother (later, half-brother) Thorne
Thorne Forrester
Thorne Forrester is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. The character has been played by Winsor Harmon since December 1996; previously, the role was played by Clayton Norcross from the show's premier in 1987 until 1989, then by Jeff Trachta from 1989 until 1996.-The...

 and his half-brother, Nick Marone
Dominick Marone
Dominick "Nick" Marone is a fictional character on CBS soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The character has been played by Jack Wagner since his introduction on March 28, 2003.-Nick Payne:...

. Nick, in turn, has been one of two men for whom Brooke has struggled with her own daughter, Bridget
Bridget Forrester
Dr. Bridget Forrester is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. The role has been played by various actresses, including Agnes Bruckner, Jennifer Finnigan and Emily Harrison...

. Brooke then ent after her own daughter's husbands. First, Deacon Sharp whom she calls her soulmate and has a child by him Hope Logan
Hope Logan
Hope Logan is a fictional character on the CBS Daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The character was portrayed by many child actors and actresses since Hope's birth in 2002, most notably Rachel and Amanda Pace. She is currently being portrayed by Kim Matula, who has been with the soap...

, while he is still married to her sweet and naive daughter Bridget. After promising her daughter to never hurt her again, she then moves on to her daughter's next husband Nick Marone, Ridge's half brother. She goes back and forth, between Nick and Ridge for years. She later sleeps with her other daughter Hope's boyfriend, Oliver by "mistake", at her daughter's birthday party.

Brooke is known for keeping it in the family and has also flirted with her step son Thomas Forrester
Thomas Forrester
Thomas Hamilton Forrester is a fictional character in the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. He was portrayed by Drew Tyler Bell sporadically from 2004 to 2010 and is currently portrayed by Adam Gregory, who took over from Bell in September 2010...

. Thomas concocted a lie with the help of his grandmother Stephanie to oust Brooke from Forrester Creations. Following a plane crash on a remote island in the Pacific, Thomas suggested that Brooke had seduced him, which caused Ridge to divorce Brooke and remarry Taylor, until the truth was revealed and the wedding halted.

Brooke's towering success in business has rested not on her manipulation of men, but through her genius as a chemist which led to her creating the BeLieF formula for treating fabric, leaving it permanently wrinkle-free.


The world-wide success of The Bold and the Beautiful has meant world-wide controversy among fans for this most controversial of characters. As far away from the U.S.A. as Kenya
Kenya , officially known as the Republic of Kenya, is a country in East Africa that lies on the equator, with the Indian Ocean to its south-east...

, men heatedly condemn this "evil" and "wicked" woman, while women praise her for being "independent and put[ting] men where they belong."
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