When in Doubt, Get Pregnant
Heather Grant Webber - Oy, what a witch. It's not so much what Heather did - what didn't she do? Her only problem was that she was fairly stupid. Played by Georgianne LaPierre (sister of Cher), Mary O'Brien and Robin Mattson respectively, Heather Grant appeared on the scene as a nanny from hell hired by Diana Taylor. She immediately went after Monica's then-husband Jeff Webber. With scheming and manipulation, she got him into the sack and played the trump card of every villainess - the pregnancy one.
Heather Makes a Sale
By then, though, Jeff and Monica had reconciled, and they wanted the baby. So Heather faked suicide. When that didn't make the desired impression, she decided to sell the baby, Steven Lars, to the Taylors. That sort of didn't work out either, so she ended up taking $500 from Jeff and going to New York City to pursue a career in modeling, the first anyone had heard of this grand illusion.
In New York, she hooked up with a ruthless landlady, Mrs. Hadley, who convinced Heather to go back to the original plan of selling the baby to the Taylors but using Hadley as the baby's grandmother so they wouldn't know the child was Heather's. Then Heather could take the $10,000 and head for Hollywood.
Jeff Webber Takes Pity on Poor Heather
Well, after a lawyer helped rig a fake adoption and Ms. Hadley took her cut, Heather really didn't have enough for even a bus trip to LA. So when Jeff showed up looking for his child, she said Steven Lars was dead. Feeling sorry for her, Jeff proposed. Once back home, Heather was able to spend time with the Taylors and their adopted son P.J., once known as Steven Lars. Heather decided she wanted him back, probably to re-sell him, so she tried to drive Diana crazy, finally spiking Diana's iced tea with LSD. Except there was a mix-up and Heather drank it herself and ended up in an asylum.
Heather Uses a Sanitarium Like a Hotel
For a while, Heather faked catatonia by day and by night dressed as nurse Shelley Vernon, whom she resembled, and ran around Port Charles spying on people. She found out Jeff had a new girlfriend, Anne Logan. When Heather was finally released, she claimed that she couldn't remember her past - I mean, wouldn't you? She wanted to kill Diana, but in order to do that, she had to fake hysteria and get back to the sanitarium for her alibi.
Once back home - the sanitarium - she hid a gun in a doll and did the Shelley by night thing. Diana wound up dead - we learned later that it wasn't Heather, but Heather's mom who killed Diana when she thought Diana was going to kill Heather. Like who could blame Diana. It's her mother whose actions I question. Heather wrote Anne's name in Diana's blood so she would be accused, but detective Joe Kelly, who for reasons known only to himself fell in love with Heather, uncovered out the truth. Heather didn't go down for the murder, but she's in plenty of trouble anyway and gets six months. Even when Heather's plans didn't turn out, she made more trouble than almost anyone else.
All in the Family
Heather then turned her attention to Scott Baldwin but got nowhere. Scott was enamored of Susan Moore, Alan Quartermaine's lover, the mother of Jason, and Heather's cousin. What a family. Alan gave Susan money as a settlement. Later on, Susan tried to blackmail the Quartermaines and was killed. Heather, now teamed with another winner, Jimmy Lee Holt, stepped in to get custody of Jason and, more importantly, Jason's trust fund. You know how she loved those babies - they were little money machines. That didn't play out either.
Another Gasp for Heather
Years later, Heather returned to Port Charles, after Lila's death and tried to nab Edward Quartermaine, who finally realized Heather was only after his money. Poor Heather - all that money, and one sandwich short of a picnic in the brains department. Fortunately, her son Steven Lars has turned out very well. In fact, he's a successful doctor who, until recently, was Chief of Staff at General Hospital. Steve at least has been able to return to Port Charles and make a life for himself. He doesn't mention his mother. Wonder why.