|Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan|
|The Bold and the Beautiful|
|Portrayed by||Katherine Kelly Lang|
|Current status||Present, Contract|
|First appearance||March 23, 1987|
|Created by||William J. Bell|
|Nickname(s)||Logan (by Ridge), The W**** Of Beverly Hills|
|Occupation|| Fashion Designer |
|Residence|| The Logan Mansion |
200 North Beston Place
Los Angeles, California
Brooke Logan (formerly Forrester, Marone, Jones, and Chambers) is one of the main four original characters on The Bold and the Beautiful, however, as of 2013, she and Eric Forrester are the only two original characters left on the show. She has been portrayed by Katherine Kelly Lang since the series premiere in 1987, but has been temporarily recasted twice -- Catherine Hickland briefly played the role in 1987 while Lang was on sick leave and in 1997, Sandra Ferguson played the role briefly while Lang was on maternity leave. Brooke is the oldest daughter of Stephen and Beth Logan and is the oldest sister of Donna Logan and Katie Logan. Brooke has five children: Rick Forrester and Bridget Forrester (with Eric), Hope Logan (with Deacon), R.J. Forrester (with Ridge), and Jack Marone (with Nick).
Getting Involved with the ForrestersEdit
Brooke is a complicated complex woman. She been known to break up many marriages in her family and the ones she married into however there is more to her character. She is loving, loyal,compassionate and very forgiving to others ( as seen by her forgiving Stephanie for multiple physical attack,trying to steal her children, maligning her and bribing others to lie about her.) At the same time she is unpredictable, sexy and a very intelligent business woman. YET it is her relationship with men that are Brooke's biggest weakness...namely Ridge Forrester that causes her to make ill-informed decisions that have damaged others. Brooke often follows her heart, sometimes her libido and not her head. As she is always looking for love, she hasn't looked in the right place, herself first. Until she does, she is often doomed to making the same mistakes when it comes to men. Additionally, because of her bad personal decisions she is often hurting the women closest to her (Bridget and Katie ) at the same time. But just when you want to officially "write" her off, she again shows such love, support and compassion to others, even to those who have hurt her, she becomes the shows heroine once again.
RIDGE FORRESTER Edit
Brooke's had many marriages, most to Ridge Forrester, who she considers to be her true love. The two have a complicated history in which they often marry and break up for silly reasons. Still, they always seem to be there for each other. Brooke and Ridge work together at Forrester Creations and have developed a dynamic that works well and have them hailed as Fashions Leading Couple. Their multiple marriages and unconventional break ups with others are often covered in the press. The "love story" of Brooke and Ridge has had them haled in real life publications at the Super Couple of B&B. Their last "official" marriage of Ronn Moss's Ridge and Katherine Kelly Lang's Brooke brought tears to the eyes of the actors and many viewers since the vows that were stated mirrored the love and the friendship of KKL and RM. RM had decided to leave the show and stated that the last marriage of Brooke and Ridge was difficult. The ceremony unlike the others was blessed by Stephanie Forrester, Ridge's mother and Brooke's longtime rival and paid homage to the many "Bridge" marriages over the years. Brooke and Ridge are as the great super couples of soaps just as Niki and Victor, Josh and Reva and Bo and Hope. BRIDGE BACKGROUND HISTORY Ridge was engaged to Brooke but chose Caroline Spencer, whom he had been dating when he met Brooke. Eric comforted Brooke during this time especially after finding out that Stephanie drove Brooke's family away, later she got pregnant. Brooke broke up Ridge's parents Stephanie Forrester and Eric Forrester and Stephanie was furious. Brooke ended up marrying Eric Forrester and became Brooke Logan Forrester but later Stephanie ended up back with eric and Brooke went back to Ridge.Stephanie threatened Brooke many of times and was Brooke's and greatest rival. Decades later it was revealed that it was one relationship that kept Stephanie going. Stephanie took a curly phone cord and choked Brooke, she shoved her into a wall, punched her over a couch, and more nasty tricks including orchestrating the horrid physical attack and rape of Brooke by Andy. However when her rival was dying for cancer, Brooke pushed Stephanie to fight to stay and kept her secret. She even went to the doctors with her. At her end Stephanie asked for Brooke to be there, not Taylor and admitted that deep down she did indeed love Brooke and was sorry for her actions against her. She also admitted that Brooke was indeed the love of Ridge's life and that she had been jealous of Brooke because if her closeness with Eric. Brooke also apologized for the hurt she caused Stephanie when she married Eric. Brooke sang and held Stephanie when she died promoting her rival to be the matriarch of the family when she died.
Brooke also had a huge rivalry with Stephanie's daughter-in-law and friend Taylor Hayes, when Brooke broke up Taylor and Ridge. Taylor was Caroline Spencer Forrester's oncologist. After Caroline died Ridge started seeing Taylor. Taylor realized too late that Ridge still was very much in love with Brooke. This started on the longest greatest triangles as Ridge bounced back and forth between the two women always holding onto one when married to the other. Ridge and Brooke had the most marriages in the show but many were not legal. For over 25 years the two where on again and off again...though it is clear that she is/was the love of his life. At the end, he choose Brooke in the ultimate battle between she and Taylor although emotionally both of the women have been scarred from Ridge's decades worth of pinging back and forth between them. Regardless of whatever treatment, Brooke has alway considered Ridge her Destiny but the machinations of others (mainly his mother) and Ridge's inability to stand by Brooke has caused much strife and her to be deeply insecure about her worth and has been a huge driving factor in her inappropriate relationships with men such as Deacon Sharpe. As for she and Taylor Hayes, they never blamed Ridge or held him accountable for his actions, instead they blamed each other. However Taylor's hatred of Brooke seemly has grown even to the extent that she dislikes her children, unlike Brooke who has loved and cared for Taylor's. Taylor blames Brooke for many things that have gone wrong in her life claiming that Brooke stole her husband although Ridge left her for lying and being hypocrite to Brooke for years. Taylor who was often the cause of the demise of the Logan/Forrester unions never considered herself a manstealer--something she'd called Brooke. She never thanked Brooke for helping to raise her children when she "died" nor for getting her brother to defend Taylor at her drunk driving trail when Taylor killed Darla. Taylor and often marries many if Brooke's exes yet calls Brooke slut when she too has been married or involved with Eric Forrester, Thorne Forrester, Ridge Forrester, Nick Marone, Whip not to mention Brooke's son, Rick, Brooke's father and Brooke's brother Storm. She even gave up her rights to Jack, Brooke's biological son because she couldn't stand the thought if raising Brooke's spawn, although Brooke often saw Taylor as a nuisance, she deep down thought that Taylor was better than her. When she learned of her rival affair with James one in which TAYLOR and Stephanie cover up for yearS, she no longer felt that way. Taylor's decades of bitterness over losing Ridge and the fact that Stephanie had asked Brooke, not her to be there in her end caused her to callously "out" Brooke at her own birthday party for having an affair with Bill Spencer causing strife in the family. This was received poorly by others driving Taylor out of town. However at the end, she demonstrated no remorse or sorrow for hurting her own patient, Katie Spencer...Brooke's sister since it meant getting back at Brooke.
Over the years Brooke has been involved with a multitude of men, most of the time trying to forget Ridge, who is Brooke's biggest weakness. Most of Brooke's exes still remain on friendly terms with her regardless if the fact they aren't together because if her warm spirit. Eric Forrester is if her biggest champions regardless if the fact that she had an affair with Ridge when they were married.
Brooke has contributed greatly to Forrester Creations and was the CEO with the highest profit margin to date. She was responsible for B.E.I.L.I.E.F, the Men's Line and Brooke's Bedroom. Although scandalized by the line, neither Stephanie or Taylor seemed to mind reaping the benefits of Brooke's line although they raked her over the coals for it. Brooke scandalized the fashion world by having a bed in her office and wearing lingerie however she made savvy business decisions that even caught eye if the Great Victor Newman. Using her sexuality to promote the line often caused the press to place her in the tabloids along with the fact that she has had some affairs with married men. Although fashioned the "$lut of the Valley from Stephanie" Taylor and Brooke have been with the same amount of men on the show...most of them the same men.
Marriage to WhipEdit
When there was controversy Whip Jones stood up and said he was the father to Brooke's daughter Hope to end the controversy of who fathered Brooke's baby. Brooke later married Whip but it was never a real marriage. Though she cared for him, she was not in love nor attracted to him. Brooke appreciated his friendship and saw that he was financially taken care of when they had their "marriage" annulled.
Affair with DeaconEdit
Then Brooke slept with her daughter Bridget's husband Deacon Sharpe. Stephanie was angry at both of them because she doesn't like people who mess with other people's marriages. Stephanie slapped Deacon then nicknamed Brooke "The W**** Of Beverly Hills!" Brooke then slapped her. Stephanie also stated" I always knew you did best for your kids,...what the h*ll happened!?" Brooke then had a terrible relationship with her daughter Bridget. They got in many fights, and Bridget couldn't trust her. Brooke deeply regretted the pain that she caused her daughter and over time they started over. However, Brooke gave birth to Hope, which is a constant reminder of the betrayal of her daughter. It wasn't until Bridget had an affair with Brooke's husband Nick and later had an affair getting pregnant with her son Logan by Owen that Bridget admitted to her mother that life wasn't black and white and she now understood how people could make mistakes.
As for Deacon, he once tried to get Brooke back by "outing" the fact that he, not Whip was Hope's father. Ridge whom Brooke was seeing again was devastated and disgusted. He and Brooke broke up over the reveal. Brooke has nothing to do with him and has tried to protect her daughter Hope from Deacon's nefarious ways. Ridge later raised Hope as his own daughter while Hope was unaware of the scandal regarding her birth until she was seventeen and overheard Brooke and Ridge. Brooke however was left aghast to later find out years later that Deacon willingly destroyed Hope's marriage to Liam for Bill Spencer in order to get out of prison. A text from Deacon, whom Ridge hated, was the reason for another demise of the Logan/Forrester union when Brooke lied about receiving a text from him. Although it was a text of her telling Deacon to stay away, Ridge blew a gasket and left her for a year and a half only to blow back into town with little apology.
Marriage to NickEdit
Brooke and Nick started dating when Brooke found out about Ridge and Bridget having "feelings" for each other after Deacon revealed he was the father of Bridget. Although Ridge realized he didn't have real feelings for Bridget, Brooke refused to date him and was charmed by the sailor. Things became complicated when it was revealed that Nick and Ridge were half brothers. In the end, Brooke choose Ridge over Nick, though they were close. Ridge and Brooke remarried but a kidnapping Shelia had Brooke thinking Ridge died. Brooke had grief sex with Nick, Ridge came back alive and Brooke was preggers. Brooke ended her union with Ridge and decided to do what was right for the baby. In the end, she found out the baby was Ridge's and they remarried AGAIN and Bridget came back to town and started dating Nick. Brooke was concerned about Bridget dating Nick, who had been deeply in love with Brooke because of their past and Deacon but let it go for her daughter's happiness. Taylor came back from the dead destroying another Logan/Forrester union and Brooke and Nick became close. Nick spent time with Hope and RJ (Brooke and Ridge's son) and the two fell in love. Bridget found out she was pregant, they married. Brooke promised nobody would find out she loved Nick, but Stephanie told Bridget the truth. Bridget and Brooke relationship was strained once again. Bridget lost her baby and ended things with Nick because she loved her mother.
Ridge and Brooke had reconciled, but Brooke still loved Nick as well. She decided not to marry Ridge, partly because how he left her and their children to run off with Taylor. She married NIck. The two had problems when Ridge often stuck his nose in their relationship. Nick thought that Brooke was cheating on him with Ridge, got drunk and slept with Bridget. Bridget became pregnant, told Brooke the truth. Brooke left Nick for Ridge and Bridget miscarred. Brooke forgave Bridget. Years later after another failed marriage to Bridget because he had an affair and got Katie pregnant, Taylor and Nick got together. Taylor and Nick were having a baby, and needed an egg donation. Brooke's daughter Bridget the nurse, used Brooke's egg. When Taylor found out she was devastated. The baby was named Jack, because she couldn't bond out of her hatred for Nick, she gave up her rights and the marriage ended.
Nick and Brooke are still close friends. She even supported him when he started dating her sister Donna. However, their friendship hit a bumpy road when Nick stole designs from Forrester ruining the work of Brooke's then husband Ridge. Brooke was devastated that Nick would be willing to do such a thing to her, Nick in turn was saddened by the result.
Donna's Marriage to EricEdit
Stephanie than hired a guy Andy who liked Brooke to break up Brooke and Eric. What she didn't know was Andy was a stalker and raped Brooke. Brooke's younger sister Donna also had a rivalry with Stephanie over Eric in which Donna also married Eric but did not last long.
Stephanie's granddaughter and Taylor and Ridge's daughter Steffy Forrester and Brooke have somewhat of a fued, because Steffy and Brooke's daughter Hope Logan were both in love triangles of Oliver Jones and Liam Spencer. Brooke and Katie were both in relationships with Nick Marone at different times.
When Katie told Brooke she was pregnant with Nick, Brooke slapped her because at the time, Nick was married to Bridget, Brooke's daughter. Katie had a miscarriage. Brooke felt saddened for her sister and allowed Jack, her son by Nick to spend time with Katie to help cheer her up because of her loss. After a plane crash, Brooke and her step-son.Thomas Forrester landed they ate magical berries and got all loopy, and were naked with leaves covering them. However Thomas lied and stated that he had had sex with Brooke because Stephanie bribed him with her Forrester stock. Brooke and Ridge's marriage faltered and just as Ridge was poised to remarry Taylor. Thomas told the truth which caused Ridge to break things off and go back to Brooke. Brooke also has sex with Hope's boyfriend Oliver Jones at a pool party, thinking he was Ridge and Oliver thought she was Hope. Steffy had a tape that exposed this scandal at Hope's graduation party. Stephanie was dying of cancer but when everybody thought Stephanie would have picked Taylor to be by her side she picked Brooke. (This storyline seemed odd to some viewers, however indicated by many soap magazines, the rivalry between Stephanie and Brooke was one of the strongest "relationships" on the show. That plus that fact that Susan Flannery who plays Stephanie and Katherine Kelly Lang who plays Brooke are close added to the emotions of the scenes and was stated the real only way that Stephanie could have gone out.) Stephanie died in Brooke's arms. Ridge did not show and resigned it Paris, France (because long time 25 year actor Ronn Moss had left the show).
Ridge, now played by Thorton Kaye...however has not mentioned why he did not come back for his mother's funeral nor indicated that Brooke who was there for his mother when she died nor spent any time. Since he appearance in December he has spent very little time thinking about his mother. This inconsistency along with others have questioned the new direction of this character.
Affair with BillEdit
Brooke's sister Katie was married to Bill Spencer Jr. Katie became depressed left without a word. Meanwhile Ridge had left Brooke over the text from Deacon and cut off all contact with her. Katie sent Brooke and Bill to Aspen hoping to creat a relationship between them so Brooke could raise Will. Back in L.A., Bill and Katie had a baby boy Will Spencer (William the 4th). A strong bond formed as Brooke as the two lamented about the abandonment they received from their spouses ( ridge had left Brooke on their honeymoon over a text that she received from Deacon about Hope). Brooke was there for Bill and supported him with raising Will. When Stephanie died in Brooke's arms Bill was there for her and they kissed. Katie came back and the two ignored their attraction. Brooke turned her attention back to Forrester while Katie and Bill had problems. Katie wanted very little to do with Bill and Bill who still had reservations about Katie started to confide in Brooke. Brooke tried to plan a romantic dinner for the two when Katie admitted she had not been intimate with her husband in months, however the plan went awry after Katie found Bill drinking a scotch and left, leaving him with Brooke. After one if their many fights Katie accused Bill of being an alcoholic ( though he was not) and Bill admitted that it was hard to Brooke and asked why it couldn't be like it was when it was he, Will and Brooke. Bill convinced Brooke to relaunch Brooke's Bedroom as a way to contend with Taylor's whose power base expanded when she started dating Eric. It was a success, Taylor in retaliation told Katie that Brooke was making a play for Bill. Katie stormed over and confronted the two and was incensed when she spied a lingerie wearing Brooke with her husband. Katie demanded that Brooke stay away from her husband and demanded that Bill tell Brooke that nothing would ever develop between them. Bill refused, Katie stormed out and Brooke asked why he just didn't tell Katie that their was nothing between them, Bill stated that was because it would have been a lie. Brooke realized just how deeply attracted she was to Bill and it scared her. In an effort to make amends and try to help, Brooke told Katie not to focus on her but on her marriage. One night Brooke and Bill crashed into each other. Brooke brought Bill to her house to make sure he was okay. The police cop was on the street so Brooke kept Bill there to avoid suspicion. Katie came over worried and was devastated when she found out they crashed into each other. Katie went ballistic and gave her ring back to Bill and said they should be together. Brooke and Bill gave into their passion and made love. However Katie had another heart attack, Brooke then told Bill to go back to Katie and that their time together would be nothing more than a lovely memory. Brooke found out from Dr. Caspary she's pregnant with Bill's child. Brooke told her sister Donna but she kept it a secret. Then Brooke tried to seduce Eric and told him about the baby and asked if he woukd claim paternity.Eric declined said he's in a relationship with Taylor (Stephanie's now deceased) but pressured Brooke into telling the truth. Brooke ran over to Bill and Katie's to tell them, but fainted and then had a miscarraige. Then Brooke said it was nothing. Brooke later did tell Bill who had been concerned about her distant and distracted behavior. Bill then held Brooke and she'd tears for their lost child.
Brooke's Affair RevealedEdit
Taylor snook into Dr. Caspary's files and found out Brooke was pregnant and had a miscarraige. At Brooke's birthday party (hosted by Katie in Katie and Bill's house) when Donna and Katie were admiring Brooke, Taylor stated that Brooke got pregnant with Bill Spencer's child and miscarried it. Katie asked Brooke if it was true so many times. Brooke couln't answer because she swore she would never lie to her. Katie forced everyone out and was very angry with Bill and Brooke. Bill told Katie she was partially responsible by pushing Katie them together but was sorry. He stated he wanted to make things right but Katie refused. Katie asked Bill if he loved Brooke and rthe refused to answer, Katie and Bill filed for divorce.Karen Spencer, Bill's opposite sister who didn't approve of him nor Brooke helped Katie through this divorce. Katie asked for 1% of Spencer Publication's degrading Bill to 49% and Karen has 50%. Katie with Karen's permission fired Bill and Katie took his place. Brooke then appears at Katie's new office and continually sticks up for Bill. Katie then tells Brooke that maybe Stephanie was right and Brooke's just a slut in the valley. Brooke then slapped Katie. Brooke went to reconfront Katie but Katie snapped and Brooke left. Rick then told Brooke Hope's reengaged to Liam (after 2 stopped marriages that never happened) and Brooke was joyful. Donna then had a confrontation with Brooke. Donna told her this isn't all of Katie's fault and Katie's never going to forgive her if she keeps sticking up for Bill so Brooke apologized to her sister. Katie lied about working late and asked Brooke and Bill to babysit Will and secretly spied on them through a spy book. Donna walked in and told her that was wrong but Katie had to know if she could trust them again. Katie then put in another spy camera but placing a bottle of alcohol (mainly for Bill) on the table and reasked both Brooke and Bill to babysit Will again. Bill went for the alcohol and asked if it was alright and Brooke said she didn't mind at all. Bill realized that he had a bad addiction to alcohol and swore to stop for Will. Brooke flew to a business trip to Monte Carlo with Donna. Bill alone at Katie's home heard a beep by the baby monitor. He went over and found a spy camera and looked around and found the rest. Donna convinced Katie that she should take Bill back. Katie returned home asking Bill to move back in with her. Bill showed her the spy camera he found (the first one) and told her about the rest. They got into an argument and Bill whipped the box at Katie and left.
Bill flew to Monte Carlo to be with Brooke. He told her his marriage was over and that he lived her and wanted a life with her. Brooke tried to get Bill to go back to Katie however he relented that his marriage was over. Brooke convinced Bill that she'd be with him only if he told Kaite. She believed that he and Katie woukd get back together. Katie begged for Bill back. Bill told her straight no and that their marriage was over regardless of Brooke because of their problems. Bill escalated the confrontation and Brooke snapped at Katie and defended Bill once again. Katie blamed the whole thing on Brooke and Katie stated Brooke and Bill have been blaming her for everything the whole time. Bill remarked that Katie planted the seeds of their relationship. The three got into an argument and Bill stormed off. Katie told Brooke that Brooke did this to Eric, Thorne, and Deacon and now she did it to her husband. Katie called Brooke to her office to tell her she's leaving town with Will for good but she'll still run Spencer Publications. Katie returned 3 episodes later with Will to Bill and Brooke and wanted Bill back. Afterwards, Bill moved in with Brooke and later proposed to Brooke stating that he knew what he wanted the moment that he went to Monte Carlo and she was the first woman not to be afraid of him. Bill stated that he had been waiting his entire life for her. Brooke was hesitant because of Katie however Bill cautioned her that his marriage would have been over even if he weren't with her. He didn't love Katie anymore and reasoned that deep down Katie didn't love him, not the real him like Brooke. Although torn because of her sister, she agreed to marry Bill and keep the engagement a secret in an effort to ease her sister into it one day.
Bill's Change of FateEdit
Bill and Brooke went rock climbing in Aspen, Colorado. After Bill dangled on a cliff, his life flashed before his eyes. Returning to Los Angeles, Bill ended it with Brooke and wanted his family back with Katie. Katie took Bill back and immediately Justin showed up with papers at the doors leasing his company back. Katie without thinking signed them with shared custody of Will. Bill then went back to Brooke hoping to pick up where they left. He calimed that he only lied because he knew Brooke wouldn't go along with it. He planned on a life with Brooke, his son, and his company. Bill lied to Katie just to get his life back. Katie walked in hearing this, both Logans against Bill. Bill got his office back and Alison returned with Justin. Brooke replaced the papers with leaves. Bill got angry at her but Brooke didn't give them to him. Brooke threw Bill out and refused to forgive him claiming that when he broke her heart it gave her the strength to finally let go. Bill moved back in with Liam vowing to win her back and also agreed to support Liam and Hope's on-and-off relationship. Bill has constantly tried to get Brooke to take him back and sated that she is the only woman for him. Brooke, though very much in love with Bill refuses to take him back hoping to mend her relationship sister. And although she loves him she vows never to go back to him because it would her sister.
Back to RidgeEdit
In December 2013, Ridge came back for Brooke with R.J. Brooke told Ridge what happened between her and Bill which shocked Ridge. Ridge went to Katie to see her side of the story. Ridge began to support Katie and they began to have some sort of attraction towards each other. Although Bill explained that Ridge was weak and acted as if she wasn't good enough, Brooke wanted to reunite with him mainly for Katie ( who unbeknownst to her was sneaking around with Ridge) so she and Bill could reunite. Brooke believed that this would heal the families. Regardless of her love for Bill she wanted to have a mended family, something she couldn't have if she were with Bill. Bill asked her not marry Ridge and stated that he loved her and only her and always would. He stated that he loved her and was never ashamed her. He was a real man and decisive unlike Ridge who he knew would inky hurt her again and run when things got tough. Brooke cried when he left but resolved herself to her Density with Ridge hoping to heal the family.
At Brooke and Ridge's marriage, Carter Walton, found a poem he thought represented Ridge and Brooke's relationship which happened to be Ridge and Katie's favorite poem, "Love's Philosophy" and Katie fainted to the ground. Brooke unaware that her sister was lying about having chest pains worried that something was wring while Katie and Ridge made eyes at each other.