|Heather Tom as Katie Forrester|
|The Bold and the Beautiful|
|Portrayed by|| Nancy Sloan (1987-89, 1991, 1994-98, 2000-01, 2003-04) |
Heather Tom (2007-)
|Current status||Present, Contract|
|Duration||1987-89, 1991, 1994-98, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2007-|
|First appearance||March 23, 1987|
|Introduced by||William J. Bell|
|Family|| Logan family |
|Fullname||Katherine Elizabeth Logan Forrester|
|Nickname(s)|| Katie (by everyone) |
|Born||May 29, 1971|
|Residence|| 371 Willow Hill Road|
Beverly Hills, California
|Nancy Sloan as Katie Logan|
|“||I can die a happy woman now. That was some kiss. I think it made my weak... My knees feel weak. My weak feel knees!||”|
— To Nick
Katherine "Katie" Elizabeth Logan Forrester (formerly Spencer) is a character on The Bold and the Beautiful, currently portrayed by soap actress veteran Heather Tom since 2007. The role was originated by Nancy Sloan from 1987-2004.
Dealing with Insecurities Edit
In the start of the series, Katie felt as if she were in the shadow of older sisters Brooke and Donna, which, along with a bad case of acne, made her feel insecure. Donna talked her friend, Rocco Carner, into asking Katie out to boost her morale. Katie considered Rocco her boyfriend and couldn't see that Rocco was more interested in Donna. Katie was furious when she caught Donna and Rocco kissing. Katie forgave them, but Rocco wanted to marry Donna, and put an engagement ring in Katie's coat pocket, thinking the coat was Donna's. Katie found the ring and assumed it was for her. Rocco struggled with how to let Katie down easy. Once he did, Katie was hurt, but soon able to move on with Kurt, a college classmate.
Reunited with her father Edit
Katie and Donna were thrilled when they received an "anonymous" tip that Stephen, who had walked out on the Logans years before, was in Arizona. (It was really a hint dropped by Stephanie Forrester, who wanted Stephen to lure Beth away from Stephanie's husband, Eric Forrester.) Stephen and Beth indeed reconciled, then moved to Paris. Afterwards, Katie faded into the background for years, but could occasionally be seen working at the Insomnia Café, or when Brooke needed a babysitter.
Return to L.A Edit
In 2007, Katie arrived for Donna's wedding to Thorne Forrester. But Katie overheard Donna admitting that she was only marrying Thorne as a way of getting back at Stephanie for hurting Brooke. Donna ignored Katie's pleas to be honest with Thorne, so Katie went to Thorne herself, and the wedding was called off. Katie had become skilled in public relations while she was away, so when Forrester Creations offered her a PR position, Katie decided to stay in Los Angeles.
Katie's brother, Storm, shot Stephanie and framed Stephen for the crime. When it was discovered that Storm pulled the trigger, Katie convinced Stephanie not to press charges. But Storm was on a downward spiral, and took a gun to the home of Ashley Abbott, who had broken up with him. Katie followed him there, and Storm's gun went off in the struggle. Katie was critically wounded and not expected to live. A remorseful Storm, who knew Katie needed a heart transplant, took his own life in order to donate his heart to her. Katie was devastated, although grateful for her brother's ultimate sacrifice.When Katie's body rejected Storm's heart, Katie's doctor niece, Bridget Forrester, researched ways to help Katie accept the transplant. But the prognosis was grim, so Bridget convinced her family, and fiancé Nick Marone, to make Katie's last days special. This included giving Katie the high school prom she never had, and sending her to Catalina Island, where Katie fell for Nick. Bridget came through with a therapy for Katie, who recovered. Nick and Bridget got married, and Katie hid her feelings, even officiating at their wedding. A few weeks later, Katie discovered she was pregnant. It was revealed that Nick had honored Katie's dying wish on Catalina and made love to her. Bridget left Nick and Katie to have their baby together, though Nick's mother, Jackie Marone, disapproved. Soon after, Katie miscarried. She briefly dealt with it by fixating on Nick's son, Jack, but bounced back when Nick proposed.
Meeting the Love of her Life Edit
On Katie's wedding day, Jackie and Bridget blasted Katie for her betrayal. Katie regretted destroying Bridget's marriage, and postponed the wedding. Katie noticed that Nick was still drawn to Bridget, who had left medicine and was designing with Nick. Katie moved out and got drunk at the Café Russe, where she met Bill Spencer, Jr., a womanizer who wanted to take over the financially struggling Forrester Creations. Bill chose not to take advantage of Katie in her impaired state. Katie added modeling to her resume at Forrester, and started seeing Bill, who told her she got past his armor like no woman had. Katie questioned Bill's reasons for seeing her when she found a DVD left by his late father, Bill Spencer, Sr., which instructed Bill to get back at Eric, Stephanie, and Donna. Bill declared his love and recognized that Katie wanted to do something important, given her second chance at life. He finally acquired Forrester Creations, made Katie its CEO, and proposed to her. Katie joyfully married Bill in her old San Fernando Valley neighborhood, with Stephen and Beth at her side.At Forrester, Katie put Donna and Brooke in leadership positions when the Forrester men refused them, and struggled to keep the peace between the Logans and the Forresters, who tried to sabotage the company with an ugly fashion line. Meanwhile, Bill's wandering eye turned to young Steffy Forrester, who had kissed Bill before his wedding. Katie never knew that the reason Bill put the company back in Forrester hands was because Steffy had gotten a hold of Katie's engagement ring in Bill's bedroom and used it to blackmail him. Later, when Bill discovered that Liam Cooper was his son, Katie encouraged a father-son relationship between them.
Strugling marriage with Bill Edit
Katie discovered another side to Bill when he plotted to kill Amber Moore, who claimed Liam was her baby's father. Detesting violence because of what happened with Storm, Katie walked out and refused to return until Bill agreed to therapy. After a few sessions with Dr. Taylor Hayes, it appeared that Katie and Bill had worked their differences out off-screen. Later, Katie planned a surprise vow renewal ceremony for Bill, only to be told by Taylor that Bill intended to leave Katie for Steffy. Katie had a heart attack while confronting Bill; in the hospital, Katie demanded that Bill choose between her and Steffy. Bill chose Katie, but Katie was enraged when Bill still gave Steffy a seat on the Spencer board.Katie chafed during a "family vacation" to Cabo San Lucas, which included Steffy, who had fallen in love with Liam. After Steffy was injured in a ATV accident, she was diagnosed with a blood clot that would become life-threatening under stress; knowing Liam wanted to leave Steffy, Katie did some digging and learned that Bill had faked Steffy's MRI to keep Liam from his first love, Katie's niece Hope Logan. Katie was ready to tell Liam, but Bill locked Katie in a tower to prevent her from exposing him. Katie escaped and turned her back on Bill, though they again seemed to resolve their issues off-screen. Katie soon learned she was pregnant, but Bill wanted her to abort because of her heart condition. Katie took the risk anyway, and months later discovered that Bill had Hope's father, Deacon Sharpe, broken out of jail for the express purpose of stopping Liam's wedding to Hope. Katie went into premature labor and nearly died after giving birth to baby Will; during her near-death experience, Katie saw Storm, who helped her return to the land of the living. But Katie slid into postpartum depression and was afraid she'd leave Will motherless, so she attempted to draw Bill and Brooke together. Once Donna and Taylor helped Katie snap out of her gloom, Katie realized an attraction had developed between her husband and sister. Katie learned they kissed but forgave them, though she worried about Bill's excessive drinking and the lack of intimacy between her and Bill.
Marriage with Bill destroyed Edit
Katie soon learned she was pregnant, but Bill wanted her to abort because of her heart condition. Katie took the risk anyway, and months later discovered that Bill had Hope's father, Deacon Sharpe, broken out of jail for the express purpose of stopping Liam's wedding to Hope. Katie went into premature labor and nearly died after giving birth to baby Will; during her near-death experience, Katie saw Storm, who helped her return to the land of the living. But Katie slid into postpartum depression and was afraid she'd leave Will motherless, so she attempted to draw Bill and Brooke together. Once Donna and Taylor helped Katie snap out of her gloom, Katie realized an attraction had developed between her husband and sister. Katie learned they kissed but forgave them, though she worried about Bill's excessive drinking and the lack of intimacy between her and Bill.Later, Katie found Bill in Brooke's bed after a drunk-driving accident they had kept from her. Katie took off her wedding ring and walked out, then went into heart failure and fell into a coma after neglecting to take her anti-rejection medication. When Katie woke up, she took Bill back, and found herself in the unusual role of confidante to Steffy, who had miscarried Liam's baby. Noticing Brooke hadn't been herself, Katie threw her sister a birthday party to cheer her up, though it was interrupted by Taylor, who arrived with proof that Brooke had slept with Bill and miscarried his baby. Katie divorced Bill, asking for 1% of Spencer Publications, which she then added to the 50% owned by Bill's half-sister, Karen Spencer; now the majority stockholder, Karen made Katie CEO and fired Bill!
Romance With Ridge Edit
Though estranged from Brooke, Katie asked her sister to babysit Will, which was really a ploy to install hidden cameras and monitor Brooke and Bill, who behaved. After Bill nearly fell to his death mountain climbing in Aspen, Katie agreed to sign papers that returned control of Spencer Publications to Bill and gave him joint custody of Will. Once Katie learned Bill had tricked her, she was surprised to find Brooke had replaced Bill's papers with a pile of leaves.Brooke's on-again-off-again true love, Ridge Forrester, came home to reunite with her after living in Paris for a year. But when Ridge found out how Brooke's relationship with Bill had hurt Katie, Ridge approached Katie with an understanding ear. Katie fell for Ridge and stopped his wedding to Brooke by pretending to faint. Katie and Ridge faced opposition from Donna, Brooke, and Eric, who made Ridge and Brooke co-vice presidents at Forrester to push them back together. As Spencer Publications seemed to falter under Katie's leadership, Brooke, who had resumed a relationship with Bill, produced the papers she had supposedly burned and forced Katie into reinstating Bill as CEO.Katie was alarmed when Ridge revealed his brain damage left him unable to design, but agreed to keep it secret. Later, Forrester model Maya Avant told Katie that Ridge was spending a lot of time working with Caroline Spencer; Ridge reported that he was able to draw by guiding Caroline's hand. When Katie learned that Ridge and Caroline had kissed, she took a trip to Dallas to visit her father. Upon returning, Katie developed a new friendship with Bill and told him about Ridge and Caroline's involvement, privately smiling to Will that "Daddy would take care of it" -- after Ridge came home bloodied by Bill, Katie told Ridge that she wanted all of him, to which Ridge agreed. However, Katie ultimately called off their engagement and became intrigued by Bill, who made Katie vice president at Spencer and otherwise tried to woo Katie into coming back to him.
Back to Bill Edit
Despite her initial misgivings based on their past, Katie agreed to remarry Bill. Hoping to heal the family, Katie asked Brooke to be matron of honor but was unnerved by Brooke's drunken asides during the ceremony. Katie supported Brooke when she went into Alcoholics Anonymous, but disapproved of the assistance Brooke got from Deacon, a fellow addict. Later, Katie watched as a battle ensued at Forrester between tyrannical CEO Rick and the team of Liam and Ridge, who wanted to take over the company. When it was discovered that Rick's girlfriend, Maya, was transgender, Katie thought she talked Bill out of publishing the story but was disgusted when Bill publicly exposed Maya anyway.
Another Shocking Discovery Edit
Katie supported the idea of Liam's half-brother, Wyatt Spencer, starting up a new fashion house with his girlfriend, Ivy Forrester, but Bill refused to bankroll it. Katie also offered counsel to Ridge, who was in disagreement with Caroline over whether to start a family. Later, Katie worried that Brooke was alone too much, so Katie offered Brooke a job at Spencer Publications. But when Katie overheard Brooke telling Bill he would always be the love of her life, Katie disowned Brooke and told Bill she would never let Brooke have him. Katie began drinking heavily to cope with her relentless fears, worsening after learning Brooke kept a photo album dedicated to Bill. Katie insisted to Bill she didn't have a drinking problem, but after little Will couldn't rouse her, she privately put in a call to her therapist, Dr. Hayden, and confessed she'd stopped taking her antidepressants. Katie had a meltdown in front of Brooke, privately sipping whiskey from a broken glass after promising her sister she would stop drinking. During a dinner with Bill and Brooke, Katie hallucinated they were flirting and freaked out about it, causing Bill to ask Katie if she was still abusing alcohol. Katie denied it but kept a stash hidden in the kitchen, which Brooke found. Katie lashed out when Brooke exposed her, then drank secretly at a restaurant, where she saw Ridge in heavy conversation with Dr. Wolin, who introduced himself to Katie as Ridge's fertility specialist and revealed that Ridge could not be the father of Douglas Forrester, the baby Ridge just had with Caroline. After Dr. Wolin died from being hit by a truck, Katie deflected questions from Rick, who wanted to wrest the CEO seat from Ridge; however, Katie confronted Ridge, who substantiated Wolin's claim by reporting he and Caroline had used a sperm donor. Katie then baited Caroline, who slipped that Thomas Forrester -- Ridge's son and Caroline's former boyfriend -- had fathered Douglas. Katie's interference forced Ridge to tell Thomas that his half-brother was really his son. Katie hoped to spice up her suffering marriage by seducing Bill, but became livid when she found Brooke hiding under her bed. Katie refused to believe Brooke's claim that she had simply come over to gift Katie with a dress. Katie locked herself in her room with a bottle, but ultimately didn't drink from it. Later, Katie confided Douglas' paternity to Bill and was furious when Bill told Brooke about it; Katie told her husband and sister to be together, then apologized for her overreaction. When Bill became distant, Katie accused Brooke of having an affair with him and probed Rick and Liam for information as well.
As Katie had suspected the entire time, Bill had begun an affair with Brooke. As Brooke was considered the "good girl" in all this, she decided to come out to Katie about the affair. Katie told Brooke that she wishes to have nothing to do with either Brooke or Bill; and that Katie would always think the best of her. Coming home, Katie was shocked to find that Will was missing, and Bill told her that her care is unsafe for Will due to mental instability and alcoholism. Katie refused to let that happen and kept Will.
While Bill was trying to seduce Brooke, Katie begins to organize another divorce, but is having second thoughts about it, and wonders whether she should take the wrong in the situation and give Bill another chance. However, Bill has offered a lavish offer to Brooke - she may have Bill's 12.5% of Forrester Creations if she marries him. After a lot of thinking, Brooke accepted his offer, unbeknownst to Katie. Finally feeling stronger, Katie signs the divorce papers and releases him to be with Brooke.
Moving Next to EricEdit
Wanting a fresh start, Katie bought a house next to Eric, who had helped Katie get Will into an exclusive school. Katie was taken aback when Quinn, now married to Eric, announced she didn't want Katie visiting Eric unattended. Mindful of warnings from Liam, who had been kidnapped by Quinn while amnesiac and told that he and Quinn were husband and wife, Katie came to disbelieve Quinn's claims that Eric's love had rehabilitated her. Katie had trouble denying she had developed a crush on Eric when Brooke questioned her about it.
Suspicious of QuinnEdit
Katie became suspicious when she caught Ridge with Quinn in more than one overly-affectionate clinch; with Brooke about to remarry Ridge in Australia, Katie told Brooke what she saw but felt frustrated when her sister wouldn't listen. Katie attended Liam and Steffy's own wedding Down Under, amazed when Steffy zip-lined into the ceremony. But after Brooke's wedding seemed to be a no-go, Katie flew home and read Ridge the riot act for kissing Quinn. Katie agreed to keep Eric in the dark but taunted Quinn by forcing her to serve her tea, then bullying her way onto Forrester's jewelry design team in exchange for her continued silence. When Brooke decided to marry Bill instead, Katie helped her sister get ready for the ceremony yet declined to attend, pleading Ridge's case to Brooke.
Accused of Shooting at QuinnEdit
Katie clashed with Quinn when her initial jewelry designs were rejected; when Quinn fired Katie at Eric's behest, Katie grabbed a gun that Forrester security guard Charlie Webber had left behind and aimed it at Quinn. Though the gun was empty, Katie was later questioned by police when someone shot at Quinn multiple times. Katie returned home to find the notorious Sheila Carter, who had committed violent acts against the Forresters; Katie refused to speak to the family on Sheila's behalf, dubious about Sheila's claim that she had emerged from prison rehabilitated. But when Katie peeked through the telescope she was using to spy on Quinn and saw Deacon holding a gun on her, Katie called Ridge, which saved Quinn's life.
Secret Romance with WyattEdit
Katie was thrilled when Eric's gratitude included hiring her in her old PR position; Katie hadn't done that job since before the advent of social media, so she sought advice from former stepson and PR guru Wyatt, and together they created a fashion event focusing on swimwear to be held during the Spencer Summit in Monte Carlo. Katie jumped in after the show became a Forrester/Spectra fashion duel, working with Wyatt and feeling sparks flying between them though she kept quiet about it, hoping not to jinx things. Excited over the success of the showing, Katie and Wyatt kissed repeatedly, but Katie was dubious about exploring things with him because of their connections to Bill and Quinn. Katie's attempt to set Wyatt up with Charlotte, an infatuated intern, backfired when she found Wyatt back on her doorstep. Katie finally felt comfortable enough to seduce Wyatt in lingerie, but Katie hid Wyatt in the bathroom when Bill showed up unexpectedly wanting to visit Will.
Katie and Wyatt decided to keep their newfound relationship a secret for the time being, but it wasn't long before Katie found herself dragged out of bed and facing Quinn's wrath. At Thanksgiving, Katie accepted Quinn's grudging invitation to the big Forrester feast and camouflaged her words of gratitude about Wyatt for the benefit of guests who didn't know they were together. Katie enjoyed the newfound sense of liberty and sexuality being with Wyatt afforded her, finally feeling comfortable enough that she confided in Brooke about their fling.
Crimes Committed Edit
- Destroyed Bridget Forrester's marriage by sleeping with her husband, Nick Marone (2008).
- Fainted on purpose to stop her sister Brooke Logan's wedding to Ridge Forrester (2014).
- Slapped Brooke Logan Forrester (2016).
- Spied on Ridge Forrester and Quinn Fuller (March 2017).
- Held Quinn Fuller at gunpoint (June 2017).
- Accused of shooting at Quinn Fuller (June 2017).
Maladies and Injuries Edit
- Shot in the heart and required a transplant (2008).
- Suffered a miscarriage (2008).
- Had a stress-related heart attack (2011).
- Went into premature labor (2012).
- Briefly died on the operating table from a heart attack and had a near-death experience (2012).
- Struggled with postpartum depression (2012).
- On a regimen of antidepressants (2012-2016).
- Went into heart failure and a coma after neglecting to take her anti-rejection medication (2013).
- Developed a drinking problem (2016).