|The Bold and the Beautiful|
|Portrayed by||Jacqueline MacInnes Wood|
|First appearance||September 21, 1999|
|Last appearance||Still on the show|
|Created by||Bradley Bell|
|Introduced by||Bradley Bell|
|Born|| September 21, 1989 (SORAS birthdate)
September 21, 1999 (on-screen birthdate)
- "A little late for an identity crisis, isn't it?"
- —Steffy to Rick
Steffy owns shares at family company Forrester Creations. She has launched a lingerie line that, while popular, was not as successful as Brooke Logan's line Brooke's Bedroom. After nearly drowning in a bath, Steffy was saved by Liam, and fell in love with him. The pair married after Hope, Liam's wife to be, found the two kissing. After being left by Liam for Hope, the two reunited.
Liam was stopped, on the verge of marrying Hope, after Steffy revealed her pregnancy due to the relationship they had together while Hope had chosen not to take Liam back. They later married, although Steffy lost the child in a motorcyle accident.
Throughout her life, Steffy has struggled with her father's love for Brooke. Despite being a resilient person, deep down she has only ever wanted Taylor and Ridge to be together. She is emotionally damaged as a result.
Apart from Liam, Steffy has also dated Rick Forrester, as well as attempting to seduce Oliver Jones. She is still deeply affected by having lost her sister, Phoebe. She is considered as a very seductive person, and prior to marrying Liam had a relationship with Liam's father, Bill, who is married to Katie Logan. Ironically, after losing her child, Steffy is supported by Katie. Steffy is also comforted by Liam, and blames herself for the loss of the child. She receives an outpouring of support from everyone, including Hope.
Among other storylines, Steffy had a brief romance with Marcus Walton, who is now married to Dayzee Leigh. In 2006, Steffy attended boarding school following Ridge and Taylor's divorce. She graduates in 2008, and begins working for Forrester Creations. She also travels to Paris for a business trip, which she has come to do often.
Steffy has been likened to her grandmother and namesake Stephanie Forrester, and is considered to be a lot like her. She has stated that if not for her namesake, she would not be the person she is. As of now, Steffy continues to work for Forrester Creations.
- "Your mother and I don't have to be together for us to be a family."
- —Ridge to Steffy
Steffy's mother Taylor was killed after being shot by Sheila Carter defending Brooke. Months later, Ridge married Brooke, much to the dismay of Steffy, Phoebe and Thomas. The three had a very difficult time accepting Brooke as their step mother. Taylor was revealed alive, and reunited with Ridge.
However, their marriage ended in divorce again, and Steffy left for boarding school in 2006. The boarding school she attended was in England.
Return to Los Angeles
Dating Marcus WaltonSteffy graduated in 2008, and returned to Los Angeles. Upon her return, she began a romance with Donna Logan's son Marcus. As well as dating Marcus, Steffy began working at the family's fashion house and company, Forrester Creations. Steffy and Marcus grew very close, and Steffy even confided in Marcus about her resentment and anger towards Brooke. The two dated briefly, however, and the relationship ended despite their passion for one another. Marcus would end up marrying Dayzee Leigh, while Steffy would come to have a deep passion for Liam Spencer. The two remained good friends even after their break up.
Phoebe's Death and Romance With Rick
- Rick: "I would have done just about anything."
- Steffy: "Well, you don't have to do just about anything anymore. You have me right where you want me. I'm in love with you. I'm totally, completely yours. "
- — Rick and Steffy discussing their relationship
Pursuing Oliver JonesThe assertive Steffy takes notice of her rival Hope Logan's interest in DJ Oliver Jones, and attempts to seduce him. Despite wearing provocative lingerie and promising Oliver things that Hope cannot give him — such as sex and power — Steffy cannot seduce and steal Oliver away from Hope. On one occasion, she dresses in seductive black lingerie promising money and power, and straddles Oliver, who refuses.
Oliver accidentally has sex with Hope's mother at a pool party. At Hope's graduation party, a tape narrated by Steffy seems to have exposed the scandal — until it is revealed that Bill Spencer's son Liam tampered with Steffy's narration. Hope leaves Oliver once she finds that she is unable to cope with him sleeping with her mother. Oliver, however, isn't letting go and is upset by Hope's romance with Liam. He and Liam nearly come to blows before Ridge breaks up the fight.
Falling In Love With The Spencers
Affair With BillAfter Steffy returns from Paris because of a business trip, she comes with an attraction to Bill, Liam's handsome and wealthy father, who also happens to be married to Katie Logan. Despite being married, Bill is easily seduced by Steffy, and they begin an affair. The affair goes on behind Katie's back, and Steffy starts to fall in love with Bill. It seems as though Bill is also falling deeply in love with Steffy, as he eventually decides to leave Katie for Steffy.
However, when Katie learns of her husband's affair, she suffers a heartattack. Bill ends the affair immediately. Bill ending his affair with Steffy eventually leads to Steffy falling in love with his son after Liam saves her from a suicide attempt she makes, depressed after Bill breaks things off. Even after their affair and its repercussions, Bill and Steffy remain friends and Steffy remains Bill's preferred choice of daughter-in-law. Steffy is also Bill's first affair, Brooke being the second.
Falling In Love With Liam SpencerAfter Bill ends their affair, Steffy almost drowns in her bathtub and is saved by Liam. Grateful that Liam saved her life, Steffy kisses him, and begins developing feelings for him. She is upset by his love for Hope, and is even further devastated when Liam proposes to Hope. During their wedding preparations, Hope neglects Liam, focusing on work instead. Liam, craving affection, kisses Steffy, and they unknowingly are caught by Hope. A devastated Hope dumps Liam, leaving her ring. Liam, stunned and still unable to reply to Hope leaving him, proposes to Steffy. She accepts.
Immediately after Hope learns of Liam and Steffy's upcoming marriage, she is determined to get Liam back, and is sure that she made a mistake. Brooke further pushes Hope, making her more determined. However, there is nothing she can do.
Liam and Steffy waste little time during their engagement, but get to know each other better while they are engaged. Hope tries to stop their wedding but is too late.
Marriage to Liam SpencerSteffy and Liam travel to Aspen, Colorado, and marry. Hope tries to stop the wedding but is trapped in a gondola and is forced to watch while Liam and Steffy wed each other.
However, the marriage begins to suffer when Liam discovers Steffy's deceptions, as well as his father's. Liam forgives Steffy for trapping Hope in the gondola, but is soon torn between the two women. His father pushes for him to be Steffy's, but Liam's heart remains divided.
Eventually, Liam chooses Hope. Liam files for divorce, and Steffy is served with annulment papers. She refuses to sign them, still in love with him. Liam and Hope prepare their wedding, giving Steffy a different perspective — she finally decides that she must move on and let Liam and Hope be happy. She signs the papers, but Liam is again torn, tearing them up, and kisses her.
However, the divorce does happen. Liam and Hope travel to Italy to get married. However, after a series of misunderstandings, deception and scheming, the wedding is delayed, and Liam is under the impression that Hope left him. Upset, he professes his love for Steffy, ready to leave and be with her.
The two nearly have sex, but Hope arrives at the motel room. Steffy hides in the closet and listens as Hope clears up the misunderstanding. Liam marries Hope. Steffy watches from a nearby cliff.
Reunion With LiamJust before Liam and Hope's Italian wedding, Steffy and Liam come close to having sex as a result of a misunderstanding. Liam doesn't tell Hope, and ends up marrying her. However, Hope eventually finds out that Liam and Steffy had somewhat of a sexual encounter.
Deeply upset by her husband's encounter with his ex wife, Hope nearly leaves Liam. However, she reconciles with him, and plans another wedding. The night before the re-do wedding, however, Hope cancels dinner plans with Liam to take care of Stephanie, who has developed a cough. Liam, disappointed, runs to Steffy and spends the night with her in a club. Steffy never crosses a line with Liam, but Hope's brother Rick convinces his friend Othello, DJ of the nightclub, to lie and convince Hope that Liam and Steffy kissed. Hope believes her brother's lie and breaks off the relationship.
Steffy is there for Liam throughout his ordeal, and they end up getting back together. They have a sexual relationship as well, which later ends up in Steffy being pregnant. Hope and Liam discover the truth about why their wedding day was sabotaged, and this creates a rift in the strength of Liam and Steffy's relationship.
Ridge advises Steffy to visit him in Paris, and she leaves Liam to spend time with Hope. Before she leaves, she finds out she is pregnant. Shocked, she goes to tell Liam and finds him kissing Hope. She then decides to allow Liam to choose who he wants to be with before telling him.However, when she returns, Liam kicks her out of his home. Steffy is upset by his decision, but gives him time. Brooke coerces Liam into marrying Hope, but Steffy stops the ceremony and reveals she is pregnant. Liam breaks it off with Hope, wanting to be with the mother of his child. Steffy and Liam reconcile their relationship.
They enter a committed relationship, although Liam kisses Hope. Brooke encourages Hope to continue chasing Liam despite his commitment to his child's mother. Hope, although she forms a plan to get Liam back, eventually moves on from Liam with Wyatt.Upon Hope's encouragement, Liam proposes to Steffy. They agree to marry before their child's birth. They marry for the second time. The wedding is officiated by Carter Walton, and occurs at the Forrester mansion with only friends and family attending.
The marriage starts well. Steffy accepts her coming motherhood, while Liam embraces the idea of being a father—although Hope tells him Steffy "trapped" him with the baby. The marriage flourishes, and Liam and Steffy continue to consummate it.
- "I should have died instead!"
- —Steffy after her miscarriage
Steffy's storylines become quiet, as her actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has temporarily departed the series. Wood will continue taping, with episodes airing during July as Wood opted not to renew her contract in order to take a short break from the series. Steffy Forrester’s storylines are now dormant. Her storylines in Paris are currently unknown. It is unknown if Liam will reunite with Hope during Steffy's absence.
- "She gets me."
- —Liam Spencer
Despite having a newfound, somewhat civil friendship with Katie, Steffy has an intense animosity towards the Logan family. She resents Brooke for breaking apart her parent's marriage.
Steffy is described as a vixen. She is also strong-willed, and loyal when it comes to relationships—for example, she has never cheated on Liam despite being betrayed by him many times.
AppearanceSteffy is an incredibly beautiful woman. She has long brown hair, which she often wears down. Steffy styles her hair differently most of the time, sometimes wearing it wavy or curled. On occasion, she has worn it straight. She almost never wears her hair in a ponytail. It is thick and tumbles down past her shoulders. She is 5"8 (approximately 1.73 m) and has a slim physique.
She is said to look much like her on-screen mother, Taylor Hayes, sharing some similar features. Her eyes are blue, depending largely on the light. She has a tan complexion, darker than her mother and father's. In terms of fashion sense, she often dresses differently. Steffy has a unique sense of dress, wearing unusual outfits to both of her two weddings.
For her first wedding, Steffy wore a long white dress with combat boots. Her hair was noticeably shorter than it is now, and she wore a veil. During her second wedding, Steffy arrived in a similar fashion. She sported a black lace dress, wearing her hair in a bun.