Who Was The Bold And The Beautiful's Morgan DeWitt?

The long-running soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" has produced almost 9,000 episodes since it first aired on March 23, 1987. Originated by husband and wife duo William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell, the show was created as a sister show to another fan-favorite soap opera, "The Young and the Restless."

"The Bold and the Beautiful" is set in Los Angeles, California, and follows the affluent Forrester family who owns a successful fashion house called Forrester Creations. The character Morgan DeWitt, played by Sarah G. Buxton (also known for "Sunset Beach" and "Less Than Zero") first appeared on the show in 2000. Morgan soon became notorious for committing heinous acts ranging from releasing a venomous snake into a person's room while they were sleeping to kidnapping a minor. Let's explore this infamous soap character, as well as the actress who made her a household name for "The Bold and the Beautiful" fans.

Morgan DeWitt was a beloved villain on The Bold and the Beautiful

Over the course of her time on the show, Morgan DeWitt became one of the most infamous villains in "The Bold and the Beautiful" history. Morgan made her appearance as a Forrester house model. Her backstory involved an illicit affair with the Forrester founder's son, Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss). Morgan, who was in her youth at the time, eventually became pregnant by Ridge. When she confided the secret to Ridge's mother, Stephanie (Susan Flannery), she persuaded Morgan to leave L.A. and to have an abortion in order to prevent harm to the Forrester brand.

Morgan later returned to L.A. and started working again as a model for the fashion house with the intention of getting impregnated again by Ridge. Her plot triggers a sequence of highly dramatic events that culminates in Morgan attempting to drown Stephanie. This leads to her arrest and her ultimate incarceration in a psychiatric institution (per Soap Opera Digest).

Who is Sarah Buxton, the actress who played Morgan DeWitt?

Sarah Buxton played Morgan DeWitt on "The Bold and the Beautiful" from 2000 to 2005. Towards the end of her time on "The Bold and the Beautiful," Buxton gave an interview to the Orlando Sentinel in which she expressed sympathy for her character, but recognized the inevitable consequences of her actions. "I feel for her a lot," Buxton said. "She's gone through so much. She's a little extreme at this point. She's gone over the edge and probably will be punished for what she's doing."

Buxton's career began in the early 1980s when she appeared in commercials for brands such as Coca-Cola. Funnily enough, one of Buxton's earliest roles was a two-episode stint on "The Bold and The Beautiful" as a different character named Wendy in 1987. She went on to star in films such as "The Sure Thing" and "Less Than Zero." Along with her performance in "The Bold and the Beautiful," Buxton's other notable role was playing heroine Annie Douglas Richards in the Emmy award-winning "Sunset Beach." Buxton also appeared on the business reality television series "Shark Tank," where she pitched a UV-protective swimwear line, which later became the company Tutublue.