Robin Mattson

Robin Mattson (born June 1, 1956) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the daytime soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, and All My Children.

Robin Mattson
Born (1956-06-01) June 1, 1956 (age 64)
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)Werner Roth (m. 2006–present)
Ray Manzella (m. May 27, 1978–December 26, 1984; divorced)


Daytime televisionEdit

Mattson made her daytime debut as troubled teen Hope Bauer on Guiding Light in 1976, her only complete heroine on the soaps. She received a Soap Opera Digest Award and an Emmy Award nomination for her first major role as Heather Webber on General Hospital.[2] During Ilene Kristen's absence from Ryan's Hope, she played Delia Ryan (1984). Replacing Linda Gibboney on Santa Barbara, she received additional Emmy nominations as Gina Blake Lockridge, a role she played from December 1985 through the final episode in January 1993. Mattson then moved to New York to play Janet Green on All My Children (1994–2000). Over the next few years, she took on several short term roles on The Bold and the Beautiful (2003), Madame Cheri Love on As the World Turns (2007), and Lee Michaels on Days of Our Lives (2010–11). Mattson returned to General Hospital on two occasions, first in 2004 for six months, where she was reunited with her former Santa Barbara co-star Jed Allan, and in the spring of 2012. Mattson has continued to play the role for storyline arcs of varying lengths as the plotline dictated. Mattson would exit in early 2015 but returned once again in May 2016.

Film and primetime televisionEdit

Mattson began acting at age seven.[1]

She made her screen debut in Namu, the Killer Whale (1966).[1] She co-starred in Bonnie's Kids (1973), Candy Stripe Nurses (1974) and Return to Macon County (1975).[3] She appeared in a number of made for television films and guest starred in a number of primetime series, include Marcus Welby, M.D., Happy Days, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard and Law & Order.

Personal lifeEdit

Mattson co-authored the cook book Soap Opera Café : The Skinny on Food from a Daytime Star. And from June 1996 until March 1997, she had a cooking show on Lifetime, called The Main Ingredient. [4]



Year Title Role Notes
1966 Namu, the Killer Whale Lisa Rand
1967 Island of the Lost Lizzie MacRae
1973 Bonnie's Kids Myra
1974 Candy Stripe Nurses Dianne
1974 Phantom of the Paradise Groupie
1975 The Secret Night Caller Jan Durant Television film
1975 Return to Macon County Junell
1978 Superdome Gail Green Television film
1978 Doctors' Private Lives Sheila Television film
1978 Are You in the House Alone? Allison Bremer Television film
1979 Captain America Tina Hayden Television film
1979 Hot Rod Jenny Television film
1979 Mirror, Mirror Pamela Gorman Television film
1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die Shelby Battles Television film
1980 Wolf Lake Linda
1982 Fantasies April Television film
1984 In 'n Out Nancy
1988 Take Two Susan Bentley
1989 False Witness Jody Television film
1990 Menu for Murder Jan Mayfield Television film
1991 In Between Margo Turner
1994 Green Dolphin Beat Rose Television film
2019 The Citizen Hotel As herself Documentary?


Year Title Role Notes
1967 Flipper Robin James Episode: "Cap'n Flint"
1967 Gentle Ben Jenny Maddox Episode: "Gator Man"
1967 Off to See the Wizard Lizzie MacRae Episodes: "Island of the Lost: Part 1" and "Island of the Lost: Part 2"
1970 Daniel Boone Brae Episode: "Israel and Love"
1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. Mavis Brander Episode: "Dark Corridors"
1975 Happy Days Linda Episode: "Three on a Porch"
1976-1977 Guiding Light Hope Bauer Series regular
1978 James at 15 Janice Gordon Episode: "Unrequited Love... Twice"
1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Linda Episode: "Class Clown"
1978 The Six Million Dollar Man Da Nay Episode: "The Lost Island"
1978 The Runaways Melinda Episode: "Melinda and the Pinball Wizard"
1978 The Incredible Hulk Irene Shannon Episode: "Ricky"
1978 Barnaby Jones Shelly Barrett Episode: "Hitch-Hike to Terror"
1978 Sword of Justice Carol Episode: "Girl on the Edge"
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Sheila Episode: "Scorpion's Sting"
1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries Jill Turnbull Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
1980 Charlie's Angels Erica Burke Episode: "Of Ghosts and Angels"
1980 The Dukes of Hazzard Diane Benson Episode: "Carnival of Thrills"
1980–1983, 2004, 2012–2016 General Hospital Heather Webber Series regular (1980–83)
Soapy Award for Favorite Villainess (1981, 83, 84)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1983)
1984 Fantasy Island Wendy Collins Episode: "The Awakening of Love/The Impostor"
1984 Ryan's Hope Delia Ryan Series regular
1985-1993 Santa Barbara Gina Capwell Series regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actress: Daytime (1989–90)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1987–89)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actress: Daytime (1988)
1993 Silk Stalkings Susan Enwright Episode: "Schemes Like Old Times"
1994-2000 All My Children Janet Dillon Series regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Scene Stealer (1996)
2002 Law & Order Francine Landen Episode: "American Jihad"
2003 The Bold and the Beautiful Sugar Recurring role
2007 As the World Turns Cheri Love Recurring role
2010-2011 Days of Our Lives Lee Michaels Recurring role


  1. ^ a b c Jicha, Tom (May 4, 1981). "Soap opera star has to be able to keep a secret". The Miami News. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Robin Mattson profile". Daytime Confidential. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Robin Mattson". Soap Central. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ General Hospital profile,; accessed April 4, 2015.

External linksEdit

"Oops! — California Digital Newspaper Collection." Oops! — California Digital Newspaper Collection. Consair- California Digital Newspaper. Web. 1 June 2016.