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|Kelly Thiebaud as Dr. Britt Westbourne|
|Portrayed by||Kelly Thiebaud|
|First appearance||September 19, 2012|
|Last appearance||May 1, 2015|
|Cause/reason||Went back on the run after the Nurses' Ball|
|Created by||Ron Carlivati|
|Introduced by||Frank Valentini|
|Nickname(s)|| The Britch (coined by Felix)|
The Bad Doctor (by Spinelli)
Doctor Evil (by Maxie)
The Wicked Witch of the Westbourne (by Felix and Maxie)
She was portrayed by actress Kelly Thiebaud from September 19, 2012 to December 8, 2014.
She reappeared on General Hospital from April 30-May 1, 2015, where it was revealed that she and Faison have bonded as father and daughter.
Actress Kelly Thiebaud first auditioned for an unspecified contract role, but the producers of General Hospital felt that she wasn't right for the part. However, they were impressed by her and decided to give her the part of a recurring character that they were in the process of writing, who they characterized as a "bitchy" doctor.
Thiebaud described the casting process as a "surprise". She debuted as Dr. Britt Westbourne on September 19, 2012.
Thiebaud previously had minor acting credits on the NBC Daytime soap opera Days of our Lives and primetime series Criminal Minds. Apart from her acting work, she also modeled and appeared in four music videos for French disc jockey David Guetta.
A month into filming, Thiebaud received news that she had been placed on contract. During an interview with Star Pulse, she confessed that she was shocked, because she felt that she wasn't doing well in the role due to nerves, in addition to the fast-paced nature of the genre.
In February 2013, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that the actress had been upgraded to a contract status.
On November 10, 2014, Soap Opera Digest announced that Thiebaud had been dropped to recurring, stating that she opted not to renew her contract with the soap.
Her last appearance was on December 8, 2014.
On April 30-May 1, 2015, Kelly Thiebaud returned as Britt Westbourne for the 2015 Nurses Ball.
Britt was noted for her "bitchy" attitude, characterized as an "evil" villainous. The term the "Britch" (A combination of Britt and Bitch) has become widely popular when referring to the character, either in the show's script or social media and message boards.
Despite the character being initially viewed as a pointless role who would be removed from the show quickly, Britt's unfolding storyline—that revealed her to be the daughter of super villains, Cesar Faison and Dr. Liesl Obrecht—has garnered both her and Thiebaud praise for making her nastiness believable, with Zap2it calling her a "natural". Though she loves playing the nasty side of Britt, Thiebaud is pleased to show the character's many layers.
Although Britt was written to be a heartless villain, Britt was proven to be popular among fans and critics  with some even disliking Britt's enemy, the "good girl", Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), claiming she is "too immature". In late summer 2013, viewers started to notice a "change" in a character, after she bonds a friendship with sometime GH character, Nikolas Cassadine. Britt confides in Nikolas quoting, "...I should have been an adult and realized the truth and cut my losses. Instead I dug in. I tried harder to win him over. Emma too.[...] But Emma didn't let me from the start, and she's even more stubborn than Patrick. [...] After every gift fell flat and every outing ended with attitude, I lost my temper and acted like a child. [...] It's not something I'm proud of."
Since losing Ben/Rocco and Nikolas after all her secrets had been revealed, Britt has been trying to redeem herself. She delivers Patrick and Sabrina's pre-mature son on the side of the road and continues to care for the baby at the hospital. She even comforts Patrick and Sabrina, even apologizing to both of them for her lies and behavior.
One day, Dr. Britt Westbourne comes and pulls Patrick Drake away to talk to him. While talking, she asks Patrick out on a date, to which he agrees. Britt notices that Sabrina Santiago has a crush on Patrick, though doesn't view her as a threat. She manages to strong-arm Sabrina into babysitting for Patrick's daughter, Emma. On the date, things don't go as planned when Sabrina calls and tells Britt that the babysitting isn't going well. Britt tries to tell Sabrina to deal with it, but Sabrina calls back and Patrick and Britt have to go home. After this incident, Britt begins to worry if Sabrina is a threat. Britt is disgusted when she finds out Sabrina and Patrick almost kissed at midnight on New Year's Eve. Britt confronts Sabrina and tells her to stay away from Patrick and to never babysit again. Patrick agrees to this idea and tells Emma to say goodbye to Sabrina, upsetting Emma. Later in that month, things turn for worse for Britt. After getting disrespected by Emma many times, Britt breaks down and tells Emma "she doesn't like her". This upsets Emma, which causes her to run away. Sabrina then finds Emma and Emma reveals everything that happened to Britt to Sabrina, who she had formed a sisterly bond with. Sabrina then tells Patrick this and he dumps Britt. Britt, angry, vows to get back at Sabrina.
After lying about the true parents of Maxie Jones' unborn baby girl, she blackmails Maxie into helping her ruin Sabrina. This ends however when Maxie's father, Frisco, confronts her and even causes Britt to break her leg, suddenly ending the storyline. Sabrina is then shocked when she finds out she didn't graduate nursing school. Patrick finds out about this and lashes out at Britt, accusing her of changing the results of Sabrina's test. After finding out Sabrina was framed of cheating, everyone lashes out when they find out Britt did it. No charges were pressed and Britt got a warning. In March 2013, it is revealed she is the daughter of Dr. Liesl Obrecht, the woman who has been helping hold Patrick's wife, Robin, hostage. Liesl tries to convince Britt to get Patrick back. Later it is revealed that Liesl had an affair with her "partner-in-crime" Cesar Faison and that is how Britt was produced.
Britt and her mother's master plan is revealed when Britt takes the stage at revived Nurses' Ball to inform Patrick, Sabrina, Emma and everybody else that she is pregnant with his child, shocking everyone. Britt told Patrick that she was going to have an abortion and she and Patrick even made it to the abortion clinic but he convinced her not to have the abortion even thou she never intended on getting one in the first place. Britt then schemes again and claims she has severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum). When the tests are done, it is revealed she does in fact have this. It is then learned Britt's new friend and lab technician, Brad Cooper, changed the results for her. Due to this sickness, Britt is put on bed rest and convinces Patrick to let her move in with him. However, Patrick eventually gets smart and realizes Britt can't stay with him. Sabrina offers to move Britt in with her, to which Patrick reluctantly agrees, and, later, so does Britt, as she has no other option.
Britt soon starts a bond with Nikolas Cassadine, who helps her deal with Patrick not loving her. When her mother returns to town, she tells her mother she is done trying to get Patrick back. Her mother refuses to stop the schemes, even after it is revealed Patrick isn't the baby's real father. Britt soon covers for her mother when Liesl accidentally poisons Duke Lavery, while she was attempting to poison Anna Devane instead. With the help of Sabrina, Felix DuBois, and computer tech Damian Spinelli, everyone finds out Liesl is Britt's mother. Upon Anna hearing this, she storms into Britt's apartment looking for Liesl. When Anna learns that Britt is lying to her about Liesl's whereabouts, Anna arrests a heavily pregnant Britt. She is bailed out by Nikolas and Patrick finds out about Britt's mother and her arrest. Patrick goes over to Spoon Island to confront Britt and says that he will fight Britt for full custody over the baby due to the threat that Britt's mother poses. Britt then states that he will never get full custody because the baby is not his. According to Britt, Brad is the father of her son (via sperm donation).
After Patrick leaves, Sabrina comes by to confront Britt, and the two get into an argument. Britt starts having contractions, and goes into labor. Though Sabrina is initially compelled to leave her, she ends up delivering Britt's baby boy, with Nikolas' help. Britt soons realizes her son is sick, and needs to get to a hospital because his lungs are filled with fluid. Sabrina ends up having to take him, but Britt's son, Ben, manages to survive with the help of Dr. Silas Clay. Britt tries to get a place to stay besides Wyndemere, but when Nikolas insists on bringing them home, Britt relents and brings Ben back there. Nikolas leaves for the christening of his niece, and Britt finds Liesl in Wyndemere soon after with Ben. Dr. Obrecht thinks Britt is trying to make Patrick jealous by staying with Nikolas, but Britt informs her that Patrick is not part of her life anymore because she told him the truth about Ben. Liesl is furious, but Britt won't back down, and tells her mother to leave or she'll call the police. Liesl doesn't think Britt will do it, but Britt says she won't have to, because Nikolas will be home soon, and will discover Liesl there. Soon after, Nikolas comes back and finds Britt unconscious and Ben gone.
Britt becomes overwrought with worry when she realizes that her mother took "her" son. Though Nikolas gets Anna involved, she leaves in the midst of the investigation to go to Switzerland. Britt, meanwhile, is worried about her son. Nikolas asks Britt why Dr. Obrecht would take her son, and Britt figures out that she took him to Faison, and admits to Nikolas that Faison is her father. She receives a video message from her mother soon after, of Dr. Obrecht with Ben, claiming they'll be a happy family soon. Nikolas sees the video, and recognizes where Dr. Obrecht is: his family estate on Cassadine Island. Soon after Britt and Nikolas board a plane and head to Athens. Once they land, Nik calls Anna and tells her that Obrecht is on Cassadine Island. Despite Anna's warning to stay off the island, Nikolas and Britt charter a boat anyways. When they arrive, they learn from the guards that Obrecht and Jerry Jacks are currently residing on the island. Nikolas heads off to confront Jerry and warns Britt to stay put. But soon after, she became restless and headed off in search of Ben. She ran into her mother and demanded to know where her son was. Obrecht told Britt that Ben was upstairs and tried to warn her of something else, but Britt pushed her away. Obrecht fell hitting her head on the coffee table and became unconscious.
Britt hurries upstairs and finds her son in the arms of her father, Faison. Faison claims he's going to raise Ben as his heir, but Britt claims that Ben isn't even her son, therefore not related to Faison either. Faison thinks she's lying, and threatens her, but Nikolas shows up and helps her out. Soon after, Britt finds out that Robin is alive, having been held hostage by Britt's parents. Faison and Obrecht corner the three of them with Ben, and hold them at gunpoint. Then, Jerry shows up and reveals that he's holding Robin's parents, Anna and Robert Scorpio, and will only let them go if Robin creates a cure for his polonium poisoning. Nikolas and Britt say they have to go back to Port Charles, or people will become suspicious. Jerry agrees, but has Faison and Obrecht watch them and Robin to make sure they don't turn against him. Britt, Nikolas, Robin, and Ben come back held in captivity by Faison and Obrecht on Wyndemere. Britt takes Ben to get checked out at the hospital, and finds out Patrick & Sabrina are engaged. Distressed, Britt nearly tells Patrick about Robin being alive, but holds back when Nikolas tells her to. However, she later lets Robin know about this, who is upset to know her husband has moved on.
When Luke Spencer comes back to town, Robin is anxious to get his blood sample since he's the one who received the antidote she came up with. Britt & Nikolas manage to pulls strings so Robin can get into the lab unnoticed to analyze the sample. While she's there, though, she's found by Carlos Rivera, Sabrina's ex-boyfriend. Robin thinks she's safe, but Britt lets her know that Carlos knows who she is and told Sabrina, who refused to believe him. Britt helps Robin synthesize the antidote, but Anna & Robert show up, having overpowered Jerry and escaped. They find Obrecht holding Duke captive, and Faison holding both Luke and Nikolas captive. They manage to overpower both of them, saving Duke, Nikolas, and Luke. Britt tells Robin to run so she can stop Patrick and Sabrina's wedding. Meanwhile, Britt and Nikolas become close, and eventually decide to be a couple, despite the danger they're in.
Anna and Robert eventually escape, and rescue Britt, Robin, and Nikolas from Obrecht and Faison. Britt and Nikolas become closer, and decide to be a couple once Robin goes back to her family, and Obrecht and Faison are both captured. However, soon after, her mother calls her from police custody, warning Britt to help her out or she'll reveal the "truth" about Ben. Britt goes to the police station, where Obrecht tells her to arrange bail or hire a lawyer, or her secret about Ben will be revealed. Britt leaves, and finds Brad at Wyndemere. He tells her that Dante and Lulu Falconeri have found out their remaining embryos are missing, and want to question her about them. He warns them they'll find out that Britt has their son.
In flashbacks, it's revealed that after Patrick dumped Britt, Obrecht told her to get pregnant in order to get Patrick back. Britt wanted to find a suitable sperm donor, but Obrecht reminded her about the embryos she had fertilized for Dante and Lulu. One was implanted into Maxie, which she ended up miscarrying. Britt had Brad steal the other two, and Obrecht implanted them into Britt. Only one was viable, and it led to Britt becoming pregnant with "her son." Ben is actually Dante and Lulu's biological child. Britt tells Dante she doesn't know what happened to his and Lulu's embryos. Britt later tells her mother how she's worried that Nikolas will break up with her if he finds out she stole his sister's embryos and that Ben is actually Lulu's son. Though she wants to tell the truth, she's afraid to out of fear of losing Nikolas. Britt tests Lulu to see about trying surrogacy again but learns that Lulu has no viable eggs and there for will likely never be able to have her own child.
Britt spends New Years with Nikolas. On February 14th, Elizabeth tells Britt that she ran a DNA test on Ben and Dante and that she knows that they are father and son. When she and Nikolas leave the Falconeri Loft, Nikolas proposes to Britt once again, which she accepts. On March 12, Britt and her mother have a heart to heart and Obrecht promises to keep the secret about Ben. Britt feels guilty so about keeping Lulu from her son that she writes a letter at the hospital confessing everything but as she's about to go home and burn it Elizabeth and Cameron walk in and Britt puts the letter down, when she goes to pick it up she picks up the wrong one and burns that one. It turns Cameron made a heart for Emma out of the letter and Elizabeth finds out and tells Lulu.
On March 25, Britt finally admits the the truth about Ben. After her mother kidnaps Ben, Dante arrests Britt for stealing Lulu's child. In police custody, Britt contacts her mother and tells her that she eluded the police and that she wants to be family with her and Ben. On April 4, Obrecht contacts Britt and tells her where Ben is and after some thinking Britt decides to the right thing and tells Dante and Lulu where Ben is. She decides to help the police get Ben back to Dante and Lulu by going along with her mother's plan to come get Ben. On April 8, after Britt gets Ben in her arms the police come in and she gives Ben to Dante. The next day Britt says goodbye to Ben.
On the same day it is revealed that Dr. Obrecht's Nathan West's mother, and thus Nathan is Britt's biological brother. Britt meets Nathan on that same day at the bar. Together the two find some common grounds and take a liking to eachother, after Nathan tells her that he knows exactly who she is. After getting drunk the two go home together and have different intentions then talking. However Nathan stops from kisses her and admits he doesn't want to take advantage of her. Britt admits she doesn't want to take advantage of him either which leads them to almost kissing, however it's interrupted by a confused Maxie. At this moment, the two have no clue they are siblings. Which Obrecht worries greatly they will have a one night stand.
On April 24-25, Britt comes upon Patrick, Sabrina and Emma after a car accident and she delivers Sabrina's baby. It is revealed that Britt is living with Brad. After delivering Patrick and Sabrina's baby boy she returns to the hospital to work around the clock to give the baby the best possible care. Anna Devane believes that she was responsible for the crash because Emma said that Britt appeared out of nowhere, but Nathan eventually clears her when the tire marks at the scene don't match Britt's car.
During their conversation, Nathan tells Britt that they are siblings but before they can get it know each other Britt says she needs to check on the baby. Britt offers support to Patrick and promises that she will everything she can to help his son, and gives him a hug, and once again she apologizes to Sabrina for the way she treated her, because she noticed they way she connected to Patrick and Emma from the beginning and she was jealous. Sabrina forgave her and when she breaks down because she is scared of losing her son, Britt comforts her.
In June, Britt must tell Patrick and Sabrina that their son is going to die. After weeks of being ignored or told off by Nikolas and watching him and Elizabeth get close, Britt decides to go back the her old way as the "Britch" and bring her mother into it. She persuades her mother to rehire Elizabeth. In July Britt teams up with Spencer to reunite her with Nikolas. As a part of their plan, Britt spends 4th of July with Nikolas and Spencer, and volunteer's at Lila's Kids. Also as a part of their plan, Spencer runs away to bring Britt and Nikolas closer. Britt was suppose to "find" Spencer and bring him home but Elizabeth beat her to the punch.
During the time Spencer was away, Britt had comforted Nikolas and the two of this had gotten close again. A few later, Nikolas and Spencer ask Britt to move back in with them. In November, a WSB agent turned up at Wyndemere and told Britt that they believe Anna and Robert had murdered Faison. They asked for Britt's help to expose Anna, but Britt refused. However, Obrecht told Britt that if she didn't help him. In the investigation then she would tell Nikolas everything about Spencer's disappearance.
On Thankagiving, Britt was stunned to see Faison at Wyndemere. She threatened to turn him in, until Obrecht threatened to ruin her happiness with Nikolas. After Faison left, Nikolas overheard Britt telling Obrecht she won't my her destroy her happiness with Nikolas. Britt and Obrecht did there best to deflect, but when Nikolas started questioning Spencer, Britt decided to come clean. Nikolas was furious with Britt and vowed to press charges. Obrecht convinced Britt to skip town with her and Faison. Britt and Obrecht arrive on the docks ready to leave and Faison shows up shortly after. They are all set to leave when they find out from Faison that Nathan was shot. Britt says that she has to stay with Nathan but Obrecht says she's going to stay because if Britt stays she will be prosecuted. Britt shares an emotional goodbye with her mother before getting on a boat with her father.
Britt reunites with her best friend, Brad, when she comes out of hiding to watch the Nurses' Ball red carpet show with him like they did last year. It is also revealed that she and Faison have bonded as father and daughter and she calls him "papa". She also tells him that Faison arranged for her to come back to Port Charles. Britt is also reunited with her mother. Later on, Britt and Brad watch the red carpet show together, during which she finds out what happened to Spencer. After finding out what happened, she goes to see him and they talk. She also convinces him to go to the Ball.
- Stole Elizabeth Webber's DVD copy of "Christina Comes Home For Christmas" [Dec 18, 2012]
- Kept Maxie Jones' secret about being pregnant with Spinelli's baby [Jan 18-Sep 30, 2013]
- Blackmailed Maxie Jones into sabotaging the career of nursing student Sabrina Santiago [Feb 2013; she threatened to tell Dante and Lulu about the baby]
- Stole a copy of the answer key to the nursing exam and made it look like Sabrina Santiago had cheated on the exam [Mar 2013]
- Lied about wanting to have an abortion that she never intended to get in order to get Patrick's attention [Apr 2013]
- Conspired with Dr. Liesl Obrecht to pass another man's child off as Patrick Drake's (which included altering a paternity test) [Jul-Aug 2013]
- Lied to the police regarding her mother's whereabouts [Aug 2013]
- Fraud; conspired with her mother, Dr. Liesl Obrecht and Brad Cooper to steal Dante and Lulu Falconeri's remaining two embryos and gave birth to their son, Rocco [revealed Dec 2013; arrested and released in Mar 2014]
- Assaulted Elizabeth Webber after she assaulted her; which turned into a cat fight [Feb 14, 2014]
- Knew that Spencer ran away but didn't say anything to anyone [Jul-Aug 2014]
- Fled town with her father, Cesar Faison, to avoid criminal charges, with the help of Helena Cassadine and her mother, Liesl Obrecht [Dec 8, 2014]
- Fled town again [May 1, 2015]
Health and VitalsEdit
- Implanted with one of Dante and Lulu Falconeri's remaining embryos [revealed Dec 2013; revealed that it was only one in Apr 2014]
- Slipped on some ice in the parking lot and broke her leg; (Kelly, the actress who plays Britt, broke her femur in Jan 2013) [revealed Mar 2013]
- Experienced cramping during her pregnancy [Aug 13, 2013]
- Gave birth to Dante and Lulu's son, Rocco completely natural [Sep 9, 2013]
- Clobbered over the head by her mother, Liesl Obrecht and rendered unconscious [Sept 2013]
- Fell into the harbor [Jan 2014]
- Slipped and fell in the snow and broke her wrist; (Kelly broke her wrist in a skateboarding mishap in Jan 2014) [Feb 2014]
- Suffered emotional anguish after Nikolas Cassadine dumped her after learning Britt was lying the entire time about being Ben/Rocco's mother [Mar 2014]
- Considered a person of interest in the investigation of the car "accident" that caused Sabrina to go into premature labor and Patrick suffer a minor head wound [Apr 28, 2014; was innocent and later cleared]
- Slapped by her mother [Nov 18, 2014]
- Almost got attacked by Lulu [Mar 28, 2014]
- [The] Britch
- The Britchness
- Doctor Westnile
- The Wicked Witch of the Westbourne
- The Wicked Bitch of the Westbourne
- Witchy Westbourne
- Dr. Westscorn
- Dr. Britchy Westscorn
- Baby Doc
- Mommy Brittest
- ↑ Stated on April 17, 2013
- ↑ They had a brief flirtation before they knew they were brother and sister.
- ↑ http://www.angelfire.com/tv/curlyqgrl/gh/eps/gheps1992.htm#1/31
- ↑ Her first name was stated on March 22, 2013 by her mother, Dr. Liesl Obrecht
- ↑ http://tvsourcemagazine.com/2014/11/general-hospital-bumps-kelly-thiebaud-john-j-york-marc-anthony-samuel-recurring-status/
- ↑ http://soaps.sheknows.com/generalhospital/board/371577/
- ↑ http://daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com/2013/06/12/general-hospital-perkies-observations
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/GeneralHospitalgh/posts/653948984619042