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Liesl Obrecht
Kathleen Gati LO-1
Kathleen Gati as Dr. Liesl Obrecht
General Hospital
Portrayed by Kathleen Gati
Finola Hughes
(2013; disguised as Anna)
Current status Recurring
Duration 2012-present
First appearance August 24, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Birth name Liesl Westbourne
Alias(es) Anna Devane
Adele Dazeem
Nickname(s) The Brutchess, Mama Doc
(by Felix)
Dr. Demented (by Spinelli)
Ethnicity Burmese
Swiss German
Gender Female
Born Zurich, Switzerland
  • Head of the records department at GH
  • Former Director of Die Klinik den Geist zu Heilen[1]
  • Criminal
  • Terrorist
  • Title Doctor
    Residence Metro Court Hotel
    1420 Quartz Lane
    Port Charles, New York
    Finola Hughes as Liesl Obrecht masquerading as Anna Devane

    Dr. Liesl Obrecht[4] is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the sister of socialite, Madeline Reeves and the mother of Dr. Britt Westbourne and Det. Nathan West.

    She has been portrayed by actress Kathleen Gati since the character's debut on August 24, 2012.

    She helped Cesar Faison hold Robin Scorpio-Drake and Duke Lavery captive.



    Positions held at General Hospital

    Predecessor Chief of Staff Successor
    Monica Quartermaine
    Liesl Obrecht
    Monica Quartermaine

    Crimes Committed

    Health and Vitals

    • Clobbered over the head with a graduated cylinder by Robin Scorpio-Drake and briefly rendered unconscious [Oct 4, 2013]
    • Hit her head and was rendered temporarily unconscious after being shoved by Britt Westbourne [Oct 18, 2013]
    • Almost got shot by Robert Scorpio (Anna stopped him) [Oct 21, 2013]
    • Clobbered over the head by Robert Scorpio and rendered unconscious [Oct 21, 2013]
    • Attacked by Cesar Faison and imprisoned in the catacombs at Wyndemere [Nov 18, 2013]
    • Strangled by Robin after bragging about being the new Chief of Staff until Patrick pulled her off [Jan 21, 2014]
    • Almost got shot by Nikolas Cassadine in a struggle for the gun [Apr 2014]
    • Threatened by Victor Cassadine [Sep 8, 2014]
    • Almost got shot by Victor Cassadine [Sep 15, 2014]
    • Was trapped in a building that was about to blow up, but got out before it did [Sep 16-17, 2014]
    • Kidnapped by masked men (dancers in the Ball) and tied to a toilet so she couldn't crash the 2016 Nurses' Ball [May 24, 2016]
    • Unlawful imprisonment; locked in a closet by (grabbed) Michael Quartermaine and Felix DuBois [Jun 27, 2016]

    Family tree



    1. German for "The Clinic to Heal the Mind"
    2. Disguised as Anna
    3. Nathan's father is not Victor.
    5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Rossi, Rosemary (September 16, 2013). Feature Interview. "Dr. Evil". ABC Soaps In Depth (Bauer Media Group) 17 (37): 44-47. 
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Levinsky, Mara (February 3, 2014). "Breaking Bad". Soap Opera Digest (American Media, Inc.) 39 (5): 38-41. 
    7. The Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati Interview – General Hospital – Soapmakers of the Year 2013. Retrieved on January 21, 2014.
    8. GENERAL HOSPITAL: Obrecht Dons An “Anna” False Face! Halloween Came Early For Faison!. Retrieved on January 21, 2014.
    9. 9.0 9.1 The Finola Hughes and Kathleen Gati Interview – General Hospital. Retrieved on January 21, 2014.
    10. 10.0 10.1 "Wickedly Amusing". Up Close & Personal. ABC Soaps In Depth (Bauer Media Group) 18 (21): 50. May 26, 2014. 
    11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Kathleen Gati/Liesl Obrecht: Faison's Wife!. The New York Times Company. Retrieved on January 21, 2014.

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