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Erica Kane's (Susan Lucci) relationship with her daughter Bianca (Eden Riegel) was a rather difficult one. Erica lost custody of her youngest daughter, so she was raised by her father, Travis (Larkin Malloy). As a teen, Bianca suffered from anorexia. After Travis died, Bianca moved in with Erica, but she had a secret: she was a lesbian. For weeks, she struggled with how to tell her mother. Would Erica Kane, a woman whose heterosexual conquests were legendary, understand and accept that her youngest child was attracted to women? On the night Erica was to be honored in a lavish ceremony, Bianca finally got the nerve to tell her mother about her sexuality. It took Erica some time to accept that her daughter was not going to be the spitting image of her. But eventually she did accept it, and within a few years Bianca became a front-burner character and the moral center of AMC: a rare position for a gay character.