the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown), one of the best villains in soap history, committed all sorts of dastardly deeds during her daytime tenure, but her first crime remains her masterpiece. After she became pregnant by Dr. Scott Grainger (Peter Barton) at the same time as Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), Sheila's baby died. Using her position as a nurse at Genoa City Memorial, she secretly switched Lauren's baby with one from the black market and began passing Lauren's real child off as her own. When the baby Lauren took home eventually died, only Sheila and her tortured mother knew the truth, and Sheila put her own mother through hell to keep her secret. There have been countless switched-babies storylines in soap history, but Sheila's is the template for doing it just right.